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Emma Rachel Price

Emma was born c. 1840 at Llansoy, the daughter of a clergyman, John Price and his wife Rachel Price. She was baptised at Llansoy on 3rd February 1840 at Llansoy parish church.

She married William Morgan of Hill Farm, Glascoed at the church where her father was now the Rector - at Llanfihangel Torymynydd on 27th June 1865.

They had at least ten children, four of whom were born at Glascoed:

William Henry Gwyn Morgan (born c. 1866, baptised 8th April 1866 at either Usk or Glascoed).

John Endel Morgan (born c. 1867, bap 14th October 1867 at either Usk or Glascoed). John died at Llanfihangel Torymynydd in 1879, aged 11, being buried on 15th April 1879 at that church - apparently he must have been living with his grandfather, John Price, the Rector of Llanfihangel.

Alfred Hedley Morgan was born c. 1869 and was baptised at Glascoed on 6th Jan 1869. He was living with John Price, his grandfather t the time of the 1881 census.

Emma Rachel Gertrude Morgan was born in around 19th March 1871 (she was said to be 14 days old on the census of 1871) and baptised on 21st September 1871 at either Usk or Glascoed.

William and Emma continued to live at Hill Farm, until somewhere between 1872 and 1873. They had four children at St. Brides, Netherwent, all baptised at the church there. Their daughter, Angelina May Morgan (known in the family as May) was born at St. Bride’s Netherwent, Monmouthshire and baptised there on 17th August 1873. They lived there until approximately 1876 or 1877, and in this time period a further three children were born and baptised at St Bride’s … Arthur Stanley (bap 28 March 1875) and Annie Cecilia Morgan (24th Feb 1876). The census records indicate another son named James Augustus (known as Augustus) was born in the September Registration Quarter of 1878 - the census indicates at Usk.

Their youngest child was Bertha J. Morgan, born in early 1880 at Goytre, Monmouthshire.

We see William and Emma on the 1881 census at Grays, in Essex, now working as a Cement factory labourer, with what at first appeared to be a new wife (Susan). I am very grateful to Mary Morgan, one of William and Emma’s descendants, who has confirmed that Emma lived happily well beyond 1881 and continued to be married to William. The 1881 entry was an error by the census enumerator!

Emma’s father died in 1883. He was buried in his parish churchyard, at Llanfihangel Torymynydd on 16th November of that year

The family emigrated to Canada in 1889. By 1891, the family was living at Quebec City and continued there until at least 1921. I am really grateful to Emma and William’s descendant, Mary Morgan for providing me with this information on Emma and William.

Census Records.

1861 - At “The Rectory”, Llanfihangel Torymynydd.

1871 - At Hill Farm.

1881 - William with his wife “Susan” at Grays, in Essex.

1891 - At Montreal (Hochelaga), Quebec.

1901 - At Montreal (Hochelaga), Quebec.

1911 - At Montreal (Hochelaga), Quebec.

1921 - At Montreal (Hochelaga), Quebec