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MORGAN , WALTER ( fl. 1695 ), author

of the Parson's Jewel , 1705 , a book of instructions on procedure to be adopted by clergymen on presentation to a benefice. On the title page of this book he styles himself ‘ vicar de jure of Llhantri-sanct and Chaplain to the Countess Dowager of Peterborough late deceased .’ He was, indeed, presented to Llantrisant , 3 April 1695 , by Francis Jones of Pentyrch and Rachel , his wife, but a dispute concerning patronage took place in Chancery and James Harries , presented by the dean and chapter of Gloucester , was in fact instituted, 7 June 1695 ( Llandaff Subscription Books , iv), and he remained in undisturbed possession till 1728 . It is not certain whether the Walter Morgan included in Foster 's Alumni Oxon. , the son of Thomas Morgan of Llandilo , who matriculated at Jesus College , Oxford , 30 May 1682 , aged 21, is the subject of this article or the person of the same name who was rector of Eglwysilan , 1689-95 . Possibly they are one and the same person.


  • ‘Llandaff Presentations’ and ‘Subscription Books’ among the manuscripts of the Church in Wales;
  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Index of Chancery Proceedings, Bridges Division , 120/53.


Walter Thomas Morgan (1912-90), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959