Person:John Morgan (15)

Sir John Morgan, of Tredegar, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
  1. Sir John Morgan, of Tredegar, Knight of the Holy SepulchreAbt 1426 - Aft 1491
  2. David Morgan
  3. Jenkin MorganAbt 1445 -
  • HSir John Morgan, of Tredegar, Knight of the Holy SepulchreAbt 1426 - Aft 1491
  • WJanet MathewAbt 1445 - Abt 1494
m. 1468
  1. Sir Morgan John, of TredegarBef 1465 - Abt 1500
  2. Thomas Morgan, of MachenAbt 1465 - 1538
  3. Philip MorganAbt 1472 -
  4. Elizabeth Morgan1474 - Bef 1501
  5. Jane Morgan1476 -
  6. Elsbeth Morgan1480 -
  7. John Morgan - 1504
  8. Isabella MorganAbt 1480 - 1591
  9. Lewis Morgan1485 -
  10. William Morgan1486 - 1511
  11. Jane Morgan1818 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Sir John Morgan, of Tredegar, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
Alt Name[2] Syr Sion ap Morgan, of Tredegyr
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1426 Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales[est based on being of age in 1448]
Title (nobility)[1][2][3] Abt 1448 created a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
Marriage 1468 to Janet Mathew
Other[1] 7 Nov 1485 Newport, Walesappointed by King Henry VII to the office of ‘Sheriff of Wentloog and Newport’ and made ‘Steward’ of the Machen Commote
Will[2] 26 Oct 1491 Wales
Death[2][3] Aft 26 Oct 1491 Tredegar, Monmouthshire, Wales[date of his will]
Burial[2][3] Newport, Monmouthshire, Walesat St. Woolos' church ; his alabaster monument no longer exists
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tredegar House, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Sir John Morgan, in Wilkins, Charles. Salisbury memorial: Gwent in old days. The Morgan Family ... (Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited, Western Mail Buildings, 1886)
    p 23.

    p 26 -
    ... We append an interesting note by Mr. Octavins Morgan respecting the knight, quoted from Arch. Camb. Jour., 1884 : -
    Sir John Morgan, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, was the eldest son of Ieuan ap Morgan ap Llewelyn ap Morgan ap Llewelyn ap Ivor, of Tredegar, who married Angharad, daughter and heiress of Sir Morgan Meredydd, last lord of Caerleon, 1333. He was probably born in 1426, as he was of age in 1448. He made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land about 1455, when he became a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, and was celebrated as such in a poem by Gwilym Tew, supposed to have been written about 1460, in which year the bard presided at a Glamorgan Gorsedd. He had on his shield for his knighthood arms, sable, a cross engraved between four spear heads ; argent, which coat has been borne ever since as one of the quarterings of the family genealogical shield, and is found in the church of St. Woolos on the remains of his alabaster monument. Both he and his father, Ieuan of Tredegar, were firm supporters of Henry VII, and with the Welshmen helped to seat him on the throne, and are said to have been at the battle of Bosworth. He married Janet, daughter and heiress of John David Mathew, of Llandaff ; his will was dated 26th Oct., 1491. He probably died 1492, and was buried with his wife in the church of St. Woolos, Newport, Mon. The monument referred to by Mr. Morgan he believes was much damaged by the Cromwellian troopers when in Newport.
    Sir John Morgan was, like Gwilym the poet, also called "Tew," - Marchog Tew, The Fat Knight, and that is quite borne out by the bulk of the knight's body as shown by his breastplate and the tuiles appended thereto. ...

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sir John's Monument, in Cambrian Archaeological Association (London). Archaeologia cambrensis: a record of the antiquities of Wales and its marches, and the journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association. (London: W. Pickering, 1846-)
    p 291.

    [St. Woolos' Church, Newport, Monmouthshire. Written in 1854 before the restoration.]

    ... There are also the mutilated remains of an alabaster monument which one existed in the church, to the memory of Sir John Morgan of Tredegar, Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, who died in 1491 ; and his wife, who was the daughter and heiress of David Mathew of Llandaff. These are sadly mutilated, some of the alabaster having been used in bygone days for burning into plaster. An angel, however, bearing a shield of arms, remained among the fragments, which enabled me to identify the person represented. The figure is in armour, and wears a collar of SS, to which is appended a small Maltese cross. He is also said to have been a Knight of Rhodes, and to have gone on a pilgrimmage to the Holy Land, and made an offering to the Sepulchre. (see Arch. Camb., Series V, vol. i, p. 40, for a poem in his honour by Gwilym Tew.) ...