Born in 1754 at Bridgend, Glamorganshire, second son of William Morgan, physician, and his wife Sarah, who was a sister of Richard Price the philosopher — another of their sons was William Morgan (1750 - 1833). From Cowbridge school he went up, in 1771, to Jesus College, Oxford, intending to take Anglican orders, but he changed his theological views and went to Hoxton Academy. He was minister at Norwich (1776-85) and at Yarmouth (1785-6); then he became assistant to his uncle Richard Price at Hackney Academy. He resigned in 1791 and became a private tutor; he won some fame as a lecturer on science. Like his uncle (whose biography he began to write), he was a Radical, and he visited France in 1789. He died 17 November 1798.
Published date: 1959
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