George Gale, Lord Mayor of York

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George Gale, M.P.

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Akeham Grange, York, Yorkshire, England
Death: July 7, 1556 (59)
York, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver Gale, of Thirntoft and Ellen Gale
Husband of Mary Gale
Father of Robert Gale; Thomas Gale; Ursula Mallory; Anne Gale; Isabelle Gale and 3 others
Brother of James Gale, Sr.,

Occupation: Lord Mayor of York
Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About George Gale, Lord Mayor of York

SOURCE: The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982

Offices Held: Member, Corpus Christi guild, York 1511, under treasurer, royal mint c.1527, 1545-54, alderman 1529-d., sheriff 1530-1, mayor 1534-5, 1549-50, brother, St. Thomas’s hospital 1522-d., warden 1552-3.4

Gale made his will on 11 June 1556. Among his charitable bequests were £8 to the York poor to pray for his soul, an order to his wife to pay them £4 a year, and £7 to mend local highways. Besides much city property, he left lands in Catton, Escrick, Hunburton and Wilberfoss, leases of Acomb Grange, and Acomb with Holgate, Lilling, and the tithes of Newton and Wilberfoss. His wife and two sons were named executors, and three of his brethren supervisors, aldermen John North and Robert Hall II, and recorder William Tancred. Gale died in the following month, on either 10 or 20 July, and contrary to his expressed wish he was buried in the Minster, where an epitaph to him, his wife and son was afterwards placed, markedly Catholic in tone.


George Gale was the Lord Mayor of York.

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George Gale, Lord Mayor of York's Timeline

1497
1497
Akeham Grange, York, Yorkshire, England
1526
1526
Age 29
Yorkshire, England
1529
1529
Age 32
Yorkshire, England
1529
Age 32
Yorkshire, England
1530
1530
Age 33
York, Yorkshire, England
1535
1535
Age 38
York, Yorkshire, England
1537
1537
Age 40
York, Yorkshire, England
1540
1540
Age 43
York, Yorkshire, England
1556
July 7, 1556
Age 59
York, Yorkshire, England