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Birth family

Henry’s parents were:  John DRAKE, born 11 November 1782, Exmouth, Devon, England; christened 24 September 1784, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England; died 24 June 1867, 27 Park Village East, Regent’s Park, London, England; buried 27 June 1867, Highgate Cemetery, London, England; and Maria STORY, born 17 November 1783, Sunderland, Durham, England; christened 19 June 1874, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England; died 13 February 1876, 3 Park Village East, Regent’s Park, London, England; buried 16 February 1876, Highgate Cemetery, London, England. They married 7 December 1805, St George’s, Bloomsbury, London, England.
 

Drake, John

Commissary-General John Drake (1782-1867).
(Photo: Danie Ackermann, from the original owned by George and Nova Coetzee.)


Drake, Maria

Maria Drake (née Story) (1783-1876).
(Photo: Danie Ackermann, from the original owned by George and Nova Coetzee.)


They had six children:
  1. John Minshull DRAKE, born 31 May 1807, Cheriton, Kent, England; christened 29 July 1810, St Martin, Cheriton, Kent, England; died 7 July 1861, Danapur, Bihar, India; buried 7 July 1861, Danapur, Bihar, India. Married (1) Caroline GRIMES, 22 May 1838, St Leonard’s Church, Exeter, Devon, England. Caroline, born 1814; died 3 April 1848, Landour, Uttarakhand, India; buried 4 April 1848, Landour, Uttarakhand, India. Six children, of whom four survived to adulthood. Married (2) Margaret McLean DRING (née TODD), 21 March 1850, Lahore, Punjab, India. Margaret, born 3 January 1821, Edinburgh, Scotland; christened 1 February 1821, Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland; died 13 October 1884, San Remo, Italy. Two daughters.

  2. William DRAKE, born 29 January 1809; christened 7 April 1809, St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton, Sussex, England; died April 1810.

  3. William Henry DRAKE, born 29 September 1812, Coimbra, Portugal; died 28 January 1882, 10 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London.

  4. Caroline DRAKE, born 12 June 1816, Everett St, Bloomsbury, London, England. Married Dr. Bernard Manning BROWNE, 26 January 1836, Littleham, Devon, England. Bernard, born c. 1809, Kentish Town, England; died 28 January 1872, 12 St George’s Tce, Brighton, Sussex, England. Four children, of whom three survived to adulthood.

  5. Charlotte Augusta DRAKE, born 30 April 1818, Everett St, Bloomsbury, London, England; died 18 May 1905, 83 Gordon Rd, Ealing, England; buried 22 May 1905, Highgate Cemetery, London, England. Never married.

  6. Maria Harriet “Molly” DRAKE, born 17 January 1821, Kirdford, Sussex, England; christened 29 June 1821, Kirdford, Sussex, England; died 5 February 1892, 14 Park Cres, Brighton, Sussex, England. Married her first cousin, Edward Marshall WHITE, 1 October 1844, St Helier, Jersey. Edward, born 15 November 1812, Westminster, London, England; christened 22 April 1813 St Anne’s Church, Westminster, London, England; died 7 March 1887, 13 Park Cres, Brighton, Sussex, England. Two daughters.

First marriage

William Henry DRAKE married (1) Louisa “Lu” PURKIS, 23 September 1833, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
 

Drake, Louisa

Louisa Drake (née Purkis) (1814-1862).
(Photo: Danie Ackermann, from the original owned by George and Nova Coetzee.)



They had five children:
 
  1. John DRAKE, born 15 September 1834, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; christened, 2 December 1834, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; died 18 August 1877, 147 Forbes St, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; buried Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Married Matilda Elizabeth “Till” ORMISTON, 13 August 1857, St James’ Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Matilda, born 12 February 1837, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; christened 11 March 1837, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; died 14 February 1878, 1 Harnett St, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; buried 15 February 1878, Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Eight children, of whom seven survived to adulthood.

  2. Louisa Maria “Lou” DRAKE, born 18 July 1836, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; christened 2 January 1837, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; died 16 May 1876, Stafford St, Dunedin, New Zealand; buried 19 May 1876; Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, New Zealand. Married William Henry “Willie” LATHBURY, 18 October 1873, Christ Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. William, born 29 September 1843, Horninglow, Staffordshire, England; christened 8 November 1843, Holy Trinity, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England; died 7 March 1884, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia; buried Pioneer Cemetery, Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia. Two sons, both of whom died in infancy.

  3. Charlotte Augusta Dring “Pop” DRAKE, born 10 March 1838, Albany, Western Australia, Australia; christened 20 June 1841, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; died 6 May 1922, Caberfeigh, 10 Hatchlands Rd, Redhill, Surrey, England. Married (1) Charles Henry MARSHALL, 23 September 1857, St Pancras New Church, London, England. Charles, born 12 December 1818, Mauritius; died 10 August 1874, The Cedars, Sydenham, Kent, England; buried 14 August, Norwood Cemetery, Surrey, England. Six children, all of whom survived to adulthood. Married (2) William KNIGHTON, PhD, LLD, 10 July 1883, St Michael’s & All Saints’, Lower Sydenham, Kent, England. William, born 16 January 1824, Dublin, Ireland; died 31 March 1900, Tileworth, St Leonard’s-on-Sea, Hastings, Sussex, England; buried 4 April 1900, Hastings, Sussex, England. No children.

  4. Laura Mary “Loll” DRAKE, born 1 June 1843, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; christened 17 September 1843, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; died 25 December 1922, Kirkwood, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried Main Cemetery, Kirkwood, Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married Surgeon-Maj. James GOOD, 25 August 1865, St Mark’s Church, Regents Park, London, England. James, born 1834, England; died 1 July 1890, Finalroyd, Birkenshaw, Yorkshire, England; buried 4 July 1890, St Paul’s Church, Birkenshaw, Yorkshire, England. Five children, all of whom survived to adulthood.

  5. Emily Caroline DRAKE, born 28 February 1845, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; christened 8 June 1845, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; died 28 October 1853, St John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Purkis family

Louisa’s parents were: James PURKIS, born 14 May 1783, Chancery Ln, London, England; christened 8 June 1783; St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 4 December 1853, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; buried 6 June 1853, East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; and Elizabeth Sarah VINER, born 19 April 1782, Bath, Somerset, England; died 18 July 1849, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; buried 21 July 1849, East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. They married 17 April 1808, St Michael’s Church, Bath, England. They had eight children.  
  1. James Viner PURKIS, born 8 April 1809, London, England; christened 28 June 1809, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 20 November 1824, London, England; buried 26 November 1824, St Dunstan in the West, London, England.

  2. Anna PURKIS, born 4 October 1810, London, England; christened 21 March 1811, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 18 September 1811, London, England.

  3. John PURKIS, born 12 July 1812, London, England; christened 8 March 1815, St Dunstan in the West, Londin, England; died 27 December 1882, 147 Dowling St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; buried Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Married Fanny Delia KELLY, 3 August 1850, St James’ Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Fanny, born c. 1829, New South Wales, Australia; died 1 May 1897, Kingston, Ocean Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; buried 3 May 1897, Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. No children.

  4. Louisa “Lu” PURKIS, born 28 January 1814, London, England; christened 8 March 1815, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 20 October 1862, Selwyn Castle, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried 22 October 1862, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  5. Elizabeth “Bessie or Betsy” PURKIS, born 28 June 1815, London, England; christened 26 July 1815, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died4 June 1901, Grey St, Albany, Western Australia, Australia; buried 5 June 1901, Memorial Park Cemetery, Albany, Western Australia, Australia. Married Alfred HILLMAN, 18 November 1840, St George’s Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Alfred, born 21 November 1807, Woolwich, Kent, England; christened 29 December 1807, St Mary Magdalene Church, Woolwich, Kent, England; died 31 January 1883, 7 Belitha Villas, Barnsbury, London, England; buried 5 February 1883; Islington Cemetery, East Finchley, London, England. Nine children, five of whom survived to adulthood.

  6. Ellen Mary PURKIS, born 2 October 1817, London, England; died 17 September 1825, London, England; buried 21 September 1823, St Dunstan in the West, London, England.

  7. Frederick George “Fred” PURKIS, born 27 July 1819, Norwood, Surrey, England; christened 10 November 1822, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 27 September 1888, 75 Wyndham St, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Married Ellen DOOR, 19 December 1854, Oakville, Whittingham, Wollombi, New South Wales, Australia. Ellen, born c. 1823, Shanagolden, Co. Limerick, Ireland. I have not been able to ascertain with certainty whether they had any children or not, though they might have had two sons.

  8. Emma PURKIS, born 7 August 1821, London, England; christened 5 September 1821, St Dunstan in the West, London, England; died 18 June 1908, Bassenthwaite, South Perth, Western Australia, Australia; buried 19 June 1908, East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Married Francis LOCHEE, 27 August 1846, St George’s Church, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Francis, born 8 March 1811, London, England; christened 7 April 1811, Church of St John-at-Hackney, London, England; died 22 November 1893, St George’s Tce, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; buried 24 November 1893, East Perth Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Eight children, five of whom survived to adulthood.

James PURKIS married (2) Mary Ann, widow of George MARTIN, 8 November 1851, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. Mary Ann, born c. 1799, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England; died 7 April 1893, Mahogany Creek, Western Australia, Australia; buried 8 April 1893, East Perth Cemetery, Perth Western Australia, Australia. No children.

Second marriage

William Henry DRAKE married (2) Elizabeth Lucy WOOD, 1 September 1863, Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Wood, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Lucy Wood (1841-1907).
(Photo: Danie Ackermann, from the original owned by George and Nova Coetzee).



They had five children:
  1. Ella Wood DRAKE, born 3 September 1864, Auckland, New Zealand; died 11 September 1945, Victoria Cottage Hospital, Sidmouth, Devon, England. Married (1) Alfred Edward CALDECOTT, 1887, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Alfred, born 31 March 1859, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 5 July 1894, Harare, Zimbabwe. One son. Married (2) Capt. Richard Percy John CODRINGTON, 1905, St George’s, Mayfair, London, England. Richard, born 28 May 1854, Islington, London, England; christened 4 September 1859, St Mary’s Church, Islington, London, England; died 20 March 1935, Barton House, Sidmouth, Devon, England. No children.

  2. Henry George DRAKE, born 3 July 1866, Turret Villa, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England; christened 19 September 1866, Holy Trinity Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England; died 15 August 1910, Sidmouth, Devon, England; buried 17 August 1910; Sidmouth Cemetery, Sidmouth, Devon, England. Married Kate “Katie” GLEADOW, 27 September 1900, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Kate born 1880, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England; died 21 September 1921, Frere Hospital, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Two children. Kate married (2) Everet George ORSMOND, 21 July 1913, Alice, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Everet, born 11 September 1884, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa. One daughter.

  3. Lucy Beatrice DRAKE, born 31 October 1867, Killiney, Dublin, Ireland; died 13 October 1969, Felton, Northumberland, England; buried 16 October 1869, Felton Cemetery, Felton, Northumberland, England. Married Brig. Sydney Charles FISHBURN-JACKSON, 3 January 1898, St Mary’s, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Sydney, born 21 April 1863, Dedham Gr, Colchester, Essex, England; died 27 June 1928, Dinard, France; buried Felton Cemetery, Felton, Northumberland, England. Two sons.

  4. Capt. William Barnard DRAKE, born 3 November 1871, 41 Regent’s Park Rd, Regents Park, London, England; christened 6 January 1872, St Mark’s Church, Regents Park, London, England; died 27 March 1930, Littlefield, Newton Rd, Torquay, Devon, England; buried 31 March 1930, Torquay Cemetery, Torquay, Devon, England. Married Katherine Alice “Kate” LACY, 9 June 1914, St Barnabas, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Katherine, born 12 July 1870, 1 St John’s Villas, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London, England; died 10 May 1962, Nursing Home, Torquay, Devon, England; buried 15 May 1962, Torquay Cemetery, Torquay, Devon, England. No children.

  5. Kate Alice “Kitty” DRAKE, born 16 January 1876, 15 Clanricarde Gardens, Bayswater, London, England; christened 19 February 1876, St Matthew’s, Bayswater, London, England; died 2 December 1965, 28 Doveshill Cres, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. Married Dudley Frederick NEVILL, 27 July 1899, Parish Church, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England. Dudley, born 2 November 1872, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; christened 27 December 1872, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England; died 29 November 1952, Stocks Hill, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, England. No children.

Wood family

Elizabeth’s parents were George (Alfred) WOOD, born 1 May 1805, Kent, England; died 1 November 1884, Woodville, Beaufort St, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; and Susanna “Susan” GARBETT, born 3 August 1809, London, England; christened 10 June 1810, St Andrew, Holborn, London, England; died 14 February 1889, Woodville, Beaufort St, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried 15 February 1889, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. They married on 6 July 1826, Cathedral of St Michael & St George, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. They had at least thirteen children.
  1. George Samuel Francis WOOD, born 28 January 1828, Fort Brown, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; 3 April 1828; Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South africa; died 29 August 1884, Grahamstown, South Africa. Married Frances Elizabeth Cotterell “Fanny” HOOLE, 1 May 1849. Fanny, born 9 July 1829, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 9 April 1843, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 26 September 1908, Grahamstown, South Africa; buried Old Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Nine children, seven of whom survived to adulthood.

  2. John Edwin WOOD, born 22 May 1829, Fort Brown, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 24 June 1829, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 18 July 1901, West Hill, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married Charlotte WRIGHT, sister of Emily WRIGHT, April 1845, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Charlotte, born 23 November 1826, Sundays River, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 30 September 1828, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 1 October 1892, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. No children.

  3. William WOOD, born 17 May 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 12 June 1831, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 8 January 1856, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married Emily WRIGHT, sister of Charlotte WRIGHT, 29 May 1854. Emily, born 20 September 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 31 October 1894, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried 6 November 1894, Old Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. No children. Emily married (2) Joseph GADD, born 25 January 1835, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England; christened 24 May 1835, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England; died 31 October 1894, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried 6 November 1894, Old Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Five children. Emily and Joseph were murdered by a servant in their employ.

  4. Joseph Garbett WOOD, born 14 February 1833, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 10 March 1833, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 25 September 1892, Jackson St, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married Lydia COCK, 7 June 1854, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Lydia, born 10 November 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 13 November 1831, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 3 August 1924, St James, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Ten children.

  5. Susannah Martha WOOD, born 14 September 1834, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 12 October 1834, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 15 December 1890, Greystone, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married Jonathan AYLIFF, 1 November 1854, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Jonathan, born 17 June 1829, Salem, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 7 September 1829, Salem, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 20 October 1885, 2 Linden Gardens, Notting Hill, London, England. Ten children, six of whom survived to adulthood.

  6. Eleanor Jane “Norah” WOOD, born 21 August 1836, Greystone, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 11 September 1836, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 31 March 1921, 8 Palmeira Court, Hove, Sussex, England. Married George Middleton KIELL, 17 July 1861, Denbigh Rd Wesleyan Church, Bayswater, London, England. George, born 1835, Montrose, Scotland; died 29 April 1918, 8 Palmeira Court, Hove, Sussex, England. No children.

  7. Henry Richard WOOD, born 24 March 1838, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 27 May 1838, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 24 July 1921, Henry St, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Married (1) Annie Letitia “Lettie” IMPEY (sister of George William IMPEY), 30 April 1863, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Lettie, born 13 February 1845, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 21 December 1892, Carnarvon Hospital, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. Ten children, of whom six survived to adulthood. Married (2) Anna Mildred SLATER, 20 September 1894, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mildred, born 1870; died 23 January 1962, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Five children, all of whom survived to adulthood.

  8. Harriet Porter Rhodes WOOD, born 22 May 1839, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 11 August 1839, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 11 February 1916, Wimbledon Park Rd, Southfields, Surrey, England; buried 15 February 1916, St John the Evangelist, Croydon, Surrey, England. Married Gibson Napper Holmes CROZIER, 15 October 1862, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Gibson, born 26 October 1836, Gibsons Sq, Islington, London, England; christened 26 December 1836, Church of St Mary, Lambeth, Surrey, England; died 23 June 1887, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Twelve children, of whom nine survived to adulthood.

  9. Benoni Horace “Ben” WOOD, born 21 August 1840, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 8 November 1840, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 29 December 1898, 11 Elizabeth Pl, St. Helier, Jersey. Married Florence SMITH, 14 August 1872, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Florence, born 8 April 1849, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 24 July 1849; died 6 November 1913, Barham Lodge, Weybridge, Surrey, England; buried 10 November 1913; St James’ Church, Weybridge, Surrey, England. Six children.

  10. Elizabeth Lucy “Liz” WOOD, born 16 October 1841, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; christened 12 December 1841, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 23 October 1921, Barton Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon, England; buried Sidmouth Cemetery, Sidmouth, Devon, England.

  11. Lydia Roberts “Lyd” WOOD, born 17 July 1844, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 13 October 1941, Reethwood, McKinley Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, England. Married George William IMPEY (brother of Annie Letitia “Lettie” IMPEY), 13 June 1870, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. George, born 27 December 1842, Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 6 August 1870, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; buried Main Cemetery, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. One son.

  12. Alfred Jesse WOOD, born 7 February 1848, Grahamstown, South Africa; died 9 August 1910, The Tyrol, 120 Church Rd, Upper Norwood, Surrey, England; buried 16 August 1910, St John the Evangelist, Croydon, Surrey, England. Married Hannah Garside GREEN, 6 July 1870, Commemoration Methodist Church, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Hannah, born c. 1854; died 28 August 1909, The Tyrol, 120 Church Rd, Upper Norwood, Surrey, England; buried 3 September 1909, St John the Evangelist, Croydon, Surrey, England. Three children.

  13. Garbett WOOD, born 1 January 1852; died 1871.

This Wood family tree is based on a handwritten document by my great-aunt Amy Helen Goss (née Ayliff), which she noted had been copied from a list written by her aunt Harriet Maude Macdonald (née Ayliff), and evidently taken from a family Bible. Amy Goss noted that there was “no mention of the ones who died young beside Garbett.” She also noted that Harriet’s son Harry [Henry Frederick Macdonald] thought “there were 3” who had died young.  
 
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