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Mary Morgan

Morgan, Mary née Gibbs, 1749—1808

by Benjamin Colbert

Mary Morgan was born in 1749, the daughter of Joseph Gibbs (1698-1788; ODNB), organist of St. Mary's Tower, Ipswich, and Mary Gibbs (c.1701-1766). She married the Reverend Caesar Morgan (1750-1812), later Prebendary of Ely Cathedral and Rector of Stretham, probably in 1776, at which time he 'vacated by marriage' (Holden v) a fellowship at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was a pupil of William Paley. Caesar Morgan was himself from Pembrokeshire, hence the choice of a destination in A Tour which Mary Morgan 'for many years looked forward to' (1). Mary Morgan died 11 July 1808 after a long illness, and is memorialized on a tablet in Ely Cathedral.


‘Cæsar Morgan, D. D.’ The History and Antiquities of the Conventual & Cathedral Church of Ely. Ed. James Bentham. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Norwich: Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson, 1812. 1: 18. Print.

‘Cambridgeshire’ [Obit.]. Athenaeum 4 (Oct. 1808): 361-62. Print.

‘Gibbs Samuel [980] Bookseller 1730-1816’. Colchester People: The John Bensusan Butt Biographical Dictionary of Eighteenth Century Colchester. Ed. Shani D’Cruze. Vol. 1. Privately published, 2010. 287. Print.

Holden, H. A., ed. An Investigation of the Trinity of Plato and of Philo Judæus. By Cæsar Morgan. [New ed.] Cambridge, 1853. Print.

Middleton, L. M., and K. D. Reynolds. 'Gibbs, Joseph (1699–1788), organist and composer'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sept. 2004. Oxford University Press. Web. 4 Jan. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10605


Title Published
A Tour to Milford Haven 1795

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