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MORGAN , Sir WALTER VAUGHAN ( 1831 - 1916 ), lord mayor of London ;

b. 3 May 1831 , sixth son of Thomas Morgan of Pipton , Glasbury , Brecknock — on the family, see Theophilus Jones , Hist. Brecknock , 3rd ed., iii, 90. Because of the family's financial losses, several of the sons went up to London , where they were remarkably successful. Walter Vaughan Morgan was for ten years ( 1846-56 ) in the service of the National Provincial Bank in various places, but he then joined the firm of ‘ Morgan Brothers ’ and other family ventures. He was lord mayor of London in 1905-6 , and d. 12 Nov. 1916 .

A younger brother (the eighth son), OCTAVIUS MORGAN ( 1837 - 1896 ), a F.S.A. , was Liberal Member of Parliament for Battersea , 1885-92 .

Sources:

  • Who was who? and the above reference.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959