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MORGAN , GEORGE CADOGAN ( 1754 - 1798 ), Arian minister and tutor, and scientist ;

b. in 1754 at Bridgend, Glam. , second son of William Morgan , physician , and his wife Sarah , who was a sister of Richard Price (q.v.) the philosopher — another of their sons was William Morgan ( 1750 - 1833 ) (q.v.) . From Cowbridge school he went up, in 1771 , to Jesus College , Oxford , intending to take Anglican orders, but he changed his theological views and went to Hoxton Academy . He was minister at Norwich ( 1776-85 ) and at Yarmouth ( 1785-6 ); then he became assistant to his uncle Richard Price at Hackney Academy . He resigned in 1791 and became a private tutor ; he won some fame as a lecturer on science . Like his uncle (whose biography he began to write), he was a Radical , and he visited France in 1789 . He d. 17 Nov. 1798 .

Sources:

  • Caroline E. Williams , A Welsh family from the beginning of the 18th century , London, 1885 , privately printed, 1885 (highly interesting);
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (by D. Lleufer Thomas ).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959