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Drake, Samuel (1687/8–1753), antiquary

John Westby-Gibson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Drake, Samuel (1687/8–1753), antiquary, was born in Pontefract and baptized on 23 April 1688, the son of Francis Drake, vicar of Pontefract, and elder brother of the historian Francis Drake (bap. 1696, d. 1771). His grandfather was Samuel Drake (bap. 1622, d. 1679)...

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