Welcome to the Morgan web site

The site is largely devoted to family history, ancestry and historical documents associated with our family trees. This is an entirely non-commercial site run for personal interest.


19 April 2021 - 200th Anniversary

This spring marks the two hundredth anniversary of the birth on 19 Apr 1821 of William Downing in Smethwick Staffordshire. William Downing was the father of George and William Edmund Downing and as such he laid the foundation of the large malting business that bore the name of these sons (G & WE Downing). He built Holly Lodge in Smethwick, now a school. In later life, whilst his sons took over and expanded the business he had founded, he took a back seat, farming his land around the lodge, supporting local good causes and serving on the Smethwick Public Health Board. This website covers the activities and records of many of his descendants.


The whole site contains over 370 pages – please navigate by the menu at the top or the topics below. To list all pages in order of publication click here.

There is also a ‘search’ box below, if you wish to search the articles and their contents.