Elizabeth Gale

1775–
Worcestershire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Gale was born in 1775, in Worcestershire, England, her father, Henry Gale, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Betty Day, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Henry Gale
1752–1836
Elizabeth Betty Day
1751–1827
John Gale
1773–1837
Elizabeth Gale
1775–
Sarah Gale
1776–
Mary Gale
1777–
Anne Gale
1779–
Martha Gale
1779–
Thomas Gale
1783–

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World Events (8)

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 0

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 26

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 33

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a cheerful or boisterous person, from Middle English ga(i)le ‘jovial’, ‘rowdy’, from Old English gāl ‘light’, ‘pleasant’, ‘merry’, which was reinforced in Middle English by Old French gail. Compare Gail 2.2 English: from a Germanic personal name introduced into England from France by the Normans in the form Gal(on). Two originally distinct names have fallen together in this form: one was a short form of compound names with the first element gail ‘cheerful’, ‘joyous’. Compare Gaillard , the other was a byname from the element walh ‘stranger’, ‘foreigner’.3 English: metonymic occupational name for a jailer, topographic name for someone who lived near the local jail, or nickname for a jailbird, from Old Northern French gaiole ‘jail’ (Late Latin caveola, a diminutive of classical Latin cavea ‘cage’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Elisabeth, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elisabeth Gale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Elisabeth Gale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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