The Drake Monument
at St. Michael's Church, Musbury, Devonshire, England


The Monument
Left:  John Drake, Esq. and his wife Amye Granville
Center:  John and Amye's son Sir Barnard Drake and his wife Gertrude Fortescue
Right:  Barnard and Gertrude's son John Drake, Esq. and his wife Dorothy Button



Statues of John and Amye (Granville) Drake
(Unfortunately, we didn't get a good picture of Amye's statue--it was too difficult to get a good angle.)
Plaque below reads:
HERE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN DRAKE OF ASHE ESQ AND AIME HIS WIFE WHO WAS THE DAVGHTER OF SR ROGER GRAYNFEILD KT. BY WHOM HE HAD ISSVE SIX SONES WHERE OF LIVED THREE AT HIS DEATH, VIZ BARNARD ROBERT AND RICHARD. HE DIED THE 4 OCTOBER 1558 AND SHE DIED THE 18TH OF FEBRVARIE 1577


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Statues of Sir Barnard and Gertrude (Fortescue) Drake
Plaque below reads:
HEER IS THE MONVMENT OF S: BARNARD DRAKE WHO HAD TO WIFE DAME GARTHRVDE THE DAUGHTER OF BARTHOLOMEW FORTESCVE OF FILLY ESQr BY WHOM HE HAD THREE SONNES AND THREE DAVGHTERS WHERE-OF WEARE FIVE LIVING AT HIS DEATH, VIZ: JOHN: HVGH' MARIE MAR-GARET AND HELEN. HE DIED THE XTH OF APRIL 1586 AND DAME GARTHRVDE HIS WIFE WAS HERE BVRIED THE XIII OF FEBRVARIE 1601. VNTO THE MEMORIE OF WHOM JOHN DRAKE ESQr HIS SONNE HATH SET THIS MONVMENT: ANNO 1611


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Statues of John and Dorothy (Button) Drake
Plaque below reads:
JOHN DRAKE ESQ. BVRIED HERE Ye 11 OF APRILL 1628 DOROTHYE DRAKE HIS WIFE BVRIED Ye 13th OF DECr 1631.Sr JOHN DRAKE KNIGHT BVRRIED HERE Ye 26 OF AUG 1636 DAME MARY ROSEWELL WIFE OF SIR HENRY ROSEWELL KNIGHT WAS BVRRIED HERE THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER 1643



The Drake Crest


Photos taken by Darryl & Michelle Boyd in 1992.
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