John Morgan (of Rhiwpera)

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Sir John Morgan had two sons by his wife, Martha Vaughan (pictured).

Sir John Morgan (4 January 1671 – 7 March 1720) was a Welsh politician of the early 18th century.

Morgan was the youngest son of Sir William Morgan and his wife (and cousin) Blanche. When his elder brother Sir Thomas Morgan died without surviving children in 1700, he inherited the family's Tredegar Estate, the two middle brothers having predeceased him.[1] Morgan, a strong Whig, entered the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire in 1701, replacing his brother, and represented it until his death. He was created custos rotulorum of the county the same year, in succession to his brother.[2]

In 1715, Morgan inherited Rhiwperra Castle and the manor of Gwynllwg from his uncle, Sir John Morgan and obtained the lord lieutenancy of the county and also of Brecknockshire.[2]

By his wife Martha Vaughan, Morgan had two sons, Sir William Morgan, upon whom he settled the Tredegar estate, and Sir Thomas Morgan, upon whom he settled Rhiwpera.[1] He also had a daughter, Martha, who married the 3rd Earl of Oxford.[3] He died in 1720, and was buried on 19 March 1720 at Machen.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Morgan Family History". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Dictionary of Welsh Biography Online". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  3. ^ Burke, John (1833). A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire. H. Colburn and R. Bentley. p. 275. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. p. 127. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
Sir John Williams, Bt
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
Jan 1701–1707
With: Sir John Williams, Bt 1701–14
Sir Hopton Williams, Bt 1705–07
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1707–1720
With: Sir Hopton Williams, Bt 1707–08
The Viscount Windsor 1708–12
James Gunter 1712–13
Thomas Lewis 1713
Sir Charles Kemeys, Bt 1713–15
Thomas Lewis 1715–20
Succeeded by
Thomas Lewis
John Hanbury
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Thomas Morgan
Custos Rotulorum of Monmouthshire
1701–1720
Succeeded by
William Morgan
Preceded by
The Earl of Pembroke
Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire
1715–1720