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Name: Francis Morgan

Burial Number: 1725

Gender: Male

Occupation: Managing Director of a Press Cutting Agency; Classical Music Composer;

Born: 9/2/1866

Died: 01/06/1940

Buried: 03/06/1940


Francis John Morgan’s parents were John and Matilda, and he was baptised at St. Bartholomew’s Church, in Birmingham. John (from Tregaron in Cardiganshire) and Matilda (from Coventry) were married in 1865, in Birmingham. John was then a Sawyer.

In 1871, living in Aston, Warwickshire were John Morgan, 27, Mill Manager, Matilda, 28, son Francis John , and daughters Minnie and Maud.
By 1881, still in Aston, father John was now a Timber Merchant and Francis John was the eldest of their, by now, 9 children.

Francis married Henrietta Maria Schramm in Kings Norton, Birmingham, in 1890.
Henrietta was the fourth of Emile and Jane Schramm’s five children. Her father, Emile, was a Dealer in Wholesale toys. The family, all but the youngest born in Bavaria, were living in Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, in 1871 and 1881.

Francis and Henrietta were living in Edgbaston in 1891. Francis was described as living on his own means, with Henrietta and her mother Jane, and a Domestic Servant.

By 1901 they had moved to Wood Green, with daughters Winifred and Marie, plus a Domestic Servant.
In 1911 they were in Stoke Newington, and Francis J was the Managing Director of a Press Cutting Agency. Henrietta Amelia, was described as ‘21 yrs married, 5 children, 4 living’. Son John Emil was 19, and a ’Traveller in Press Cutting Agency’. The remaining children, all born in Birmingham were Winifred Matilda 17, Marie Henrietta, 13, and Philip Francis, 9, at school. They had two Domestic Servants.


John Emil trained at the Central Flying School in Upavon, and died at sea in 1917. His Commonwealth War Grave is in Baghdad.

John’s brother, Roland was born, and died, in 1892. He is remembered in our Cemetery, but I haven’t been able to find any more details.

Francis and Henrietta were on the 1927 Electors’ list for Seven Sisters Road.
In 1929 although described as ‘of Finsbury Park, Middlesex’, Henrietta died at 8 Grand Avenue.

Winifred married Stanley Lawrence Read in 1922, but he died in 1926 in Holloway. He was the son of George Read, a Tailor, and born in 1895 in Marylebone. Stanley was described as an Artist.

In 1939 at 65 Mill Road the household was Winifred M Read, born 1893, unpaid domestic servant, Jacqueline M Read, born 1926, at school, (one record closed), Mary K Morgan born 1904, unpaid Domestic, and Francis P Morgan, born 1927, at school.

Francis John was classified as a Classical Music Composer,
Probate was given to his son Philip John Morgan, company director.
Winifred died in Birmingham in 1961.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Francis Morgan

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


To Dear HETTY my darling wife and the beloved mother Also in memory of LIEU. JOHN EMIL MORGAN Buried at BAGHDAD. ROLAND LEWIS MORGAN and STANLEY LAWRENCE READ. Also of our darling daddy (List gives: HENRIETTA AMELIA AUGUSTA MORGAN 1929 and adds FRANCIS JOHN MORGAN June 1940 )

Further Information


Name: Francis John Morgan

Gender: Male

Born: 9/2/1866

Town: Unknown

County: West Midlands

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1890

Spouse First Name: Henrietta

Spouse Second Name: Maria

Spouse Last Name: Schramm

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: West Midlands

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/06/1940

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 65

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Herald, June 1940 – Death of Amateur Composer – An amateur musician and composer, Mr Francis John Morgan, died at his home, 65, Mill Road, Worthing on Friday at the age of 74.
He had lived in Worthing for the past 11 years and was a retired businessman, a managing director of a press cutting agency. He had many orchestral compositions accepted by the B.B.C. and some of his works were performed by the Municipal Orchestra when it was under the direction of John Heuval. He was himself an accomplished pianist.
The funeral took place at Heene Cemetery on Monday. Mr Morgan leaves a son and two daughters.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living in Aston, Warwickshire – John Morgan 27yrs, Mill Manager; Matilda 28yrs; Francis John; Minnie; Maud.


Living in Aston, Warwickshire – John Morgan, Timber Merchant; Matilda; Francis John and 8 other children


Living in Edgbaston – Francis, Living on Own Means; Henrietta Maria; Jane Schramm (Henrietta’s mother); a Domestic Servant.


Living in Wood Green – Francis; Henrietta; Winifred; Marie; a Domestic Servant.


Living in Stoke Newington – Francis J, Managing Director of a Press Cutting Agency; Henrietta Amelia; John Emil 19yrs, Traveller in a Press Cutting Agency; Winifred Matilda 17yrs; Marie Henrietta 13 yrs; Philip Francis 9 yrs, scholar; two Domestic Servants.


299 Seven Sisters Road, Hackney, London

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Francis J Morgan
Male 1866 55 Manchester, Lancashire Director Of Romerke & Centre Employer (Boss Cutting Agent)
Henriette A A Morgan
Female 1866 55 Birmingham, Warwickshire Home Duties
Phillip J Morgan
Male 1901 19 West Green, Middlesex Secretary Remarke & Curate Romuke & Carter Ltd
Winifred M Morgan
Female 1894 27 Fulham, Middlesex Clerk Romik & Limte Romuke & Carter Ltd
Morris H Morgan
Female 1898 23 Fulham, Middlesex Home Duties
Bruce H Morgan
Male 1903 18 Wood Green, Middlesex Traveller Midland Prodier Co Produce Melits
Elizabeth Hilary
Female 1898 23 Cumberland,  Parlour Maid Servant Private
Pretoria Danes
Female 1900 20 Thorpe-Le-Soken, Essex Cook J J Mosgan


Living at 65 Mill Road, Worthing – Winifred M Read, unpaid Domestic Servant; Jacqueline M Read, Scholar; Mary K Morgan, unpaid Domestic; Francis P Morgan, scholar.

Miscellaneous Information

sepia photograph of John Emil Morgan with his aeroplane - Killed in Action 30.3.1917

John Emil Morgan with his aeroplane - Killed in Action 30.3.1917

John Emil was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire on 4th September 1891 to Francis John and Henrietta Amelia Morgan.

In 1911 he was living with his family at 299 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park and working as a Traveller in Press Cutting Agency.

The 4th January 1915 saw John Emil, aged 21yrs, marry Millicent Pugh of St Andrew Alexandra Park Road at St Olave, Stoke Newington.
The UK Navy Lists of 1915 show a Flight Sub-Lieutenant John Emil Morgan and he received the Royal Aero Club Aviators Certificate on 9th August 1915.  The certificate was taken on Maurice Farman Bi-plane at Central Flying School, Upavon

Sadly, Flight sub-lieutenant John Emil Royal Naval Air Service, aged 26, of 74 Muswell Road, Muswell Hill, Middlesex died on 30th March 1917 leaving effects of £260.13s.8d to Geoffrey Holt Stilwell Banker and Naval Agent.


John Emil is buried and commemorated in the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq  XXI. E. 3.