Retirement of Morgan Morgan

Many thanks, this would make a good history one day if you have the time to write one.

Sent: 07/05/2017 10:29:35 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Title of Squire

Do not forget the rotten stone quarries and other assets he, and probably his son to a greater extent, kept going. I understand that he and his wife were not particularly happy there and in effect more or less retired when they moved, albeit only in effect across the road.

Stuart Davies

Subject: Title of Squire

This is the traditional use of the title of “Squire” – the chief landed proprietor with or without a coat of arms. An Armiger (someone granted arms by Letters Patent of the College of Arms) is a Squire because the Armiger was originally the Squire, (Norman French “Esquier”), the bearer of Arms for a Knight. A Squire is one above Gentleman, one below Knight, in the Norman system of Peers and Gentry. Sir Edward Coke in Tudor times ruled that an Armiger is a member of the Gentry, and on being granted arms, his entire Family become Members of the Gentry in perpetuity, irrespective of how much or how little land they own. Some modern Armigers live in a flat. Morgan Morgan was therefore a Member of the Gentry because he was descended from the Gentry. He was an Uchelwr because he was descended from the Princes. Morgan Morgan was certainly an important industrialist but for some reason he sold Craig y Nos at a loss. These days an Armiger is an “eminent person” according to the College of Arms. I think that meritocracy is all important, so marks of merit are a very important counterbalance to the blatant and corrupt prejudice and cronyism of our times, particularly the blatant corruption and ethnic prejudice that I found inside the University of Wales. Anyone can petition for Arms. The procedure is on the College of Arms website. It can be seen that I have many State honours, but the corrupt University of Wales is unable or unwilling to recognize even the highest of State honours such as the Civil List Pension. So it needs either to be closed down or completely reformed. At present it is useless for Wales, huge fees, mediochre education, students all imported, no knowledge of Welsh. Henri Rogier de Cahusac, Marquis de Caux, Patti’s first husband, was the Equerry, or Squire, to Napoleon III. I was told recently by some ineluctable sage that I could not be a gentleman because I was the son of a coal miner. These mediaeval prejudices still lurk around. They ar the result of crude envy. Why import prejudice when we have our own fine scholarship? No other country in Europe would stand for it.
Sent: 07/05/2017 00:20:09 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Patti Estate in 1885

Do not forget that Morgan Morgan held the official office of High Constable for the Hundred some time in the 1860s. He was known locally as squire to reflect I presume the large land holdings of him and his wife.

Stuart Davies

Subject: Patti Estate in 1885

This was fourteen million pounds at today’s value. I calculated this from the amount of money that Patti gave to her first husband, the Marquis de Caux, in 1885, £64,000, and adjusting for inflation using the Bank of England online calculator. She was then free to marry Ernesto Nicolini, who was French born and an operatic tenor. So they must have liked each other an awful lot. When Nicolini died, Patti went into a kind of permanent, deep sadness, and in my opinion the much younger Baron Cederstrom married her for the money, certainly not for the music. The direct ancestor of Stuart Davies, Morgan Morgan, sold Craig y Nos to Patti in 1878. I descend from his younger brother William Morgan as attached. A row of fine trees was planted in front of the house, but in its ineluctable and infinite and most profound wisdom, Powys County Council scythed it to the ground with chain saws during a family reunion at Craig y Nos Castle some time ago. A yellow clad neandertahl carrying a chain saw told me to move my car, and proceeded to massacre the trees. This insults the intelligent neanderthals, who would never have destroyed their own environment. This is the age of the crass philistine, imported tory ignorance. There is an attempted history of Craig y Nos by someone called Len Ley, but it is full of errors. Rice Davies Powell was not an army Captain, he made it up. He also made up his coat of arms, but of course built the famous Craig y Nos Castle in its early stages. Many of my Potter ancestors were employed at the Castle. I am now the equivalent of a “Clan Chief” of the Morgan Aubrey Family because I am an Armiger and real Squire, with a real coat of arms. In my opinion my cousin, the distinguished historian and genealogist Stuart Davies, could write the true history if he has the time. Squire Morgan Morgan of Craig y Nos Castle was not a real Squire, he also made it up, but never mind, he was a very important figure of his time. However, they were all Uchelwyr or Noblemen as is now known, because they descended form the Princes of Wales and the Tudor ancestor, Tewdwr Mawr ap Cadell, ancestor of Henry VII. A Family not likely to be ruled by philistines from Tunbridge Wells.

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