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Re: William Drake Seaman HMS Colossus and Ann Drake Newton Abbot
Oh...yes, William Drake buried 30th April 1782 Wolborough. I have that but have recorded that as the son of William Drake and Anne (nee Smerdon). That William was baptised Wolborough 11th Dec 1772, Wolborough). This couple had two further sons (John bap 29th May 1777, and Thomas bap 20th Aug 1779)….but no further sons after that. I have put the burial date of William Drake of 30th Apr 1782 under the couple of William Drake and Ann Smerdon as the other pairing (Francis Drake and Anne Prowse) had further sons after 1782 (George, James and Samuel) but did not name them William (which they presumably would have if their William baptised in 1782 had died)….just like they did when their first William had died (1777-1779) and then named their next son born was William.