[Rev.] Thomas Gage
1595-?1655; b. Ireland, ord. Dominican while travelling in Spain; Spanish
missionary in Phillipines, in 1625; and Guatemala, Central America; English
American, or New Survey of the West Indies (1648, many eds., and rep.
1928), includes accounts of sourcery and voodoo; and History of Mexico;
renounced Catholicism in England; A Duell between a Jesuit and a Dominican
(1651); d. Kent. ODNB DIW
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Dictionary of National Biography gives bio-data: d.1656; br. of
Sir Henry (1597-1645), a Royalist; when a Spanish dominican, lived among
Central American Indians of panama and Nicaragua; sailed back to England
from Portobello, 1637; renounced Catholicism after a visit to Loreto,
1641; preached recantation sermon at St. Pauls (printed 1642); joined
parliamentarians and became rector of Acrise, then Deal; died in Jamaica
as chaplain to Venables. The English-American his Trail by Sea and
Land (1648), translated into French by order of Colbert (1676); also
Dutch and German; includes rules for learning Central America languages.
See also John Crone, A Concise Dictionary
of Irish Biography (Dublin: Talbot 1928).