Thomas Morgan (judge advocate)

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Thomas Morgan

2nd Baronet
Born(1702-05-20)20 May 1702
Died12 April 1769(1769-04-12) (aged 66)
Nationality Welsh
Children Thomas Morgan (of Rhiwpera)
Charles Morgan (1736–1787)
John Morgan (of Dderw)
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Rhiwperra Castle

Thomas Morgan (20 May 1702 12 April 1769) was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1723 to 1769.

Morgan was the younger son of Sir John Morgan and his wife Martha Vaughan, daughter of Gwyn Vaughan of Trebarried, Breconshire. He received the estate of Rhiwpera upon his father's death in 1720.

Morgan was returned as Member of Parliament for Brecon at a by-election on 24 May 1723. He was returned in a contest for Brecon at the 1727 British general election. In 1731, he succeeded his brother, Sir William Morgan, as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire, and was appointed brigadier-general of the militia of those counties. At the 1734 British general election, he was returned unopposed as MP for Monmouthshire, and was returned there again at the 1741 British general election. Also in 1741 was appointed Judge Advocate General, by which he became known as "General Morgan". He was returned for Breconshire at the 1747 British general election. [1]

Morgan was returned unopposed for Breconshire again in 1754, 1761 and 1768. [2]

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Tredegar House

Upon the death of his nephew Sir William Morgan in 1763, he inherited the Tredegar Estate. In 1768, he resigned the office of Judge Advocate General, and was succeeded by his deputy and son-in-law Charles Gould. [3]

Morgan died on 12 April 1769. Around 1726, he had married Jane Colchester, the second daughter of Col. Maynard Colchester. [3] His children by her included: [4]

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References

  1. "MORGAN, Thomas (1702-69), of Ruperra, Glam". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. "MORGAN, Thomas (1702-69), of Ruperra, Glam. and Tredegar, Mon". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  3. 1 2 Williams, William Retlaw (1895). The Parliamentary History of Wales. Priv. print. for the author by E. Davis and Bell. pp.  26, 129. Retrieved 17 October 2007.
  4. "Morgan Family History" . Retrieved 17 October 2007.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Morgan
Member of Parliament for Brecon
1723–1734
Succeeded by
John Talbot
Preceded by
John Hanbury
Lord Charles Somerset
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1734–1747
With: John Hanbury 1734
Charles Hanbury Williams 1735–1747
Succeeded by
William Morgan
Capel Hanbury
Preceded by
John Jeffreys
Member of Parliament for Breconshire
1747–1769
Succeeded by
Charles Morgan
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Henry Hoghton, Bt
Judge Advocate General
1741–1768
Succeeded by
Charles Gould
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir William Morgan
Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire
1731–1769
Succeeded by
Thomas Morgan