GAGE, Sir Thomas

1781 - 1820

Thomas Gage was born on 2 March 1781, eldest son of Sir Thomas Gage, 6th Bart. (1752-1 December 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, who after the death of Thomas, married in 1823, the Duke of Norfolk. Thomas Gage was 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). Thomas Gage died in Rome on 27 December 1820 and his son Thomas Rokewode Gage (1810-1866) succeeded as 8th Baronet, 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 9th baronet's brother, Edward Rokewode Gage on 3 January 1872.

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