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Morgan families


Several Morgan families lived in the Glascoed area. I assume not all were related - at least I haven’t found all the links as yet. This is not an exhaustive list - only the ones that I have added bio pages for. Please look at census pages, burial, latest news pages etc for further Morgans.

John Morgan 1797

1) The Morgans of Hill Farm

John Morgan married Mary Arthur in 1831 and they had at least 7 children. They were one of the most prosperous of Glascoed families. They were an Anglican family - John is credited with being the driving force behind the establishment of St. Michael’s Church, Glascoed - he gave the land that the church was built upon.

Mary Arthur 1806

2) The Prescoed Morgans

Francis Morgan (1819-1876) was a real character. He lived at Prescoed Cottages. I’ve added two Bios for this family so far; for Francis and his daughter Joan (1873-1937).

Francis Morgan 1819

3) Richard Morgan of Bicknor, later of Ton Cottage/ Tonbolth.

Richard Morgan came from the Forest of Dean and married Mary. They moved to Glascoed at some point in the 1830s, we believe and lived at Ton Cottage (also known as Tonbolth). He was an agricultural labourer and later a wood collier. Please see his bio for further detail, including that of his family.

Richard Morgan John Arthur Morgan Thomas Morgan Arthur Morgan Mary Susanna Morgan Jane Frances Morgan William Morgan Anne Elizabeth Morgan Alexander Wynter Blyth Emma Rachel Price




Their seven children and their spouses

Joan Morgan 1873

4) The Wernhir Morgans

 These Morgans, came to Glascoed to farm at one or more of the Wernhir farms. most likely in the 1830s.

At the time of the 1841 census, Charles Morgan (aged “40”) and his wife Elizabeth (also aged “40” - ages were rounded up or down on this census) were farming at “Little Wernhir”. Their son, Henry “aged 10” was also there.

By 1851, the same characters were at “Little Wernhir” - Charles, “aged 55”, Elizabeth, “aged 43” and Henry “aged 21”. Charles was noted as being born in Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Elizabeth, born at “Claudock (Clodock), Herefordshire and Henry at Llandenny, Monmouthshire.

By 1861, Charles had died, leaving his widow, Elizabeth to continue with the farm (now listed as “Middle Wernhere”) with the assistance of Henry possibly her 16 year old grandson, Charles Henry Morgan (though he was listed as a scholar) and a farm servant by the name of William Lewis. Other help would have been enlisted for the farm on occasion, as was the custom. It appears that Henry got himself into a bit of trouble from time to time, as you will see by looking at his page! In his defence, he had recently been bereaved.


Census: 1841, 1851, 1861.

Henry Morgan

5) The Morgans of Beech Tree Cottage

A brief synopsis of William Morgan, provided by his descendant, Pat Morris (nee Evans). Many thanks for this.

 William Morgan 1828-1952 married Flora Ann Manley 1881-1934 at Llanfrechfa Church 28 May 1900

Buried St Michaels Church Glascoed. Also Thomas their son is buried St Michaels church  Thomas 1903-1973.

William and Flora had two more children Annie May Morgan 1913-2007 and  Florence Morgan 1920-1979


1911 Census living at Beech Farm Cottage Glascoed

1901 Census living at Llanynant Goytre

1891 Census living at Greenmeadow Farm Mamhilad

1881 Census living at Greenmeadow Farm Mamhilad.

Pat also informed me that “William later lived at Pettingale Mill and in 1932 he had built a bungalow in Glascoed on the road between Llananant Farm and Parc Newydd. This bungalow was to be part demolished and then flooded with the development of the Llandegfedd Reservoir. Both my mother and myself attended  Glascoed Primary School.”

6) Ann Morgan of Prioress Mill. Later of Beech Farm. Wife of Roger Williams. 1802-1884.

Census records indicate that Ann was born in Glascoed, although I have found on the late Glyn Williams’ family tree that Ann was from Prioress Mill, Llanbaddock. Glyn was an authority on Glascoed local history and well-versed in oral history, so I am taking his claim seriously, though would like to find records to confirm it. I imagine that Glyn probably had this information either orally or having found the necessary records.

She married Roger Williams in 1830 at Usk and become a bit of a matriarch! She had at least 8 children and they also mostly had big families. See her Bio page for more detail.

Ann Morgan Roger Williams