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Morgan of Monasterevan family tree

A printed genealogy by George Blacker Morgan, Jan. 1884, of the Morgan families of Llantarnam, Monmouthshire, and of Monasterevan, County Kildare, and pages from Notes and Queries, 25 Oct.-8 Nov. 1884, relating to a reported connection between the two families.

Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan's will

Original bundle comprising a copy probate of the will (1876) and three codicils (1881, 1884, 1886) of Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan of the Friars, esq., and extracts from the will relating to his quarter share in the Tredegar Wharf Company.

Morgan, Octavius, 1803-1888

Llanfaches presentation volume

A presentation volume from the churchmen and churchwomen (eighty-eight names) of Llanfaches to Godfrey Charles Morgan, viscount Tredegar, patron of the benefice of Llanfaches, in grateful thanks for the restoration of the parish church.

Boxed deeds

The series comprises a collection of deeds, each in its own individual presentation box. The deeds include a grant of free warren, 1616, a royal pardon to William Morgan of Dderw, 1644, appointments as lord lieutenant, custos rotulorum and advocate general, 1702-1933, grants of arms, 1779-1792, licences to take new surnames, 1787-1792, and grants of the rank of baronet, 1702, and viscount, 1905. -- The great seal is attached to the letters patent and most of the appointments. The armorial seals of Garter and Clarenceux kings of arms are attached to the grants of arms, and a broken and crudely repaired seal of the Duchy of Lancaster is attached to the 1761 appointment as steward of the Three Castles.


The file comprises an appointment of Charles Gould, esq., as advocate general or judge martial. Great seal attached.


The file comprises an appointment of Thomas Morgan, esq., as lord lieutenant of Monmouthshire and Breconshire. Great seal attached. The box is lined with pages from the Proceedings of the Political Club, Aug. 1749.

Gould grant of arms

The file comprises a grant of the arms from Garter and Clarenceux kings of arms to Charles Gould of Stretham, Cambridgeshire, judge advocate general and MP for Brecon, and the descendents of his father, King Gould, esq., deceased. Armorial seals of Thomas Browne, Garter king of arms, and Ralph Bigland, Clarenceux king of arms, attached.


The file comprises appointments of Courtenay Charles Evan Morgan, viscount Tredegar, as lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum of Monmouthshire in the place of Ivor John Caradoc, baron Treowen, deceased, and a key to the box. Great seal attached to the appointment as lord lieutenant.

Tredegar races calendar

The file comprises a volume containing the standing regulations respecting the races at Tredegar, annual lists of subscribers, 1816-36, and lists of runners and results, 1816-44. The volume also includes memoranda of a number of bets made during the races, such as in 1818, 'Mr Morgan & Mr Lane bet Mr Hesketh ten guineas to five that he does not ride the buffalo from Tredegar House to the Lodge - won by Mr Hesketh'. The subscribers and stewards comprise much of county society, including various branches of the Morgan family and officers of the Newport garrison.

Sir Charles Morgan testimonial letters

The file comprises letters from artists and others who submitted designs and models to the statue competition, including George Alexander, C. Bruce Allen, John S. Austin, Geroge Barrett, George Adam Burn, J. M. Clark, E. W. Elmslie, Thomas Freke, Solomon Gibson, James Hamilton, W. Rooke Harrison, Samuel Joseph RSA, Robert Kerr, Thomas Yale Kingston, Charles Lawrence, S. Manning, Edmund Marks, William Calder Marshall, Thomas Nicholson, John Palmer, James L. Pedley, Charles Augustus Rivers, Frederick Thrupp, E. W. Tundall, Calvert Vaux and R. D. Wilson.

Poultry sales book

The file comprises a poultry sales book. The poultry sales took place every year over the two days of Viscount Tredegar's Agricultural and Poultry Show, towards the end of November, although there are no sales recorded in the book for the years 1914-18, 1920, and very few birds sold in 1913, 1919 or 1921. The book records the pen number and class number of the birds, the owner's and the buyer's name and address, the purchase price and the commission.


The file comprises letters relating to Lord Tredegar's 87th Show, 21-22 Nov. 1905.


The file comprises letters relating to Lord Tredegar's 88th Show, 27-28 Nov. 1906.


The file comprises six unused "Very highly commended" tickets from Lord Tredegar's poultry show, 1-2 Nov. 1921, six unused and undated "Live birds - with care, from Lord Tredegar's poultry show, Newport" tickets, and an unused entry form for Lord Tredegar's Hunter Show, 3 Nov. 1925.


Letters relating to the Royal Agricultural Show, Tredegar Park, 5-9 July 1927.

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