MORGAN, Thomas (1702-69), of Ruperra, Glam. and Tredegar, Mon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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24 May 1723 - 1734
1734 - 1747
1747 - 12 Apr. 1769

Family and Education

b. 20 May 1702, 2nd s. of John Morgan, M.P., by Martha, da. of Gwyn Vaughan of Trebarried, Brec.; fa. of Thomas, Charles, and John Morgan.  m. c.1725, Jane, da. and coh. of Maynard Colchester, M.P., of Westbury-on-Severn, Glos., 4s. 2da.  suc. nephew William Morgan 16 July 1763.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Mon. and Brec. 1731- d.; judge advocate gen. 1741-68.


Morgan was a supporter successively of Walpole, Pelham and Newcastle. He does not appear in Fox’s list of Members favourable to the peace preliminaries and was absent from the divisions.1 He voted with Opposition on general warrants on 6 and 18 Feb. 1764; and was classed by Jenkinson as one who generally supported Government, but by Newcastle as a ‘sure friend’. Rockingham counted him as a friend in July 1765 and November 1766, and Townshend in January 1767 as a Government supporter. He voted with Opposition on the land tax, 27 Feb. 1767—his last recorded vote.  He died 12 Apr. 1769.2

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Add. 33000, ff. 223-4.
  • 2. Burke; Gent. Mag. 1769, p. 215 gives 11 Apr.