File P 1/9 - Octavius Morgan's antiquarian papers

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Octavius Morgan's antiquarian papers


  • 1635-1884 (Creation)

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Original bundle of papers relating to Octavius Morgan's antiquarian interests, including a receipt for £21 received by Sir William Morgan and Thomas Morgan, esq., two of the commissioners for Monmouthshire for the contribution money to repair St Pauls cathedral in London, being the second payment of the inhabitants of the hundred of Wentloog, 1635; a list of the things to be provided for a knight of the Bath, and the fees to be paid, [17 cent.]; an account of an affray by the Savoy in the Strand, London, for which Sir William Morgan's sons and Throgmorton were questioned, [pre 1653]; a cutting from the County Observer & Monmouthshire Central Advertiser, 1882, relating to the killing in 1688 of Edmund Morgan of Penrose by Charles Williams [c.1633-1720] of Caerleon, later the benefactor of the endowed schools at Caerleon and of the Hanbury family; letters to William Morgan from Sir Baynham Throgmorton, 1670, and William [Lucy], bishop of St Davids, 1676; an account of the lands in Monmouthshire due from William Morgan of Tredegar, dec., to Lady Dayrell's jointure, with an account of the cattle, horses and sheep at Tredegar, 1680; an account of the 'illegal & treacherous proceedings of Mr Robert Lucy the high & deputy sheriff, Mr Bayleffe, Alderman Phillipps, Howell Morgan et ald' att the election of a burgesse to serve in parliament for this burrough', 1689; appointment of Thomas Morgan of Tredegar and Henry Probert of Penallt, esqs, by Sir John Williams of Llangibby Castle, to survey his lands in Monmouthshire, 1695; letter from Mary Jephson to 'cousen' John Morgan ('the merchant'), [pre-1715]; articles of agreement that Charles Morgan of Newport, tanner, shall buy the hides of all animals killed by John Morgan of Tredegar at 2d. per pound, the agreement to last for their joint lives, 1706; draft, addressed to the bishop of Salisbury, of a warrant under the signet of the order of the Garter to Stephen Martin Leake, esq., Garter King of Arms, ordering the taking down of the achievements of deceased knights companions, and the placing of the achievements of the present knights companions, dated the 13th year of the reign; account of expenditure in passing Thomas Morgan, esq's commission of lieutenancy and custodes rotulorum for Monmouthshire and Breconshire, [18 cent.]; Evan Evan's rent collection in the parishes of Machen, Bedwas, Mynyddislwyn, Bedwellte and Gelli-gaer, 1743-1744; a warrant under the sign manual of George II and the signet of the order of the Garter, and above the countersignature of Stephen Martin Leake, Garter King of Arms, that the jewels and ornaments given by the sovereign to the knights companions of the order, and which ought to be restored to the crown after their death, be delivered to the bishop of Salisbury, chancellor of the order, for his personal profit, 1757; copies of the Prologue and Epilogue to the Adelphi of Terence, adapted to the death of General Wolfe, 1759; a list of gentlemen and ladies served with venison from 28 bucks from Tredegar Park and 6 bucks from Ruperra, 1775, and a copy of a letter apologising for being unable to 'serve my friends this year with venison as usual', having lost above 150 deer last winter and therefore unable to kill above a brace or two for the next two years, 1776; a copy of 'Philo Morgan''s poem on the fire at Ruperra Castle, published in the Bristol Gazette, 1783; three letters from Robert Pardoe of Lincolns Inn relating to the case of Morgan v. Jones, 1785; the appointment by William Pitt, chancellor, of Sir Charles Gould as steward and bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds in the place of Lord Frederick Campbell, whose appointment is revoked, 1787; an account of the Cefnmabli Oak, that fell in 1799; a copy of a punning poem on the fall of the Earl of Somerset, James I's favourite, [early 19 cent.]; General D'Auvergne's and the Duke of Portland's receipts for gout, the former testified for by Mr Howell, purser of the HMS Thunderer, and a receipt for rheumatism, [early 19 cent.]; an illustration of the columnar coral 'basaltes minimus striatus' on the Fairy Causeway near Tenby, Pembrokeshire, [early 19 cent.]; printed particulars of the premiums to be paid at Woburn, Bedfordshire, for the improvement of livestock, 1801; and biographical notes on 18-19 cent. members of the Morgan family, [late 19 cent.]. -- A loose [eighteenth century?] copy of an indenture between Oliver Cromwell, lord protector of the Commonwealth, and the Lords of the States General of the United Provinces confirming to article 28 of the peace [the Treaty of Westminster] made between the two, relating to arbitration over the English ships and goods seized in the dominions of the king of Denmark, 1654, has been added to this file for convenience.

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The main collection of papers relating to Morgan v. Jones is NLW Tredegar L1. For the Adelphi of Terence, see the Annual Register (1759), pp. 454-5.

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Preferred citation: P 1/9

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  • Text: P 1/9 (Bocs 346).