His son, EDWARD MORGAN (d. 1633 ), succeeded him in the House in 1584 and 1586 , and as sheriff in 1582 ; his daughter Florentia m. Sir William Herbert of S. Julians .
The marriage of his heir, THOMAS MORGAN , to Frances , daughter of Edward Somerset , 4th earl of Worcester , drew the family further into the camp of militant Roman Catholicism ; for although she appears to have been brought up a Protestant , she had been ‘reconciled’ to Rome by Fr. Robert Jones , and she was a generous supporter of the Welsh Jesuit mission , while Worcester 's influence on the Privy Council enabled her father, by moving about more freely than the law allowed to recusants, to serve as a link with scattered Catholic bodies like those in Flintshire . He received a pardon for declining the new oath of allegiance in 1612 , on paying a composition fee of £100.
Thomas 's son, Sir EDWARD MORGAN , who had been educated at Jesus College , Oxford (matriculated May 1616 , B.A. July 1619 ), was instrumental in fixing the Welsh Jesuit headquarters at Cwm , Herefordshire ( 1635 ). In the second Bishops’ War ( 1640 ) he was given a military commission and allowed to raise contributions from his co-religionists — activities that provoked heated debate in the Long Parliament , to which Charles I retorted by making him a baronet ( 12 May 1642 ), and renewing his commission in the Civil War , where he was captured at Hereford ( 18 Dec. 1645 ). The Rump disallowed the baronetcy ( 17 Feb. 1652 ), and as a Royalist in arms his estate (worth £911 a year) was sequestrated and not finally discharged ( 9 Nov. 1654 ) till after his death ( 24 June 1653 ). His sister Winifred m. Percy Enderbie , author of Cambria Triumphans .
His heir, Sir EDWARD MORGAN , 2nd bart. , became a Protestant , and so made possible a resumption of the parliamentary activities of the family, the 3rd bart. , another Sir EDWARD MORGAN (d. 1681 ), representing the county in 1680-1 .
On his death without male heirs the estate passed out of the family, and the baronetcy to a younger son of the 1st bart. , Sir JAMES MORGAN , who retained the ancestral faith despite a Protestant wife, and remained a non-juror after the Revolution of 1688 . On his death ( before 1727 ) the title lapsed.
Emeritus Professor Arthur Herbert Dodd, M.A., (1891-1975), Bangor
Published date: 1959