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Mansfield Drake Family

Richard Mansfield

Richard Mansfield, son of John Mansfield and Elizabeth Unknown, was born in 1611 in Exeter, Devon, England and died January 10, 1655 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

He married Gillian Drake on August 10, 1636 in Saint Mary Arches Church, Exeter, Devonshire, England. 

Other Events in the Life of Richard Mansfield

Residence:  He bought land from James Marshal, Exeter, in 1639 in Quinnipiac, now known as New Haven.  It was situated on the northwest corner of what is now Elm and Church street, extending from near Temple street easterly and round the corner northerly to a point near the present Wall street.  He owned another lot on State street, nearly opposite the county bank building.  In the schedule of the first planters in 1641 he is rated at four hundred pounds, thirty acres in the first division, six acres in the Neck, twenty two acres of meadow, and eighty eight acres in the second division. About this time he established his large farm and built his dwelling house and farm buildings at a place called East Farms in the second division on the present New Haven road, where he lived until his death. 

On July 1, 1644, he took the Connecticut oath of fidelity from Govenor Theopilus Eaton at General Court in New Haven.

Gillian Drake

Gillian Drake, daughter of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers, was born in 1615 in Exeter, Devonshire, England and died on December 8, 1669 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Other Events in the Life of Gillian Drake

Other Spouses:  Alexander Field in 1657. 

Residences:  After Alexander's death, she lived with her son Moses' family.

Children of Richard Mansfield and Gillian Drake

Joseph Mansfield was born in 1637 in Exeter, Devon, England and died November 15, 1692 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

Moses Mansfield was born about 1639 in New Haven, Connecticut and died October 3, 1703.  He married first, Mercy Glover on May 5, 1664, and later Abigail Yale after her death.  He was bestowed the rank and title of Major after defeating a band of Indians in the King Phillip war at a battle, near present day Mansfield, a town named after him.


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