MORGAN, Charles (1736-87), of Tredegar, Mon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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5 Dec. 1763 - Apr. 1769
17 May 1769 - 24 May 1787

Family and Education

b. 1 Dec. 1736, 2nd s. of Thomas Morgan sen. and bro. of John and Thomas Morgan jun.  m. Mary, da. and h. of Thomas Parry of Arkstone, Herefs., wid. of Robert Mynors Gough of Treago, Herefs., s.p.  suc. bro. 15 May 1771.

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Charles Morgan followed the family line in politics; and after having been connected with the Newcastle-Rockingham group, went over to Administration in 1769. On succeeding his brother in 1771, he continued in general to support Government, but retained his independence and is known to have voted against North’s Administration in at least six divisions. Robinson wrote of him in August 1782:

He is independent and desirous of peace, a friend to the constitution, a supporter of the old Government in most cases. Had some family connexions with the Cavendishes, yet may be hopeful.

Morgan and his brother voted for Shelburne’s peace preliminaries, 18 Feb. 1783, and Robinson wrote about them in his survey for the general election of 1784:

Mr. Morgan and his family wish in general to support Government and go one way always. Their relationship and connexion with Sir Charles Gould, who holds so beneficial an office under Government, draws them more strongly to these sentiments, and although they voted for the East India bill, yet perhaps would not go through in other questions, and this connexion in future might with some others be used to good effect it is thought. They are in future classed hopeful.1

Morgan’s only recorded speech was on 6 Apr. 1780, when he presented the Breconshire petition.2  He died 24 May 1787.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas


  • 1. Laprade, 94-95, 183.
  • 2. Debrett, xvii. 441.