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Margaret Gage (Shelley)

Birthplace: Mitchelgrove, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Bentley, Sussex, England
Place of Burial: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Shelley and Mary Shelley
Wife of Edward Gage, Esq., of Bentley
Mother of Mary Crispe; Dorothy Alcock; Margaret Smyth; Mildred Belson; Philippa Bendlowes and 1 other
Sister of Sir William Shelley; Eleonor Shelley; Richard Shelley; Anne Shelley; John Shelley and 5 others

Managed by: James Frederick Pultz
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About Margaret Gage

Margaret Shelley

  • Birth: 1535  Mitchelgrove, Sussex, England
  • Parents: John Shelley (1506 - 1550) & Mary FitzWilliam
  • Husband: Edward Gage married Circa 1549  of Bently, Sussex, England


From The Gages of Bentley, Framfield, Sussex:

Edward Gage, his [James Gage & Jone Delves] heir, married Margaret, daughter of John (not William) Shelley, of Michelgrove (cf. 10 S. W. '56). There is an odd divergence in the published accounts of their monument in Framfield Church, and perhaps some Sussex reader 'of N. &. will give a full description of it. According to the Rev. H. R. Hoe-re (Sussex Arch. Coll., iv. 296—7), “ behind him are three sons, behind her five daughters, above are their names.” On the other hand, the Rev. E. Turner says (ibid., xxiii. 159) that the brass has “ the figures of a man_and a woman and of their six children upon it ” ; and that the first half of the inscription runs :—

" the body of Edward Gage, Esq', and Margaret his wife (daughter of Sir [sic] John Shelley, of Michelgrove). who had three sons and seven daughters, and died Anno Domini 1595."

The three sons and one of the daughters appear to have predeceased their father. The six surviving daughters, together With their mother, are given in the pedigree Harl. Soc. Publ., liii. 9, to their father’s cousin John, eldest son of Sir Edward Gage, K.B., of Firle; and in Ga e’s ‘ Hengrave ’ (p. 237) and in Burke’s Peerage’ their mother is represented as wife of the said Sir Edward’s fifth son Edward, and mother of his children John and Elizabeth. Brother Foley (‘ Records S.J.,’ v. 78) supposes the tomb to be that of Edward Gage of Firle !

Of the six surviving daughters,

  • (1) Mary married John Crispe, of Ore, Sussex.
  • (2)1 Dorothy, whose name also occurs as Ruth, married Thomas Alcock (whom Be , ‘ Sussex Genealogies,’ 294, calls Alwick), of Rampton, Cambs, who in April, 1593, had been about 32 weeks in the Marshalsea for recusancy (Strype, ‘ Ann.,’ iv. 258).
  • (3) Margaret married George Smyth, of the Bishopric of Durham.
  • (4) Mildred married Augustine Belson, of Stokenchurch, Oxon, a recusant (‘Cal. S. P. Dom., 1598—1601,’ p. 524), and surviving him died in 1624, aged 49, and was buried at Clapham, Sussex, (Cartwright, ‘ Sussex,’ ii. 85). * (5) Philippa married Andrew Bendlowes, of Essex, also a recusant (‘ Cal. S. P.,’ 100. cit.)
  • (6) Elizabeth married Anthony Skinner, of Rowing~ ton, Warwickshire, who received licence to go beyond the seas with his family on 12 Aug.. 1606 (‘Cal. S. P. Dom. Add, 1580—1625,’ p. 486).


last updated April 2015

Not to be confused with wife of Edward Gage of Firle.

"Sir William Shelley, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas & Alice Belknap had 7 sons (including John; Sir Richard; Sir Edward; Thomas; & Sir James) and 7 (sic: 6) daughters (including Katherine, wife of Henry Browne, Esq; Elizabeth, wife of Sir Roger Copley; Frances; ..,)

> "& Margaret, wife of Edward Gage)." This is incorrect; there's a source misprint.  The Margaret Shelley who married Edward Gage was the daughter of JOHN Shelley of Michelgrave.


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Margaret Gage's Timeline

Mitchelgrove, Sussex, England
Age 14
Bentley, Sussex, England
Age 15
Sussex, England
Age 39
April 15, 1949
Age 414
April 22, 1949
Age 414
April 26, 1949
Age 414
June 21, 1949
Age 414
February 19, 1953
Age 418
September 13, 1968
Age 433