Anthony Morgan of Kilflgin

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Sir Anthony Morgan (died 1665) of Kilflgin, Monmouthshire, was a Royalist officer during the English Civil War.[1]

Biography[edit]

Morgan was the son of Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar, Monmouthshire, and Bridget, daughter and heiress of Anthony Morgan of Heyford, Northamptonshire.[2] He seems identical with the Anthony Morgan who was appointed by the Spanish ambassador Cardenas, on 9 June 1640, to levy and transport the residue of the two thousand soldiers afforded to him by King Charles I.[3]

On 21 October 1642 Morgan was knighted by Charles at Southam, Warwickshire,[4] and two days later fought at the Battle of Edgehill. By the death of his half-brother, Colonel Thomas Morgan, who was killed at the Battle of Newbury 20 September 1643, he became possessed of the manors of Heyford and Clasthorpe, Northamptonshire; and had other property in Momouthshire, Warwickshire, and Westmoreland. He subsequently went abroad, but returned in 1648, when, though his estates were sequestered by the parliament by an ordinance dated 5 January 1646, he imprisoned several of his tenants in Banbury Castle for not paying their rent to him.[5]

Morgan tried to compound for his property in May 1650, and took the covenent and negative oath, but being represented as a "papist delinquent", he was unable to make terms with the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents.[6] In August 1658 he obtained leave to pay a visit to France.[7]

One Anthony Morgan was ordered to be arrested and brought before Secretary Bennet on 5 June 1663, and his papers were seized.[8] He died in St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, about June 1665,[9] leaving by his wife Elizabeth (Fromond?) an only daughter, Mary.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 states that in his will (P. C. C., 64, Hyde) Morgan describes himself as of Kilflgin, Monmouthshire.
  2. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Baker, Northamptonshire, i. 184.
  3. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Hist. MSS. Comm. llth Rep. pt. vii. p. 241.
  4. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Lands. MS. 870, f. 70.
  5. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Cal. of Proc. of Comm. for Advance of Money, ii. 893.
  6. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Cal. of Comm. for Compounding, pt. iii. p. 1898.
  7. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Cal. State Papers, Dom. 1658-9, p. 579.
  8. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites (ib. 1663-4, p. 163.
  9. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13 cites Probate Act Book, P. C. C.
  10. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13.

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