MORGAN, Charles Morgan Robinson (1792-1875), of Ruperra, Glam. and Tredegar, Mon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1812 - 1818
1830 - 1832
1835 - 1847

Family and Education

b. 10 Apr. 1792, 1st s. of Charles Gould*, and bro. of George Gould Morgan*. educ. Harrow; Westminster; Christ Church, Oxf. 1811. m. 6 Oct. 1827, Rosamund, da. of Gen. Godfrey Basil Mundy, 5s. 6da. suc. fa. as 3rd Bt. 5 Dec. 1846; cr. Baron Tredegar 16 Apr. 1859.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Mon. 1821-2, Brec. 1850-1; ld. lt. Mon. 1866-d.

Capt. W. Mon. militia 1812.


Morgan was returned by his father for the family borough of Brecon before he came of age; at the same time his father indicated that he was aiming at the county seat for his heir at the next election. This involved him in a contest with Thomas Wood the sitting Member which, despite a canvass lasting three years, and great expense, he lost in 1818.1 It was rumoured that he would come in for Monmouth soon afterwards,2 but he remained out of Parliament until 1830, his younger brother having been awarded the seat for Brecon in the interval. He followed his father’s line in politics, supporting Lord Liverpool’s administration, except on the renewal of the property tax, 18 Mar. 1816. Like his father, he voted against Catholic relief, 24 May 1813, 9 May 1817, and for the suspension of habeas corpus, 23 June 1817. He did not figure in debate and his opponent in 1818 hinted that Morgan had attended the previous year only when on his way to Northamptonshire for hunting.3 His politics remained conservative and he ultimately achieved his father’s and grandfather’s ambition of a peerage to embellish the family’s territorial, industrial and electoral empire. He died 16 Apr. 1875.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne


  • 1. R. D. Rees, ‘Parl. Rep. S. Wales 1790-1830’ (Reading Univ. Ph.D. thesis, 1962), ii. 413; Cambrian, 3 Oct. 1812; see BRECONSHIRE.
  • 2. NLW, Mayberry mss 6899.
  • 3. Ibid. 6509, 6510.