Single Member Borough

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Background Information

Right of Election:

in the resident freemen

Number of voters:

about 100


15 Apr. 1754Thomas Morgan jun.
30 Mar. 1761Thomas Morgan jun.
5 Dec. 1763Charles Morgan vice Thomas Morgan, vacated his seat
21 Mar. 1768Charles Morgan
15 May 1769John Morgan vice Charles Morgan, vacated his seat
31 Jan. 1772Charles Van vice John Morgan, vacated his seat
24 Oct. 1774Charles Van
23 Apr. 1778Charles Gould vice Van, deceased
11 Sept. 1780Sir Charles Gould
3 Apr. 1784Sir Charles Gould
6 Dec. 1787Charles Gould jun. vice Sir Charles Gould, vacated his seat

Main Article

Brecon was a pocket borough of the Morgans of Tredegar, and was used by them to provide seats for junior members of the family who could not yet aspire to the honour of a county seat.

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas