John Morgan (of Rhiwpera)

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John Morgan
Born(1671-01-04)4 January 1671
Died7 March 1720(1720-03-07) (aged 49)
Nationality Welsh
Spouse(s)Martha Vaughan
Children William Morgan (of Tredegar, elder)
Thomas Morgan (judge advocate)
Martha Morgan
Sir John Morgan had two sons by his wife, Martha Vaughan (pictured). Martha Vaughan.jpg
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 who sat in the House of Commons from 1701 to 1720.

Welsh people nation and ethnic group native to Wales

The Welsh are a Celtic nation and ethnic group native to, or otherwise associated with, Wales, Welsh culture, Welsh history and the Welsh language. Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom, and the majority of people living in Wales are British citizens.

The House of Commons is the elected lower house of the bicameral parliaments of the United Kingdom and Canada and historically was the name of the lower houses of the Kingdom of England, Kingdom of Great Britain, Kingdom of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Southern Ireland. Roughly equivalent bodies in other countries which were once part of the British Empire include the United States House of Representatives, the Australian House of Representatives, the New Zealand House of Representatives, and India's Lok Sabha.

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Tredegar House

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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 in 1720. [2] [3] He was created custos rotulorum of the county the same year, in succession to his brother. [4]

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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. [4]

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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. [5] He died in 1720, and was buried on 19 March 1720 at Machen. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Morgan Family History" . Retrieved 17 October 2007.
  2. "MORGAN, John II (1671-1720), of Tredegar, Mon". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. "MORGAN, John (1671-1720), of Tredegar, Mon". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  4. 1 2 "Dictionary of Welsh Biography Online" . Retrieved 17 October 2007.
  5. 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.
  6. Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. p. 127. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
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