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'''Father Francis Xavier Morgan''' (?1839 - June 11, [[1935]]) was a priest at the Brimingham Oratory in [[Birmingham]]. He took care of [[Mabel Tolkien]] during her ilness, and took over custody of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Ronald]] and [[Hilary Tolkien]] after her death. He also wedded Ronald and [[Edith Tolkien|edith Bratt]]. Tolkien named his first son, [[John Tolkien|John Francis Reuel]] after him.  
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'''Father Francis Xavier Morgan''' ([[18 January|January 18]], 1857 - [[11 June|June 11]], [[1935]]) was a Roman Catholic priest at the [[Birmingham Oratory]] in [[Birmingham]]. He was half Welsh and half Anglo-Spanish.
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He took care of [[Mabel Suffield|Mabel Tolkien]] during her illness, and took over custody of [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Ronald]] and [[Hilary Tolkien]] after her death. Father Francis was a [[J.R.R._Tolkien's_inspirations#pipe-smoking|pipe-smoker]] and Tolkien derived his own custom from this.
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Father Francis Xavier Morgan, forbade Tolkien to see [[Edith Tolkien|Edith Bratt]] until he was twenty-one because he saw her as a distraction from his studies. With one exception, Tolkien obeyed this instruction to the letter while Father Morgan's guardianship lasted. After that period he wedded the couple in [[1916]].  
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Tolkien named his first son, [[John Tolkien|John Francis Reuel]] after him.  
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
[http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/index.htm?http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/morgan.htm Father Francis Xavier Morgan]
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* [http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/TheOratory/Community/FFrancisXavierMorgan/tabid/100/Default.aspx Father Francis Xavier Morgan]
[http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/tolkien/index.htm Tolkien and Father Francis]
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* [http://www.birmingham-oratory.org.uk/TheOratory/Tolkien/tabid/76/Default.aspx Tolkien and Father Francis]
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* "[http://www.josemanuelferrandez.com/ENconexion.html J.R.R. Tolkien' Spanish Connection]" by [[José Manuel Ferrández Bru]]
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*<small>[[Humphrey Carpenter|Carpenter, Humphrey]], ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]''</small>
  
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[[Category:Religious workers|Morgan, Francis Xavier]]
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[[Category:British people|Morgan, Francis Xavier]]
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[[Category:People by name|Morgan, Francis Xavier]]

Revision as of 16:51, 2 February 2013

Father Francis Xavier Morgan (January 18, 1857 - June 11, 1935) was a Roman Catholic priest at the Birmingham Oratory in Birmingham. He was half Welsh and half Anglo-Spanish.

He took care of Mabel Tolkien during her illness, and took over custody of Ronald and Hilary Tolkien after her death. Father Francis was a pipe-smoker and Tolkien derived his own custom from this.

Father Francis Xavier Morgan, forbade Tolkien to see Edith Bratt until he was twenty-one because he saw her as a distraction from his studies. With one exception, Tolkien obeyed this instruction to the letter while Father Morgan's guardianship lasted. After that period he wedded the couple in 1916.

Tolkien named his first son, John Francis Reuel after him.

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