The Family of Sir Thomas Morgan

by William Addams Reitwiesner

Sir Thomas Morgan, "the warrior" [see DNB XXXIX:29-31], appears in WG2 at Cyd. F. 15 (A1). His career was rather interesting, including a stint as governor of Bergen-op-Zoom in Holland from 1588 to 1593. He died at New Fulham, in England, on 22 Dec. 1595, having married, in 1589, Anna de Merode, daughter of Jan de Merode, Lord of Petershem, by his second wife Margareta van Pallant [ES XVIII:75]. Anna's sister Ottilia also married an Englishman, Sir Thomas Knollys [uncle of the Earl of Essex], while their brother Philipp was the ancestor of the Fürsten von Merode. After Morgan's death his widow Anna married Justinus van Nassau, a bastard son of Willem the Silent [ES III(2):261b]. Sir Thomas Morgan and Anna de Merode had several children, most of whom died young, but a daughter named Anna survived. Anna is often said to have married Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, but this is incorrect [NCP VI:629]. Anna Morgan actually married Bertram Quad von Wickrath. From this marriage descends the Fürsten von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny [ES IV:76].

William Addams Reitwiesner