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MORGAN , HENRY (d. 1559 ), bishop ;

b. in Dewisland, Pembs. He entered the University of Oxford in 1515 , proceeding B.C.L. in 1522 and D.C.L. in 1525 . Soon afterwards he became principal of S. Edward's Hall . He took holy orders and became rector of Walwyn's Castle, Pembs. , and subsequently he held many preferments in the dioceses of Lincoln and Exeter . He was appointed bishop of S. Davids by queen Mary in 1554 , holding the see till he was deprived of it by Elizabeth in 1559 . He then retired to Wolvercote , near Oxford , where he d. 23 Dec. 1559 . He was buried at Wolvercote .

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959