GAGE, Henry (1761-1808), of Westbury House, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1790 - 18 Oct. 1791

Family and Education

b.4 Mar. 1761, at Montreal, 1st s. of Gen. Thomas Gage1 by Margaret, da. of Peter Kemble, pres. of council of New Jersey. educ. Westminster 1770. m. 12 Jan. 1789, his cos. Susanna Maria, da. and h. of Lt.-Gen. William Skinner, 2s. suc. fa. 1787; uncle William Hall Gage as 3rd Visct. Gage [I] and 2nd Baron Gage [GB] 18 Oct. 1791.

Offices Held

Lt. 7 R. Fus. 1777; capt. 26 Ft. 1779; maj. 93 Ft. 1783, brevet lt.-col. 1794, col. 1798; maj.-gen. 1805; capt. Suss. yeomanry 1798, lt.-col. 1798; col. S. Pevensey vols. 1803.


Gage sat briefly for Warwick on the interest of the 2nd Earl of Warwick. A few weeks before Parliament met he had been designated heir by special remainder to his uncle’s peerage, a subject on which he had importuned the prime minister.2 Returned as a friend of government, he made no mark in the House, apart from being reckoned hostile to the repeal of the Test Act in Scotland in 1791. Later that year he succeeded to the title. He died 29 Jan. 1808.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. DNB.
  • 2. PRO 30/8/138, f. 3.