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Nathaniel Morgan, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Wales UK
Death: Died in South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Morgan
Husband of Mary Morgan, SM/PROG
Father of Mary Morgan; Maria Louise Dowdle Milford; Charles Morgan; John Arthur Matthew Morgan and Emma Trollope

Occupation: Surgeon 91st Regnt
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About Dr. Nathaniel Morgan, SV/PROG

Dr Nathaniel MORGAN aged 27 (Assistant surgeon) and his wife Mary SADLER aged 22 arrived at the Cape as leader of the 15th Settler group "The Morgan Party" which departed from Gravesend, England on December 13 1819 aboard the ship 'Ocean'. They arrrived at the Cape Colony in 1820. They formed part of the British government-assisted emigration scheme to the Cape Colony, South Africa.

From THE SETTLER HANDBOOK by MD Nash - see Morgan's Party

History of Medicine

The Doctors Who Came to the Cape with the 1820 Settlers



Those who were heads of parties and who apparently did not apply for licences to practise, were Thomas Calton who travelled on the Aurora and who died soon after landing at Algoa Bay; W. Clark, who was on board the Northampton; David Thomas Nightingale on board the Amphitrite and Nathaniel Morgan who took passage with his party on the Ocean. It is this Dr Morgan who became an Assistant Surgeon in the Army, and during the Sixth Kaffir War he was attached to the Burgher Forces and was publicly thanked for his services. He died in Salem in 1842.

Letters from Nathaniel Morgan

Transcribed by Alan Keightley from CO48/44 at the

National Archives at Kew, London


No. 19 Shoemaker Row


19 August 1819

My Lord

I have the honor to present to your Lordship, notice

for the approbation of His Majesty's Government, the

undermentioned names, addresses, occupations, etc of

certain individuals who wish to avail themselves of

the offer now made, to become settlers at the Cape of

Good Hope.

Respectfully waiting your Lordship's directions.

I have the honour to be

My Lord

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

Nathaniel MORGAN

List of persons offering themselves for approbation of

his Majesty's Government to become settlers at the

Cape of Good Hope

No, Names, Age, Family, Occupation, Place of

residence, Remarks

1, Nathaniel MORGAN, 27, , Asst Surgeon, 19 Shoemaker Row Blackfriars, His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been graciously pleased to sanction my application for leave of absence to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope as notified to me by a letter from the Army Medical Board dated 18 August 1819

2, Thomas Henry HALSE, 27, Wife and 2 children under 2 years of age, Warehouseman, 6 Clifton Street Finsbury,

3, George PHILLIPS, 29, Wife and 2 children under 4

years of age, Narrow weaver, 10 Church Row


4, James THOMAS, 26, Wife and 2 children under 2 years of age, Carpenter, Builder, 4 Rose Court Castor Street Poplar,

5, William THOMAS, 29, Wife and 3 children under 6

years of age, Carpenter, Joiner, 9 Johns Court Hanway


6, Robert GADSDEN, 24, Wife and 1 child under 1 year

of age, Corn & flour dealer, 2 City Road Finsbury,

7, David GADSDEN, 20, , Grocer, 3 Prospect Place St

George's East,

8, Richard [TWAINE], 34, Wife , Agriculturalist,


9, William BLISHEN, 36, , Do., ,

10, James POULTNEY, 28, Wife and 2 children under 10

years of age, Taylor [sic], 14 Princes Street


11, Charles KESTELL, 32, Wife and 4 children under 10

years of age, Carpenter, Builder, Park Street


12, Robert ALLEN, 30, Wife , Botanist, Druggist, 50

Goswell Street,


19 Shoemaker Row


23rd August 1819

My Lord

I beg leave to make known to your Lordship my desire,

that should I fortunately succeed in my application

for leave to become a settler at the Cape of Good

Hope, which application is now under your Lordship's

consideration, I may be entrusted with a Medicine

Chest by his Majesty's Government for the use of the

settlers during their passage to the Cape of Good

Hope, and which I will deliver up at my arrival to

such authority as shall be by your Lordship's

instructions appointed to receive it.

I had the honor to make the above proposal to the Army

Medical Board when I applied for leave of absence for

the purpose of emigration and it was not thought by

them to be impertinent and they advised the

proposition to be submitted to your Lordship's notice.

I know the necessity of so many families having

medical assistance at hand during so long a voyage

will occupy a share of your Lordship's kind

consideration, therefore I trust my present

application will meet with your Lordship's approbation

if not inconsistent with the measures His Majesty's

Government intend to adopt.

I have the honour to be My Lord

With the greatest respect

Your Lordship's most obedient humble servant

Nathaniel MORGAN

Asst Surgn H.P. 81st Regt Foot


19 Shoemaker Row


Sept 14th 1819


In the list which I had the honor to submit to the

notice of His Majesty's Government of persons desirous

of settling at the Cape of Good Hope (dated Augt

19th) I entered myself as a single man but in

consequence of subsequent arrangements with my family

it has become necessary for me to take out my wife. I

beg leave therefore to state the above circumstance,

that I may be permitted to take out this additional


I also had the honor to address the Right Honourable

the Earl BATHURST in a letter dated August 23rd

soliciting of His Majesty's Government the use of a

medicine chest for the assistance of such as may

become sick during the passage to the place of

settlement. Not having yet received any answer to the

above application, I take the liberty of thus calling

to your recollection the above circumstance.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your obedient humble servt

Nathaniel MORGAN


7th October 1819


I beg leave to state that three of the persons

mentioned in the list I had the honor to submit to

your notice for leave to settle at the Cape of Good

Hope having in consequence of family arrangements

declined joining the above party. I have therefore

taken the liberty to fill up the consequent vacancy

with the names of others whom I can with equal

propriety offer to your notice as fit and proper

persons for the proposed settlement.

I have the honor to be Sir

Your most obedient humble servt

Nathaniel MORGAN

91st Regiment

From: Russell and Olivia <rpcdoc@shaw.ca> Subject: Researching MORGAN - Port Elizabeth: TROLLOP and 91st Regiment query. Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 11:57:48 -0800 References: <A206A20C52C58C4F8F61B99242B72E5B44204B@posjiaen01.flysaa.com>

Dear John

Two questions:

Firstly: Dr. Nathaniel MORGAN was "of the 91st Regiment". My ancestor William WALLACE was also a member of this regiment. Have you done any research on this regiment?

Secondly, your Emma MORGAN has a spouse named William TROLLOP. I can't seem to place this couple on my TROLLIP/TROLLOP tree. I'd be very grateful for any further information or references.



Original Message ----- From: "John Morgan" <JohnMorgan@flysaa.com> To: <SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE-L@rootsweb.com> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 1:09 AM Subject: [ZA-EC] RE: Researching MORGAN - Port Elizabeth

Thanks Becky

This will help a lot. Will compare the names and see if any fit into my tree. From my research so far, I do not think that there is a link between your William Ablort and my Nathaniel in South Africa - maybe before their arrival in the Cape?

I receive these e-mail messages at the office and unfortunately can review the information in the evenings only. The detail hereunder is limited to what I have with me during the day and excludes a great amount of data I have at home. However, for clarity, Nathaniel Arthur MORGAN is the c1 to a1 Nathaniel MORGAN the 1820 Settler. In short, the lineage is as follows (no detail or expansion of the lineage given lower down the order below the d line):

a1 Nathaniel MORGAN born 1792 died 1842 married to Mary SADLER born 1796 died Grahamstown on 18 April 1847. She owned a small piece of ground situated in Olifantshoek, district of Uitenhage at the time of her death.

b1 Charles MORGAN married Margaret Mary ALDRICH c1 Margaret Mary Deborah MORGAN married Baron George DE STADLER c2 Mary Sadler MORGAN died 1938 married Herbert LEWIS died 1922 c3 Susan MORGAN married Arthur Jackson c4 Ernest MORGAN died 1906 married Emily Eliza Alice Jackson d1 Vincent MORGAN d2 Roland Percival MORGAN married Annie OLIVER d3 Mabel MORGAN d4 Irene MORGAN d5 Reginald MORGAN c5 George Aldrich MORGAN married Kate SCOTT d1 Charles Douglas MORGAN married Mary SMALL (first marriage) d1 Charles Douglas MORGAN married Vera BOSHOFF (second marriage)

b2 John Arthur MORGAN died 10 March 1890 at the home of his brother in law in Tarkastad married Benetta Sarah DOLD born 17 January 1831 died Queenstown on 27 June 1886. I have a copy of the DOLD tree in my possession. Both are buried in Queenstown. c1 Nathaniel Arthur MORGAN died as a single man in Kimberley Hospital as a diamond miner at age of 44 on 22 June 1905. c2 Mary Jane MORGAN married William MAYTHAM 1 November 1876 Queenstown c3 John Mathew MORGAN married Sarah Ann SMITH Queenstown Methodist Parish on 5 June 1886 witnessed by Wilfred Sadler MORGAN and Maria PAYNE by the Minister John E PARSONSON c4 Wilfred Sadler MORGAN died 17 June 1922 married Hannah Matilda DICK 19 June 1889 Queenstown Methodist Church by Minister John E PARSONSON and witnessed by Harry Egerton MORGAN and Elizabeth Ann DICK 19 June 1889. Hannah died in Molteno at 80 years and 9 months on 22 December 1948. d1 Roland Vincent MORGAN born Molteno died 29 October 1918 as a single man in the SA Heavy Artillery Training Camp, Plymouth, England. d2 Sarah Eliza MORGAN married ERASMUS (first marriage) and Stanley WRIGHT (second marriage) d3 David Arthur Sadler MORGAN d4 Winifred Voilet MORGAN married David BURNS d5 Stella Millicent MORGAN married Charles GELLATLY c5 James Dold MORGAN c6 Harry Egerton MORGAN married Jessie PRIOR who passed away 1929 c7 Owen Vincent MORGAN born 23 November 1871 died 1 May 1927 married Gertuida Susanna HEUNIS born June 1873 died 11 November 1939 d1 Arnold Owen MORGAN married Maria Magdalena Conradie d2 John Arthur MORGAN born 5 October 1899 died 20 May 1966 married Hendrika Cornelia ROSSOUW born VAN ECK born 15 June 1906 died 16 December 1996 d3 Gertrude Gladys MORGAN married Hendry COPELING (first marriage) married Alex BINGHAM (second marriage). d4 Elizabeth Benetta MORGAN married Henry BARKER d5 Wilfred Dold MORGAN married Dorothy Elizabeth BIBBEY d6 Olga Hannah MORGAN married Dr BOSCH (first marriage) and George RENNIE (second marriage) d7 Ivy Evelyn MORGAN married Dr Jack FINKELSTEIN

b3 Maria Louisa MORGAN married MILSFORD (first marriage) c1 Edward Arthur Law MILSFORD c2 Harry Arthur Law MILSFORD b3 Maria Louisa MORGAN married Philip Henry DOWDLE c1 Philip Morgan DOWDLE c2 Ellen Mary DOWDLE c3 Emma Milgate DOWDLE c4 Kathleen DOWDLE c5 Aileen Maud DOWDLE

b4 Emma MORGAN married William TROLLOP


John -----Original Message----- From: Becky Horne [mailto:beckyjh@telkomsa.net] Sent: 03 January 2005 06:46 AM To: SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE-L@rootsweb.com Subject: Researching MORGAN - Port Elizabeth

Hi John

These are a few transcripts that I have collected while researching MORGAN. I haven't been able to establish a definite link between Nathaniel Arthur MORGAN and William Ablort MORGAN as yet, but will keep you posted. These are all Port Elizabeth links.


James and Frances MORGAN Children: Ref: 1560873, Methodist 1. Frances Olive MORGAN, b. 1 Sep 1891, bapt. Port Elizabeth, 22 Sep 1891

2. Thomas Owen MORGAN, b. 13 May 1889, bapt. Port Elizabeth, 26 May 1889

Ref: 1560873, Methodist David Peter Oliver MORGAN, b. 9 Nov 1893, bapt. Port Elizabeth, 3 Jan 1894 s.o. John and Annie

Ref: 1560873, Methodist Eveline MORGAN, b. 29 Jan 1886, bapt. Port Elizabeth 8 Mar 1885 d.o. James and Maria Ann

John and Emma Children: Ref: 1560873, Methodist 1. John Trevor MORGAN, b. 4 Jul 1891, bapt. Port Elizabeth, 30 Aug 1891 2. David Edward MORGAN, b. 11 Mar 1894, bapt. Port Elizabeth, 8 Jul 1894


Ref: 1560904, Presbyterian, Port Elizabeth Nesbitt Alexander MORGAN, 26, Plumber m. St. Columbus 9 Jun 1951, Jessie Simpson SHIRRAS, 31, School Teacher

Ref: 1560904, Presbyterian, Port Elizabeth Roy Alton SCANES, 23, Electrician m. St. Columbus 11 Dec 1948, Daphne Anne MORGAN, 21, Clerk

Ref: 1560904, Presbyterian, Port Elizabeth William HEUGH, 24, Welder m. St. Columbus 23 Dec 1950, Isabella Margaret MORGAN, 22, Bookkeeper


Ref: Peddie, Methodist Richard MORGAN, buried 26 Sep 1921, aged 64 yrs ??

From Port Elizabeth and became ill [Ref: 1560861]

Contributors: Kind courtesy of Ellen and Nolene.

Best wishes Becky


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Dr. Nathaniel Morgan, SV/PROG's Timeline

February 9, 1792
Wales UK
November 13, 1819
Age 27
London, England
October 11, 1820
Age 28
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 8, 1822
Age 30
Age 29
District Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 1834
Age 41
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
October 25, 1842
Age 50
South Africa