Thomas Morgan (of Dderw)

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Thomas Morgan, JP (7 September 1664 – 16 December 1700) was a Welsh Whig politician of the 17th century.

The eldest son of William Morgan and his first wife Blanche, Morgan inherited his father's estate upon the latter's death in 1680. He married Martha Mansel, by whom he had several children, all of whom predeceased him.[1]

Morgan entered the House of Commons in 1689 as Member of Parliament for Brecon, and was High Sheriff of Monmouthshire the same year. In 1690, he sat as MP for Monmouthshire instead, and continued to be returned there for the rest of his life. He also unseated Jeffrey Jeffreys at Brecon in 1698, who appealed on petition. Before the matter could be resolved, Morgan died of smallpox in 1700. His estates, valued at £7000, went to his brother John Morgan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morgan Family History". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  2. ^ Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. pp. 25–26, 127. Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Jeffreys
Member of Parliament for Brecon
1689–1690
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Jeffreys
Preceded by
Marquess of Worcester
Sir Trevor Williams, Bt
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1690–1700
With: Marquess of Worcester 1690–95
Sir Charles Kemeys, Bt 1695–98
Sir John Williams, Bt 1698–1700
Succeeded by
Sir John Williams, Bt
John Morgan
Preceded by
Jeffrey Jeffreys
Member of Parliament for Brecon
1698–1700
Succeeded by
Jeffrey Jeffreys
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Macclesfield
Custos Rotulorum of Monmouthshire
1695–1700
Succeeded by
John Morgan