Morgan, Thomas (d 1743)

Harrison, Peter (2004). Morgan, Thomas (d 1743). In Oxford dictionary of national biography (pp. 147-149) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19239

Author Harrison, Peter
Title of chapter Morgan, Thomas (d 1743)
Title of book Oxford dictionary of national biography
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Chapter in reference work, encyclopaedia, manual or handbook
DOI 10.1093/ref:odnb/19239
Start page 147
End page 149
Total pages 3
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Morgan, Thomas (d. 1743), theological and medical writer, was of Welsh origin and is said to have been ‘a poor lad in a farmer's house’ (Protestant Dissenter's Magazine, 258) near Bridgwater, Somerset. Of his parents nothing is known. In his youth he showed enough promise for a dissenting minister, John Moore (1642?–1717), to give him a free education, the cost of his living being provided by his friends. He was made Independent minister at Bruton in Somerset but was ordained by the Presbyterian minister John Bowden at Frome in 1716 and was subsequently minister of a congregation at Marlborough, Wiltshire. He married Mary, eldest daughter of Nathaniel Merriman, a prominent dissenter of Marlborough.
Q-Index Code BX
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