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William Morgan

In the north aisle of the nave of Westminster Abbey is a white marble monument to William Morgan and Thomas Mansell. The monument is possibly by sculptor William Stanton. Morgan was buried on 2nd February 1684. His inscription tablet reads:

Here lyes the body of William Morgan, second son of William Morgan of Tredegar in the county of Monmouth Esq. who dyed the first day of February one thousand six hundred and eighty three in the nineteenth year of his age

The date is given in Old Style dating on the memorial, which is now 1684. The coat of arms for Morgan is shown.

Further reading

The website of Tredegar House


1st February 1684


2nd February 1684



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William Morgan
Thomas Mansell and William Morgan memorials

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