Captain James Morgan

Captain James Morgan[1]

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  • Name James Morgan 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1843  Borth, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Registration Between 1 Oct 1843 and 31 Dec 1843  Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Birth 
    • Volume 27, Page 24
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    England 
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Master 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wales 
    Occupation 5 Apr 1891  Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Master Mariner 
    Registration Between 1 Jan 1901 and 31 Mar 1901  West Derby, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 
    • Volume 8b, Page 305
    Occupation Master of the John Stonard 
    Died 14 Jan 1901  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I837  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2013 

    Father Morgan
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  (Age ~ 0 years) 
    Family ID F410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Davies
              b. 1833, Borth, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Jul 1916, 26 Park Place, Greenwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Children 
     1. Annie E. Morgan
              b. 1870, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Sep 1956  (Age 86 years)
     2. John James Morgan
              b. 1874, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     3. David William Morgan
              b. Aug 1877, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Nov 1957  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1843 - Borth, Cardiganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth - Between 1 Oct 1843 and 31 Dec 1843 - Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 3 Apr 1881 - Penzance, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Master - 3 Apr 1881 - Penzance, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Wales - 5 Apr 1891 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Master Mariner - 5 Apr 1891 - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Death - Between 1 Jan 1901 and 31 Mar 1901 - West Derby, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jan 1901 - Liverpool, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Headstone for James and Ann Morgan
    Headstone for James and Ann Morgan
    Aberdyfi Cemetery.

    Census
    1881 England Census for Penzance, Cornwall
    1881 England Census for Penzance, Cornwall
    RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Dewi Lass  

    Vessel Dewi Lass 
    Location (Madron) Penzance, Cornwall, England 
    Source RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Page 8 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    MORGANS James  40 Master Borth, Cardigan, Wales 
    EVANS John  60 Mate Bangor, Caernarvon, Wales 
    EYNTH John  20 Ordinary Seaman St Davids, Pembroke, Wales 
    MORRIS John  20 Ordinary Seaman Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    OWEN Edward  18 Ordinary Seaman Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales 
    1881 England Census for Penzance, Cornwall
    1881 England Census for Penzance, Cornwall
    RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Dewi Lass  

    Vessel Dewi Lass 
    Location (Madron) Penzance, Cornwall, England 
    Source RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Page 8 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    MORGANS James  40 Master Borth, Cardigan, Wales 
    EVANS John  60 Mate Bangor, Caernarvon, Wales 
    EYNTH John  20 Ordinary Seaman St Davids, Pembroke, Wales 
    MORRIS John  20 Ordinary Seaman Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales 
    OWEN Edward  18 Ordinary Seaman Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales 
    1891 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    1891 Wales Census for Aberdovey, Merionethshire
    RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6  

    Dwelling 6 New Street 
    Location Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales 
    Source RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6 
    Note  
    Surname Forename(s) Relationship Marriage Age Sex Occupation Birthplace 
    MORGAN James Head 50 Master Mariner Borth, Cardiganshire 
    MORGAN Ann Wife 56  Borth, Cardiganshire 
    DAVIES Ann Mother-in-law 82 Blind Bow Street, Cardiganshire 
    MORGAN Annie E Daughter 21 Dressmaker Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    MORGAN John J Son 18 Grocer Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    MORGAN David W Son  13 Scholar Aberdovey, Merionethshire 
    WILLIAMS David J Nephew 18 Sailor Aberdovey, Merionethshire 

  • Notes 
    • James Morgan was born in 1843. In 1851, at the tender age of eight, he signed on as boy in my grandfather's "Sarah". Brief Glory p 194.

      James Morgan commanded six schooners:- Francis Poole, Jane Sophia, Seven Brothers (1870-1875), Meirion Lass, Dewi Lass, John Stonard.

      The John Stonard was owned by William Postlethwaite between 1871 and 1888, and then was sold to Capt. James Morgan of Aberdovey for £250. Her subsequent career is decribed in "Brief Glory" by the master's son, D.W.Morgan.

      The John Stonard left Aberdovey on the 30th October 1893, bound for Limerick with a cargo of 131 tons of slate. She had to shelter briefly at Milford Haven but by the 6th November she was off Crow Head, CountyCork. In the early morning the master made the mistake of trying to sail inside the Calf Rock and the schooner grounded on the Lea Rock and her hull was breached. The crew tried to pump out the water and the master eventually decided to try and beach the vessel. However, with only a slight breeze blowing and with the schooner head down in the water, they were unable to make sufficient progress. The vessel was anchored, the crew abandoned her in the small boat, and at about 11 a.m. the John Stonard slid beneath the water.

      From the 1881 Census (RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Page 8) James, 40, was the Master of the 99 Ton Schooner "Dewi Lass" (No. 42589) at Mounts Bay, Penzance, Cornwall, England. Aboard the vessel with him were John Evans, 60, Mate, from Bangor, Caernarvon, Wales, John Eynth, 20, Ordinary Seaman, from St Davids, Pembroke, Wales, John Morris, 20, Ordinary Seaman, from Towyn, Merionethshire, Wales and Edward Owen, 18, Ordinary Seaman, from Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales.

      From the 1891 Census (RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6) James, 50, a Master Mariner, was living with his wife Ann, 56, at 6 New Street, Aberdovey, Merionethshire, Wales. With them were his Mother-in-Law, Ann, 82, their children Annie E, 21, a Dressmaker, John J(ames), 18, a Grocer, David W(illiam), 13, a Scholar and their nephew David J(ohn) Williams, 18, a Sailor.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3961] Cornwall List (Reliability: 3), 13 Aug 2009.

    2. [S1856] Registration of Births, (Ancestry.co.uk), Dec 1843, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire, Volume 27, Page 24 (Reliability: 1), 17 Mar 2008.
      James MORGAN

    3. [S969] RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Page 8, (Vessel Dewi Lass, Penzance, Cornwall), RG11 Piece 2348 Folio 201 Page 8 (Reliability: 3), 25 Mar 2007.

    4. [S1021] RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6, (Aberdovey, Merionethshire), RG12 Piece 4587 Folio 46 Page 6 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1857] Registration of Deaths, (Ancestry.co.uk), Mar 1901, West Derby, Lancashire, Volume 8b, Page 305 (Reliability: 2), 17 Mar 2008.
      James Morgan, Age 57