Margaret Kemble was born in New Brunswick, Province of New Jersey back in 1734 to Peter and Gertrude. I could not find out much about her early life on her father’s 1,200-acre plantation, but I can tell you she married Thomas in 1758. Together they had eleven children. Her brother Stephen was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army during the American Revolution.
She died in England in 1824, she was 89-90. Now here is the rest of the story.
While it cannot be proven it is felt by many historians she may have been responsible in causing the first shots to be fired in the American Revolution at the Battle of Lexington and Concord. She had access to the British Army’s plan to seize Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The informant passed on the data to Dr. Joseph Warren, who dispatched Paul Revere and William Dawes to warn the colonists.
What you may not know about Margaret Kemble Gage is that her husband was General Thomas Gage. Her secret is still just that, Dr. Warren was killed in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
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