Sir Charles Morgan, 1st Baronet

British judge and politician

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Charles Gould Morgan

1st Baronet
Born (1726-04-25)25 April 1726
Died 7 December 1806(1806-12-07) (aged 80)
Nationality English
Spouse Jane Morgan
Children Sir Charles Morgan, 2nd Baronet

Sir Charles Gould Morgan, 1st Baronet (25 April 1726 – 7 December 1806) was an English Judge Advocate-General. From his birth until 1792 he was known as Charles Gould.


The elder son of King Gould of Westminster, who died deputy judge advocate in 1756, he was a scholar of Westminster School in 1739. He was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, 1743, where he attained a B.A. in 1747 and a M.A. in 1750. He was made an honorary D.C.L. in 1773.[1]

Gould was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1750, and in 1771 was appointed judge advocate-general. He came into the favour of George III, was made chancellor of Salisbury in 1772, and became chamberlain of Brecon, Radnor, and Glamorgan. He sat as Member of Parliament for Brecon 1778–87, and for the Breconshire 1787–1806. He was knighted on 5 May 1779,[2] and made a baronet on 30 October 1792,[3] That same year he changed surname to Morgan on inheriting the Rhiwperra and Tredegar estates from the Morgan family. In 1802 he was made a privy counsellor.[4]

He was elected as a Bailiff to the board of the Bedford Level Corporation in 1781, a position he held until his death.[5]

Morgan died at Tredegar on 7 December 1806.[1]


In 1751 Gould was one of the authors of the Oxford poem on the occasion of the death of Frederick, Prince of Wales.[1]


Tredegar House

In 1758 Gould married Jane, eldest daughter of Thomas Morgan.[1] On the death of his wife’s brother John Morgan without issue in 1792, he inherited the Tredegar Estate. He then took by royal licence the surname and arms of Morgan (20 November 1792).[6] He was succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest son Charles.[1] The other children were:[7]

  • John, a midshipman killed in action at the Battle of the Saintes, 1782.[8]
  • Jane (died 1846) who married (1) Captain Henry Ball R.N.(died 1792) and (2) industrialist Samuel Homfray. Homfray and his associates leased mineral land from Sir Charles in the Sirhowy Valley twenty-two miles north of Newport, where they established the Tredegar Ironworks and the associated town of Tredegar.[9][10]
  • Elizabeth (died 1836), who married Rowley Lascelles, second illegitimate son of General Francis Lascelles and Ann Catley;[9][11][12] their son Charles Francis Rowley Lascelles fought at the Battle of Waterloo.[13][14]
  • Thomas, who died young. [15]


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  8. ^ “London”. St. James’s Chronicle or the British Evening Post. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection. 28 May 1782.
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  11. ^ “Debrett’s Baronetage, Knightage, and Companionage”. Internet Archive (5th ed.). London: Odhams Press. 1824. p. 896. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
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  13. ^ Dalton, Charles (1904). “The Waterloo Roll Call. With biographical notes and anecdotes”. Internet Archive. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. pp. 98 with note. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  14. ^ Janet Bromley; David Bromley (19 April 2012). Wellington’s Men Remembered: A Register of Memorials to Soldiers who Fought in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo – Vol 1. Pen and Sword. p. 1876. ISBN 978-1-78159-412-4.
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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie; Lee, Sidney, eds. (1890). “Gould, Charles“. Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 22. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Brecon
Succeeded by

Preceded by

Member of Parliament for Breconshire
Succeeded by

Baronetage of Great Britain
New title Baronet
(of Tredegar)
Succeeded by