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Henry Gage

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 29, 1808 (46)
Arlington, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Gen. Thomas Gage, CIC, North America and Margaret Kemble Gage
Husband of Susannah Maria Gage
Father of Henry Hall Gage, 4th Viscount Gage of Castle Island and Thomas William Gage
Brother of John Gage; Louisa Elizabeth Gage; Charlotte Margaret Ogle; William Hall Gage, Sir; Emily Bertie and 1 other
Half brother of Hannah Lambert

Occupation: Major General in British Army & 3rd Viscount Gage in the Peerage of Ireland. For more info see Wikipedia
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About Maj. Gen. Henry Gage, 3rd Viscount,_3rd_Viscount_Gage

Henry Gage, 3rd Viscount Gage (4 March 1761 – 29 January 1808) was a British Army officer.

Henry was the eldest son of General Thomas Gage, military leader of British Forces at the beginning of the American Revolution. He was elected Member of Parliament for Warwick from 1790, then inherited the title Viscount Gage in the Peerage of Ireland and Baron Gage in the Peerage of Great Britain from his uncle, William Gage on 11 October 1791. In 1789 he married his cousin, Susanna Maria. He served as a Major General in the British Army.

Through his wife, Gage inherited a large part of the American estate of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Warren (Warren was Susanna's grandfather). The historic letters and documents from this inheritance were later donated to the Sussex Archaeological Society of Lewes.


Within the next ten years Westbury had been purchased by Admiral Sir Peter Warren, K.B., (fn. 93) an Irishman by birth. He obtained his commission as a lieutenant in 1722, and from that time his promotion was rapid. He aided the New England colonies in the war with France, and in 1745, with General Pepperell, captured Louisbourg, as a reward for which he was made rear-admiral of the Blue. After the capitulation of Louisbourg Warren captured three French ships valued at £1,000,000, and from his share of the spoils of war realized a large fortune. In 1747 he won a great naval victory off Cape Finisterre, and for his gallantry on this occasion was made Knight of the Bath. On his retirement from active service in 1748 he received many civic honours, being elected M.P. for Westminster in 1750. He died of a violent fever in 1752 while at Dublin, whither he had gone to purchase estates. In 1735 he had married Susanna daughter of Stephen de Lancey, a wealthy citizen of New York, and by her he left three daughters and co-heirs—Anne, who married Lieut.-General Hon. Charles Fitzroy, first Lord Southampton, in 1758; Susanna, who married in 1767 Lieut.-General William Skinner; and Charlotte, who married Willoughby Bertie, fourth earl of Abingdon, in 1768. (fn. 94) The manor was at first divided among the three sisters, but in 1772 Charles Fitzroy and Anne and Willoughby, Earl of Abingdon, and Charlotte gave up their moieties to Lieut.-General Skinner and Susanna, (fn. 95) whose daughter and heir 'Susanna Maria married her first cousin Major-General Henry, third Viscount Gage, in 1789'. Their son Henry, fourth Viscount Gage (1808–77), sold the manor to Mr. John Delawar Lewis, from whom it has descended to Colonel Le Roy-Lewis, the present owner.

From: 'Parishes: East Meon', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 3 (1908), pp. 64-75. URL: clark rout Date accessed: 25 December 2008.


Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire. London : Harrison 1869. page 471

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Maj. Gen. Henry Gage, 3rd Viscount's Timeline

March 4, 1761
London, England, United Kingdom
December 14, 1791
Age 30
Worcester, Worcestershire, England
August 4, 1796
Age 35
London, England
January 29, 1808
Age 46
Arlington, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom