HUGHES, THOMAS (1814 - 1884), Wesleyan minister

Name: Thomas Hughes
Date of birth: 1814
Date of death: 1884
Parent: Thomas Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Griffith Thomas Roberts

Born at Llangynog, Montgomeryshire, 1814, son of Thomas Hughes, who was subsequently a lay preacher in the Llangollen circuit, and nephew of the Rev. Evan Hughes. He joined the ministry and worked in the Welsh circuits of Cardigan (1842) and Carmarthen (1844) and in various English circuits in England from 1846 to 1871. He died 31 January 1884 at Moreton. He published a number of books (e.g. The Great Barrier; Prayer and the Divine Order; The Human Will) and tracts in English. His attitude with regard to the conditions which should be attached to church membership (see his Condition of Membership and A Defence and Plea) roused considerable controversy in the connexion and brought him under the displeasure of the Conference.


Published date: 1959

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