Thomas Morgan c1898

Thomas Morgan was born in Jamaica Street in the centre of Bristol in 1850 and was the first of the Morgans to move to London and pursue a literate career. He moved to the East End in his late teens and married Margaret Sarah Chiswick in Poplar when he was 22. His grandfather Isaac Morgan originally came from Luccombe on the edge of Exmoor.

According to the censuses the growing family of eleven children, nine of which survived, had a number of addresses across East London, moving from Poplar to Bow to Plaistow and eventually to East Ham. He worked in the Docks as a Dock Foreman until his forties, but later described himself as a Wool Valuer as he probably took a less physical job in the later portion of his working life.

There are two photos of him both probably taken around the turn of the century. We believe his family was fairly close to that of his sister's Sarah Rogers. Both Sarah Rogers and Margaret Sarah Morgan lived into the 1930's.

It would appear that Thomas was ill or incapacitated for the last ten years of his life. He does not seem to have attended or be acknowledged at his son's wedding in 1908. We await the release of the 1911 census to try and fill in some of the gaps. Thomas died on 6 November 1918 in Strone Rode East Ham in the presence of his son William Henry Morgan.

Family of Thomas MORGAN and Margaret Sarah CHISWICK

See also
Thomas MORGAN's parents: Jacob MORGAN (1812-1889?) and Sarah E BARTLETT (1816-1888?)
Thomas MORGAN's siblings: Mary Jane MORGAN (1837- ), Henry MORGAN (1841-bef1851), John S MORGAN (1845?-aft1901) and Sarah Ann MORGAN (1846-aft1925)
Margaret CHISWICK's parents: Daniel CHISWICK (1827?-1904) and Margaret Holder LUCAS (1826?-1870)
Margaret CHISWICK's siblings: Eliza Ann CHISWICK (1852- ), Emma CHISWICK (1853- ), Daniel CHISWICK (1855-1897), Louisa CHISWICK (1856-1857), Caroline Gagen CHISWICK (1858-1916), Elizabeth Charlotte CHISWICK (1860-1907), Jane CHISWICK (1862-1862), Maria CHISWICK (1864-1864), Alice CHISWICK (1866- ) and Harriet CHISWICK (1869- )


Husband: Thomas James MORGAN (1850-1918)
Wife: Margaret Sarah CHISWICK (1851-1937)
Children: Florence Annie Sarah MORGAN (1873- )
Beatrice Mary (Triss) MORGAN (1875-1950)
Thomas James MORGAN (1877-aft1954)
William Henry MORGAN (1880-1947)
Percival Francis (Percy) MORGAN (1881- )
Herbert Edward (Bert) MORGAN (1884- )
Amy Louise MORGAN (1887-1954?)
Stanley (Victor?) MORGAN (1890-1894?)
Elsie (Dolly) MORGAN (1891-1988)
Armoral Olive MORGAN (1895-aft1963)
Arthur William MORGAN (1897-1897)
Marriage 4 Nov 1872 Poplar

Husband: Thomas James MORGAN

Name: Thomas James MORGAN 1
Sex: Male
Father: Jacob MORGAN (1812-1889?)
Mother: Sarah E BARTLETT (1816-1888?)
Birth 14 Mar 1850 3 Jamaica Street, Bristol
Death 6 Nov 1918 (age 68) 394 Strone Road, East Ham

Wife: Margaret Sarah CHISWICK

Name: Margaret Sarah CHISWICK
Sex: Female
Father: Daniel CHISWICK (1827?-1904)
Mother: Margaret Holder LUCAS (1826?-1870)
Birth 29 Sep 1851 Poplar, Middlesex
Education 1872 (age 20-21) Illiterate
Residence 1901 (age 49-50) In Lancashire with daughter Florence Schofield and family
Death 17 Apr 1937 (age 85) 19 Grosvenor Road, Ilford 2
Burial 21 Apr 1937 (age 85) City of London Cemetery

Additional Information

Education Unable to sign own marriage certificate (x her mark)

Child 1: Florence Annie Sarah MORGAN

Name: Florence Annie Sarah MORGAN
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry Benjamin (Harry) SCHOFIELD (1873- )
Birth Q4 1873 Limehouse
Death Montreal, Canada

Child 2: Beatrice Mary (Triss) MORGAN

Name: Beatrice Mary (Triss) MORGAN
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: Frederick William J COZENS (1860-1914?)
Spouse 2: Albert Edwin BURTON (1873- )
Birth Q1 1875 Limehouse
Death 15 Jun 1950 (age 75) 209 Main Road, Gidea Park 3

Child 3: Thomas James MORGAN

Name: Thomas James MORGAN
Sex: Male
Birth 1877 Mile End
Death aft Nov 1954 (age 76-77) Low Moor, Iowa, United States 4

Child 4: William Henry MORGAN

Name: William Henry MORGAN
Sex: Male
Spouse: Emma Ida PALMER (1883-1950)
Birth 17 Aug 1880 52a Swaton Road, Bow
Residence (1) btw 1912 and 1927 (age 31-47) 129 Empress Avenue Ilford
Graduation btw 1928 and 1934 (age 47-54) Becomes FSAA (Fellow of the Society of Accountants and Auditors)
Residence (2) 1928 (app) (age 47-48) Purchases Leasehold on 52 Selborne Road, Ilford
Residence (3) 1947 (age 66-67) 4 Westbourne Grove, Paddington (Death Certificate) with Ada Lucy Sole
Death 26 Apr 1947 (age 66) St Marys Hospital, Paddington
Burial 2 May 1947 (age 66) Barkingside Cemetry Lot 4735

Child 5: Percival Francis (Percy) MORGAN

Name: Percival Francis (Percy) MORGAN
Sex: Male
Spouse: Rachel (Ray) PARSONS ( - )
Birth 1881 Bow

Child 6: Herbert Edward (Bert) MORGAN

Name: Herbert Edward (Bert) MORGAN
Sex: Male
Birth 1884 Bow
Death Canada

Child 7: Amy Louise MORGAN

Name: Amy Louise MORGAN
Sex: Female
Birth 1887 Upton Park
Death 1954 (app) (age 66-67) Bognor

Child 8: Stanley (Victor?) MORGAN

Name: Stanley (Victor?) MORGAN
Sex: Male
Birth 1890 Upton Park
Death 1894 (app) (age 3-4) 5

Child 9: Elsie (Dolly) MORGAN

Name: Elsie (Dolly) MORGAN
Sex: Female
Spouse: KILCULLEN ( - )
Birth Jan 1891 Upton Park
Residence 1901 (age 9-10) Living with Triss Cozens (Morgan) in 1901 census
Death 1988 (age 96-97) Montreal, Canada

Child 10: Armoral Olive MORGAN

Name: Armoral Olive MORGAN
Sex: Female
Spouse 1: John Cecil D'ARCY (1892?- )
Spouse 2: HUGHES ( - )
Birth Q3 1895 Plaistow, Essex
Witness 17 Apr 1937 (age 41) A Hughes, daughter, filed her mothers death certificate
Death aft 1963 (age 67-68)

Child 11: Arthur William MORGAN

Name: Arthur William MORGAN
Sex: Male
Birth 1897
Death 1897 (age 0)


1 The middle name James only appears on one document - Armoral's marriage certificate.
2 "Death Certificate". Reported by A Hughes Daughter
3 "DCM Diary 1950". Diary states - Auntie dies - followed in subsequent weeks by frequent trips to 'Gidea Park' with Armoral and Amy
4 "Letters written to DCM from Uncle Tom dated Nov 1954".
5 "DCM Records". Donald Morgan names two children Victor and Arthur died in infancy. A Stanley is not mentionned although it is this name that appears on the 1891 census