TitleGeorge Drake, Fitter, of Sheffield (1839-1899)
AdminHistoryGeorge Drake was born in Sheffield on 17th June 1839, son of George and Hannah Drake (nee Senior). They were married in the Sheffield Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul (Sheffield Cathedral) on 12th October 1836. George Drake jun. died in Birmingham on 15th August 1899.

There is no evidence to support the fact that George Drake remained in Sheffield throughout the 1840's and 1850's - his name does not seem to appear in the Census Surname Indexes of 1841 or 1851.

In 1859, Drake joined the Amalgamated Society of Engineers at the Old Pack Horse Inn, Snigg Hill, Sheffield. His occupation was described as 'Fitter'. On 1st August 1860 he left Sheffield for work in Hull where he remained until February 1861. Thereafter he resided in London and in 1863 he found employment in Birmingham. The 1881 Census reveals that George and family (wife Eliza, daughters Helen and Elizabeth and mother-in-law Hannah Ingram) were living at 13 South Street, Coventry, his occupation at this time was given as Engineers Tool Maker. Before his death in 1899 he had also resided in Germany, Lewisham and Bavaria before returning to Birmingham in 1894.
DescriptionPapers inc: copy of birth certificate, copy of death cert, laserprint copy of photograph and notes compiled from notebook by grandson.

'George Drake 1839-1899, His Life, His Work, His Perigrinations'. Biographical history of George Drake by his grandson.
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