Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Gayler (or Galer)

The first person with this surname in my tree is Elizabeth Gayler (Galer).

1 Lois Whimpey

2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009)
3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990)

6 Wilfred Palmer Marr (1892-1955)
7 Edith Meriden Docwra (1904-1948)

14 Harry Docwra (1866-1934)
15 Emily Alice Oliver (1877-1925)

28 Alfred Docwra (1824-1903)
29 Mary Scott (1830-1885)

56 Tempest Sell (1787-1861)
57 Jane Docwra (1800-1840)

112 Simeon Sell (1753-1823)
113 Edith Leete (1765-1798)

226 Simeon Leete (1740-1807)
227 Elizabeth Fossey (1746-aft 1807)

452 Simeon Leete (1697-1777)
453 Mary Warren (1702-1779)

904 Simeon Leete (bet 1664 and 1667 – 1723)
905 Elizabeth Gayler (1677-1746)

Elizabeth was christened 15 July 1676 in Great Eversden, Cambridgeshire, England.  Her parents were Richard Gayler (Galer) and Anne Campion.  Elizabeth married Simeon Leete on 16 October 1694 at Great Eversden.   Elizabeth and Simeon had 8 children:

  • Robert born between 1694 and 1702, married Honour Hawks 2 October 1721 at Great Eversen
  • Simeon born between 1694 and 1702, married Mary Warren and moved to Guilden Morden
  • Ann born between 1694 and 1702, died 20 Nov 1704, buried 22 November 1704 at Little Eversden
  • John christened 13 Feb 1703 at Little Eversden, died 18 Nov 1804, buried 22 November 1804 at Little Eversden
  • Ann christened 18 November 1705 at Little Eversden. There is a burial on 22 Aug 1709 at Little Eversden that may be for this Ann.
  • John born 23 April 1708 at Little Eversden
  • Thomas born 27 November 1710 at Little Eversden. There is a burial on 27 April 1713 at Little Eversden that may be for this Thomas.
  • Samuell born 24 August 1712 at Little Eversden
  • Thomas born 18 Jun 1714 and christened 12 July 1714 at Little Eversden. There is a burial on 25 April 1718 at Little Eversden that may be for this Thomas

Richard Gayler (Galer) and Anne Campion were married 12 September 1676 at Great Eversden.  Richard was listed as being “otp (of this parish”, while Anne was listed as “of Potton, Bedfordshire”.    Richard was buried 17 October 1719 at Guilden Morden, while Anne was buried 1 March 1709.  As well as Elizabeth, they had 3 sons:

  • Richard christened 22 Feb 1679 at Great Eversden. Richard was buried 16 November 1710 at Little Eversden.  He was listed as being “of Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire”.  No marriage entry has been found yet, but his wife’s name appears to have been Ann, as there are 3 children born to a Richard and Ann Galer (Gayler) in Dry Drayton between 1705 and 1711.
  • Thomas christened 18 Mar 1681 at Great Eversden. Thomas was buried 10 April 1729 at Great Eversden.  No marriage has yet been found for Thomas.
  • John christened 14 Apr 1687 at Great Eversden. I haven’t yet found out what happened to John.

Although the marriage record for Richard and Anne shows Richard was of the parish of Great Eversden, no Galer/Gaylers have been found in Great or Little Eversden prior to his marriage to Anne.  Since it is not yet known where he came from, I haven’t been able to trace this family back any further than Richard.

 

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