Her father Captain Thomas Galilee and his brother Samuel (also a master mariner) are examples (as in the story of Captain Thomas King, merchant of Wapping of the link between Whitby and the River Thames.
Jane and her five sisters were all born in Rotherhithe, where Jane was christened at St Mary's, Rotherhithe on 4 April 1784 at the age of one.
Captain Thomas Galilee (1744-97) was the son of John Galilee and Mary Campion of the parish of Hinderwell, on the coast north of Whitby:
John Galilee married Mary Campion at Hinderwell in 1741.
Their children wereA note, written by a much later hand (possibly Capt Galilee’s granddaughter Miss Margaret Langborne 1825-1910) on the inside back cover of Thomas Atkinson's Whaling Journal was very useful in confirming that this was the family of Captain Thomas Galilee. It states:
• Jane Galilee, bap 8 Oct 1742
• Thomas Galilee, bap 27 Feb 1744
• John Galilee, bap 29 Sep 1747
• Robert Galilee, bap 20 Sep 1750
• Mary Galilee, bap 17 May 1753
• Samuel Galilee, bap 9 Dec 1755
• Hannah Galilee, bap 26 Oct 1758
• Margaret Galilee, bap 23 Jul 1761
• “female” (?Henrietta) Galilee, bap 2 Sep 1763
"Robert lived at Staithes and Jack at Sunderland both I believe also [drank?] like fishes as was the correct thing in those days for sailors.[The word in square brackets is fairly illegible, but I’m afraid it does look very like “drank”!]
Aunts Potter and Chilton were sisters"
Captain Thomas Galilee (1744-97), son of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Thomas Galilee married Jane Atkinson (17?-1817) in June 1775.
The Newcastle Courant of Saturday 17 June 1775 records:
“Last week at St Mary’s Church, Rotherhithe, London, Capt Thomas Galilee of Whitby, to Miss Atkinson of Kirkleatham”Thomas’s Will shows that they had six daughters (only Jane’s baptism has been found), and answers to censuses show that they were all born in Rotherhithe:
- Mary Galilee, born ca 1779, married George Richmond, master mariner. Their daughter:
- Jane Richmond, born c1812
- George Richmond, born 10 Mar 1817, bap 11 Apr 1817 at St George in the East, Middlesex. He became a newspaper reporter, married and lived in Lewes, Sussex
1851 Census: Trinity Almshouse, Greenwich: George Richmond (72) late master mariner, b Sunderland, his wife Mary (72), and daughter Jane (39), b Wapping
1871 Census: St Andrews Lane, Lewes: George Richmond (53)b St George in the East and his wife Maria (34) b St Clement Danes, 5 daughters and 3 sons all b Lewes, and George’s sister Jane Richmond (58) living on dividends, b Wapping
- Elizabeth Galilee, born ca 1781, married William Williamson. Their children:
- William Williamson, born c1810
- Emma Williamson, born 1817
- Harriet Williamson, born 1820.
1851 Census: Baxtergate, Whitby: William Williamson (41) (unmarried) chemist & druggist, b Rotherhithe, his mother Elizabeth (70), and unmarried sisters Emma (34) and Harriet (31), both b Stepney.
1881 Census: 8 Park Terrace, Whitby: William Williamson (71) retired chemist b Rotherhithe and sisters Emma (64) and Harriet (61) (all unmarried)
- Harriet Galilee, born ca 1782, remained unmarried, d in Cambridgeshire in 1862
- Jane Galilee, bap 4 Apr 1784 aged 1 at St Mary, Rotherhithe, married George Langborne of Whitby (1773-1832) Their children:
- Jane Langborne (1812-58)
- Nathaniel Langborne (1814-43)
- Ann Langborne (1817-49), married John Buchannan (1810-91)
- Mary Langborne (1819-84)
- Harriet Langborne (1821-89)
- Margaret Langborne (1825-1910)
- Eliza Langborne (1826-66)
- Georgiana Langborne (1829-1903)
- Margaret Galilee, born ca 1785, remained unmarried, d Cambridgeshire in 1880, aged 94
- Henrietta Galilee, born ca 1787, remained unmarried, d after 1851
"good friends the Revd William Atkinson Fellow of Catharine Hall Cambridge [brother-in-law], Edward Sage, William Rawdon and Isaac Atkinson [brother-in-law] of Cheapside London wholesale Linen Drapers & Copartners, and my brother Samuel Galilee of Red Lion Street in the parish of St John of Wapping, Middlesex, Master Mariner"He provided for his widow Jane and their six daughters (all then under 21 – Jane was aged about 14 at her father's death). Mrs Galilee took out Letters of Administration with the Will annexed, the men named as Executors having renounced probate.
His wife Jane moved with her three unmarried daughters to live in a cottage near the home of her brother the Revd William Atkinson, at Stapleford, near Cambridge.
After Jane’s death in 1817, her daughters remained there. Harriet was her uncle William’s housekeeper, and on his death in 1830 she was entitled under his Will to remain in his house for as long as she wished, with all reasonable housekeeping expenses and the wages for one maid paid. The 1851 Census finds the three sisters, then aged 68, 65 and 63 living on the London Road, Stapleford. After Harriet’s death in 1862, Margaret and Henrietta continued to live in Stapleford.
John Galilee (1747-), son of John Galilee & Mary Campion
John Galilee married Ann Garbutt at Hinderwell on 13 Jun 1779. They had two children:
- Ann Galilee, born 15 Jun 1780, bap 15 Jun 1780 at Hinderwell
- John Galilee, born 2 Mar 1782, bap 3 Mar 1782 at Lythe
Robert Galilee (1750-), son of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Robert Galilee married Everel Weatherill on 6 Mar 1785 at Easington. Information on this family comes from the IGI and Richard Weatherill's family tree.
Robert was a shipowner, sailor and farmer near Staithes.
They had ten children:
- Robert Galilee, born 1 Nov 1786, bap 4 Nov 1786, buried 6 May 1796
- James Galilee, bap 15 Jul 1788, buried 16 Feb 1789
- Maria Galilee, born 15 Nov 1789, bap 16 Nov 1789, married Dr Appleby of Ripon [Richard Weatherill’s family tree]
- Jane Galilee, born 4 Sep 1791, bap 5 Sep 1791, buried 16 Mar 1792
- Averil Galilee, born 5 Dec 1793, bap 6 Dec 1793
- Lucy Galilee, born 21 Jun 1795, bap 23 Jun 1795, buried 28 Apr 1796
- Samuel Galilee, born 7 Dec 1796, bap 8 Dec 1796, married his cousin Hannah Weatherill [Richard Weatherill’s family tree]
- Robert Campion Galilee, born 23 Sep 1798, bap 25 Sep 1798
- John Galilee, born 18 Jun 1800, bap 19 Jun 1800
- William Galilee, born 15 Nov 1803, bap 16 Nov 1803, married Elizabeth Verrill [Richard Weatherill’s family tree]
Samuel Galilee (1755-), son of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Samuel was one of the executors of the 1793 Will of his brother Thomas: “my brother Samuel Galilee of Red Lion Street in the parish of St John of Wapping, Middlesex, Master Mariner"
He was also executor of the 1806 Will of his friend Thomas Potts, merchant of the Belize River mouth in Honduras.
Hannah Galilee ( 1758-), daughter of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Hannah Galilee married William Weatherill on 24 Mar 1782 at Hinderwell.
They lived in Hinderwell where William was a farmer and merchant, and churchwarden in 1827. They had eight children:
- James Weatherill, born 15 Aug 1783, bap 16 Aug 1783, bur 16 Nov 1787
- Mary Weatherill, born 7 Aug 1785, bap 9 Aug 1785, “died at about 20 years old”
- Hannah Weatherill, bap 2 Aug 1788, married her cousin Samuel Galilee. She died 2 Nov 1856 and is buried in Hinderwell churchyard beside her husband
- Jane Weatherill, born 24 Sep 1790, bap 26 Sep 1790. Miss Jane Weatherill was the governess of John Buchannan's children, they called her Ebbie.
- William Weatherill, born 31 Aug 1792, bap 3 Sep 1792, bur 12 Sep 1793
- Margaret Weatherill, born 23 Nov 1794, bap 26 Nov 1794. Died unmarried
- Hannah Weatherill, born 22 Jun 1798, bap 24 Jun 1798
- Ann Weatherill, born 12 May 1800, bap 13 May 1800
Margaret Galilee (1761-), daughter of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Margaret Galilee married Harrison Chilton on 20 Nov 1785 in Hinderwell. They had eleven children:
- Henrietta Chilton, born 23 Aug 1786, bap 24 Aug 1786, Hinderwell
- Isabella Chilton, born 25 Mar 1789, bap 26 Mar 1789, Hinderwell
- Mary Chilton, born 7 Nov 1790, bap 9 Nov 1790, Hinderwell
- Margaret Chilton, born 13 Sep 1792, bap 14 Sep 1792, Hinderwell
- Harrison Chilton, born 19 Nov 1794, bap 12 Dec 1794, Whitby
- Hannah Chilton, born 7 Feb 1797, bap 6 Mar 1797, Whitby
- Thomas Chilton, born 15 Aug 1798, bap 10 Sep 1798, Whitby
- Samuel Chilton, born Dec 1800, bap 18 Dec 1800, Whitby
- Jane Chilton, born 14 Aug 1802, bap 14 Sep 1802, Whitby
- Isabel Chilton, born 22 Dec 1805, bap 17 Jan 1806, Whitby
- Eliza Ann Chilton, born 11 Mar 1808, bap 7 Apr 1808, Whitby
1841 Census: Union Place, Whitby: Harrison Chilton (45) ship owner and family, including Eliza Chilton (30) independent
Henrietta Galilee ( ?1763-), daughter of John Galilee & Mary Campion
Henrietta married Thomas Potter on 27 Jan 1788 in Hinderwell. They lived in Sunderland. They had seven children:
- John Potter, born 4 Nov 1788, bap 4 Jan 1789
- Robert Potter, born 31 Jan 1790, bap 6 Jun 1790
- Elizabeth Potter, born 3 Oct 1791, bap 6 Jun 1792
- Thomas Potter, bap 27 Apr 1795
- Samuel Potter, born 6 Jul 1797, bap 17 Sep 1797, buried 15 Sep 1798
- Henry Potter, born 3 Jun 1802, bap 13 May 1803, Sunderland
- Mary Potter, born 9 May 1805, bap 28 Sep 1805, Sunderland, died 13 May 1810
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