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Gage, Viscount (I, 1720)

 

Creation: let. pat. 14 Sep 1720

 

Family name: Gage

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Arms:

Quarterly: 1st and 4th, Per saltire Argent and Azure a Saltire Gules (Gage); 2nd and 3rd,  Azure a Sun in Splendour Or (St Clere)

Crest:

A Ram statant Argent armed and unguled Or

Supporters:

On either side a Greyhound of a light brown colour proper gorged with a Plain Collar adorned on its upper edge with Fleurs-de-lis Or

Motto:

Courage Sans Peur (Courage without fear)

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Thomas [Gage], 1st Viscount Gage

1st son of Joseph Gage, of Sherborne Castle, co. Oxford (by his wife Elizabeth Penruddock, dau. and eventual hrss. of Sir George Penruddock, of Hale, co. Hampshire), 4th son of Sir Thomas Gage, 2nd Bt., of Firle, co. Sussex

born

mar. (1)

c. 1717 Benedicta Maria Theresa Hall (d. 25 Jul 1749; bur. at Newland, co. Gloucester), only dau. and hrss. of Henry Benedict Hall, of High Meadow, co. Gloucester, by his wife Frances Fortescue, 1st dau. of Sir John Fortescue, 2nd Bt., of Salden, co. Buckingham (by his first wife Hon Margaret Arundell, 5th dau. by his second wife of Thomas [Arundell], 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour), 1st son and heir of Sir John Fortescue, 1st Bt., of Salden, co. Buckingham, by his wife and second cousin Frances Stanley, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Edward Stanley KB, of Eynsham, co. Oxford, and Tong Castle, co. Shropshire (by his wife Lady Lucy Percy, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Blessed Thomas [Percy], 1st Earl of Northumberland), only son and heir of Sir Thomas Stanley, of Winwick, co. Lancaster (by his wife Margaret Vernon, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir George Vernon, of Haddon Hall, co. Derby), 2nd son by his first wife of Edward [Stanley], 3rd Earl of Derby

children by first wife

1. Hon William Hall Gage, later 2nd Viscount Gage

2. General Hon Thomas Gage, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America (d. 2 Apr 1787), mar. 8 Dec 1758 Margaret Kemble (d. 9 Feb 1824), dau. of Peter Kemble, President of the Council of New Jersey, by his wife Margaret Van Cortlandt, dau. of Rt Hon Stephen Van Cortlandt, and had issue:

1a. Henry Gage, later 3rd Viscount Gage

2a. John Gage, of Rogate, co. Hampshire (b. 23 Dec 1767; d. 24 Dec 1846), mar. 20 May 1793 Mary Milbanke (d. 9 Nov 1846), only dau. of John Milbanke (by his wife Lady Mary Watson-Wentworth, sister and cohrss. of Charles [Watson-Wentworth], 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, and 2nd dau. of Thomas [Watson-Wentworth], 1st Marquess of Rockingham), 4th son by his second wife of Sir Ralph Milbanke, 4th Bt., of Halnaby Hall, co. York, and had issue

3a. Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Hall Gage GCB GCH, a Lord of the Admiralty (b. 2 Oct 1777; d. 5 Jan 1864)

1a. Maria Theresa Gage (d. 21 Apr 1832), mar. 2 Mar 1792 Sir James Craufurd later Gregan-Craufurd, 2nd Bt., and had issue

2a. Louisa Elizabeth Gage (d. 21 Jan 1832), mar. 13 Feb 1794 Sir James Henry Blake, 3rd Bt., of Langham, co. Suffolk, and had issue

3a. Harriet Gage (d. 1835)

4a. Charlotte Margaret Gage (d. Sep 1814), mar. 22 Apr 1802 as his first wife Admiral Sir Charles Ogle, 2nd Bt., and had issue

5a. Emily Gage (d. 28 Aug 1838), mar. 27 Aug 1807 as his first wife Montagu [Bertie], 5th Earl of Abingdon, and had issue

1. Hon Theresa Gage (dsp. 1775), mar. George Tasburgh, of Bodney, co. Norfolk

mar. (2)

26 Dec 1750 Jane Bond (widow of Henry Jermyn Bond, of Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk;  d. 8 Oct 1757), dau. of ..... Godfrey

died

21 Dec 1754 (bur. at Firle, co. Sussex)

created

14 Sep 1720 Baron Gage, of Castlebar in the County of Mayo, and Viscount Gage, of Castle Island in the County of Kerry

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Minehead 1717 and for Tewkesbury 1721-54; FRS 1728; Verderer of the Forest of Dean; suc. his cousin 23 Apr 1744 as 8th Baronet; Master of the Household to the Prince of Wales 1747-51

 

William Hall [Gage], 2nd Viscount Gage

born

1 Jan 1718

mar.

3 Feb 1757 Elizabeth Gideon (d. 1 Jul 1783; bur. at Firle, co. Sussex), sister of Sampson [Gideon], 1st Baron Eardley, and yst. dau. of Sampson Gideon, of Stepney, co. Middlesex, by his wife Jane, dau. of Charles Ermell

died

11 Oct 1791 (bur. at Firle, co. Sussex)

created

17 Oct 1780 Baron Gage, of Firle in the County of Sussex

1 Nov 1790 Baron Gage, of High Meadow in the County of Gloucester, with a special remainder in default of male issue to his nephew and heir presumptive, Maj Gen Henry Gage

suc. by

nephew

note

Equerry to the Prince of Wales 1742; Member of Parliament for Seaford 1744-47 and 1754-80; Paymaster of Pensions 1755-63 and 1765-82; on his death the 1780 Barony of Gage became extinct

 

Henry [Gage], 3rd Viscount Gage

born

4 Mar 1761

mar.

12 Jan 1789 his second cousin Susannah Maria Skinner (d. 9 Apr 1821; bur. at Firle, co. Sussex), only dau. and hrss. of Lt Gen William Skinner (by his wife Susanna Warren, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of Vice Admiral of the Red Sir Peter Warren KB MP, of Westbury, co. Hampshire (by his wife Susannah Delancey, sister of James Delancey, Lieut Governor of New York), yst. son of Michael Warren, of Warrenstown, co. Meath, by his wife Catherine Plunkett, widow of Sir Nicholas Plunkett and dau. of Sir Christopher Aylmer, 1st Bt., of Balrath, co. Meath), son of Rev William Skinner, Rector of St Peter's Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, by his wife Elizabeth Van Cortlandt, dau. of Rt Hon Stephen Van Cortlandt

children

1. Hon Henry Hall Gage, later 4th Viscount Gage

2. Hon Thomas William Gage, of Westbury, co. Hampshire (b. 4 Aug 1796; d. 26 Jan 1855), mar. 12 Jun 1824 Arabella Cecil St Quintin (d. 25 Feb 1840), 2nd dau. of William Thomas Darby later St Quintin, of Scampston Hall, co. York (by his wife Arabella Bridget Calcraft, dau. of Gen Thomas Calcraft), 1st son of Vice Admiral George Darby, of Newtown, co. Hampshire, by his wife Mary St Quintin, sister and hrss. in her issue of Sir William St Quintin, 5th Bt., of Harpham and Scampston, co. York, and only dau. of Sir William St Quintin, 4th Bt. MP, of Harpham and Scampston, co. York, and had issue

died

29 Jan 1808 (bur. at Firle, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son

note

served in the Army: Capt 26th Regiment of Foot, Maj 93rd Regiment of Foot, and Maj Gen

 

Henry Hall [Gage], 4th Viscount Gage

born

14 Dec 1791

mar.

8 Mar 1813 Elizabeth Maria Foley (b. 5 Mar 1793; d. 13 Jun 1857), 1st dau. of Hon Edward Foley MP, of Stoke Edith and Prestwood, co. Hereford (by his second wife Eliza Maria Hodgetts, dau. and hrss. of John Hodgetts, of Prestwood, co. Hereford), 2nd son of Thomas [Foley], 1st Baron Foley, by his wife Hon Grace Granville, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of George [Granville], 1st Baron Lansdowne

children

1. Lt Col Hon Henry Edward Hall Gage (b. 9 Jan 1814; dvp. 8 Sep 1875), mar. 31 Aug 1840 Sophia Selina Knightley (d. 4 May 1886), sister of Rainald [Knightley], 1st Baron Knightley, and only dau. of Sir Charles Knightley, 2nd Bt. MP, of Fawsley, co. Northampton, by his wife Selina Mary Hervey, 1st dau. of Felton Lionel Hervey, of Englefield Green (by his wife Selina Mary Elwell, only dau. and hrss. of Sir John Elwell, Bt.), only son and heir of Hon Felton Hervey MP (by his wife Dorothy Pitfield, widow of Charles Pitfield, and dau. of Solomon Ashley), 6th son by his second wife of John [Hervey], 1st Earl of Bristol, and had issue:

1a. Henry Charles Gage, later 5th Viscount Gage

1a. Selina Elizabeth Gage, mar. (1) 22 Jul 1862 (div. 1872) Henry Cavendish, of Chyknell, co. Shropshire, and (2) 1873 J White, of Westbank, co. Fife

2. Capt Hon William Gage (b. 12 Sep 1820; dvp. 1849)

3. Lieut Gen Hon Edward Thomas Gage CB (b. 28 Dec 1825; d. 21 May 1889), mar. (1) 17 Jan 1856 his cousin Arabella Elizabeth Gage, only dau. of Hon Thomas William Gage, of Westbury, co. Hampshire (by his wife Arabella Cecil St Quintin, 2nd dau. of William Thomas Darby later St Quintin, of Scampston Hall, co. York), 2nd son of Henry [Gage], 3rd Viscount Cage, and (2) 18 Nov 1862 Ella Henrietta Maxse, 1st dau. of James Maxse by his wife Lady Caroline FitzHardinge Berkeley, 4th dau. of Frederick Augustus [Berkeley], 5th Earl of Berkeley, by his wife Mary Cole, dau. of William Cole, of Wotton, nr. Gloucester, "publican and butcher", and had issue by both wives

1. Hon Elizabeth Maria Gage (d. 7 Oct 1882)

2. Hon Anna Maria Gage (dvp. 14 Aug 1873)

3. Hon Caroline Harriet Gage (b. 23 Jul 1823; d. 8 May 1888), mar. 4 May 1847 Standish Prendergast [Vereker], 4th Viscount Gort, and had issue

4. Hon Fanny Charlotte Gage (b. 8 Nov 1830; dsp. 23 Jan 1883), mar. 15 Feb 1853 Capt William Tomline (dsp. 18 May 1883)

died

20 Jan 1877

suc. by

grandson

 

Henry Charles [Gage], 5th Viscount Gage, DL

born

2 Apr 1854

mar.

26 Jul 1894 Leila Georgina Peel (d. 17 Mar 1916; bur. at Firle, co. Sussex), 2nd dau. of Rev Frederick Peel, Vicar of Little Malvern, co. Worcester (by his wife Hon Adelaide Frances Isabella Hanbury-Tracy, 3rd dau. of Thomas Charles [Hanbury-Tracy], 2nd Baron Sudeley), 3rd son of Rt Hon William Yates Peel MP (by his wife Lady Jane Elizabeth Moore, 2nd dau. of Stephen [Moore], 2nd Earl Mountcashell), brother of Rt Hon Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt. MP, First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1834-35 and 1841-46, and 2nd son by his first wife of Sir Robert Peel, 1st Bt.

children

1. Hon Henry Rainald Gage, later 6th Viscount Gage

1. Hon Irene Adelaide Gage (b. 9 Feb 1898; d. 1989), mar. (1) 30 Aug 1823 (annulled 1928) Capt Murray Shuldham Shuldham-Leigh, only son of Col H Shuldham-Leigh MVO, (2) 1 Oct 1928 (div. 1942) Brig Frederick Cecil Bull DSO (d. 14 Apr 1960), son of Col J F Bull, of Willets, Tillington, co. Sussex, and (3) 15 Feb 1950 as his second wife Capt Ernest William Dalrymple Tennant OBE, of Orford House, Ugley, co. Essex (b. 5 May 1887; d. 31 Jul 1962), 1st son and heir of William Augustus Tennant, of Orford House, Ugley, co. Essex, by his wife Agnes Gairdner, and had issue by her second husband

2. Hon Vera Benedicta Gage (b. 29 Apr 1899; d. 19...), mar. 10 Oct 1919 Lt Cmdr Francis Lyall Birch OBE RNVR, son of John Arden Birch, of Rickmansworth Park, by his wife Charlotte Mary Leycester Stopford, 1st dau. of Maj George Montagu Stopford

3. Hon Yvonne Rosamund Gage (b. 20 Jul 1902; dsp. 3 Feb 1960), mar. 17 Dec 1938 Adrian Maximilian van der Horst (d. 20 Aug 1855)

died

18 Apr 1912 (bur. at Firle, co. Sussex)

suc. by

son

 

Henry Rainald [Gage], 6th Viscount Gage, KCVO JP

born

30 Dec 1895

mar. (1)

26 Feb 1931 Hon Alexandra Imogen Clair Grenfell (b. 11 Feb 1905; d. 3 Jan 1969), 2nd dau. of William Henry [Grenfell], 1st Baron Desborough, by his wife Ethel Anne Priscilla Fane, only dau. of Hon Julian Fane (by his wife Lady Adine Eliza Anne Cowper, 3rd dau. of George Augustus Frederick [Cowper], 6th Earl Cowper), 4th son of John [Fane], 11th Earl of Westmorland

children by first wife

1. Hon George John St Clere Gage, later 7th Viscount Gage

2. Hon (Henry) Nicolas Gage, later 8th Viscount Gage

1. Hon Camilla Jane Gage, patron of the performing arts (b. 12 Jul 1937), mar. 24 Apr 1965 Hon Mr Justice Cazalet (Sir Edward Stephen Cazalet DL), of Shaw Farm, Plumpton Green, co. East Sussex, 1st son of Peter Victor Ferdinand Cazalet JP DL, of Fairlawne, Tonbridge, co. Kent, and has issue

mar. (2)

1971 Diana Douglas-Campbell-Gray (former wife of Robert Graham [Boothby], Baron Boothby (Life Peer), and widow of Lt Col Hon Ian Douglas-Campbell-Gray;  d. 10 Jul 1992), dau. of Col Rt Hon Lord Richard Frederick Cavendish CB CMG (yr. brother of Victor Christian William [Cavendish], 9th Duke of Devonshire), by his wife Moyra de Vere, 1st dau. by his second wife of William Amelius Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 10th Duke of St Albans

died

27 Feb 1982

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lord-in-Waiting 1924-29, 1931-36, 1936 and 1937-39; KCVO 1939; Vice Lieutenant of East Sussex 1957-70

 

George John St Clere [Gage], 7th Viscount Gage

died

8 Jul 1932

mar. (1)

22 Jun 1971 (div. 1975) Valerie Smith Dutch, 2nd dau. of Joseph E Dutch, of Horam, co. Sussex

mar. (2)

1990 Deirdre Melina Jane Simmons, dau. of Thomas James Simmons

died

s.p. 30 Nov 1993

suc. by

brother

 

(Henry) Nicolas [Gage], 8th Viscount Gage, DL

born

9 Apr 1934

mar. (1)

1974 Lady Diana Adrienne Beatty (b. 13 Sep 1952), only dau. of David Field [Beatty], 2nd Earl Beatty, by his third wife Adelle Dillingham, dau. of M Dillingham, of Oklahoma City, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry William Gage (b. 25 Jun 1975)

2. Hon Richard David Benedict Gage (b. 21 Feb 1977)

mar. (2)

8 Apr 2009 Alexandra Templeton

only child by second wife

3. Hon John Valentine Gage (b. 31 Jul 2009)

 

 Last updated 30 Mar 2011

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Titles:

8th Viscount Gage, of Castle Island in the County of Kerry

(Ireland, let. pat. 14 Sep 1720)

8th Baron Gage, of Castlebar in the County of Mayo

(Ireland, let. pat. 14 Sep 1720)

7th Baron Gage, of High Meadow in the County of Gloucester

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Nov 1790)

15th Baronet, styled "of Firle, co. Sussex"

(England, let. pat. 26 Mar 1622)

 

Addresses:

Firle Place, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LP

Tel:  01273 858535   Fax:  01273 858188

The Cottage, Charwelton, Daventry, Northamptonshire

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