William John Morgan

Brief Life History of William John

When William John Morgan was born on 23 December 1775, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James Morgan, was 41 and his mother, Bathia Gibson, was 40. He married Sarah Thomas Bowen on 29 October 1797, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He died in November 1815, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 39, and was buried in Cefn Coed, Breconshire, Wales, United Kingdom.

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William John Morgan
Sarah Thomas Bowen
Marriage: 29 October 1797
Mary Morgan
Jenet Morgan
Morgan Morgan
Margaret Morgan
Susannah Morgan
William Morgan

Sources (5)

  • William Morgan in entry for William Morgan, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
  • Wm. Morgan in entry for William Morgan, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William John Morgan - Individual or family possessions: christening: 23 December 1775; Merthyr-Tydvil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

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Name Meaning

Welsh (especially Glamorgan): from the medieval Welsh personal name Morgan, Morgant (Old Welsh Morcant, of uncertain etymology).

Irish: importation of the Welsh surname (see 1 above), to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin (see Merrigan ).

Scottish: probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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