Elizabeth Drake

before 9 January 1625–8 June 1716 (Age 91)
Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Drake was born before 9 January 1625, in Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Drake Sr, was 39 and her mother, Elizabeth Rogers, was 24. She married William Gaylord Jr on 17 November 1653, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 8 June 1716, in Norwichtown, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

John Elderkin Jr.
Elizabeth Drake
Marriage: 1 March 1660
Ann Elderkin
John Elderkin II
Bashua Elderkin
James Elderkin
Joseph Elderkin

Spouse and Children

1 March 1660
Windsor, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Rogers




World Events (2)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 17

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 63

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old English byname Draca, meaning ‘snake’ or ‘dragon’, Middle English Drake, or sometimes from the Old Norse cognate Draki. Both are common bynames and, less frequently, personal names. Both the Old English and the Old Norse forms are from Latin draco ‘snake’, ‘monster’ ( see Dragon ).2 English and Dutch: from Middle English drake, Middle Dutch drāke ‘male duck’ (from Middle Low German andrake), hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a drake, or perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a drake.3 North German: nickname from Low German drake ‘dragon’ ( see Drach 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Drake, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elisabeth Drake, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Elisabeth Drake in entry for John Elderkin, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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