GALE FAMILY HISTORY

 

There is an outline pedigree of the Gale family in the Visitation of Yorkshire 1563.  The blazon of the Arms is: ‘Azure, on a fess between three saltires or, three lion’s heads erased, gules’. There is also a good pedigree of the Jamaican branch of the Gale family in the College of Arms, signed by William Gale and dated 17 Feb 1783.

 

OLIVER GALE of Thrintoft, near Scruton, North Yorkshire, son of JAMES GALE of Thrintoft, who was living in 1523, m. ELLEN MARSHALL of Richmondshire and had issue:

 

1.   James, merchant, of York, who married and lived for a period in Spain. According to the Visitation of Yorkshire, he had no issue, but other sources disagree.

2.   GEORGE, of whom presently.

 

GEORGE GALE, purchased a reversion of the lease on Acomb Grange in 1552/53, M.P. for York 1533, Lord Mayor of York 1534 and 1549, Treasurer of the King’s Mint, m. MARY, dau of ROBERT LORD of Kendal House, Driffield, East Yorkshire.  He d. 7 Jul 1556 and was buried in York Minster and she d. 1557 having had issue:

 

1.   FRANCIS, of whom presently.

2.   Thomas, d.s.p.

1.   Isabel, m. Ralph Hall, merchant and Lord Mayor of York.

2.   Anne, m. Robert Peacock, merchant and Lord Mayor of York.

3.   Alice, m. Christopher Clapham of Lilling-in-Craven, Yorkshire.

4.   Ursula, m. Sir William Mallory, second son of William Mallory of Howton, Yorkshire. He was buried at Ripon on 22 Mar 1602/03 having had issue.

5.   Dorothy, m. 1stly John Rokeby of Kirk Sandall.  She m. 2ndly Thomas, son of Sir Thomas Fairfax of Denton.  She d. 20 Jan 1595/96 and he d. 28 Jan 1599/1600 having had issue: 5 sons and 2 daus.

6.   Elizabeth, m. Robert Garbary of Beverley, East Yorkshire, who d. 1560 having had issue: 1 son and 6 daus.

7.   Thomasin, d.s.p.

 

FRANCIS GALE of Acomb Grange, Treasurer of the Royal Mint, b. 1525/26, m. ANNE, widow of William Thwaite of Lund and dau of WILLIAM CLAPHAM of Beamsley in Craven, Yorkshire. He d. 28 Nov 1561 having had issue:

 

1.   George, b. c. 1553, d. young and was buried at Old Rufforth.

2.   George, b. c. 1554, d. young and was buried at Old Rufforth.

3.   ROBERT, of whom presently.

1.   Mary, b. c. 1558/59, m. c. 1579, James Thwaite of Marston and had issue: 1 son and 3 daus.

 

ROBERT GALE of Acomb Grange, b. c. 1556/57, m. c. 1578, THOMASINE, dau of BRIAN STAPLETON of Carleton and his second wife ELIZABETH (née DARCY), administered his father’s estate in 1578 and d. circa 1585/86 having had issue:

 

FRANCIS GALE of Acomb Grange, b. c. 1579, m. BARBARA, dau of RICHARD DUTTON and his wife KATHERINE (née CHOLMONDLEY)  and had issue:

 

1.   Robert, of whom presently.

2.   Matthew, b. c. 1606/07, trained for the Priesthood at Douai 1629-32, living in 1657, m. Anne Thweng.

3.   George, b. c. 1609.

 

ROBERT GALE of Acomb Grange, fought in the Civil War, Acomb Grange estate sold by the Treason Committee of the Commonwealth in 1652, leased back by the family in 1659 and then resold in 1663/4 to the Marwood family of Little Busby, b. c. 1603, m. c. 1625, ELIZABETH, bapt 12 Jul 1601 at Everingham, dau of WILLIAM LANGDALE and his wife ELIZABETH (née CONSTABLE) and had issue:

 

1.   Francis, b. c. 1628, d. 1644.

2.  Robert, b. c 1634, m. Anne, dau of Edmund Thorold of Hough-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire.  She d. 1670 and was buried at St. Giles, Cripplegate, London having had issue:

a.   Robert, of Lincoln’s Inn, b. 1669, m. Saladine Robinson of Hertfordshire.

a.   Alice, b. 1667.

b.   Anne, b. 1670.

3.   JOHN, of whom presently.

1.  Barbara, b. c. 1626, m. Richard Mallet of Normanton, West Yorkshire, who d.s.p. 1668.

2.   Jane, b. c. 1630.

3.   Mary, b. c. 1632.

 

JOHN GALE, of the Cashew in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, b. Dec 1637, ‘went when a youth to the Island of Jamaica at the first conquest by Penn and Venables A.D. 1655’, patented 533 acres at Wel Savanna in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica on 28 Apr 1673, Major in the Militia, m. MARY JACKSON, who was b. 24 Dec 1647. Matthew Gregory Lewis, the well-known author of The Monk, stayed at the Cashew on 4 Mar 1816 prior to climbing the Bogr.  He d. 9 Oct 1689, aged 52, and she d. 10 Apr 1711, aged 64, and they were both buried in the garden at the Cashew having had issue:

 

1.        Henry, of the Cashew, b. 30 Oct 1666, d.s.p. 15 Jun 1697, aged 30.

2.        John, b. 11 Nov 1668, d. unmarried 8 Apr 1690 and was buried in the garden at the Cashew.

3.       Isaac, of the Cashew and Luana in the parish of St. Elizabeth, b. 16 Jan 1671/72 at the Cashew, m. 1stly 7 Jun 1695 at the Cashew, Mary, dau of Richard Slinger of Philpot Lane, London and his wife Elizabeth. She d. 11 Jul 1698 and was buried in the garden at the Cashew having had issue:

a.    John, of York in the parish of St. James, Jamaica and Withywood in the parish of Vere, Jamaica, Member of the Council, owned 783 acres in the parish of St. James, 2,854 acres in the parish of Westmoreland, 900 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth and 1,464 acres in the parish of Vere in 1754, b. 23 Jan 1697/98 at the Cashew, m. 1stly 3 Jul 1723 at Withywood, Elizabeth, dau of John Morant the elder of Withywood. See MORANT of BROCKENHURST – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition. She was b. 25 Nov 1707, d. 10 Jan 1740/41 and was buried at Vere having had issue:

1.        John, b. 22 Jun 1724 at Withywood, d. unmarried 24 Jun 1748 and was buried at Vere.

2.       Isaac, b. 21 Oct 1725 at Withywood, d. 12 Nov 1741 while a schoolboy in London and was buried at St. Peter’s, Cornhill on 15 Nov 1741 (see monumental inscription).

3.      William, F.S.A, of York in the parish of St. James, Member of the Assembly for Hanover 1754-55, Member of the Assembly for St. James 1755-56, b. 15 Jul 1728 at Liguanea in the parish of St. Andrew, m. 11 Jan 1753 at Vere, his first cousin, Elizabeth, dau of John Morant the younger of Withywood in the parish of Vere. See MORANT of BROCKENHURST – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition. She was b. 20 Feb 1727/28, d.s.p. 14 Jun 1759, aged 31, and was buried at Vere (see monumental inscription).

4.        Jonathan, b. 19 May 1731, m. 20 Jun 1751 at Vere, Grace, widow of Thomas Gardner of the parish of Clarendon, Jamaica and dau of John Pusey of Vere. She was b. 27 Oct 1732 at Spanish Town, Jamaica and he d.s.p. 30 Apr 1756 and was buried at Vere. See monumental inscription.

1.       Elizabeth, b. 12 Jul 1727 at Kingston, Jamaica, m. 1stly 15 Apr 1750 at Vere, Thomas Parsons of Carlisle in the parish of Vere. She m. 2ndly Daniel McGilchrist and d.s.p. 30 Apr 1761 and was buried at Vere.

2.        Mary, b. 19 Nov 1729 at Liguanea, m. William Lewis and d.s.p. circa 1773.

3.        Gibbons, b. 14 Sep 1732 at Liguanea, d. unmarried 4 Jul 1761 and was buried at Vere.

4.        Sarah, b. 11 Jan 1733/34, d. 9 Aug 1748 and was buried at Vere.

5.        Margery, b. 19 Nov 1735 at Withywood, d. unmarried 5 Nov 1759 and was buried at Vere.

                He m. 2ndly 24 Nov 1742 at the house of Samuel Dicker, Sarah, dau of Daniel Curtis of the parish of St. Thomas. He d. 27 Feb 1749/50, aged 52, and was buried at Vere (see monumental inscription) and she d.s.p. 1773.

a.        Mary, b. 17 Apr 1696 at the Cashew, d. 17 Jul 1698 and was buried in the garden at the Cashew.

        He m. 2ndly 14 Sep 1699 at Spanish Town, Jane, dau of William Gallimore of the parish of St. Catherine, Jamaica. She was b. 12 Jan 1681/82, d. 28 Aug 1702 and was buried in the garden at the Cashew having had issue:

b.       Jonathan, merchant, of London, b. 10 Jul 1700 at Spanish Town, d. before 1750.

c.        Isaac, of Luana, Member of the Council, Member of the Assembly for St. Elizabeth in 1727, b. 8 Apr 1702 at Lacovia in the parish of St. Elizabeth, m. 1724, Dorothy, b. 25 Dec 1708, eldest dau of Andrew Orgill of Nonsuch, Trinity and Unity in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica. He d. circa 1750 (P.C.C. will dated 1 Mar 1746/47and proved 1 Aug 1750) and she d. 8 May 1750 (P.C.C. will dated 7 May 1750 and proved 1 Aug 1750) and was buried at Luana having had issue:

1.        Isaac, b. 1727, d. unmarried Oct 1749 and was buried at Luana.

2.        John, of Luana, b. 10 Nov 1735, d.s.p. 6 May 1758 and was buried at Luana.

3.       Jonathan, b. 25 Oct 1728, educ Hackney School, d. 23 Oct 1739 and was buried at St. Peter’s, Cornhill on 28 Oct 1739 (see monumental inscription).

1.       Dorothy, of Bedford and Grove House, Chalfont St. Giles, b. 10 Mar 1726, m. 19 Feb 1743/44, William of The Bogue Estate, Jamaica, second son of Colonel John Foster of Elim, Jamaica and his wife Elizabeth (née Smith) of Barbados. See FOSTER formerly of KEMPSTON – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition. He d. 31 Oct 1768, aged 46, at Bedford having had issue:

a.    Thomas, of Bedford, m. Dec 1775, Deborah, youngest dau of Christopher Senior of the parish of Westmoreland and had issue. See Senior Family History.

a.    Elizabeth Dorothy, m. 3 Jul 1779 at St. Cuthbert’s, Bedford, Henry William Weber, merchant, of St. Petersburg, Russia.

b.    Sarah, m. Jan 1773, Christopher Frederick de Zeschwitz, Baron of Taubenheim in Upper Lusatia in Saxony and had issue.

                 2.     Jane Isabella, b. 9 Dec 1734, m. 1stly 13 Oct 1753 at St. Anne’s, Soho, John Fisher of Greenwich, Kent. He d. 11 Feb 1769 and was buried at Greenwich (see monumental inscription) having had issue:

                        a.     John, b. 25 Apr 1759, bapt 24 May 1759 at St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, living in 1780.

                  She m. 2ndly 19 Apr 1770 at Greenwich, John Spooner of Buckland Filleigh, Devon and had further issue:

                        a.     Isabella Hannah, b. 13 Feb 1771.

3.     Katherine, b. 9 Jun 1738, m. 23 Feb 1754, Joseph Chaplin Hankey of Bergholt, Suffolk, eldest son of Sir Joseph Hankey, Kt. He d. 18 Oct 1773, aged 46, having had issue.

He m. 3rdly 24 Nov 1703 at her father’s house in Westmoreland, Anna Fox, widow, b. 21 Apr 1684 in Westmoreland, dau of Odoardo Lewis of the parish of Westmoreland and had further issue:

                d.     Odoardo, b. 20 Oct 1712 at Westmoreland, d. young.

                e.     Nathaniel, b. 1 Aug 1717 at Luana, d. 10 Jun 1718 and was buried in the garden at Luana.

                b.     Mary, b. 29 Dec 1704 at Westmoreland, m. 1stly Mr. Warren. She m. 2ndly Thomas Samms and she m. 3rdly Francis Cooke, Member of the Council, who survived her and was living in 1780.

      4.     JONATHAN, of whom presently.

      5.     George, b. 19 Jul 1680, d. 7 Nov 1689, aged 9, and was buried in the garden at the Cashew. 

      6.     Jacob, b. 26 Jan 1681/82, d. 27 Nov 1702, aged 20.

      7.     Joseph, b. 23 Oct 1688, d.s.p. 1717 in London.

1.     Mary, b. and d. Nov 1670.

2.  Mary, b. 8 Jan 1673/74, m. 1699 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Jonathan Dickinson and d. 1719 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

3.     Anna, b. 18 Mar 1678/79, d. 13 Jul 1690, aged 11, and was buried in the garden at the Cashew.

4.     Sarah, b. 11 Jun 1684, m. John Foster and d. 3 Feb 1702/03, aged 18.

5.    Ruth, b. 30 Sep 1685, m. Major Leonard Vassall of the parish of St. Elizabeth, son of John Vassall and his wife Anna (née Lewis).  His great-grandfather John Vassall was the builder and owner of the Mayflower in which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America in 1620. She d. 14 Mar 1733/34 at Boston, Massachusetts (and he m. 2ndly Phoebe Penhallow) and he d. 20 Jun 1737 having had issue.

 

Colonel JONATHAN GALE of Fullerswood in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Colonel and Custos of the parish of St. Elizabeth, Member of the Assembly for St. Elizabeth 1708-09 and 1711, Member of the Assembly for Westmoreland 1721-22 and 1725-26, b. 10 Mar 1675/76, m. 18 May 1699 at Vere, ELEANOR – . She was buried at St. Elizabeth on 16 Oct 1725 and he d. 21 Apr 1727 and was buried at St. Elizabeth on 28 Apr 1727 (Black River Church) having had issue:

 

      1.     Henry, of Salt Spring (which estate subsequently passed to Bernard Martin Senior, J.P.) and Tennants in the parish of St. Elizabeth, Member of the Assembly for Westmoreland in 1722 and for St. Elizabeth in 1726, owned 16,510 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth in 1754, d. unmarried before 1751.

      2.     Jacob, d. young.

     3.     Jonathan, of Fullerswood, m. Gibbons, dau of John Morant of the parish of Vere (who m. 2ndly Peter Serjeant, who was living as a widower at Fullerswood in 1780). See MORANT of BROCKENHURST – Burke’s Landed Gentry 1952 Edition. He d. 1739/40 having had issue:

            a.     Henry, of Salt Spring and Tennants, Custos and Colonel of the parish of St. Elizabeth, Member of the Assembly for St. Elizabeth 1760 and 1765-66, owned 75 acres in the parish of St. Andrew, 1,125 acres in the parish of Westmoreland and 8,477 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth and 388 acres in the parish of Vere in 1754, b. 19 Feb 1737, m. 25 Oct 1764, Elizabeth, dau of Lewis Williams of the parish of Westmoreland and d. 8 Mar 1767 (and she m. 2ndly William Hervey, Member for St. Elizabeth 1774 and 1781) having had issue:

                        1.     William, b. 1769, admitted to Westminster School on 19 Sep 1777, d. Dec 1795.

             a.     Eleanor, m. Francis Cooke, Member of the Council, who m. 2ndly Mary, dau of Isaac Gale (see above).

             b.     Mary, d. young.

             c.     Gibbons, d. young.

      4.     John, of Southfield in the parish of Westmoreland, Major in the Militia, Member for St. Elizabeth 1731-32, who was buried at St. Elizabeth on 14 Jun 1738.

      5.     Joseph, d. young.

      6.     Joseph, d. young.

7.     Isaac, sugar planter, of Oxfield in the parish of Westmoreland, owned 3,946 acres in the parish of St. Mary, 1,700 acres in the parish of Westmoreland and 6,192 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth in 1754, d.s.p. circa 1754 (P.C.C. will dated 4 Dec 1751 and proved 17 Sep 1754).

      8.     JAMES (twin), of whom presently.

9.    George (twin), who had issue.

      10.   William, buried at St. Elizabeth on 28 Sep 1720.

11.   Francis, of Liguanea Member of the Assembly for St. Elizabeth 1767, 1768 and 1770, m. Susannah, dau of James Hall of Hyde Hall and d. 1774 having had issue:

a.     Susannah Hyde, m. 20 May 1769, Captain Alan Gardner, R.N., later Admiral Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter.  He d. 1 Jan 1809 and she d. 20 Apr 1823 having had issue. See  GARDNER – Burke’s Peerage.

        1.     Mary, m. Jonathan Gautier of Liguanea, who d. 1743 having had issue: 1 son and 1 dau.

  2.    Eleanor, m. 22 Aug 1727 at St. Catherine’s, Jamaica, Colonel Robert Phillips of Liguanea in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, Member for St. Andrew 1738 and 1745-46. She was buried at St. Andrew on 25 Feb 1759 and he was buried at St. Andrew on 17 Nov 1763 having had issue (see below).

 

JAMES GALE, owned 150 acres in the parish of Hanover, 900 acres in the parish of Westmoreland and 300 acres in the parish of St. Elizabeth in 1754 m. ELIZABETH – . She was buried at Westmoreland on 6 Mar 1745/56 and he was buried at Westmoreland on 3 Jul 1746 having had issue:

 

      1.     James, buried at Westmoreland on 7 Jul 1747.

1.    ELIZABETH, of whom presently.

2.    Eleanor, bapt 3 Jan 1741/42 at Westmoreland, m. her first cousin, James, son of Colonel Robert Phillips and his wife Eleanor, dau of Jonathan Gale (see above).

 

ELIZABETH GALE m. 4 Jan 1753 at Westmoreland, BERNARD SENIOR of the parish of Westmoreland, younger son of BERNARD SENIOR of the parish of Westmoreland and his wife MARGARET (née DORRILL). See Senior Family History. She d. on Rhode Island and was buried at Westmoreland on 7 Nov 1764 and he d. 10 Jan 1766 and was buried at Westmoreland on 12 Jan 1766 having had issue.