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Lady Mary Gage

Lady Mary Gage

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lady Mary Gage (1808-1888).

Born Lady Mary Elizabeth Douglas in or about 1808 at Dalkeith in Scotland, she was the daughter of Charles Douglas, 6th Marquess of Queensbury. On 17 February 1831 she married Reverend Thomas Wentworth Gage, Vicar of Higham Ferrers in Northamptonshire. The death of her husband on 19 March 1837 left her a widow and she never remarried. She had two sons, Charles Wentworth Gage (1832-1868) and Archibald Gage (1837-1871) and two daughters, Frances (1833-1915) and Lucy (1835-1905).

She and her daughters, both unmarried, appear on the 1881 census living at Tonbridge in Kent. They had four servants to look after them.

Lady Mary Gage died on 16 May 1888.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 19 February 1861.

Code: 124781
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