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Authorised form of nameMorgan; William (1750 - 1833)
SurnameMorgan
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1750 - 1833
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales (June 1750)
Death:
Stamford Hill, Middlesex (04 May 1833)
Burial:
Hornsey, Middlesex
ActivityProfession:
Actuary
Career:
Apprenticed to an apothecary, London (1769) but returned home (1771); through his uncle Richard Price's influence he became Assistant Actuary (1774) and Actuary to the Equitable Assurance Society (1775-1830)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
06/05/1790
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1789
RelationshipsSon of William Morgan, Surgeon, and Sarah Price; nephew of Dr Richard Price (FRS 1765); married Susan Woodhouse, of Portway, Staffordshire; father of Arthur Morgan (FRS 1835); father-in-law of Benjamin Travers (FRS 1815)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1832-1833 No 14 pp 226-227
References:
J D Holland, 'An Eighteenth-Century Pioneer - Richard Price, DD, FRS (1723-1791)' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 43-64
Royal Society codeNA5814
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/8/137/2Plate, 'Mercurial gage and glass tube' by William Morgan1785
L&P/8/137Paper, 'Non-conduction of a perfect vacuum' by William Morgan12 February 1785
L&P/8/137/1Paper, 'Non-conduction of a perfect vacuum' by William Morgan12 February 1785
L&P/8/125Paper, 'On the light of bodies in a state of combustion' by William Morgan7 October 1784
L&P/9/204Paper, 'On the method of determining, from the real probabilities of life, the value of a contingent reversion, in which three lives are involved in the surviorship' by William Morgan1791
L&P/9/89Paper, 'On the probablities of survivorships between two persons of any given age, and the method of determining the values of reversions depending on those survivorships' by William Morgan1788
L&P/9/115Paper, 'On the method of determining, from the real probabilities of life, the value of a contingent reversion in which three lives are involved in the survivorship' by William Morgan1788
L&P/10/105/1Paper, 'On the law of electric attractions' by William Morgan1795
L&P/10/84Paper, 'Method of determining the value on contingent reversions on three lives' by William Morgan1794
L&P/10/105Paper, 'On the law of electric attractions' by William Morgan1795
L&P/11/110Paper, 'On the method of determining from the real probabilities of lfe the values of contingent reversions' by William Morgan1799
EC/1790/05Morgan, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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