DRAKE, Montague Garrard (1692-1728), of Shardeloes, nr. Amersham, Bucks.
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Family and Education
b. 14 Oct. 1692, o.s. of Montague Drake, M.P., of Shardeloes by Jane, da. and h. of Sir John Garrard, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Lamer, Herts. educ. St. John’s, Oxf. 1706; Grand Tour. m. 13 Oct. 1719, Isabella, da. and h. of Thomas Marshall1 of St. Michael Bassishaw, London, merchant, 3s. suc. fa. 1698.
The Drakes acquired Shardeloes by marriage in 1626 and the manor of Amersham by purchase in 1637.2 Four generations of the family had sat for the borough since the restoration of its representation in 1624 after a gap of 300 years. Succeeding as a child to the principal interest at Amersham, Drake was returned there unopposed a