Charles Morgan (British Army officer)
|Died||21 March 1818|
|Commands held||Indian Army|
Brought up in Caernarfon, the youngest son of Nathaniel Morgan of Warton Wythe Morgan was for many years a senior officer of the Bengal establishment. He officiated as Commander-in-Chief, India from 1797 to 1798 at the time that Zaman Shah threatened to invade the Northern Provinces.
He married Hannah Wagstaff, eldest daughter of William Wagstaff of Manchester, an apothecary, and his wife Mary Taylor of Salford. Of their children the best known is Elizabeth Georgiana, the youngest daughter, who in 1803 married Valentine Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry. They had two children, but in 1811 her husband divorced her on the grounds of her adultery with Sir John Piers, 6th Baronet, following a particularly scandalous lawsuit for criminal conversation. She returned to live with her father for some years. After his death she moved to Italy, where she remarried remarried the Rev John Sandford, absentee vicar of Nynehead, Somerset in 1819. By him she had a daughter Anna, Lady Metheun. She died in 1857.
- Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland By John Debrett, Page 1,222
- Notes and queries By Oxford Journals
- The Bengal almanac, for 1827, compiled by S. Smith and Co.
- Travels of Mirza Abu Taleb Khan in Asia, Africa, Europe, Volume 1, By Charles Stewert, Page 252
- The Edinburgh magazine and literary miscellany, Volume 83, Page 480
- A topographical and historical account of the parish of St. Mary-le-Bone, Page 137
- The admission register of the Manchester school, Volume 69, Page 116
Sir Robert Abercromby
| Commander-in-Chief, India
Sir Alured Clarke