Sir William Morgan

Is your surname Morgan?

Research the Morgan family

Sir William Morgan's Geni Profile

Records for William Morgan

6,587,295 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


About Sir William Morgan

  • William MORGAN (Sir)
  • Born: 1561
  • Died: 1653
  • Father: Thomas MORGAN (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth BODENHAM
  • Married 1: Elizabeth WINTER (dau. of Sir William Winter and Maria Lanston) ABT 1583
  • Children:
    • 1. Elizabeth MORGAN
    • 2. Blanche MORGAN
    • 3. Thomas MORGAN
    • 4. Edward MORGAN
    • 5. William MORGAN
    • 6. Rowland MORGAN
    • 7. Frances MORGAN
  • Married 2: Henrietta STUART (b. AFT 1565) ABT 1595
  • Children:
    • 8. John MORGAN (b. ABT 1597 - d. 1651) (m. Rebecca Smith)
    • 9. Evan MORGAN (b. 1601)
  • Married 3: Bridget MORGAN (b. 1587 - d. 1653) (dau. of Anthony Morgan) 1617, Heyford, Northampton, England
  • Children:
    • 10. Anthony MORGAN (Sir) (b. 1617 - d. 1665) (m. Elizabeth Fromond)
    • 11. Mary MORGAN (b. 1619)
  • From: MORGAN (Sir)2


  • Sir William Morgan (1560–1653) 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.
  • Morgan was the eldest son of Thomas Morgan who was MP for Monmouthshire in 1588.He was knighted on 23 July 1603. In 1612 he was Sheriff of Monmouthshire.[1]
  • In 1624, Morgan was elected Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire.[1][2] He was re-elected MP for Monmouthshire in 1625.[3][4][5]
  • On the outbreak of Civil War, Morgan was Commissioner of Array for King and became Governor of Newport.[1] He received King Charles at Tredegar on 16 and 17 July 1645. Information was laid against him before the Committee for Advance of Money on 13 Nov 1649 about his Royalist activities.[1] He died at in 1653 (at the age of 93).[1]
  • Morgan married firstly Elizabeth Wynter daughter of Sir William Wynter of Lydney Gloucestershire. He married secondly Bridget Morgan widow of Anthony Morgan of Llanfihangael Crucorney and daughter of Anthony Morgan of Heyford Northamptonshire. They had several children:
    • Thomas was later MP for Monmouthshire.[6]
    • Anthony was later a Royalist officer in the Civil War.[7]
    • John married Rebecca Smith. His daughter Frances was the first wife of Charles Williams of Llangiby.[citation needed]
  • From:


  • Sir William Morgan
  • M, #73919, b. circa 1560, d. 19 January 1629
  • Father Thomas Morgan b. c 1534
  • Mother Elizabeth Bodenham b. c 1536
  • Sir William Morgan was born circa 1560 at of Tredigar, Monmouthshire, Wales. He married Elizabeth Winter, daughter of Sir William Winter and Maria Langton, circa 1606. Sir William Morgan died on 19 January 1629 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Family Elizabeth Winter b. c 1562, d. b 1650
  • Children
    • James Morgan+ b. c 1607, d. 1685
    • Miles Morgan+ b. c 1615, d. 28 May 1699
  • From:


  • Sir William Morgan1
  • M, #471570, d. circa 1653
  • Last Edited=10 Jun 2011
  • Sir William Morgan was the son of Thomas Morgan and Elizabeth Bodenham.1 He married, secondly, Bridget Morgan, daughter of Anthony Morgan.1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth Wintour, daughter of Sir William Wintour, in 1598.1 He died circa 1653.1 His will was probated on 13 September 1653.1
  • He lived at Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
  • Children of Sir William Morgan and Elizabeth Wintour
    • 1.Thomas Morgan+1 d. 13 May 1664
    • 2.Edward Morgan+1
    • 3.William Morgan1 d. 7 Sep 1670
    • 4.Elizabeth Morgan1 d. c 25 Jun 1638
  • 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:


  • MORGAN, Sir William (1567-1652), of Tredegar and Machen, Mon.
  • b. 1567,1 1st s. of Thomas Morgan II† of Machen and Tredegar, Mon. and Elizabeth, da. of Roger Bodenham of Rotherwas, Herefs. educ. Hart Hall, Oxf. 1583, Staple Inn by 1585.2 m. (1) by c.1588,3 Elizabeth, da. of Sir William Wynter† of Lydney, Glos. 5s. 4/5da.; (2) settlement 10 Feb. 1610, Bridget (d. 27 Feb. 1611), da. of Anthony Morgan of Heyford, Northants., wid. of Anthony Morgan of Llanfihangel Crucorney, Mon., 1s.4 kntd. 23 July 1603.5 suc. fa. aft. 1604;6 d. by 29 May 1652.7 sig. Will[ia]m Morgan.
  • From:


  • A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire (1869)
  • Pg.1115
  • LLEWELLYN AP IVOR, lineally descended from Cadivor Vawr, Lord of Kilsaint, m. Angharad, dau. and co-heir fo Sir Morgan Meredith, Lord of Tredegar (descended from Rhys, Prince of South Wales), and thus acquired the Tredegar estates. Llewellin was father of three sons, viz,
    • MORGAN, his heir.
    • Ivor, of Werncleppa, or Gwerney Cleppa, near Tredegar, ancestor of the MORGANS of Werncleppa, whose last male heir, Roger Morgan, Esq., d. in 1632, when his estate passed to the Tredegar family.
    • Philip, whose son, DAVID AP PHILIP AP LLEWELLIN, seated at St. Pierrer, in the county of Monmouth, was ancestor of the family of LEWIS of St. Pierre. (See BURKE'S Landed Gentry.)
  • The eldest son,
  • MORGAN AP LLEWELLIN, Lord of St. Clere, in Carmarthenshire, and of Tredegar, co. Monmouth, m. Maud, dau. of Rhys ap Gronwy, Lord of Kybor, and had two sons,
    • LLEWELLYN, his heir.
    • Philip, who acquired the estate of Langston, co. Monmouth, in marriage with Gwenllian, 3rd dau. and co-heir of Sir John Norris, Knt. of Penllyne Castle, Glamorganshire, and was ancestor of the MORGANS of Llantarnam, (raised to the degree of a Baronet, in 1642,) now represented by the family of BLEWITT,* and the MORGANS of Tredunnock, whose heir is MRS. JANE HAWKINS, of The Garn. (See BURKE'S Extinct Baronetage.)
  • The elder son,
  • LLEWELLIN AP MORGAN, Lord of St. Clere and Tredegar, was grandfather of SIR JOHN MORGAN, Knt. of St. Clere and Tredegar, whose grandson,
  • ROWLAND MORGAN, Esq. of Machen, living in 1570, m. Blanch, dau. of John Thomas, of Treowen, co. Monmouth, and had two sons,
    • THOMAS, his heir.
    • Harry, of Llanrumney, ancestor of the MORGANS of that place, now represented by LIEUT-COLONEL WILLIAM PEARCE, K.H., of Ffrwdgrech, co Brecon, and Staventon House, co Gloucester. (See BURKE'S Landed Gentry, Supplement.)
  • The eldest son,
  • THOMAS MORGAN, Esq. of Machen and Tredegar, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Roger Bodenham, Esq. of Rotherwas, co. Hereford, and was father of
  • SIR WILLIAM MORGAN, Knt. of Tredegar, whose will bears date 15 Jan. 1650, and was proved in 1653. Sir William m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Sir William Wintour, of Lidney, co Gloucester, and 2ndly, Bridget, dau. of Anthony Morgan, of Heyford, Northamptonshire. By his 1st wife, Sir William had three sons,
    • THOMAS, his successor.
    • Edward, of Citligin and Caed-Morgan, co. Monmouth, who left by his wife, Elizabeth, a dau. and heir, who was m. to Henry Chambre, Esq.
    • William, who m. Jane, dau. of -- Morgan, of Hurst, co. Glamorgan, and had a son, Richard Morgan, Esq., who m. Eleanor, dau. and co-heir of Henry Probert, of the Argoed and Pantglas, Monmouthshire, and had a son, Richard Morgan, Esq., who m. Miss Abigail Phelps, and whose son, William Morgan, assumed the surname of Clifford, pursuant to the will of his cousin, Thomas Clifford, Esq., and became William Morgan Clifford, Esq. This Mr. Morgan Clifford m. Eliza-Maria, eldest dau. of Richard Lewis, Esq. of Lantillo, Monmouthshire, and had a son, Morgan, who m. Sophia, second dau. of the late Jonathan Willington, Esq. of Rapla, co. Tipperary,
      • * FRANCES, dau. and co-heir of SIR EDWARD MORGAN, Bart. of Llantarnam, m. Edmund Bray, Esq., and was mother of MARY BRAY, who m. John Blewitt. Esq. of London, and was great- grandmother of REGINALD - JAMES BLEWITT, Esq. of Llantarnam Abbey, late M.P. for the Monmouthshire boroughs.
    • Pg.1116
    • and by her had a son, HENRY MORGAN-CLIFFORD, Esq., now of Perristone, co. Hereford, and Llantillo, co. Monmouth, M.P., and col. of the Monmouthshire militia who is the present male representative of the House of Tredegar. Col. Morgan Clifford was b. in 1806, and m. 12 Aug. 1834, Catherine-Harriet, only dau. of Joseph Yorke, Esq. of Forthhampton Court, co. Gloucester (eldest son of James, Bishop of Ely, and grandson of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke), by Catherine, his wife, eldest dau. of James Cocks, Esq., and niece to Charles, 1st Lord Somers, and has had issue, Henry Somers Morgan, b. in 1836, deceased, and Marian, m. 12 June, 1860, to the Hon. James Fitzwalter Clifford-Butler, eldest son of Lord Dunbeyne (see that title ante).
  • Sir Wiliam Morgan was s. by his eldest son,
  • THOMAS MORGAN, Esq. of Machen and Tredegar, who m. 1st, Rachel, relict of David Kemeys, Esq., of Cefu Mabley, and dau. of Robert Hopton (younger son of Robert Hopton, Esq., of Witham, co, Seomerset, by his wife Janet dau. and co-heir of Rowland Kemeys, Esq. of the Vaindre, co Monmouth), and sister and co-heir of Ralph, Lord Hopton, of Strattern, by whom he had an only child, Elizabeth, heiress of her mother, and wife of Sir Trever Williams, Bart., which Elizabeth had issue, now represented by William-Adams Williams, Esq. of Llonjiby Castle. Mr Thomas morgan, m. 2ndly, Elizabeth, dau and heir of Francis Windham, Esq. of Sandhill, co Somerset, and by her (who d. 1666), had two sons, WILLIAM his heir and John of Ruperra, who d. 1715. Mr. Thomas Morgan, d. 13 May, 1664, and was s. by his elder son, ....


  • A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
  • Pg.13
  • 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,
  • Pg.14
  • 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
  • Pg.15
  • 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
  • Pg.16
  • 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.
  • Pg.19
  • XVII. 3. WILLIAM MORGAN of Rhymny, third son of Sir William of Tredegar, died before 1660 ; married Jane, daughter and heir of — Morgan of Hurst, county Gloucester. Issue: 1. William of Hurst, 1673. 2. Richard.


  • MORGAN, Thomas II (d.1603), of Machen and Tredegar, Mon.
  • 1st s. of Rowland Morgan of Machen by Blanche, da. of John Thomas of Llanarth. educ. M. Temple 1567. m. Elizabeth, da. of Roger Bodenham, 4s. 4da. suc. fa. 1577, cos. 1578.1
  • .... Apart from his one appearance in Parliament, Morgan appears to have been occupied exclusively in local government, serving as a justice of the peace and deputy lieutenant until his death in 1603, when he was succeeded by his son Sir William Morgan.4
  • From:


  • The royal families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their descendants, sovereigns and subjects (1848)
    • Thomas Lewis, Esq. PEDIGREE XLIII.
  • Joan, dau. and coheir of Henry Herbert, Esq. of Winstow. = Henry Lewis, Esq. of St. Pierre, co. Monmouth, living in 1600 and 1630; ch: George (m. Mary Morgan) Lewis, Esq.
  • George Lewis, Esq. of St. Pierre. = Mary, dau. of Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar.; ch: Thomas (m. Joanna Langton) Lewis, Esq.
  • Thomas Lewis, Esq. of St. Pierre, a stanch royalist; = Joanna, dau. of Joseph Langton, Esq. of Newton Park, co. Somerset; ch: Thomas (m. De la Rivers Morgan) Lewis
  • Thomas Lewis, Esq. of St. Pierrer, = De la Rivers, dau. of Sir Thomas Morgan.; ch: Thomas (m. Catherine Cotton) Lewis Esq. d. in 1734


  • Sir Anthony Morgan (died 1665) of Kilflgin, Monmouthshire, was a Royalist officer during the English Civil War.[1]
  • Morgan was the son of Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar, Monmouthshire, and Bridget, daughter and heiress of Anthony Morgan of Heyford, Northamptonshire.[2] He seems identical with the Anthony Morgan who was appointed by the Spanish ambassador Cardenas, on 9 June 1640, to levy and transport the residue of the two thousand soldiers afforded to him by King Charles I.[3]
  • On 21 October 1642 Morgan was knighted by Charles at Southam, Warwickshire,[4] and two days later fought at the Battle of Edgehill. By the death of his half-brother, Colonel Thomas Morgan, who was killed at the Battle of Newbury 20 September 1643, he became possessed of the manors of Heyford and Clasthorpe, Northamptonshire; and had other property in Momouthshire, Warwickshire, and Westmoreland. He subsequently went abroad, but returned in 1648, when, though his estates were sequestered by the parliament by an ordinance dated 5 January 1646, he imprisoned several of his tenants in Banbury Castle for not paying their rent to him.[5]
  • Morgan tried to compound for his property in May 1650, and took the covenent and negative oath, but being represented as a "papist delinquent", he was unable to make terms with the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents.[6] In August 1658 he obtained leave to pay a visit to France.[7]
  • One Anthony Morgan was ordered to be arrested and brought before Secretary Bennet on 5 June 1663, and his papers were seized.[8] He died in St. Giles-in-the-Fields, London, about June 1665,[9] 1665, leaving by his wife Elizabeth (? Fromond) an only daughter, Mary.[10]
  • From:


  • WILLIAMS, Charles (1590-1642), of Llangibby Castle, Usk, Mon.
  • b. 1 Nov. 1590,1 1st s. of Rowland Williams of Llangibby Castle and Cecil, da. of Sir Edward Mansell† of Margam, Glam. educ. Jesus, Oxf. 1610; I. Temple 1612. m. (1) settlement 30 Oct. 1614, (with £1,300), Frances, da. of Sir William Morgan* of Tredegar, Mon., s.p.;2 (2) by c.1623 (with £2,000), Anne, da. of Sir John Trevor I* of Plas Têg, Flints., 3s. 2da.3 suc. fa. 1612; kntd. 10 Apr. 1621.4 d. bet. 5/19 Mar. 1642.5 sig. Ch[arles] Willi[a]ms.
  • From:


  • MORGAN, William (c.1600-1649), of Y Dderw, Llyswen, Brec. and the Middle Temple, London
  • b. c.1600,2 1st s. of Morgan Llewellyn of Blaentringarth, Ystradfellte, Brec. and Gwladis, da. of David Gwyn Gwalter of Cefn-y-fedw, Brec.3 educ. M. Temple 1616, called 1623.4 m. ?(1) 19 Nov. 1624, Sybilla, da. of Thomas Wayte of London, ?1s. 1da.;5 (2) ?bigamously, aft. 26 Mar. 1633 (with £1,600), Elizabeth (d. 28 June 1638), da. of Sir William Morgan* of Tredegar and Machen, Mon. 1s. 3da.; 2 other ch.6 d. bet. 27/31 May 1649.7 sig. W[illia]m Morgan.
  • From:


  • William Morgan (died 1649) was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1649.
  • Morgan was the son of Llewellyn Morgan of Ystradfellte. He was called to the bar. He purchased the estate of Dderw in Llyswen. He was recorder of Brecon from 1637 and was King's attorney in South Wales until his death.[1]
  • In April 1640, Morgan was elected Member of Parliament for Breconshire in the Short Parliament. He was re-elected MP for Breconshire for the Long Parliament in November 1640 and sat until his death in 1649.[2] In February 1649 information was laid against him that he had supported the Royalist cause in the Civil War, raising money and arms for the king and sitting in the King's parliament in Oxford.[1]
  • Morgan died in 1649 and was buried in the Priory Church, Brecon.[1]
  • Morgan married Elizabeth Morgan, daughter of Sir William Morgan of Tredegar. His son William was High Sheriff in 1655. He was the father-in-law of William Morgan (of Machen and Tredegar).[1]
  • From:


  • The History of Monmouthshire By David Williams
  • Pg.153
    • THOMAS MORGAN of Maughan, Efq.
  • Kydivor Vawr, Lord of Blain Cych, paternally defcended from Bely the great, King of Britain, married Elen, daughter and heri to Llewellin Vawr.
  • Bledry ap Kydivor Vawr, Lord of Kylfant = Clidwen, daughter and heirefs to Griffith Cedreth, Lord of Gwnfay.
  • Ivor ap Bledry, Lord of Kylfant, Efq. = Tangluft, daughter and heirefs to Howel Sais, Lord of St. Clere-y-mvch, Efq.
  • Llewellin ap Ivor, Lord of St. Clere, Efq. = Lleykye, daughter to Griffith ap Eli, Lord of Gilfield in Powis.
  • Ivor ap Llewellin, Lord of St. Clere, Efq. = Neft, daughter to Cadwgan, and great grandchild to Eliftan, Prince of Ferlix.
  • Llewellin ap Ivor, Lord of St. Clere = Angharand, daughter and heirefs to Sir Morgan Meredith, Knight, Lord of Tredegar.
  • Morgan ap Llewellin, Lord of Tredegar, Efq. = Maud, daughter to Rhun ap Grono ap Llwarch, Lord of Kybor, Efq.
  • Llewellin Morgan of Tredegar, Efq. = Jonet, daughter to Dd Yehan of Rydoclyn, Efq.
  • Evan Morgan of Tredegar, Efq. = Denis, daughter to Thomas ap Howell Yehan, Efq.
  • Sir John Morgan of Tredegar, Knight = Jonet, daughter and heirefs of John Matthewes of Llandaff, Efq.
  • Thomas Morgan of Machen, Efq. his brother, Sir John, Dying fans iffue.
  • Rowland Morgan of Maughan and Tredegar, Efq. = Elizabeth, fifter to Sir Roger Bodingham of Potheras, Com. Hereford.
  • Pg.154
  • Sir William Morgan of Tredegar, Knight = Daughter to Wintour, Knight, Com. Glocefter.
  • Thomas Morgan Maughan and Tredegar, Efq. now living, 1661.
    • William Morgan, Efq. heir-apparent.
  • .....
  • The eldeft fon of Llewelyn ab Ifor, was Morgan ab Llewelyn of Tredegyr, in the parifh of Maefaleg; and his fecond fon was Ifor Hael, or the Generous Lord of Maefaleg, the Wenallt and Gwern-y-Cleppa. Their other was Angharad the daughter of Sir Morgan ab Meredydd, ab Greffydd, av Meredydd Gethin, the fon of Rhys ab Tewdwr, Prince of South-Wales. Ifor Hael died without heirs, and his eftate came to his nephew Llewelyn, the fon of Morgan ab Llewelyn, and from him, in a direct line, are defcended the worthy family of Morgans of Tredegyr; the the ancient inheritance is ftill entire in their poffeffion; and if any merit, ....


  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry ; or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank : but uninvested with heritable honours (1837) Vol. 1
  • Pg.222
  • GEORGE LEWIS, esq. of St. Pierre, who m. Mary, daughter of Sir William Morgan, of Tredegar, knt. and was father of
  • THOMAS LEWIS, esq. of St. Pierre, a staunch and devoted royalist, who lived towards the close of the seventeenth century (1666). He espoused Joanna, daughter of Joseph Langton, esq. of Newton Park, in the county of Somerset, and was s. by his son,
  • THOMAS LEWIS, esq. of St. Pierre, who m. Dela Rivers, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan, of Cheriston, and was father of
  • THOMAS LEWIS, esq. of St. Pierre, who d. in 1734, and was s. by his son,


  • 'Morgan01'
  • ....
    • a. Sir John Morgan of St. Clere and Tredegar
    • m. Jonnet Mathew (dau of John Mathew of Llandaff)
      • (1) Sir Morgan Morgan of Tredegar
      • m. Margaret Morgan (dau of Sir Thomas Morgan of Langston @@ below
        • (A) John Morgan of Tredegar (d after 04.04.1513)
          • (i) William Morgan of Tredegar (dsp before 27.06.1569)
          • m. Katherine Bodenham (dau of Thomas Bodenham of Roderwas)
      • (2) Thomas Morgan of Machem (5th son)
      • m. Elizabeth Vaughan (dau of Roger Vaughan of Talgarth)
        • (A) Rowland Morgan of Machem (a 1570)
        • m. (by 11.1517) Blanch Thomas (dau of John Thomas of Treowen)
          • (i) Thomas Morgan of Machem and Tredegar
          • m. Elizabeth Bodenham (b 1543, dau of Roger Bodenham of Roderwas)
            • (a) Sir William Morgan of Tredegar (d before 13.09.1653)
            • m1. (1598) Elizabeth Wintour (dau of Sir William Wintour of Lidney)
            • m2. Bridget Morgan (d before 1627, dau of Anthony Morgan of Hayford)
            • (b) Katherine Morgan probably of this generation
            • m. William Herbert of Colebrooke
            • (c) Blanch Morgan probably of this generation
            • m. Sir Edward Lewis of the Van
          • (ii) Harry Morgan of Llanrumney ancestor of Morgans of Llanrumney
          • (iii)+ 4 daughters
        • (B) John Morgan ancestor of Morgans of Bassalegge
      • (3) Elizabeth Morgan probably of this generation
      • m. John Clinton, 7th Lord (d 04.06.1515)
      • (4)+ other issue ( a 1491) - Philip, Lewis, William
  • .... etc.
  • From:



Information from Peter Breed:


William MORGAN (Sir)

Born: 1561

Died: 1653

(Recorded elsewhere as 19/1/1629 but changed today 29th Jan 2013 by T Jackson curator

as Parish Records were used as source for the date 1653)

  • --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The lineage from Thomas ap Morgan through Rodney Morgan, was sent to me by Norm Morgan. The information was taken from: St. Mellon's Parish, Glamorganshire, Wales. From the Bishop's Library, Cardiff, Wales.

  • --------------------

Information from

Whose name I do not know (I looked everywhere on the site).

Big Kudos & Thanks for the exceptional history, pictures and Great sense of humor

WILLIAM MORGAN (1560 - 1653) was Sheriff in 1612. He was a member of Parliament from 1623-25, and Knighted in 1633. He received King Charles I at Tredegar July 16-17, 1645. He married first wife, ELIZABETH WINTERS, in 1581. (She was the daughter of SIR WILLIAM WINTERS of Lidney and was born in 1564). His second wife was BRIDGET MORGAN of Hayford. (The descendants of Sir William assumed the titles of Lord Tredegar. In 1792 this title was raised to Baronet Tredegar and to Baron Tredegar in 1859. In 1905 it was raised again to Viscount Tredegar. The title became extinct in 1962 when the last Viscount died without an heir.)

  • _______________________
view all 26

Sir William Morgan's Timeline

June 20, 1560
Tradegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 22
Tredigar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 26
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 27
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales, (Present UK)
Age 31
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 34
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 36
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 36
Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales
Age 39
Llandaff, Glamorgan, Wales