HUGHES, HENRY BAILEY (1833 - 1887), Roman Catholic priest

Name: Henry Bailey Hughes
Date of birth: 1833
Date of death: 1887
Parent: Howell Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: Roman Catholic priest
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Edward Morgan Humphreys

Born at Caernarvon, 1833, where his father, Howell Hughes, was curate, afterwards rector of Trefriw (1833-9) and of Rhoscolyn, Anglesey (1839-48). Henry Bailey Hughes joined the Roman Catholic Church when he was about sixteen. He studied at the Dominican College in Lisbon and, after entering the priesthood, travelled as a missioner in Europe, Africa, and the United States. On returning to Wales he lived for a time on the island of S. Tudwal, off the Caernarvonshire coast, and preached in Llŷn and other places in Caernarvonshire. He wrote Welsh hymns and ballads. He died 16 December 1887.


Published date: 1959

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