Cover design for The Gages of Hengrave

Front Cover

Boydell and Brewer have completed the design of the front cover (dust jacket) of my forthcoming book The Gages of Hengrave and Suffolk Catholicism, 1640-1767, which will be published in the Catholic Record Society’s Monograph Series later this year.

The design features the south front of Hengrave Hall, built by Sir Thomas Kytson between 1525 and 1538, from an engraving of 1822 taken from John Gage’s History and Antiquities of Hengrave Hall, in the County of Suffolk.

3 replies on “Cover design for The Gages of Hengrave

Francis, I am hoping you will have pity on a poor American genealogy researcher who is trying to find information on John Gage, son of John Gage and Penelope d’ Arcy. It is said he married Mary Barker and their marriage settlement was made 12&13 June. He died without issue. Do you have any information on this man? I know he was cited several times for recusancy. I can’t find much else about him. I know that you have done an enormous amount of research on this family and am hoping you have some knowledge of him.
Thanks for your time,

There is a little on this John Gage (John Gage of Stoneham) in my book on the Gages of Hengrave. Yes, he was cited for recusancy along with Sir Edward Gage in 1681. Penelope D’Arcy’s will of 1656 (proved in 1661) bequeathed him the manors of Stoneham and Coddenham and some lands at Beyton. When John died without issue his lands were inherited by his nephew John Gage of Harleston, who died ‘at a very great age’ in 1723. The death of John Gage of Stoneham without issue and the subsequent death of his heir John Gage of Harleston led to a dispute within the Gage family which is discussed in the book.

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