MORGAN, HECTOR DAVIES (1785 - 1850), cleric and theological writer

Name: Hector Davies Morgan
Date of birth: 1785
Date of death: 1850
Spouse: Christiana Morgan
Parent: Sophia Davies
Parent: Hector Davies
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and theological writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

only son of Hector Davies and Sophia his wife; born (in London ?) in 1785. Upon his grandfather's death in 1800 he succeeded to the name and arms of Morgan, adopted by his grandfather on his (second) marriage with Christiana, niece and heiress of John Morgan of Cardigan (1686 - 1763?). Educated at Trinity College, Oxford, he took his B.A. in 1806 and his M.A. in 1815, and was for 37 years curate of Castle Hedingham, Essex. In 1846 he retired to Cardigan, and died there on 23 December 1850.

Two theological essays of his (one of them on Baptism) gained for him a prize of £50 from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Church Union in the diocese of S. Davids; and in 1826 he published a work on marriage and divorce, which is described as showing ' accurate and extensive reading and legal knowledge.' He was Bampton lecturer in 1819, and in 1820 was collated by bishop Burgess of S. Davids to the prebend of Trallwng in the collegiate church of Christ at Brecon.


Published date: 1959

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