Thomas Morgan (of Machen)

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Sir
Thomas Morgan
Born c1589
Died 13 May 1664 or 18 October 1666
Nationality Welsh
Children William Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar)
John Morgan (merchant)

Sir Thomas Morgan (c. 1589 13 May 1664 or 18 October 1666) was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654.

House of Commons of England parliament of England up to 1707

The House of Commons of England was the lower house of the Parliament of England from its development in the 14th century to the union of England and Scotland in 1707, when it was replaced by the House of Commons of Great Britain. In 1801, with the union of Great Britain and Ireland, that house was in turn replaced by the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

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Biography

Morgan was the eldest son of Sir William Morgan. He was admitted to Inner Temple in 1650. [1]

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.

Inner Temple one of the four Inns of Court in London, England

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, commonly known as Inner Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court in London. To be called to the Bar and practise as a barrister in England and Wales, an individual must belong to one of these Inns. It is located in the wider Temple area of the capital, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.

In 1654, Morgan was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire in the First Protectorate Parliament. [1] after two members chose to take up other seats. [2]

Monmouthshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of Parliament of England from 1536 until 1707, of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1801, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs).

First Protectorate Parliament

The First Protectorate Parliament was summoned by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell under the terms of the Instrument of Government. It sat for one term from 3 September 1654 until 22 January 1655 with William Lenthall as the Speaker of the House.

Morgan was of Machen. He died at the age of 76, but it is uncertain on which of two separate dates. [1]

Family

Morgan married firstly Rachel Kemys, widow of David Kemys and daughter of Sir Robert Hopton. She was sister to Ralph Lord Hopton. He married secondly Elizabeth Windham, daughter of Francis or Thomas Windham of Sandhills Somerset. [1]

Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton English politician

Ralph Hopton, 1st Baron Hopton DL was a Royalist commander in the English Civil War, appointed lieutenant-general under the Marquess of Hertford in the west at the beginning of the conflict.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Cromwell
Philip Jones
Henry Herbert
Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire
1654
With: Henry Herbert
Thomas Hughes
Succeeded by
Major General James Berry
John Nicholas
Edward Herbert