Michaelmas 1558: [Michaelmas 5 & 6 Philip & Mary 1558 m. 18 Creswell:] Hampshire John Thorneborough v. John Gale, Edmund Gale & Robert Godale. Took his avers against gage & pledge. Defendants have not come; had been ordered to be summoned; have nothing; to be taken, for quindene of Martinmas [25 November 1558]. 21 November writ to deputy sheriff of the county aforesaid. On which day John Thorneborough comes. Defendants have not come; had been ordered to be taken; not found; sicut [prius to be taken, for octaves of Hilary [20 January 1559]
[Hilary 1 Elizabeth 1559 CP 40/1177 m. 117d Whetley:] Hampshire John Thorneborough (by William Badger) v. John Gale, Edmund Gale & Robert Goodale (by Christopher Dysmers). 8 April 4 & 5 Philip & Mary  at Kympton in a place called Hassemoures Hyll took 40 and 40 ewes, kept them against gage and pledge: £40 damages. Interlocution, to quindene of Easter [9 April 1559]
12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Cheltenham Polling District: Parish of Elmstone Hardwick: Abode: Charlton Kings: Samuel Higgs Gale (duplicate).
27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Nicholas: Joseph Henry Gale, for a house 13 Bear Land.
18 March 1880: Bill of sale by Clement Ackland, Dunsford, Devon, miller, in favour of Henry D. Gale
28 August 1891: For sale: Splendid pair white ferrets, last year’s, thorough gamesters, quiet, 8/6. Gale, Bakery, Melksham
For sale: Fat ducks, 4/9 couple; spring chickens, 4/6, avoid disappointment cash with order. Mrs Gale, Bakery, Melksham
13 June 1903: Birth, at 1 Rice’s Buildings, Tiverton, the wife of J. Gale, a son
29 January 1904: ‘The Annual Meeting of the Windsor and Eton Royal Albert Institute was held in the large hall on Monday evening [25 January 1904], when there were present: Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill (the president), in the chair, Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill and a number of other ladies, the Dean of Windsor (Dr Eliot), the Vicar of Windsor (Rev. J. H. Ellison), Rev. S. K. Tahourdin, Rev. Albert Lee, Sir Evan Nepean, Messrs T. Clarke (hon. sec.), E. H. Freaker (hon. finance secretary), E. H. Lewis (secretary), W. Fairbank, C. F. Dyson, J. W. Gooch, A. H. Cowley, G. P. Cartland, Purser, H. L. Collmann, A. Bond, E. Bampfylde, R. Wood, R. Ingalton Drake, E. Rowland, A. G. Seymour, T. J. Cartland, D. Cooper, F. Sanders, Goertz, Hayward, Akery, Kempton, R. Brodie, Hester, Holderness (3), R. G. Knight, E. Fuggle, G. Miles, Chadwell, Stilliard, Harrison, Aldridge, Clapshaw, Stilliard, Harrison, Aldridge, Clapshaw, J. E. Gale, Moses, Baker, Stoneham, Brodie, jun., W. Bressey, A. H. Dyson, E. K. Willett, Chapman, Atkins, etc.’
Proposed Extension of the Borough Boundary. ‘On Friday morning the fourth day’s proceedings in connection with an application of the Windsor Town Council for the extension of the Borough boundary to include the whole of the parish of Clewer Without was opened by Mr Percy Boulnois, one of the Local Government Board inspectors. Owing to the Town Hall being occupied by the County Court Judge, the adjourned inquiry was held at the Royal Albert Institute, and after a sitting which lasted upwards of seven hours, the Institute closed the proceedings the same evening. The same counsel and officials were present as on the former occasion, with the exception that Mr Macmorran, K.C. (who was represented by Mr Fleetwood Pritchard) and Mr Humphrey did not arrive until late in the afternoon. Several members of the various Councils interested were also present during the day. It will be remembered that when the inquiry was adjourned on the previous Saturday the case for the applicants was closed while Mr Lushington for the opposition had addressed the Inspector, and called two expert witnesses. On resuming, the first witness called was Mr A. Robinson, chairman of the Rural District Council, the School Attendance Committee, the Union Assessment Committee, and vice-chairman of the Windsor Board of Guardians, who said he had been chairman of the Rural District Council since 1899, a member of the Clewer Drainage Committee since 1895, and was therefore well acquainted with the progress of the various schemes and proposals. As far as he knew previous to the constitution of the Rural District Council in 1894 there had only been one scheme for the drainage of Clewer Without, but the Local Government Board refused to sanction this, and advised the authority to employ a competent engineer. The Council accordingly advertised, and selected Mr Fowler out of 34 applicants. He prepared a scheme, and a Local Government Board inquiry was held in September 1890 for the purpose of granting sanction to a loan, but this eventually fell through. Mr Fowler prepared another scheme on the ejector system, and a further enquiry was held in March 1890, but this came to an end owing to the opposition of the parishioners, who objected to the terms and to the position of the ejector station. Three new members out of four were returned to the District Council, and the result of their opposition was that the scheme had to be abandoned. Mr Fowler then prepared a gravitation scheme, and lengthy negotiations with the Town Council eventually resulted in the agreement of 10 June 1903. … By Mr Stoneham: The depositing of Windsor’s refuse at Dedworth had been a constant source of complaint … Mr J. E. Gale, clerk to the Rural District Council since 1897, to the Eton Urban Council, the Joint Isolation Hospital Board, the Windsor Municipal Charity Trustees, and for eight years secretary to the Technical Education Committee of the Town Council, said the first thing he had to do after his appointment was in connection with the ejector scheme … By Mr Danby: They had been advised that the Corporation could dispose of the sewage from Clewer for the sum which had to be paid without incurring additional expense which would be likely to increase the Borough rates. By Mr Morland: The District Council maintained the main roads at a sum agreed upon between the two authorities. By Mr Ford (for Mr Humphrey): He can not remember any letters being received by Captain Dyson about the matters of which he had complained. By Mr Buckland: He thought it was simply ridiculous that the rural portions of the parish should be included in the Borough, some of which was three miles from the centre of the town. … Witness said game was preserved on a large portion of the estates belonging to Sir Francis Barry and Sir Theodore Brinckman. … The evidence of Mr Gale shews conclusively that his Council had attended to every letter from the Town Council within a very reasonable time, because they were anxious to push matters forward and to carry out the drainage scheme as early as possible. … Mr W. Menzies said he had held the appointment of surveyor to the Rural District Council since 1895 and for nine years previous was surveyor to the Rural Sanitary Authority. … The letter from Mr Mason, an estate agent, already referred to was received by witness was receivced by witness 10 May 1898 … He did not at all agree with sir Albert Rollit’s remarks anent the Surley Hall Road; sir Albert said there was a ditch running practically the whole length of the footpath, but there was only one short piece, and he had never heard of any one falling into it, or of any highway robberies occurring along the road. … By Mr Glen: The roads made up at Clewer were paid for by subscription, but it was not within his knowledge that more than half of the cost was paid by the trustees of the Clewer Estate … By Mr Danby: He had considered how Colonel Gardner’s property would be affected by any extension of the Borough. By Mr Morland: The maintenance of the main roads was entirely under his supervision, and the county surveyor simply made periodical inspections of them. … Mr F. J. Patton, a member of the Clewer Drainage Committee, said the District Council and the Committee had been exceedingly desirous from the beginning to press forward the drainage business … Dr W. G. T. Woodforde, the medical officer of health, was next called … He considered the health of Clewer Without very satisfactory as compared with that of the Borough, especially in view of the fact that they had a large number of young children and old people, while the population of Windsor included 1,400 or 1,500 soldiers, men between the ages of 18 and 35, in the prime of life and well looked after. … By Mr Foster: He had no doubt that the Corporation dust-heap at Dedworth had a tendency to lower the health of the inhabitants of the adjoining cottages; there was no question that it was a serious nuisance. He had been there himself, and knew what the smells were like. … Mr Danby next pointed out the prejudicial effect the extension would have on Colonel Richardson Gardner’s property, which comprised some 108 cottages let to respectable tenants at rentals of from 5s to 6s per week. These cottages were built some 30 years ago by Colonel Gardner’s uncle, who was member for the Borough, for the benefit of the poorer people in the neighbourhood so that they might be decently housed at a moderate rent. The houses were built in a quadrangle and were provided with a water supply. The landlord also had the refuse removed from the houses, and they were properly sewered as well as being provided with a certain number of lamps. … Major Poulton, the chief constable for the county, said that the County Authority was now erecting stables at Clewer at a cost of £499 to accommodate three mounted men to do duty through the Park between Windsor and Ascot. … Mr Humphrey observed that there were four authorities opposed to the Corporation’s proposal of extension, and he was there to support the opposition of the Parish Council and Parish Meeting. … Mr Stickland carefully examined the agreement made on 10 June, and it was peculiar that this never occurred to him before he advised his Council that it was a satisfactory scheme. Therefore that suggestion looked very like a hollow pretence. … As to the danger that might accrue to Windsor from Clewer, they had had two witnesses, Dr Casey and a gentleman connected with the Fire Brigade, who gave evidence in a rather irresponsible way. … Mr J. H. Strange, clerk to the Parish Council, produced the resolutions passed at the meetings of that authority and the Parish meeting … The Reverend A. T. C. Cowie, rector of Clewer, said he did not know how the people would live if the Borough was extended; there would simply be an end to everything. …. Mr W. Paget, churchwarden of Clewer, estimated that the churchyard would last another fifteen years. … Dr Goodridge said his experience was that in the matter of infectious disease Clewer compared very favourably with Windsor. … At one of the meetings of the Town Council, Councillor Reavell, one of the leading builders in the town, said he thought the incorporation of Clewer in the Borough would be more likely to retard than increase building, on account of the great rise in rates. … Mr Lovegrove: As representing the Board of Guardians I do not think it will be necessary for me to make any observations, because I understand that the division of the parish which the Guardians object to will not take place. … Sir Theodore Brinckman’s house was three miles from Windsor. His only mode of access was by a private road near 1¼ miles from the public road. The house was surrounded by park land and grounds and stands entirely alone. Clewer Park, which belonged to sir Daniel Gooch, had an acreage of about 180 acres, in addition to about 25 houses in Clewer and 14 in Dedworth, and a large portion of the land was solely agricultural. Clewer race course was held on a long lease by Messrs Frail. It comprised an island, and it would be almost impossible to drain it. … The whole of the evidence given on behalf of the Corporation was given either by members of the Town Council or by the officials of the Borough, exclusive of one, Dr Holderness, whose evidence was not favourable to the Town Council. … Mr Foster was of opinion that some part of this area ought to be in the Borough. …’
‘Eton Fire Brigade. On duty: Escape-Foreman F. E. Goddard and Fireman W. S. Fountain. Tuesday – Parade at the Fire Station for “Curricle” drill at 7 p.m. R. G. Dugdale, Chief Officer.’ ‘Eton Fire Brigade. The annual meeting of the Eton Fire Brigade was held on Friday evening at the Bridge House Hotel, when the majority of the members were present, together with Mr Ingalton Drake and Mr Cecil Howlett, members of the Eton Urban District Council. On the proposition of Mr Hasted, seconded by Mr Westoby, Mr Howlett was voted to the chair. The minutes of the last annual meeting having been past the following report was read by the Hon. Secretary (Mr W. G. Clarke):- “Gentlemen, I have pleasure in presenting my report for the past year:- Fires.- Called by telephone to the premises occupied by Messrs Butler and Bowden, drapers and general stores, High Street, Slough, comprising six shops and premises adjoining, on Thursday 1 January 1903. Call received at 4.30 p.m.; cause, ignition of goods in shop window of the drapery department by assistant in lighting up; contents and buildings insured in the Atlas Fire Office; damage, the entire block of buildings destroyed; estimated damage, about £18,000; manual engine and eighteen members present. – Called by inmates to the premises known as Baldwin’s End, Eton College, in the occupation of Mr R. S. Kindersley, being a dwelling-house and cottage adjoining, on Monday 1 June. Time of call, 4.5 a.m., premises alight from end to end; approximate time of outbreak 3.55 a.m.; cause, unknown; contents insured in Guardian Office, building insured in the County Fire Office; lives, first body discovered 4.45 a.m.; second body 6 a.m., life extinct; fire extinguished by hydrant supply, assisted by steamer from Windsor Fire Brigade and steamer from Slough Fire Brigade; members present, 14; damage, the entire building destroyed by fire, smoke and water; cottage adjoining slightly damaged by smoke. – Called by stranger to the premises occupied by Mr A. M. Goodhart, Eton College, on Sunday, 13 September; time of call, 2.30 p.m.; cause, over-heating of gas-stove in kitchen; extinguished by firemen with buckets; members present 2, damage, stove by fire, kitchen by smoke and water. – Called by inmates to the premises known as Gulliver’s, Eton College, occupied by Mr J. M. Dyer, on Friday 27 November; time of call, 4.55 p.m.; cause, unknown; extinguished by firemen with buckets and hand=pump; members present, 2; damage, room first floor, curtains and painted work, general damage by water; estimated damage, £2. – Called by strangers to the premises known as 86 High Street, Eton, in the occupation of Mr J. Wilcox, dairyman and greengrocer, on 22 December. Time of call, 7.47 a.m.; cause, sparks from fire; contents insured in County Fire Office, building in Norwich Union; extinguished by firemen with buckets; members present, 13; damage, kitchen on ground floor and contents severely damaged by fire, heat, smoke and water, rest of house slightly by smoke; estimated damage, £10. – Called from fire alarm box 52 to the premises occupied by Messrs Gane and Co., bootmakers, 125 High Street, Eton; cause, overheat of stove; insured contents, Norwich Union Fire Office; extinguished by firemen with buckets; members present, 5; damage, about 4 ft super of flooring and mantelpiece, and cutting away by same in back room first floor, rest of contents in room slightly by smoke; estimated damage, about £3. … Competitons. – National Fire Brigades Union, South Midland District. Annual district competition drills held at Luton on 24 June; the Brigade was represented in several drills, Escape-Foreman Goddard and Fireman Bennett being awarded second prize in the two-men drill, in which 19 brigades competed. – The annual competition drills of the Brigade were held as usual on Fellow’s Eyot, Eton College (by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows), and, notwithstanding a very wet afternoon, were witnessed by many interested ratepayers. Escape-Foreman Goddard won the one-man championship of the Brigade in 52 seconds, Fireman G. Bennett being second in 52 2/5 seconds. 20 August – Brighton Volunteer Fire Brigade annual drill competitions were held on 31 August at Preston Park. The Brigade was represented in the one-man, two-men, three-men and six-men drills. I regret that Fireman J. Webb suffered a severe accident on this occasion, and unfortunately the Brigade was unsuccessful in every event. … I wish to tender my best thanks to Mr A. A. Somerville, chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee, and to Mr Councillor Howlett for his untiring energy in the interest of the Fire Brigade, and his special journey to Liverpool and Blackpool to inspect appliances there, accompanied by Escape-Foreman Goddard, to whom I offer my best thanks; also to Hon. Secretary W. G. Clark for the ready help given on all occasions. Votes of thanks – to the honorary officers of the Brigade, the Reverend J. Shepherd, Dr E. Hale, Mr J. E. Gale, Mr F. Goddard, Mr H. B. Brown, the best thanks of the active members are gratefully tenders … the Governing Body of Eton College per their Bursar, Mr H. C. Holloway-Calthrop, for the munificent gift of the steam fire-engine and part fire-alarm system and fire-escape for use by members of the Brigade … R. G. Dugdale, Chief Officer.” This report was agreed to on the proposition of Mr Plumridge, seconded by Mr Halliday senior. Mr Hetherington asked if the Gamewell system was fully installed, as he thought some members were still not on the system. … There was a contest for the Chief Officership. Mr Bennett proposed, and Mr Halliday seconded, the re-appointment of Mr Dugdale, while Mr Westoby proposed Mr F. E. Goddard, and this was seconded by Mr F. Husted. … Mr Bennett junior championed the cause of their former captain with considerable warmth … Mr Goddard [said] he had felt the unpleasantness of being deemed an undesirable member for holding the escape-foremanship on account of his living out of Eton, although he spent most of the day in the town … He objected to being stabbed in the back, and if any member had anything to say against him let it be said to his face. … Mr Hetherinton thought that as escape-foreman Mr Goddard was the right man in the right place … [Mr Dugdale was re-elected] … The other appointments were:- Foreman, Mr Hetherington; engineer, Mr W. W. B. Hill; escape-foreman, Mr F. E. Goddard; sub-engineer, Mr Bettridge; committee, Messrs Plumridge, Fountain, Goddard, Hill, and Bettridge, while the latter was asked to again take up the duties of canteen steward. … On the proposition of Mr Baker, seconded by Mr Hollyer, a vote of thanks was heartily accorded to Mr Ingalton Drake …’
12 June 1951: Muriel Gale, artist, Royal Festival Hall
15 April 1953: County court judgment against John Henry Gale, Rhyswg Ganol Farm, Abercarn, farmer, and Ronald Hoskins, Rhyswg Fach, Cwmcarn (against plaintiff)
23 December 1964: Notice of marriage between Thomas Allan Gale, 18, bachelor, coalhewer, 30 Bryncelyn Avenue, Nelson, and Pamela Alexandra Watkins, 16, spinster, 28 School Street, Llanbradach: intended to be solemnized at East Glamorgan Register Office.