The Nuttall Encyclopedia
English general, son of Viscount Gage; he served in the Seven Years' War, and took part in 1755 in Braddock's disastrous expedition in America; in 1760 he became military governor of Montreal, and three years later commander-in-chief of the British forces in America; as governor of Massachusetts he precipitated the revolution by his ill-timed severity, and after the battle of Bunker's Hill was recalled to England (1721-1787).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gage, Thomas'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/g/gage-thomas.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.