MORGAN, George Gould (1794-1845), of Tredegar, Mon. and Brickendonbury, Herts.

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

Family and Education

b. 12 July 1794, 2nd s. of Charles Gould*, and bro. of Charles Morgan Robinson Morgan*. educ. Westminster. m. 7 July 1824, Eliza Anne, da. of Rev. William Beville of King Street, Portland Square, Mdx., 2da.

Offices Held

Ensign, 2 Ft. Gds. 1811, lt. and capt. 1815, half-pay 1819.

Sheriff, Herts. 1842-3.


Captain Morgan was brought in by his father on the family interest for Brecon in 1818, in place of his elder brother Charles, who was contesting the county. The latter was defeated, but George did not make way for him until 1830. Like his father and brother, Morgan supported government, voting against Tierney’s censure motion, 18 May 1819, and for the foreign enlistment bill, 10 June. Only one speech of his is known before 1820, against the equalization of the coal duties, 2 Mar. 1819. His politics remained Tory, anti-Catholic and anti-reform. He died 25 Aug. 1845.

R. D. Rees ‘Parl. Rep. S. Wales 1790-1830’ (Reading Univ. Ph.D. thesis, 1962), ii. 415.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne