Edward Drake

???? - 5th Oct 1680


Owner of Orange Tree Valley in Trelawny.

  1. Granted the patent to Orange Tree Valley in Trelawny by Charles II on 12/07/1678.

  2. Edward Drake married Grace Modyford in St Catherine, Jamaica, 05/08/1679. Grace was the daughter of Sir James Modyford (d. 1672/3), Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, and Elizabeth nee Slanning. Grace's only brother Thomas died young and she became heiress to her father. Edward Drake died in Jamaica 05/10/1680. Grace remarried, to Peter Heywood, in St Andrew, 02/02/1681/2.


  1. This information appeared on http://www.orange-tree-valley.co.uk/ in 2015 but appears to be no longer available.

  2. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; email from Tammy Setterquist Hepp 22/03/2020 sourced to British Museum, Add. MS. 27,968, fol. 44; Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 3 pp. 241-245.

We are grateful to Tammy Setterquist Hepp for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Grace Modyford

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
12/07/1678 [SD] - → Owner

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law