A delightful church, and "home of the Morgans".  Other prominant names include Blissett, Kempson, Griffith, Freeman, Lilly and Rogers

A delightful church, and "home of the Morgans". Other prominant names include Blissett, Kempson, Griffith, Freeman, Lilly and Rogers

Morgan family enclosure, including Henry F.S. Morgan

Morgan family enclosure, including Henry F.S. Morgan - founders of the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern

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John Rogers died 11th July 1834 aged 87, also Rogers, son of John and Sarah Bydawell on 1st May 1845 aged 19, and Sarah Bydawell on 4th August 1871 aged 70.  Also, John on 11th August 1872 aged 77

John Rogers died 11th July 1834 aged 87, also Rogers, son of John and Sarah Bydawell on 1st May 1845 aged 19, and Sarah Bydawell on 4th August 1871 aged 70. Also, John on 11th August 1872 aged 77

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The Lacy part of this village’s name comes from Walter de Lacy who was killed in 1085 falling from his new church in Hereford. He had vast estates all over Herefordshire, and these passed to his son Roger. However, Stoke Lacy is probably best known these days for it’s associations with the Morgan family and their wonderful cars. H.F.S. Morgan, (Harry) son of the Rev. Preb. H. Morgan, built Stoke House for his sister Dorothy in around 1930 although she never lived there, and many of the cottages were occupied by employees of Harry, including the Grooms Cottage where groom Albert Baskerville (living there with his half sister) had to reinvent himself as a chauffeur!
Prebendary Henry Morgan was Rector for fifty years (1887 -1937) following his father who was Rector from 1871 to 1887.
Legend has it that the first prototype of the glorious Morgan motor car was made in the garage at the Rectory by Harry Morgan.