Thomas GAGE

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American politician, American Civil War, Mexican-American War, War of 1812

EnglishBorn Thomas GAGE

British general, Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay

Born on 1719 in Firle, Sussex, England , United Kingdom

Died on April 02, 1787 in Portland Place, London, England

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Thomas Gage was born in England, possibly at Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex, where the Gage family had been seated since the 15th century. His father, Thomas Gage, 1st Viscount Gage, was a noted nobleman given titles in Ireland. Thomas Gage (the elder) had three children, of whom Thomas was the second. In 1728, Gage began attending the prestigious Westminster School where he met such figures as John Burgoyne, Richard Howe, Francis Bernard, and George Germain. Despite the family's long history of Catholicism, Viscount Gage had adopted the Anglican Church in 1715. During his schoolyears Thomas the younger became firmly attached to the latter church; he eventually developed a dislike for the Roman Catholic Church that became evident in later years.

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