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Jane Frances Morgan (1846)

Jane was born in 1846 at Glascoed and was christened on 18th June 1846 at Usk Parish Church. Interestingly she was also baptised in Monkswood Church in 1847 along with her elder sister Anne Elizabeth Morgan (who had also previously been baptised at Usk)!

Her parents were John Morgan and Mary (nee Arthur). Jane spent her early life at Hill Farm.

I’m not sure where Jane spent the census nights, since I have not been able to find her on any census records, and was pleased to hear that she lived to a good age, having been reliably informed by some of her parents’ descendants, Mary and Monica Morgan. They told me that Jane “lived to age 72.  She died on February 25th 1919 as noted in her death notice in the Abergavenny Chronicle of 7th March 1919.


JONES - February 25th, suddenly, at Hampstead, Jane Francis Jones, recently of "Hadlow", Llanwenarth Citra, widow of the Rev. George Baynon Jones, late Rector of Llangattock Lingoed.  Buried at Bettws Newydd, March 5th.

There is information about her house, Hadlow, part of the Marquis of Abergavenny’s estate in Ty-r ywen here:

“HADLOW, residence pleasantly situated at Mrs. Jones, Green Ty-r-ywen, containing three bed, subject to six on rooms, sitting-room, kitchen and month’s notice.  Wash-house being part of 552 on Plan.

When the Marquis’ [of Abergavenny] estate was sold in 1916, Hadlow was tenanted by Mrs. Jane Frances [Morgan] Jones who purchased the property.  She died in 1919 leaving Hadlow to her nephew, James Frederick Fothergill Rowland who lived in London.”

As noted in the article, Jane left the Welsh Hadlow to her nephew, James Frederick Fothergill Rowland (son of Jane’s sister, Mary Susanna Morgan) who was an analytical chemist living in West Hampstead, London.  She apparently also left some money to our great-aunts who used it to build the house in Maine – the house they named Hadlow after Aunt Jane’s house.  Since the house was built in 1920 and Jane died in 1919, this fits perfectly.”

Thanks for your brilliant sleuthing Monica!