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Postby coopernicola » Mon May 15, 2017 3:49 pm

No problem.
With the new surname this marriage looks good:
Edgar GALE & Harriett WALKER Dec quarter 1907 Elham 2a - Elham is in Kent. Note Harriett with 2 t's.
If we suppose that Egdar was also born in Monmouthshire - 1911 census suggests this - then I think it may be worth you getting a short subscription to FMP, this will let you explore:
1. Marriage ?at St Leonard, Hythe, Kent - the banns are on FMP I've not been able to find actual marriage
2. Edgar's probable baptism 1878 Trostery, Monmouthshire baptism Image
3. Maybe Army records too: RA Attestation for an Edgar Gale; British Army Service record 1915-19; plus four Boer War records for E Gale
N.B. If you check the new GRO for births there is an Edgar 1878 with mother's maiden name POWELL. Dec quarter, Pontypool 11a 158. For the money I would not bother with this certificate if the above baptism is your Edgar. It may be useful to track back to the next generation if there is insufficient detail on baptism record.
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Bit more help please.

Postby coopernicola » Wed May 17, 2017 4:09 pm

I've hunted around and found some more information which may be of use:
Thomas GALE b1775 Cliffe Pypard, Wiltshire married (1796 in Chippenham) Ann UNCLES b1774 Sutton Benger, Wiltshire
Their son Isaac GALES 1799-1877 Tormarten married (1827) Sarah HALL b1800 Tormarton, Gloucestershire.
Their son Jacob GALE b1840 Tormarton - d1892 Bettws Newydd married (1860) Elizabeth Emma POWELL b1840 Sibland, Gloucestershire d1920 Bettws Newydd, Monmouthshire.
FreeBMD: Jacob GALE m Elizabeth POWELL Jun quarter 1860 Abergavenny 11a 145
New GRO Birth Index: Elizabeth Emma POWELL b 1840 J quarter 11 453 Thornbury Workhouse, Gloucestershire - Mother's Maiden Name: BALL
On Ancestry there are some burial registers (came up when I searched for Edgar GALE b1878 Monmouthshire + selected Scotland only!?):
Edgar GALE, Retired Sgt Major HM Forces; age 75y 1878-1953; died Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone. Buried 12 Sep 1953. Burial site Horn St Burial Ground (Hythe), grave number: EB505
Undertakers: Vant & Clayson.
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