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William Morgan, I

Birthplace: Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Bristol, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Morgan and Cwladis Morgan
Husband of Cwladis Morgan; Elizabeth Winter and Elizabeth Morgan
Father of Evan Morgan; Thomas Morgan, Esquire of Mangham; John Morgan; James B Morgan, Sr; Watkin Morgan and 6 others
Brother of Blanch Morgan and Thomas Morgan

Occupation: Merchant
Managed by: Lawrence Kay Miller
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About William Morgan, I

  • A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
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  • VIII. LLEWELYN ap IVOR of Tredegar, Lord of St Clear, married Angharad, daughter of Sir Morgan ap Meredith, from the Welsh Lords of Caerleon, ap Griffith ap Meredith ap Rhys, who bore "Argent a lion rampant sable." Sir Morgan died 1332, when Angharad was aged 32. They had : 1. Morgan. 2. Ivor Hael, whence MORGAN OF GWERN-Y-CLEPPA. 3. Philip, whence LEWIS OF ST. PIERRE.
  • IX. MORGAN of Tredegar and St. Clear, married Maud, daugter of Rhun ap Grono ap Llwarch, Lord of Cibwr. He died before 1384. Issue: 1. Llewelyn. 2. Philip, whence MORGAN OF LANGSTONE. 3. John, father of Gwenllian, married David Goch ap David, 4. Christian, married Jevan ap Jenkin Kemeys. 5. Ann, married David Gwilim David of Rhiwperra. 6. Margaret, married Traherne ap Meyric of Merthyr. 7. A daughter, married Thomas ap Gwillim of Carnllwyd. 8. Elenor, married Grono ap Howel Bennet.
  • X. LLEWELYN ap MORGAN of Tredegar and St. Clear, living 1387, married Jenet daughter and heir of David-vychan ap David of Rhydodyn, 1384-87. Issue: 1. Jevan. 2. Christy, married Madoc ap Jevan of Gelligaer. 3. —— , married Roger ap Adam of St. Mellon's. 4. —— , married Madoc of Bassalleg. 5. —— , married Thomas Llewelyn. 6. Ann, married John ap Jenkin. 7. —— , married —— of Raglan. 8. —— , married —— of Builth.
  • XI. JEVAN MORGAN, 1415-48, married Denise, or Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas ap Llewelyn-vychan of Lllangattog-on-Usk. Issue: 1. John. 2. David, 1442-48. 3. Jenkyn, 1454.
  • XII. SIR JOHN MORGAN, Knight of the Sepulchre, 1448, steward of Gwentlloog ; married Jenet, daughter and co-heir of John ap David Mathew of Llandaff. Issue: 1. Morgan. 2. Thomas, whence MORGAN OF MACHEN AND TREDEGAR. 3. John, whence a BRANCH. 4. Lewis, 1491. 5. William Morgan, coroner, 1501, father or John of Newport, died 1541, father of William, 1541-1559. 6. Philip, 1491. 7. Elizabeth, married John Fiennes,
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  • Lord Clinton and Say. 8. Jane, married William David Powel. 9. Mary, married Thomas Llewelyn-vychan of Rhiwperra. 10. Isabella, married James Kemeys of Began, ob. 1591.
  • XIII. SIR MORGAN JOHN, knighted 22 June, 1497. after Blackheath ; died in 1504; married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan of Pencoyd. Issue : 1. John. 2. Margaret.
  • XIV. JOHN MORGAN ; will dated 4 April, 1513 ; died about 1513 ; married Lettice, daughter of Sir George Herbert of St. Julian's. Issue : 1. William, M. P. for county 1556-57, sheriff 1565 ; will dated 8 August, 1568 ; died 1569, s. p.; married Catherine, daughter of Thomas Bodenham. 2. John. 3. Joan, married Miles Mathew of Llandaff. By Felice, daughter of Thomas Richards : 4. John. 5. Nest, married John Henry Kemeys of Newport.
  • XV. JOHN MORGAN of Newport, 1545. married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Edward Stradling. Issue: 1. Miles. 2. Elenor, married William Morgan.
  • XVI. MILES MORGAN, sheriff 1574 ; will dated June. 1578 ; proved 1581, s. p.; married Catherine, daughter of Rowland Morgan of Machen, in 1571 ; widow of Thomas Mathew. She afterwards married Henry Jones of the Inner Temple. Miles was lost in America under Sir Humphrey Gilbert. His heir was his brother-in-law, Morgan of Machen.
  • XIII. THOMAS, second son of Sir John Morgan, was of Machen; esquire of the body to Henry VII.; living 1538; married Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Vaughan of Porthaml. Issue: 1. Rowland. 2. Reynold, whence MORGAN OF LLANVEDW. 3. John, whence MORGAN OF BASSALLEG. 4. Edmond, whence MORGAN OF PENLLWYN-SARTH. 5. Margaret, married 1st John Kemeys, 2d William Edmunds. 6. Barbara, married Sir Henry Seymour. 7. Maud, married John ap Rosser. 8, Jane, married 1st William Gunter, 2d Richard ap Jenkin, 3d William Vaughan of Magor. 9. Constance, married William
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  • Jones of Treowen. 10. Mary, married 1st Edward Williams, 2d Richard Herbert. 11. Elizabeth, married Edward James.
  • XIV. ROWLAND MORGAN of Machen, 1517-77, married Blanch, daughter of John Thomas of Llanarth. Settlement 11 Nov. 1517; sheriff 1557. Issue: 1. Thomas, 2. Henry, whence MORGAN OF ST. MELLON'S. 3. Catherine, married 1st Thomas Mathew, 2d Miles Morgan, 3d Henry Jones. 4. Ann, married Philip Morgan of Gwern-y-Cieppa. 5. Mary, married Thomas Lewis of Rhiwperra. 6. Elizabeth, married Edward Kemeys of Cefn Mably.
  • XV. THOMAS MORGAN of Machen and Tredegar, and of the , Middle Temple, 1567-77; sheriff 1581 ; M. P. for county 1589; will 1603; married Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Bodenham. Issue: 1. Sir William. 2. Edward, 1586, married Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Thomas of Bertholley. 3. Sir John, died before 1610, married Florence, daughter and eventual heir of William Morgan of the Friars. They had William of the Friars, 1663, mayor of Newport, 1667, father of Lewis Morgan, died about 1690, father of Lewis, died 1729, who sold the Friars. He was father of: (a) Blanch, married Richard Greensward ; (b) Catherine, married Anthony Williams. 4. David Morgan, whence a BRANCH. 5. Blanch, married Edward Lewis of Van ; settlement 1585. 6. Catherine, married William Herbert of Coldbrook. 7. Elizabeth, married William Jones of Abergavenny. 8. Jane, married Rowland Morgan of Bassalleg. 9. Elizabeth, married William Blethyn of Dynham. 10. Ann. 11. Margaret, married Henry Williams of Mathern.
  • XVI. SIR WILLIAM MORGAN of Tredegar, knighted 1633; M. P. for county 1623-25; will 1650, proved 1653; sheriff 1612; aet 93 at death ; he received Charles I. at Tredegar, 16 and 17 July, 1645 ; married 1st Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Winter of Lidney, 2d Bridget, daughter of Anthony Morgan of Heyford, county Northampton, widow of Anthony Morgan of Llanvihangel Crucorney. Issue by first wife: 1. Thomas. 2. Edward of Kilfengan ; will 4 April 1660, proved Feb. 1661 ; married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Charles James of Llandewi Rhydderch, had Elizabeth, daughter and
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  • heir, married Henry Chambre of Court Morgan. 3. William, whence MORGAN OF RHYMNY. 4. Rowland of Risca; will 19 Dec. 1660, proved Feb. 1661 ; married Honora --- , and had Colonel William Morgan; buried at Bassalleg, 27 Oct. 1679. 5. John, of the Temple in 1652 ; coel. 6. Mary, married George Lewis of St. Pierre. 7. Blanch, married John Carne of Ewenny. 8. Frances, married Charles Williams of Llangibby. 9. Mary, single; will 1687, 10. Elizabeth, married William Morgan of Dderw ; she died 1638, he died 1649. By Sir William's second wife : 11. Anthony of Kilfengan, s. p. His widow was alive in 1673. 12. Mary, married Peter Farmer of London, who died 1691. They had Margaret, daughter and heir, married John More, who sold Kilfengan 1707.
  • XVII. THOMAS MORGAN, sheriff 1661; died 18 Oct. 1666 [13 May 1664], aet. 76; married 1st Rachel, daughter of Robert Hopton and widow of David Kemeys, 2d Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Windham of Sandhills. Issue by 1st wife: 1. Elizabeth, married Sir Trevor Williams of LIangibby; settlement 20 Oct. 1640 ; she died 1674. By the second wife. 2. William. 3. Thomas, 1659. 4. John, died young. 5. John of London, merchant; sheriff 1697; M. P. for county 1701 ; died 1 Jan., buried at Machen 9 Jan. 1715, s. p. 6. Edward, s. p. 7. Trevor, 1680, s. p. 8. Lewis of Penylan, sheriff 1703, died 1706, s. p.; married Mary, daughter of — Edwards and heir of, her brother Thomas Edwards. 9. Frances, married 1st William Lewis of Llandewi-Rhydderch, 2d Sir Edward Morgan of Llantarnam. 10. Blanch, married Charles Van, 1650. 11. Ann, married Henry Morgan of Penllwyn-Sarth. 12. Elizabeth, married Thomas Morgan of Llanrhymny. 13. Rachel, married Henry Probert. 14. Mary, married William Thomas, of Llanbradach, 19 Nov. 1668. 15. Catherine, died 29 July 1724, aet. 73, s. p.


  • William Morgan1
  • M, #471616
  • Last Edited=10 Jun 2011
  • William Morgan married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Sir William Morgan and Elizabeth Wintour, in 1633.1
  • He lived at Dderrw, Breconshire, Wales.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 271. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p47162.htm#i471616 _________________

  • William MORGAN
  • Born: ABT 1583, Llandaf, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Died: 19 Jan 1628/9, Bristol, Gloucester, England
  • Buried: 1648, Bristol, Gloucester, England
  • Father: George MORGAN {n.b.: inconsistent with most other sources}
  • Mother: Lucy Ap JOHN {n.b.: inconsistent with most other sources}
  • Married: Elizabeth MORGAN 1606, Llandaf, Glamorgan, Wales
  • Children:
    • 1. Evan MORGAN (b. ABT 1601)
    • 2. Thomas MORGAN b. ABT 1603)
    • 3. John MORGAN (b. ABT 1605 - d. 28 May 1699)
    • 4. Watkin MORGAN (b. ABT 1609)
    • 5. Robert MORGAN (b. ABT 1611)
    • 6. Samuel MORGAN (b. ABT 1613)
    • 7. Miles MORGAN (b. ABT 1615)
    • 8. Morgan MORGAN (b. ABT 1616)
    • 9. Nathan MORGAN (b. ABT 1617)
    • 10. Blanche MORGAN (b. ABT 1619 - d. 1661)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/MORGAN.htm#William MORGAN7


  • The next Morgan lineage in our family does not go back quite as far. This family can be traced back to a man named WILLIAM MORGAN, born around 1550. He married a woman named CWLADIS. All we really know about this man is that he was born about 500 years after Bleddri, but where his line veered off from the one listed above is unknown. William and Cwladis had a son, also named WILLIAM MORGAN, in the village of Llandaff, Glamorganshire, in 1582.
  • In 1606, William II, a merchant of Dderw (Thurrow), married Elizabeth. It must have been nice for Elizabeth to get married but not have to change her last name. Anyway, this union gave us many famous descendants (beyond us, I mean): Millard Fillmore, John Robbinson Jeffers, John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan, General John Hunt Morgan, Archibald MacLeish, Humphrey Bogart, Thomas Lanier ("Tennessee") Williams, and Princess Diana Spencer and her sons.
  • William and Elizabeth moved to Bristol, and so our two Morgan lines merged back into one. Together William Morgan and Elizabeth Morgan had three sons that we know of, and possibly a daughter named BLANCHE:
    • JAMES MORGAN b: 1607 in of Llandaff, Glamorganshire, Wales.
    • JOHN MORGAN b: @ 1610 in of Llandaff, Glamorganshire, Wales.
    • MILES MORGAN b: @ 1616 in Llandaff, Glamorganshire, Wales. He emigrated from Bristol, England in 1636 and settled in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • At this time, you couldn't swing a dead cat in Wales without hitting a Morgan. (I tried recently and hit four.) So in March of 1636, the three Morgan sons sailed from Bristol, England, to a new land—Boston, Massachusetts, on the ship 'Mary', arriving the following April.
  • Brother James settled in New London, Connecticut. Brother John did not like Puritan company, being a high churchman, so he soon left Boston and settled in Virginia.
  • We are descendants of the youngest son, MILES MORGAN. Miles was an adventurer, explorer, Indian fighter, constable, and local hero. And as you will read, the stories about Miles are always the most dramatic of the three brothers':
  • http://hausegenealogy.com/morgan.html


William married his first cousin, Elizabeth, who is the daughter of William (B. 1560) and Elizabeth Winter (B. 1564) This has resulted in two direct lines of descendants from Thomas Morgan (Abt. 1534 - Abt. 1603).


ID: I0592

Name: William Morgan

Sex: M

Birth: 1571 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales

Death: 1648 in Bristol, England


William married his first cousin, Elizabeth, who is the daughter of

William (B. 1560) and Elizabeth Winter (B. 1564) This has resulted in 2

direct lines of descendants from Thomas Morgan (Abt. 1534 - Abt. 1603).

Father: William Morgan b: 1556

Mother: Cwladis Morgan b: 1558

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Morgan b: 1583 in Tredegar, Monmouth, Glouchester, England

Married: 1606 in Wales


Evan Morgan b: ABT. 1600
Thomas Morgan b: ABT. 1601
James B. Morgan b: ABT. 1607 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales or Bristol England
Watkin Morgan b: ABT. 1608
John Morgan b: 1609 in LLandoff, Glamorgan, Wales
Jonathan Morgan b: ABT. 1610
Nathan Morgan b: 1611
Robert Morgan b: 1611 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales
William Morgan b: ABT. 1612
Samuel Morgan b: 1613 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales
Miles Morgan b: APR 1616 in LLandaff Co., Glamorgan, Wales

He was a merchant of Diveru, according to Cutter's Massachusetts, and moved to Bristol in 1616. Several other sources say his eldest son was probably born in Wales. Did they live in Diveru at time sons were born? And did his wife go home for their births? Or did they live in Wales when they were born? The book "History of Morgan Family" calls him a "merchant in Dderw [Thurrow] of Landaff" and a descendant of another Morgan line. Ancestral File gives a 1638 death date, also other vitals.

No proof has been found, however, that James Morgan was the son of this man, despite claims in some sources. Morgan researchers have been well motivated to prove an ancestral connection for James Morgan from William and Elizabeth because she has a rich royal ancestry going back for many generations. This ancestry frequently appears in genealogical works as though it were proven, one example, probably the most often referenced, is the book "Morgans in America" by Nicholas T. Morgan, Sr. which states for William Morgan: “Was born in Llandaff, Glamorgan County, Wales, about 1580; was the father of the three sons herein below named, who emigrated to America and arrived at Boston, Massachusetts in April, 1636: James, John, Miles.” Unfortunately, the author does not reference the source of his contentions that these were children of William.

Another book "Bluegrass Pioneers -- A Chronicle of the Hunt and Morgan Families", 1996 by Charles P. Stanton states "The Morgan clan marked its beginning in America with the emigration of three sons of William Morgan of Llanfabon and Divern, Wales, and Bristol England, where he became a merchant. According to tradition the three sons (John, Miles, and James) sailed from Bristol England, on the ship "Mary" a chartered immigrant vessel, and arrived in Sandy Bay, near Gloucester, Massachusetts, but are said to have landed in Boston, in the Massachusetts Bay colony in April, 1636, a 140 years before the American Revolution."

The three children given here from this marriage remain unproven as such. Therefore, insofar as professional genealogists are concerned, the ancestral lines of the Morgans in the United States ends with James, John and Miles Morgan.

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