Single Member Welsh County
Available from Boydell and Brewer
Number of voters:
|8 May 1754||Thomas Morgan||682|
|1 Apr. 1761||Thomas Morgan|
|23 Mar. 1768||Thomas Morgan|
|17 May 1769||Charles Morgan vice Thomas Morgan, deceased|
|26 Oct. 1774||Charles Morgan|
|20 Sept. 1780||Charles Morgan|
|12 Apr. 1784||Charles Morgan|
|20 June 1787||Sir Charles Gould vice Morgan, deceased|
The dominant interest was in the Morgans of Tredegar. Three other families possessed considerable influence: Jeffreys of the Priory, Jones of Buckland, and Williams of Gwernyfed. The only challenge to the Tredegar hold came in 1754 when Thomas Morgan, the sitting Member, was opposed by Howell Gwynne, whose uncle Roderick Gwynne bought the Buckland estate about this time.1 Henceforth the Morgans represented Breconshire unopposed until 1806.
Author: Peter D.G. Thomas
- 1. Ms poll book, Tredegar ms 33/40; T. Jones, Hist. Brec. iii. 212.