Robert Drake Tomb - St Lawrence - Southleigh, Devon
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N 50° 44.090 W 003° 07.697
30U E 490946 N 5620345
Quick Description: Memorial Tomb of Robert Drake (d 1600) in St Lawrence's church, Southleigh.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/1/2022 1:02:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM1644H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
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Long Description:
Memorial Tomb of Robert Drake (d 1600) set against the north wall of the chancel of St Lawrence's church, Southleigh.

Drake lived at Wiscombe Park and was the brother of Sir Bernard Drake of Colcombe Castle, and the cousin of the Elizabethan seafaring hero, Sir Francis Drake.

"When Sir Robert Drake was born in 1528, in Wiscombe Park, Devon, England, his father, Sir John Drake VI, was 28 and his mother, Anne (Amy) (Greenfield) GRENVILLE, was 15. He married Lady Elizabeth Prideaux on 1 January 1544, in Wiscombe Park, Devon, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 30 March 1600, in Southleigh, Devon, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in Southleigh, Devon, England."

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The tomb has a Latin inscription which translates as:

'Here lies that loyal man, a warrior of high renown, by name Robert Drake, and known for his goodness to the Poore. His wife Elizabeth bore him seven sons of upright character, and five fair daughters. He died 30th March, 1600'.
Approximate Age of Artefact: 1600

Relevant Website: Not listed

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