Thomas Gale dairyman

Male19 July 1696–19 July 1725

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Gale dairyman was christened on 19 July 1696, in Clapham, Bedfordshire, England as the son of John Gale dairyman and Mary Nightingale. He married Mary Paine on 17 January 1722, in Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He was buried in Oakley, Bedfordshire, England.

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Thomas Gale dairyman
Mary Paine
Marriage: 17 January 1722
Mary Gale

Sources (4)

  • Thomas Gale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Gale in entry for Mary Gale, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Thomas Gale in entry for John Gale, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    17 January 1722Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (1)

    1720 · South Sea Bubble

    The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French gal, gale, galle ‘cock, cockerel’.

    English: habitational name from a minor place called with either Middle English gale, gagel (Old English gagel) ‘bog myrtle’, or with Middle English gale ‘fishery paying dues to the lord’ (Old English gafol ‘tax’?) such as Gale in Bickington (Devon) and The Gale, the name of a fishery in Ham and Stone (Gloucestershire).

    English: topographic name from Middle English gale, gail (Old Norse geil) ‘ravine, narrow lane’, or a habitational name from a place so named such as Gale in Littleborough, Rochdale (Lancashire), or possibly High Gale in Tatham or Tunstall (Lancashire). With the sense ‘narrow lane’ it is found in several street names in medieval York.

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

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