Rev. Robert Morgan

1788 - 19th Apr 1867

Claimant or beneficiary


Rev. Robert Morgan, clergyman in England, son of Robert Morgan of Spanish Town Jamaica, and awarded the compensation for the Radnor estate in St David, Jamaica. To date no probate record has been found for him, but his widow Anne Morgan left £18,000 in 1870 when she died 'late of Ashford Kent.'

  1. Robert Morgan, s[on] of Robert of Spanish Town, Island of Jamaica. Magdalen [Oxford], matric. 19/06/1806 aged 18. BA 1810; a student of Lincolns Inn 1809. Rector of Sevington Kent 1840 until his death 19/04/1867 aged 79.

  2. Robert Morgan of St George's Bloomsbury married Rachel Catherine Nicholls, a minor, in her parish of Hurst in Berkshire, by licence 11/09/1815. The will of her father Samuel Nicholls MD of Hinton House, Hurst, written in 1833 and proved in 1838, named his residuary legatees as son Samuel Nicholls and daughter Rachel Catherine Morgan, wife of Rev Robert Morgan of Radnor in Jamaica. Rachel Catherine Morgan of St Giles's Dulwich was buried in Hurst 19/06/1838 age 42 years. Her death was registered Q2 1838 in Camberwell. Rev Robert Morgan rector of Sevington Kent married Ann[e] eldest daughter of John Furley Esq. of Canterbury, Kent in 1840. In 1851 Robert Morgan, clergyman, age 63, born Jamaica, was living at Smeeth Paddock, Kent, with his wife Anne, a cook and a housemaid.

  3. The will of the Rev Robert Morgan, late of 11 St George's Road, Eccleston Square, Middlesex, clerk, who died 19/04/1867 at 11 St George's Road, was proved 17/07/1867 by the oath of Anne Morgan of 11 St George's Road, widow, and Robert Furley of Ashford, Kent, gentleman, and George Furley of Canterbury, banker, the executors. Effects under £18,000.

  4. The will of his father Robert Morgan formerly of Jamaica but lately of Bedford Place, Middlesex, was proved in London 17/08/1813. In it he left £1000 in trust for his stepdaughter Ann Nicholl and an annuity of £1000 Jamaica currency payable on Radnor to his wife Mary. Residuary legatee son Robert Morgan (now at school with Rev. Charles Richards in Winchester). Otherwise to cousin Richard Morgan of Radnor in Wales. Signed 19/04/1805.


T71/866 St David claim no. 8; National Probate Calendar 1870: the identification of the woman dying in 1870 as the Anne Morgan widow of Rev. Robert Morgan is cemented by the presence of her two nephews, John and Walter Furley, as executors.

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online]. CCEd [database online] Person ID 82393 shows a Robert Morgan with a BA from Magdalen Hall ordained deacon 17/10/1819 and (ostensibly the same man) with a BA from Magdalen ordained priest 13/07/1828, appointed stipendiary curate Ruscombe 18/10/1819 and stipendiary curate and then curate King's Somborne, Little Somborne chapel 05/06/1828 and 07/08/1829.

  2., Berkshire Marriages Index [database online];, Berkshire Burial Index [database online];, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 [database online]; PROB 11/1809/195; Times 02/10/1840 p. 7; 1851 census online.

  3. National Probate Calendar 1867.

  4. PROB 11/1547/234.

We are grateful to Georgina Robson for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

[1] Rachel Catherine Nicholls [2] Ann Furley
Wealth at death
Oxford (Magdalen) [1806-1810 ]
Legal Education
Lincolns Inn [1809 ]
Church of England

Associated Claims (1)

£4,321 13s 11d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1813 [SY] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - → Other

Previous owner of enslaved people sold to this estate

Relationships (1)

Son → Father

Addresses (3)

11 St George's Road, Ecclestone Square, London, Middlesex, London, England
Rectory, Sevington, Kent, South-east England, England
Smeeth Paddock, Smeeth, Kent, South-east England, England