HUGHES, DAVID (1785 - 1850), cleric and author

Name: David Hughes
Date of birth: 1785
Date of death: 1850
Parent: Daniel Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

son of Daniel Hughes, Trefilan, Cardiganshire. He was educated at Ystrad Meurig, and Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1806 and M.A. in 1809. In 1805 he began work as corrector, for the Oxford University Press, of the revised edition of the Welsh Bible which ultimately appeared in 1809; and in 1806 he was elected scholar of Jesus College. Ordained in the diocese of Oxford (?), he was in December 1808 instituted to the living of Hirnant, near Llangynog, Montgomeryshire, though he does not seem to have resided there. In November 1813 he was instituted to the rectory of Llanfyllin, where he lived till his death on 11 April 1850; he was buried at Llanfyllin. He is described as ‘a distinguished character as a Mathematician, Hebrew and classical scholar, and a man of very superior piety.’ He was a public examiner at Oxford, 1810-11.


Published date: 1959

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