GAGE, Sir Thomas

1781 - 1820

Thomas Gage, was born on 2 March 1781, son of Sir Thomas Gage, 6th Bart. (1752-1798) of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk, and his first wife Charlotte née Fitzherbert (1756-1790), daughter of Thomas Fitzherbert of Swinnerton, Staffordshire. He succeeded his father as 7th baronet on 1 December 1798. He married on 9 January 1809, Mary Anne Browne (1786-1840), daughter of Valentine Browne, 1st Earl of Kenmare. An English botanist, and the woodland flower 'Gagea' is named in his honour and his herbarium had various plant specimens including Iris subbiflora. An amateur artist who was the patron of James Bourne (1773-1854). His son Thomas Rokewode Gage (1810-1866) succeeded as 8th Baronet, and the family took the additional name of Rokewode in 1843 when they inherited the Stanningfield estates at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. The baronetcy became extinct on the death of the 8th baronet's brother, Edward Rokewode on 3 January 1872.

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