Bessie Gale

Colerne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Bessie

When Bessie Gale was born in 1867, in Colerne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Darius Huband Gale, was 27 and her mother, Ann Ford, was 29. She married John Jones on 10 October 1896, in Colerne, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Colerne, Wiltshire, England in 1881 and Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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John Jones
Bessie Gale
Marriage: 10 October 1896
Lawrence Henry Huband Jones
Stanley John Jones

Spouse and Children

    John Jones



10 October 1896
Colerne, Wiltshire, England


    Lawrence Henry Huband Jones


    Stanley John Jones


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 13

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 37

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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Sources (3)

  • Bessie Gale in household of Darius Gale, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Bessie Gule in household of Darius H Gule, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Bessie Gale in household of Darius Gale, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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