Is Col. Zackquill Morgan (of Morgantown) descendant of King Edward III?

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I was happy to see Joan Whitney in the Touchet section of the descendants of King Edward III:

I am wondering if anyone has ever found any weak links in this line of her descendants of the Morgan family:  

Joan Whitney (b. ca. 1462; Whitney-915) md. Sir Roger Vaughan. 
Elizabeth Vaughan (b. ca. 1486; Vaughan-529) md. Thomas Morgan.  
Rowland Morgan (b. ca. 1508; Morgan-850) 	 
Thomas Morgan (b. ca. 1534; Morgan-901)   
Sir William Morgan (b. ca. 1560; Morgan-126)   
John Morgan (b. ca. 1596; Morgan-135)  
Charles Morgan (bpt. 15 June 1636; Morgan-127)  
Morgan Morgan (b. 01 November 1688; Morgan-128)  
Col. Zackquill Morgan (b. 08 September 1735; Morgan-2627)


WikiTree profile: Zackquill Morgan
asked in Genealogy Help by Kenneth Kinman G2G6 Mach 4 (45.5k points)
edited by Kenneth Kinman
John Morgan-135 lived and died in Wales but popped over to London to baptize his son Charles Morgan-127? That's one problem.
Does anyone know the connection from David Morgan 1795 to Son Thomas Randolph Morgan 1833 to son William Hamilton "Hamp"  Morgan 1863-1937 to daughter Irene "Rena" Virginia Morgan Frazier?1898  I have been to West Virginia for family reunions when i was young in the 70's. Trying to connect the Morgans from West Virginia to my family tree along with The Fraziers. I do know Grandfather Luther William Frazier to his father either Shadrack T Frazier, Chaderick, Chederick, Chedwick and my great grandmother is Luthana Ella Frazier (Shifflett) i just don't have anymore from them. Brothers, sister and relatives. Thanks

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The John Morgan who was the son of Sir William Morgan of Tredegar was prob. a lawyer ("of the Temple") who was alive in 1652 and died unmarried. I disconnected John Morgan's parents for now with a research note and added Sir William's known children. 

Sir William had a will which was contested by his son Sir Anthony by his 2nd wife so possibly someone could find and review either the will or the court case to prove the children; it's certainly possible the sketchy family history I found cited in his and his 1st wife's profile is wrong.

answered by Kirk Hess G2G6 Mach 4 (49.2k points)
selected by Kenneth Kinman

Also, Morgan Morgan was thought to have matriculated the University of Cambridge. He's not in the alumni database, and some source is quoted in the wikipedia article (and the profile) that Cambridge was "Reformed and even Puritan institution at that time" which made me laugh. He also has no evidence of his parents and prob. need his parents removed.

Hi Kirk,

     Thank you for the information.  I had a feeling that there was a weak link in there somewhere (like my other supposed lineages back to Edward III).  I guess I will just have to be happy with my lineage back to Edward I (which seems pretty solid). And lines back to Magna Carta Sureties seem even easier to come by.

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