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Gage, Sir William Hall

Gage, Sir William Hall, naval officer, was youngest son of General the Hon. Thomas Gage, and was born in 1777. He served with Sir John Jervis in the Victory, and with Nelson in the Minerve, and was present at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. Having been made a commander in 1797, and a post-captain in the same year, he distinguished himself in the command successively of the Terpsichore, 32, the Uranie, 38, the Thetis, 38, and the Indus, 74. He became a rear-admiral in 1821, and was from 1825 to 1830 commander-in-chief in the East Indies, and from 1834 to 1837 commander-in-chief on the Lisbon station. He reached the rank of vice-admiral in 1837, that of admiral in 1846, that of admiral of the fleet in 1862, and died in 1864. From 1842 to 1846 he was a lord of the Admiralty, and from 1848 to 1851 he was port-admiral at Devonport. He was knighted in 1834.