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Posted by on Jul 26, 2009 in Village History | 0 comments

Drake Family Tree Search

I have just visited the village of Chippenham and loved it.  After ten years of research I have traced my  family  the Drakes back to the village.  They are on the war memorial and in the church records. My great great grandfather Alfred Drake left the village in the 1860s and came to Durham to work in the coal mines. He was one of nine children and left eight brothers and sisters in the village.  They lived at Rodney Square which is no longer there.  I would love to hear from anyone who can help with my history search or is interested.