Charles Morgan (1736–1787)

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Charles Morgan
Born 1736
Died 24 May 1787
Nationality Welsh

Charles Morgan (1736 – 24 May 1787) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1763 and 1787.

Morgan was the second son of Sir Thomas Morgan and his wife, Jane. He married Mary Gough, widow of Robert Myners Gough and daughter of Thomas Parry, but had no children by her.

Tredegar House

In 1763, Morgan was returned as Member of Parliament for Brecon, succeeding his elder brother Thomas. He was Bailiff of Brecon in 1768, and a lieutenant in the Foot Guards 1769. That year he accepted the Stewardship of the Manner of East Hendred to succeed his late father in a by-election at Breconshire, which he represented until his death.

In 1771, he inherited the Tredegar estate from his elder brother, Sir Thomas Morgan, and succeeded him as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire.[1] The castle on Morgan's estate at Rhiwpera burned down in 1783, and rebuilding was not completed until after his death.

He died on 24 May 1787. His estates went to his younger brother, Sir John Morgan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. p. 19. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Morgan Family History". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
Member of Parliament for Brecon
1763–1769
Succeeded by
John Morgan
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
Member of Parliament for Breconshire
1769–1787
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Gould
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire
1771–1787
Succeeded by
The Duke of Beaufort