- Born: 8 Jun 1830, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
- Marriage: Margaret Louisa EVANS on 22 Jul 1848 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
- Died: 22 Sep 1901, Melbourne, Victoria at age 71
- Buried: 24 Sep 1901, Williamstown Cemetery, Vic
Cause of his death was Gastro Interitis Apoplexy and Coma - 4 days.
My Father, William Morgan, was born in 'Pen Y Bont' (Bridgend) Rhondda Valley, South Wales, on 8 June 1830.
My Father and Mother were William and Margaret Morgan, perhaps I should not have said 'were' for I do believe that although not now in this life, they are alive with God, for they lived honest, honourable Christian lives, were highly respected, and delighted in doing all they could for the Cause of the Master they loved.
My reader can gather from the above that my brother and sisters together with the writer were brought: up from infancy in a Christian home. We, the children of those noble parents owe much indeed for their example and training.
My Father and Mother took a deep interest in the Welsh Church and Sunday School in Electra Street Williamstown, later the property was sold, a new site purchased in Ferguson Street Williamstown, and a new Church erected there, it was there that I grew up in Church life. ###
In 1841, William was living in Llantrisaint, Glamorgan, Wales
In 1851, William was living in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales. William was a Labourer
William left his wife in South Wales with their four daughters and sailed to Melbourne on the "White Star", leaving Liverpool in 1856. The journey took 77 days.###.
William came from Wales and walked to Ballarat#
He made for the gold fields in Ballarat, but met with little success, with the result he was unable to send for his wife and daughters until 1862. By this time his daughter Mary had passed away. ##
Shortly before sending for his family, he had struck it rich. He was the under ground manager of the "Nelson & Wellington" Gold mine at Sebastopol, and his shares were worth 15,000 pounds.###
His wife and three daughters came out on the "Great Australia" accompanied by his brother David's wife Ann and her 3 children. In the Indian Ocean the ship lost its rudder and had to put into Port Elizabeth, South Africa for repairs. This delayed their arrival, the voyage taking 147 days.###
A few years after his wife's arrival, water took possession of the gold mine and eventually little was left of the 15,000 pounds share. After this loss he and his wife went farming at Cherry Tree Flat near Ballarat, and stayed there till 1875 when they moved to Williamstown, building a house at 138 Melbourne Rd. ###
In 1865, William was a farmer in Ballarat.
In 1889 to 1901, William lived in Melbourne Rd, Williamstown. Possibly no 138 Occupation : Platelayer
Resided in Victoria the 45 years prior to his death. Rev J.J. Otten a Welsh Presbyterian Minister conducted and witnessed the burial. William is buried in the Williamstown Cemetery C of E Sec N8 Grave 5 Burial 8770
Father passed away in 1901 aged 71, a good husband and Father, and as with Mother so with Father I cherish his memory also. Father and Mother lived happy Christian lives, they delighted in attendance at Church Services and meetings, and those who knew our house knew the atmosphere that we, their children were brought up in. ###
# Information from Lindsay as told to him by his father FBW.
## This information from Paul Morgan
### From a Brief Record of Family History And Some Facts Regarding Myself by William David Morgan
William married Margaret Louisa EVANS, daughter of John EVANS and Ann LEWIS, on 22 Jul 1848 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. (Margaret Louisa EVANS was born on 16 Apr 1831 in Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales, died on 15 Oct 1889 in Melbourne, Victoria and was buried on 17 Oct 1889 in Williamstown Cemetery, Vic.). The cause of her death was Carcinoma Asthenia.