John Morgan (of Dderw)

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Sir
John Morgan
Born (1742-02-18)18 February 1742
Died 27 June 1792(1792-06-27) (aged 50)
Nationality Welsh

Sir John Morgan (18 February 1742 – 27 June 1792) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1769 to 1792.

Tredegar House

Morgan was the youngest son of Sir Thomas Morgan and his wife, Jane.

He entered the House of Commons in 1769 as Member of Parliament for Brecon, succeeding his brother Sir Charles Morgan. In 1771, he accepted the Stewardship of the Manor of East Hendred in order to enter the by-election at Monmouthshire, replacing his late brother Sir Thomas Morgan.[1] Unusually, given the immense Morgan influence in Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire, the election was contested, albeit unsuccessfully, by Valentine Morris.[2]

He was exceedingly wealthy, and upon the death of his brother Charles in 1787, the entirety of the Tredegar Estate of the family devolved upon him. He died unmarried, and his estates passed to his brother-in-law Sir Charles Gould, who assumed the name of Morgan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. pp. 26, 130. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Welsh Biography Online". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Charles Morgan
Member of Parliament for Brecon
1769–1771
Succeeded by
Charles Van
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
John Hanbury
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1771–1792
With: John Hanbury 1771–84
Viscount Nevill 1784–85
James Rooke 1785–92
Succeeded by
James Rooke
Robert Salusbury