Hugh Gaine (1726 - 1807)

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Birthplace: Belfast, UK
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Occupation: Editior of the Mercury, New York City
Managed by: John Ringwalt
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About Hugh Gaine

Hugh Gaine was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1726, and learned his trade there in the office of James Macgee. At the expiration of his apprenticeship he emigrated to New York, where he found employment with James Parker. In 1752 Gaine opened a printing-house of his own, and on August 3 of that year began the publication of The New-York Weekly Mercury, and continued the paper under that title until 1770, when he changed it to The New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury.

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Hugh Gaine's Timeline

1726
1726
Belfast, UK
1759
October 23, 1759
Age 33
New York, New York, NY, USA
1761
1761
Age 35
1769
September 5, 1769
Age 43
New York, New York, NY, USA
1770
March 15, 1770
Age 44
1807
April 25, 1807
Age 81
New York, NY, USA
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