James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Local responsibilities & death

Willington Hall Morgan's involvement with Repton School did not end with his retirement in 1937; four years later he became a Governor. He was also a manager of Willington Council School and a Governor of the Midland Agricultural College. He was chairman of Willington Parish Council, of the local Conservative Association and of the Repton and District Youth Club. He was for many years a churchwarden at the Parish Church and a JP and briefly a member of Repton RDC. At the time of his death he was Vice President of Belper Divisional Conservative Association. The 1939 Register appears to indicate that at least two teenage boys may have been billeted at Willington Hall. (There were also at least three resident domestic servants.)

He died, aged 73, on 14 August 1950 [Shardlow, 1950, 3rd qt] at Willington Hall (photo), less than a week before his silver Wedding anniversary. Doris died of cancer of the liver almost exactly seven years later; she had previously had the first operation in this country for a stomach ulcer. Their ashes were scattered in the front garden of Willington Hall. Morgan is commemorated by a simply-worded plaque in Willington’s St. Michael’s Church.

Morgan Maddox Morgan-Owen and Doris are survived by their daughters, by their descendants and by the son of their son, John.