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John Morgan

Also Known As: "Knight of the Holy Sepulchre", "Stewart of Gwentloog", "Knight of the Sepulchre", "KNIGHT OF THE HOLY SEPLECHUER"
Birthplace: Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1492 (59-68)
Tredegar, Monmouth, Wales (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Tredegr, Monmouthshire, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Ieuan Morgan and Denis verch Thomas
Husband of Unknown Mistress of Sir John Morgan and Janet verch John Mathew
Father of N.N. Morgan; Morgan Morgan; Philip Morgan; Elizabeth Clinton; Jane Morgan and 6 others
Brother of David Morgan and Jenkyn Morgan

Occupation: Steward of Wentloog, Knight
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About Sir John Morgan, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Sir JOHN MORGAN was created a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (possibly c.1448). Later, when Henry Tudor was crowned King Henry VII, it greatly benefited the Morgans of Tredegar who were staunch supporters of Henry. Sir John received reward for his early support, and on 7 November 1485 he was appointed by the new king to the office of 'Sheriff of Wentloog and Newport' and made 'Steward' of the Machen Commote. Sir John's elevation to officer of the Tudor crown placed his influence and power at a new height. Around 1490, he commissioned the building of a new house at Tredegar. A wing of Sir John's stone manor house still exists. (It is the oldest part of the present-day Tredegar House.)

John married JENET VERCH MATHEW (1443-1494), daughter and co-heir of JOHN ap DAVID MATHEW of Llandaff.

  • Ref: _______________________
  • John MORGAN (Sir Knight)
  • Born: ABT 1428, Tredegyr, Dyffryn, Monmouthshire, England
  • Died: ABT 1492
  • Notes: Steward of Wentloog. Lived in Saint Clears, Carmarthen, Dyfed (now Penbroke), Wales. 1448 Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Father: Ieuan MORGAN
  • Mother: Denis (Elsbeth) Verch THOMAS
  • Married: Jonet MATHEW (b. ABT 1445) (dau. of John Mathew and Catherine Kemeys)
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas MORGAN (Esq.)
    • 2. Morgan MORGAN (Sir Knight)
    • 3. Phillip MORGAN (b. ABT 1472)
    • 4. Elizabeth MORGAN (B. Clinton of Marstoke)
    • 5. Jane MORGAN
    • 6. Margaret MORGAN
    • 7. Elizabeth MORGAN
    • 8. John MORGAN
    • 9. Lewis MORGAN (b. ABT 1485)
    • 10. William MORGAN
  • From: MORGAN (Sir Knight)2 ______________________
  • The History of Monmouthshire By David Williams
  • Pg.153
    • THOMAS MORGAN of Maughan, Efq.
  • Kydivor Vawr, Lord of Blain Cych, paternally defcended from Bely the great, King of Britain, married Elen, daughter and heri to Llewellin Vawr.
  • Bledry ap Kydivor Vawr, Lord of Kylfant = Clidwen, daughter and heirefs to Griffith Cedreth, Lord of Gwnfay.
  • Ivor ap Bledry, Lord of Kylfant, Efq. = Tangluft, daughter and heirefs to Howel Sais, Lord of St. Clere-y-mvch, Efq.
  • Llewellin ap Ivor, Lord of St. Clere, Efq. = Lleykye, daughter to Griffith ap Eli, Lord of Gilfield in Powis.
  • Ivor ap Llewellin, Lord of St. Clere, Efq. = Neft, daughter to Cadwgan, and great grandchild to Eliftan, Prince of Ferlix.
  • Llewellin ap Ivor, Lord of St. Clere = Angharand, daughter and heirefs to Sir Morgan Meredith, Knight, Lord of Tredegar.
  • Morgan ap Llewellin, Lord of Tredegar, Efq. = Maud, daughter to Rhun ap Grono ap Llwarch, Lord of Kybor, Efq.
  • Llewellin Morgan of Tredegar, Efq. = Jonet, daughter to Dd Yehan of Rydoclyn, Efq.
  • Evan Morgan of Tredegar, Efq. = Denis, daughter to Thomas ap Howell Yehan, Efq.
  • Sir John Morgan of Tredegar, Knight = Jonet, daughter and heirefs of John Matthewes of Llandaff, Efq.
  • Thomas Morgan of Machen, Efq. his brother, Sir John, Dying fans iffue.
  • Rowland Morgan of Maughan and Tredegar, Efq. = Elizabeth, fifter to Sir Roger Bodingham of Potheras, Com. Hereford.
  • Pg.154
  • Sir William Morgan of Tredegar, Knight = Daughter to Wintour, Knight, Com. Glocefter.
  • Thomas Morgan Maughan and Tredegar, Efq. now living, 1661.
    • William Morgan, Efq. heir-apparent.
  • .....
  • The eldeft fon of Llewelyn ab Ifor, was Morgan ab Llewelyn of Tredegyr, in the parifh of Maefaleg; and his fecond fon was Ifor Hael, or the Generous Lord of Maefaleg, the Wenallt and Gwern-y-Cleppa. Their other was Angharad the daughter of Sir Morgan ab Meredydd, ab Greffydd, av Meredydd Gethin, the fon of Rhys ab Tewdwr, Prince of South-Wales. Ifor Hael died without heirs, and his eftate came to his nephew Llewelyn, the fon of Morgan ab Llewelyn, and from him, in a direct line, are defcended the worthy family of Morgans of Tredegyr; the the ancient inheritance is ftill entire in their poffeffion; and if any merit, .... __________________
  • Sir John Morgan1
  • M, #471574
  • Last Edited=10 Jun 2011
  • Sir John Morgan is the son of Jevan ap Llewellyn ap Morgan and Elizabeth ap Llewellyn.1 He married Jonnet Mathew, daughter of John Mathew.1
  • He lived at St. Clere.1 He lived at Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
  • Children of Sir John Morgan and Jonnet Mathew
    • 1.Thomas Morgan+1
    • 2.Morgan Morgan+1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 271. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • From: ____________________
  • A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage of the British Empire (1869)
  • Pg.1115
  • LLEWELLYN AP IVOR, lineally descended from Cadivor Vawr, Lord of Kilsaint, m. Angharad, dau. and co-heir fo Sir Morgan Meredith, Lord of Tredegar (descended from Rhys, Prince of South Wales), and thus acquired the Tredegar estates. Llewellin was father of three sons, viz,
    • MORGAN, his heir.
    • Ivor, of Werncleppa, or Gwerney Cleppa, near Tredegar, ancestor of the MORGANS of Werncleppa, whose last male heir, Roger Morgan, Esq., d. in 1632, when his estate passed to the Tredegar family.
    • Philip, whose son, DAVID AP PHILIP AP LLEWELLIN, seated at St. Pierrer, in the county of Monmouth, was ancestor of the family of LEWIS of St. Pierre. (See BURKE'S Landed Gentry.)
  • The eldest son,
  • MORGAN AP LLEWELLIN, Lord of St. Clere, in Carmarthenshire, and of Tredegar, co. Monmouth, m. Maud, dau. of Rhys ap Gronwy, Lord of Kybor, and had two sons,
    • LLEWELLYN, his heir.
    • Philip, who acquired the estate of Langston, co. Monmouth, in marriage with Gwenllian, 3rd dau. and co-heir of Sir John Norris, Knt. of Penllyne Castle, Glamorganshire, and was ancestor of the MORGANS of Llantarnam, (raised to the degree of a Baronet, in 1642,) now represented by the family of BLEWITT,* and the MORGANS of Tredunnock, whose heir is MRS. JANE HAWKINS, of The Garn. (See BURKE'S Extinct Baronetage.)
  • The elder son,
  • LLEWELLIN AP MORGAN, Lord of St. Clere and Tredegar, was grandfather of SIR JOHN MORGAN, Knt. of St. Clere and Tredegar, whose grandson,
  • ROWLAND MORGAN, Esq. of Machen, living in 1570, m. Blanch, dau. of John Thomas, of Treowen, co. Monmouth, and had two sons,
    • THOMAS, his heir.
    • Harry, of Llanrumney, ancestor of the MORGANS of that place, now represented by LIEUT-COLONEL WILLIAM PEARCE, K.H., of Ffrwdgrech, co Brecon, and Staventon House, co Gloucester. (See BURKE'S Landed Gentry, Supplement.)
  • The eldest son,
  • THOMAS MORGAN, Esq. of Machen and Tredegar, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Roger Bodenham, Esq. of Rotherwas, co. Hereford, and was father of .... _____________________________________________
  • Sir John Morgan1
  • M, #73937, b. circa 1438, d. circa 1492
  • Father Llewelyn ap Morgan
  • Mother Jonet verch Dafydd b. c 1400
  • Sir John Morgan was born circa 1438 at of Tredegyr, Monmouthshire, Wales. He married Jonet Mathew, daughter of John Mathew and Catherine Kemeys, circa 1475.1 Sir John Morgan died circa 1492.
  • Family Jonet Mathew b. c 1455
  • Child
    • Thomas Morgan, Esq.+2,1 b. c 1482, d. a 1538
  • Citations
  • 1.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. IV, p. 185-186.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 709.
  • From: _______________
  • Sir John Morgan1
  • M, #228032
  • Last Edited=2 Apr 2007
  • Sir John Morgan lived at Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
  • Child of Sir John Morgan
    • 1.Elizabeth Morgan+2 d. b 1501
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Volume 1, page 824. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 2.[S37] See. [S37]
  • From: _________________
  • Sir John Morgan1
  • M, #77346, b. circa 1440
  • Sir John Morgan was born circa 1440 at of Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales.1
  • Family
  • Child
    • Elizabeth Morgan+1 d. b 1501
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. III, p. 316-317.
  • From: ____________
  • A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times ([1902?])
  • Pg.13
  • VIII. LLEWELYN ap IVOR of Tredegar, Lord of St Clear, married Angharad, daughter of Sir Morgan ap Meredith, from the Welsh Lords of Caerleon, ap Griffith ap Meredith ap Rhys, who bore "Argent a lion rampant sable." Sir Morgan died 1332, when Angharad was aged 32. They had : 1. Morgan. 2. Ivor Hael, whence MORGAN OF GWERN-Y-CLEPPA. 3. Philip, whence LEWIS OF ST. PIERRE.
  • IX. MORGAN of Tredegar and St. Clear, married Maud, daugter of Rhun ap Grono ap Llwarch, Lord of Cibwr. He died before 1384. Issue: 1. Llewelyn. 2. Philip, whence MORGAN OF LANGSTONE. 3. John, father of Gwenllian, married David Goch ap David, 4. Christian, married Jevan ap Jenkin Kemeys. 5. Ann, married David Gwilim David of Rhiwperra. 6. Margaret, married Traherne ap Meyric of Merthyr. 7. A daughter, married Thomas ap Gwillim of Carnllwyd. 8. Elenor, married Grono ap Howel Bennet.
  • X. LLEWELYN ap MORGAN of Tredegar and St. Clear, living 1387, married Jenet daughter and heir of David-vychan ap David of Rhydodyn, 1384-87. Issue: 1. Jevan. 2. Christy, married Madoc ap Jevan of Gelligaer. 3. —— , married Roger ap Adam of St. Mellon's. 4. —— , married Madoc of Bassalleg. 5. —— , married Thomas Llewelyn. 6. Ann, married John ap Jenkin. 7. —— , married —— of Raglan. 8. —— , married —— of Builth.
  • XI. JEVAN MORGAN, 1415-48, married Denise, or Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas ap Llewelyn-vychan of Lllangattog-on-Usk. Issue: 1. John. 2. David, 1442-48. 3. Jenkyn, 1454.
  • XII. SIR JOHN MORGAN, Knight of the Sepulchre, 1448, steward of Gwentlloog ; married Jenet, daughter and co-heir of John ap David Mathew of Llandaff. Issue: 1. Morgan. 2. Thomas, whence MORGAN OF MACHEN AND TREDEGAR. 3. John, whence a BRANCH. 4. Lewis, 1491. 5. William Morgan, coroner, 1501, father or John of Newport, died 1541, father of William, 1541-1559. 6. Philip, 1491. 7. Elizabeth, married John Fiennes;
  • Pg.14
  • Lord Clinton and Say. 8. Jane, married William David Powel. 9. Mary, married Thomas Llewelyn-vychan of Rhiwperra. 10. Isabella, married James Kemeys of Began, ob. 1591.
  • XIII. SIR MORGAN JOHN, knighted 22 June, 1497. after Blackheath ; died in 1504; married Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas Morgan of Pencoyd. Issue : 1. John. 2. Margaret. __________________________________
  • Families Directly Descended from All the Royal Families in Europe (495 to ... By Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford
  • Pg.85
  • 5. ELIZABETH FYNES, dau. of Richard, Lord Dacre, m. John Clinton, Lord Clinton and Say; d. 148?.
  • 6. JOHN, LORD CLINTON, d. 1515; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Sir John Morgan, of Tredegar.
  • 7. THOMAS CLINTON, Lord Clinton, d. 1517; m. Jane Poynings. ______________________________
  • 'Morgan01'
  • ....
    • a. Sir John Morgan of St. Clere and Tredegar
    • m. Jonnet Mathew (dau of John Mathew of Llandaff)
      • (1) Sir Morgan Morgan of Tredegar
      • m. Margaret Morgan (dau of Sir Thomas Morgan of Langston @@ below
        • (A) John Morgan of Tredegar (d after 04.04.1513)
          • (i) William Morgan of Tredegar (dsp before 27.06.1569)
          • m. Katherine Bodenham (dau of Thomas Bodenham of Roderwas)
      • (2) Thomas Morgan of Machem (5th son)
      • m. Elizabeth Vaughan (dau of Roger Vaughan of Talgarth)
        • (A) Rowland Morgan of Machem (a 1570)
        • m. (by 11.1517) Blanch Thomas (dau of John Thomas of Treowen)
          • (i) Thomas Morgan of Machem and Tredegar
          • m. Elizabeth Bodenham (b 1543, dau of Roger Bodenham of Roderwas)
            • (a) Sir William Morgan of Tredegar (d before 13.09.1653)
            • m1. (1598) Elizabeth Wintour (dau of Sir William Wintour of Lidney)
            • m2. Bridget Morgan (d before 1627, dau of Anthony Morgan of Hayford)
            • (b) Katherine Morgan probably of this generation
            • m. William Herbert of Colebrooke
            • (c) Blanch Morgan probably of this generation
            • m. Sir Edward Lewis of the Van
          • (ii) Harry Morgan of Llanrumney ancestor of Morgans of Llanrumney
          • (iii)+ 4 daughters
        • (B) John Morgan ancestor of Morgans of Bassalegge
      • (3) Elizabeth Morgan probably of this generation
      • m. John Clinton, 7th Lord (d 04.06.1515)
      • (4)+ other issue ( a 1491) - Philip, Lewis, William
  • .... etc.
  • From: _____________________
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