Edward Morgan, of Towamencin Township
Facts and Events
Notes on Birth of Edward Morgan
- Father = Sir James Morgan, 4th Baronet of Llantarnam.
- Status: GENERALLY ACCEPTED.
- Sources: Appleton Morgan (1902)2 ; Scroggins (2009)1 ; et al.
- Analysis: Sources named do not present any solid evidence to support this father, and I have not found any evidence either, but tradition holds that this is true. Stewart Baldwin (bef 2001) strongly claimed to have found proof against this father, but he didn't present his evidence either. Pending evidence to the contrary, this "traditional" father is attached.--Cos1776 14:58, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Possible mothers listed below are known spouses of Sir James Morgan:
- Mother A = Lady Alice Hopton, of Canon-Frome, 2nd wife of Sir James Morgan and cousin of his 1st wife.
- Status: DISPROVED.
- Sources: Appleton Morgan (1902)2 and widely published in many current genealogies.
- Analysis: According to Scroggins (2009)1, Appleton Morgan confused the 2 wives of Sir James Morgan, by stating that 1st wife Ann Hopton was the widow Jones and 2nd wife Lady Alice Hopton was the mother of Edward Morgan. Through primary records, he proves that 2nd wife Lady Alice Hopton was actually the widow Jones when she married Sir James Morgan 27 Oct 1695 and that she could not have been the mother of Edward Morgan who was born much earlier.
- Mother B = Anne Hopton, of Canon Frome, 1st wife of Sir James Morgan.
- Status: CURRENTLY ACCEPTED.
- Source: Scroggins (2009)1.
- Analysis: Since Edward Morgan was born quite a bit before 1695 (i.e. the known date of his father's 2nd marriage) and since his father is only known to have had 2 wives, it is assumed that Edward Morgan's mother was the first wife, Anne Hopton.
- Possible Middle Name = James. Source needed.
- He arrived in Pennsylvania abt 1683 and leved near Radnor. Source needed.
- In 1695, they moved to Towamencin Township and built a house on 500 acres of land. Source needed.
- He joined the Society of Friends and was known as Edward Morgan, the taylor. Source needed.
- He also build, in 1695, the famous Morgan Log House, located near Lansdale in Towamencin Twp. Source needed.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Edward Morgan of Towamencin Township, in Scroggins, William G. Leaves of a Stunted Shrub: a genealogy of the Scrogin-Scroggin-Scroggins family. (Cockeysville, Maryland: Nativa, LLC, 2009).
- ↑ Morgan, Appleton. A history of the family of Morgan, from the year 1089 to present times. (New York: Published for subscribers only, 1902).
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... V. SIR JAMES MORGAN, 4th Baronet of Llantarnam ... m (1st) widow Ann Hopton Jones, of Canon-Frome ; m (2nd) Lady Alice Hopton, of Canon-Frome, cousin of first wife. ... (By 2nd wife): ... 2. Sarah. 3. William, d. infancy. 4. Edward ... Sarah, the oldest daughter, m. Stephen Bazelee or Beasley, a Baptist, joined her husband's faith and was expeled from her home, in consequence. She sailed with her husband for America, accompanied by her youngest brother Edward (or, perhaps, he joined her afterwards in Philadelphia. VI. below.) ...
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...VI. EDWARD MORGAN (4 of V. above), joined the Society of Friends of Haverford, Radnor and Merion monthly meetings and lived near Gwynedd, then in Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.), Penna. The marriage of his children appear on the records of Radnor, Haverford, Gwynedd and Merion monthly meetings, copies of portions of which records are in the Philadelphia Historical Society's collections, Philadelphia.
He m. Margaret _____. Issue:
1. Morgan, m. Dorothy _____.
2. Sarah, m 23rd day, 7th month, 1720, Squire Boone, son of George Boone...
3. Joseph, m. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Lloyd, ...
4. William, m Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Roberts, of Montgomery Co. ...
5. John ... m. Sarah Lloyd ...
7. Edward. ...
[Note of Caution: According to Scroggins (2009)1, Appleton Morgan confused the 2 wives of Sir James Morgan, by stating that 1st wife Ann Hopton was the widow Jones and 2nd wife Lady Alice Hopton was the mother of Edward Morgan. Through primary records, he proves that 2nd wife Lady Alice Hopton was actually the widow Jones when she married Sir James Morgan 27 Oct 1695 and that she could not have been the mother of Edward Morgan who was born much earlier.]
- Edward Morgan of Gwynedd, PA, in Stewart Baldwin's website - sbaldw.home.mindspring.com.