William Morgan (of Tredegar)

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Sir William Morgan (1560–1655) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in 1624 and 1625. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Morgan was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Morgan (died 1603). He was knighted on 23 July 1603. In 1612 he was Sheriff of Monmouthshire.[1]

In 1624, Morgan was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire.[1][2] He was re-elected MP for Monmouthshire in 1625.[3][4][5]

On the outbreak of Civil War, Morgan was Commissioner of Array for King and became Governor of Newport.[1] He received King Charles at Tredegar on 16 and 17 July 1645. Information was laid against him before the Committee for Advance of Money on 13 Nov 1649 about his Royalist activities.[1] He died in 1653 (at the age of 93).[1]

Family[edit]

Morgan married firstly Elizabeth Wynter daughter of Sir William Wynter of Lydney Gloucestershire. He married secondly Bridget Morgan widow of Anthony Morgan of Llanfihangael Crucorney and daughter of Anthony Morgan of Heyford Northamptonshire. They had several children:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Williams 1895, p. 122 ¶ 1624.
  2. ^ Willis 1750, p. 192.
  3. ^ Williams 1895, p. 122 ¶ 1625.
  4. ^ Willis 1750, p. 202.
  5. ^ For the Short Parliament in 1640, another William Morgan (not knighted) was elected M.P. for Monmouthshire (Williams 1895, p. 144 ¶ 1640, and Willis 1750, p. 233)
  6. ^ Williams 1895, p. 124.
  7. ^ Goodwin 1894, p. 13.

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Edmund Morgan
Charles Williams
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1624–1625
With: Robert Viscount Lisle
Succeeded by
Nicholas Arnold
William Herbert