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MORGAN OF USK, MONMOUTHSHIRE, ENGLAND/WALES

John MORGAN was baptised on the 12 September 1802 in Trelleck, Monmouthshire, son of John MORGAN and Mary. On the 1 August 1835 John married Mary JAMES at Trevethin.

John was a timber merchant and also publican of the Royal Oak in Usk. The Royal Oak is still standing and has a plaque on the wall as follows; Edward John Trelawny 1792-1881. Author, adventurer, friend of Shelley and Byron. He was in Usk for 12 years. He lived in this house built 1839 before himself building Twyn Bell and later Cefnila.

John and Mary had eight children;

John MORGAN died on the 21 October 1875 and Mary died on the 27 May 1875 both at Usk.

They are buried together in the Usk churchyard.

A WARD family story is that Sarah Stewart MORGAN was descended from King Charles II. It is said that King Charles II, who reigned from 1660 to 1685, had perhaps as many as 150 illegitimate off-spring. We can certainly trace back to a Stuart who would have been born around the late 1600s and possibly in Monmouthshire. Tree as follows;


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