John MORGAN 1671-1721
Born at Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire, son of Francis Morgan and Elizabeth (Baseley). His father, a bencher of the Middle Temple, ensured his admission there at an early age, in 1683. Called to the bar 1704; bencher 1714; reader 1716. Married Tryphena Sheffield.
He used an engraved armorial bookplate (‘John Morgan, of Kingsthorpe in the County of Northampton, Esqr.’): Franks 21072; *407 (another impression).
He inherited his father’s books from his Middle Temple chambers and at Kingsthorpe, apart from any that his mother might have ‘culld and pickt out’ to keep or sell. The content of his own library is not known. In his will he bequeathed to Rev. Charles Manning ‘one set of the Fathers which are in my Study in the Temple and at my Study in Kingsthorpe to be at his Election’. His wife Tryphena inherited the remainder of his books.
- Will of Francis Morgan, The National Archives, PROB 11/489/418
- Will of John Morgan, The National Archives, PROB 11/583/133.
- Register of Admissions to the Middle Temple.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
- Serjeantson, R.M. A History of the Church of St. Peter Northampton, together with the Chapels of Kingsthorpe and Upton. Northampton, 1904.