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William Vaughan Morgan

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Major William Morgan of the Morgan Crucible Co

c.1825 Born son of Thomas Morgan, hostel keeper of Abergavenny[1]

1851 William Morgan, 26 (b. Glasbury), silk mercer, and his sister Marianne Morgan, 16, were visiting Edward P Halse 50, and his sister Maria Halse 44, in Kensington [2]

Founded the firm that became Morgan Brothers

1856 Started publishing business with his 5 brothers - see Morgan Brothers (Publishers)

1857 A merchant when he married Elizabeth Alice Adams in Brompton[3]

1881 William K. Morgan 56, Major militia, lived in Brompton with Elizabeth A. Morgan 69. Next door was the house of Septimus Vaughan Morgan[4]

1892 A retired army officer, died in Grasse, France[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. Parish record
  4. 1881 census
  5. national probate calendar