MORGAN, Sir John, 4th Bt. (1710-67), of Kinnersley, Herefs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1734 - 1741
5 May 1755 - 29 Apr. 1767

Family and Education

b. 11 July 1710, o.s. of Sir Thomas Morgan, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Kinnersley by Anne, da. of John Roydhouse of Westminster.  educ. Westminster 1721; Queen’s, Oxf. 1726.  m. 17 Dec. 1750, Anne, da. and coh. of Sir Jacob Jacobson, director of the South Sea Co., of Walthamstow, Essex, s.p.  suc. fa. 14 Dec. 1716.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Herefs. 1752-3.


Both the father and grandfather of Sir John Morgan had represented Herefordshire in Parliament; and he was returned in 1755 and 1761 without a contest. Under George II he was classed as a Tory. He appears in Fox’s list of Members favourable to the peace preliminaries, December 1762. He voted against the Grenville Administration over general warrants, 15 and 18 Feb. 1764, but was listed by Jenkinson as normally supporting Government. In July 1765 Rockingham classed him as ‘doubtful’; yet he did not vote against the repeal of the Stamp Act. He voted against Chatham’s Administration on the land tax. He is not known to have spoken in the House.  He died 29 Apr. 1767.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke