Authorised form of nameGale; Roger (1672 - 1744)
Dates1672 - 1744
Place of birthImpington, Cambridgeshire, England
Date of birth1672
Place of deathScruton, Yorkshire
Date of death25 June 1744
Dates and placesBurial:
Scruton, Yorkshire
Research fieldAntiquities
St Paul's School; Trinity College, Cambridge; BA (1694/5), MA (1698); Incorporated at Oxford (1699)
Fellow of Trinity (1697); MP for Northallerton, Yorkshire (1705-1713); Commissioner of Stamp Duties (1714-1715); Commissioner of Excise (1715-1735); left manuscripts to Trinity College and his collection of coins to Cambridge University Library
FSA; Spalding Society; Brasenose Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election28/03/1717
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Treas 1728-1736; VP 1728-; Council 1718, 1720, 1722, 1724, 1726-1730
RelationshipsSon of Dr Thomas Gale, Dean of York (FRS 1677) and his wife, Barbara, daughter of Thomas Pepys; married Henrietta, daughter of Henry Raper, Esq; brother-in-law of William Stukeley (FRS 1718)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB;Venn; Thomas
'Gentleman's Magazine' 1744, p394
St Paul's School has birth date of 1675. Proposed by Robert Balle
Royal Society codeNA2848
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/S2/66William Stukeley, dated at Stamford, to Roger Gale5 May 1733
RBO/11/99'Account of a Roman Inscription found at Chichester' by Roger Gale31 October 1723
RBO/17/15'An account of a pretended Shower of Wheat' in a letter from William Stukeley to Roger Gale1732
CLP/16/43Account of a Roman inscription found at Chichester by Roger Gale31 October 1723
LBO/24/23Copy letter from Roger Gale, Scruton near Bedale in Yorkshire, to the President 6 November 1737
CLP/8ii/74Paper, account of observations of the late solar eclipse made at Edinburgh on 18 February 1737 by Sir John Clerk[1737]
L&P/1/346Letter, 'Concerning the germination of melon seeds 33 years old; and, of a skeleton of a man found with stag's horns near Bakewell' from Roger Gale to Peter Collinson1745
CLP/22ii/47Paper, Account of an extract of John Clerk's dissertation 'De Stylis Veterum et diversis Chartarum generibus [Concerning the pen of the ancients and the diverse origins of paper]' by Roger Gale1731
RBO/16/43Account of some curiosities from Cumberland by Sir John Clark, one of the Barons of his Majesty's Exchequer in Scotland, to Roger Gale 1731
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