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Admiral Sir Francis Drake
c. 1540- 1596
Sir Francis Henry (Francis Henry II), 5th baronet, baptized Sept. 3, 1723, at Meavy, Member of Parliament from Bere Allston, Ranger of Dartmoor, Controller of Board of Green Cloth, died at his house at St. James Place, February 10, 1794, without issue, when the baronetcy became extinct. The estate should then have reverted to the heirs of John Drake of Ivybridge, or, failing such, to the heirs of Joseph, brothers of Sir Francis, second baronet, by whose will the estate was entailed. The fifth baronet, however, left a will, bequeathing the estates to his nephew, Francis Augustus Elliott, second Lord Heathfield, son of his sister Anne Pollexfen. Thus, in violation of the express provisions of the will of Sir Francis, second baronet, Francis Augustus Elliott became possessed of the estates. He died unmarried in 1813, and the estate was claimed by his nephew, son of his sister Anne, Thomas Trayton Fuller, who took the name of Elliott and Drake, thus the estate passed entirely out of the Drake family. Sir Thomas Trayton Fuller Elliott Drake died in 1870, and by his will, dated July 25, 1861, the entire estates passed to his nephew, Francis George Augustus Fuller, a captain in the royal Regiment of Horse Guards, born December 24, 1839. He took the names of Elliott and Drake by royal license, October 3, 1870, and became Sir Francis George Augustus Fuller Elliott Drake, baronet of Nutwell Court.

Sir Francis George Augustus Fuller Elliott Drake and John " Mad Jack" Fuller were 1st cousins 2 times removed.
Sir Francis Drake was an English privateer, navigator, naval hero, politician and civil engineer of the Elizabethan period. He was the first English man to circumnavigate the globe, in 1577 to 1580.
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Admiral Sir Francis Drake
Thomas Drake
Sir Francis Drake 1st  Bart
Sir Francis Drake 2nd Bart
Sir Francis Drake 3rd Bart
Sir Francis Henry Drake 4th Bart
Sir Francis Henry Drake 5th Bart
Sir Francis Augustus Eliott
Sir Thomas Trayton Fuller Eliott Drake 5th Bart
Sir Francis George Augustus Fuller Eliott Drake
Elizabeth Beatrice Fuller Eliott Drake
Captain Richard Owen Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick
(last member of Drake family to live at Buckland Abbey)