Thomas John DRAKE
Thomas was born in Wellington.
He married Helen Knox (born at Wellington in 1844) at Wellington in 1869.
They had six sons. One died in infancy. Two (Harry & Percival) have also been profiled.
Two sons, Thomas F & Leonard, enlisted together & served in the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Co in WW1.
From 1870 to 1876 Thomas was shown as freehold at Porirua, then to Oakura till the late 1880's. He then became a farmer at Ohau.