Hatchment 1

Hatchment 1: “General” Thomas Morgan M.P.
20th May 1702 – 12th  April 1769
Died aged 66

Thomas Morgan was a Welsh lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1723 to 1769. He was the younger son of John Morgan and inherited the Rhiwperra estate on his father’s death in 1719. In 1731 he succeeded his brother, Sir William Morgan, as Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire, and was appointed brigadier-general of the militia of those counties. In 1741 he was appointed  Judge Advocate General, responsible for the court-martial process within the Royal Navy and British Army by which he became known as “General Morgan“.10

On the death of his nephew Sir William Morgan II in 1763, Thomas inherited the Tredegar Estate. However, for the remainder of his life, it cannot have been the easiest time for him as Lady Rachel pursued him in the courts  for her claim to the legacy which she believed should go to her descendants.10

In 1726 he married Jane, the second daughter of Col. Maynard & Jane Colchester (nee Clarke) of Westbury Court, Gloucestershire.  They had five children. Thomas & Jane are buried here in the Morgan Chapel. 

Inscription on FrameThomas Morgan, Esqr MP. of Tredegar. died. 1769 aged 67 (sic)
BackgroundAll black background
The Arms are a quartering of 4 with
the Colchester & Clarke arms set In
1. Morgan 2. Meredith ap Bleddyn 3. Bleddri ap Cadifor Fawr 
4. Llwch Llawen Fawr
1.& 4. Colchester 2. & 3.  Clarke  
CrestA reindeer’s head or (a golden reindeer’s head)
Mantling1Gules and argent (silver & red drapery)
MottoIn Coelo Quies – Resting in heaven
Other DetailsSkull at base