Sir Edward Morgan, Lt. Gov. of Jamaica
|Birthplace:||Llanrhymni, Llaneirwg, Glamorganshire, Wales|
|Death:||Died in Saint Eustasius, West Indies|
|Cause of death:||'surfeit' (obesity) while pursuing the enemy|
Son of Sir Thomas Morgan of Llanryhmny and Catherine Morgan
|Occupation:||Colonel-General, Deputy-Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, Privateer, OR BERMUDA, Lt. Governor, Jamaica|
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About Sir Edward Morgan, Lt. Gov. of Jamaica
Parents: Sir Thomas Morgan (b. abt 1562-d. bef. 1647) of Llaurhymny, Monmouth, Wales and Catherine Herbert (b. abt 1560- d. bef. 1604) of Cogan Pill, Glamorganshire, Wales.
- Anna Petronella Von Polnitz, daughter of Hans Georg von Polnitz and Anna Petronella von Hell
6 children include:
- Charles Morgan d. 1687
- Hans Jorien Morgan also known as John Dorian Morgan (b. 1648 possibly in Barbados)
- Anne Petronella Morgan, bur. 22 Feb 1714
- Mary Elizabeth Morgan. She married in 1660 (link4) to Sir Henry "the Buccaneer" Morgan, Knight, b. 1637, of Llanrhymni, Llaneirwg, Monmouthshire, England and d. 25 Aug 1688. She is said to have been a noted beauty.
- Johanna Wilhelmina Morgan
- Elizabeth Morgan
- Llanrhymni manor in parishes of Llanedern, Rhymni, & St Mellons.
- Lived self exile in City of Lippstadt Germany. Said to have met and married Anna Petronella Von Polnitz there.
- Lieutenant-General of South Wales 1649.
- Pardoned 1651 & made Deputy Governor and later Lt Governor Jamaica.
- Said to have been Deputy-Governor of Jamaica in 1664, but not in the printed lists.
- lived in Franconia, probably in Bamberg, 1655-8.
- gave his house for a parsonage in St Jago de la Vega 14 Jul 1674. (? needs verification)
- In 1665 he was sent in command of ten ships on an expedition against the Dutch Islands of St Eustatius, Saba, and Curacao, and being old and corpulent, died of heat and exertion during the attack on St Eustatius in Jul 1665.
- Henry Morgan: Pirates Wiki
- http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/MORGAN.htm#Edward MORGAN (Sir)2
- [S1096] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry (1928), Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1,696,491 ., vol. 3 p. 566*.
- [S2425] #1284 Records and letters of the family of the Longs of Longville, Jamaica, and Hampton Lodge, Surrey (1925), Howard, Robert Mowbray, (2 volumes. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, c1925), FHL book 929.242 L85h., vol. 1 p. 5, 6, 7*, 8.
- [S766] #2226 Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae: Being the Genealogies of the Older Families of the Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan (1886), Clark, George Thomas, (1 volume in 2. London: Wyman, 1886), FHL microfilm 990,307 items 2-3., p. 314*.
- [S2429] #4114 A History of the Family of Morgan, from the Year 1089 to Present Times . . . (1968), Morgan, James Appleton, (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1968), FHL microfilm 1,012,640., p. 20, 21*, 23.
- [S2420] #11886 The Golden Grove books of pedigrees (filmed 1970), (Manuscript, National Library of Wales manuscript number Castell Gorfod 7. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,349-104,351., book 7 p. D883*.
- [S2438] #11938 Welsh pedigrees: ca.1600-ca.1796 (filmed 1950), (Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilm 104,381 item 6., p. 197.
- [S55] MS. 8 - Glamorgan Pedigrees (MFU #12434), (Microfilm of mss. in the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. NLW MSS. 11964, 6611, 6544, 8, 6548, 3757, 6549, 3753. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950.), FHL microfilm 104312., p. 104.
- [S39] MS. 16920F, 16921E - Herbert Pedigrees (MFU #3417, #12639), (Microfilm of original records at the National Library, Aberystwyth. National Library of Wales manuscript 16920F, 16921E. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970.), FHL microfilm 826552 items 3-4., p. 240, 498.
- [S2411] #11915 British Genealogy (filmed 1950), Evans, Alcwyn Caryni, (Books A to H. National Library of Wales manuscript numbers 12359-12360. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,355 and 104,390 item 2., book 5 p. E17*, 42*.
- [S2411] #11915 British Genealogy (filmed 1950), Evans, Alcwyn Caryni, (Books A to H. National Library of Wales manuscript numbers 12359-12360. Manuscript filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,355 and 104,390 item 2., book 5 p. E42.
- [S2420] #11886 The Golden Grove books of pedigrees (filmed 1970), (Manuscript, National Library of Wales manuscript number Castell Gorfod 7. Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1950), FHL microfilms 104,349-104,351., book 7 p. D883.
- [S1096] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry (1928), Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1,696,491 ., vol. 3 p. 566.
- [S766] #2226 Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae: Being the Genealogies of the Older Families of the Lordships of Morgan and Glamorgan (1886), Clark, George Thomas, (1 volume in 2. London: Wyman, 1886), FHL microfilm 990,307 items 2-3., p. 314.
- [S2425] #1284 Records and letters of the family of the Longs of Longville, Jamaica, and Hampton Lodge, Surrey (1925), Howard, Robert Mowbray, (2 volumes. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, c1925), FHL book 929.242 L85h., vol. 1 p. 6.
- A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
- 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,
- 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.
- MORGAN OF MACHEN AND TREDEGAR.
- 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
- Jones of Treowen. 10. Mary, married 1st Edward Williams, 2d Richard Herbert. 11. Elizabtth, 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.
- MORGAN OF LLANRHYMNY.
- XV. 2. HENRY, second son of Rowland Morgan of Machen, married Catherine, daughter and heir of William Kemeys of Llanrhymny, living 1567. Issue: 1. Thomas. 2. Blanch, married William Herbert of Cogan Pill,
- XVI. THOMAS MORGAN of Llanrhymny in 1620, married Catherine, daughter of Nicholas Herbert of Cogan Pill, living a widow 1647. Issue: 1. William. 2. Edward, whence a BRANCH. 3. Robert, whence a BRANCH. 4. Catherine, married Thomas Morgan of Llanvedw, 1619. 5. Elizabeth. 6. Blanch, married 1st, Henry, brother to Sir Richard Kemeys, 2d Henry Basset. 7. Mary, married Charles Kemys. 8. Jane.
- XVII. WILLIAM MORGAN Morgan, died 19 Jan., 1629, married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan of Rhiwperra. Issue : 1. Thomas. 2. William, clerk in the king's stables, 1665-73 ; married Blanch, daughter of Henry Kemys, widow of Hoo Games. They had Margaret, daughter and heir. She was of Cardiff in 1709. Will dated 18 April, 1711.
- BRANCH FROM LLANRHYMNY.
- XVII. 2. EDWARD MORGAN, Lieut.-General, said to have been Deputy-Governor of Jamaica in 1664, but not in the printed lists; died 1665; sealed with "Argent, a chevron between 3 bulls' heads cabossed sable"; married Anna Petronella, daughter of Baron John George Von Polnitz. Issue : 1. Charles. 2. Hans Jorien Morgan, named from his mother's great-grandfather. 3. Anne Petronella, married Colonel Robert Bundless. 4. Mary Elizabeth, married her cousin, Sir Henry John Morgan. 5. Johanna Wilhelmina, married Henry Archbold. 6. Elizabeth, died single.
- XVIII. CHARLES MORGAN, secretary to the Government of Jamaica, Captain of Fort Charles, and Commander of the Ordnance; died; s. p., 1687.
- BRANCH FROM LLANRHYMNY.
- XVII. 2. ROBERT MORGAN, third son of Thomas of Llanryhmny — was living in London 1671-76, He was the father of: 1. Sir Henry. John. 2. Thomas, whence MORGAN OF LLANGATTOG. 3. Catherine ; married John Lloyd, and had Richard Lloyd of Bristol; clothier and draper.
The Morgans were loyal to King Charles I of England, who visited the Morgans at the Tredegar House in 1645. Sir Thomas Morgan was thought to have built Pencoed Castle in the early 1600's. (See Pecoed Castle photos. Thomas had a son, Sir Edward Morgan, who became Colonel-General of the Loyalist Army of South Wales under the Earl of Carbery. In 1649, King Charles I was beheaded and Sir Edward Morgan went into exile in Germany where he met and married Lady Anna Petronnella, daughter of the city mayor of Lippstadt, Germany.
In 1651 King Charles II was crowned as the King of England. He appointed Sir Edward Morgan as the Lieutenant-Governor of Jamaica. In 1665, Edward died of a heart attack while raiding the Dutch colony of St. Eustatius Island. Edward's nephew, Sir Henry Morgan married Edward's daughter, Mary Elizabeth Morgan. Henry was the son of Robert Morgan, Edward's brother. While he and Elizabeth had no children, he cared for Edward's family.
Even though Sir Edward Morgan and Sir Henry Morgan held royal commissions from the King of England as privateers, they are listed in history as Pirates of the Carribean, especially Sir Henry Morgan's exploits. After England signed a peace treaty with Spain, Sir Henry Morgan was put on trial, but was acquitted with the help of his kinsman Sir William Morgan of Tredegar. Soon England was warring with Spain again, and King Charles II knighted Sir Henry Morgan.
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