On 31 Jul 1524 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.
In 1545 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was elected MP Gloucester.
In 1547 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was elected MP Gloucester.
On 24 Mar 1551 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was sent to Fleet Prison for hearing Mass at the chapel of Princess Mary.
In 1553 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was elected MP Gloucester.
On 16 Aug 1553 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was appointed to the Privy Council.
On 23 Aug 1553 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
On 02 Oct 1553 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was knighted.
Diary of Henry Machyn November 1553. 05 Nov 1553. The v day of November dyd pryche master Feknam (38) at sant Mare Overays a-for non, and ther wher at ys sermon the yerle of Devonshyre (26), ser Antony Browne (24), and juge Morgayn, and dyvers odur nobull men.
The sam day at after-non dyd prych master Feknam (38) at sant Sthevyns in Walbroke, and ther wher serten pepull mad besenes for the sermon, and ther wher juge Browne (44), ser Rownland Hyll (55), ser Rechard Dobes (22), ser John Yorke (43); and sum wher sent to the mare [mayor], and to the Conter.
In May 1556 Judge Richard Morgan -1556 died. He was buried at St Magnus the Martyr Church on 02 Jun 1553.
Diary of Henry Machyn June 1556. 02 Jun 1556. The ij day of June was bered at sant Magnus at London bryge ser Recherd Morgayn knyght, a juge and on of the preve consell unto the nobull quen Mare, with a harold of armes bayryng ys cott armur, and with a standard and a penon of armes and elmett, sword, and targatt; and iiij dosen of skochyons, and ij whytt branchys and xij torchys and iiij gret tapurs, and xxiiij pore men in mantyll ffrysse gownes, and mony in blake; and master chansseler (55) of London dyd pryche.
Judge Richard Morgan -1556 was born to [his father] Philip ap Morgan Watkin of Llanfair Cilgoed and Maud Philpot.