HUGHES, THOMAS (1854 - 1928), Wesleyan minister

Name: Thomas Hughes
Date of birth: 1854
Date of death: 1928
Spouse: Blanche Hughes (née Davies)
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Edward Tegla Davies

Born 25 October 1854 at Rhuddlan. He was educated at the National School at Rhuddlan and at St Asaph grammar school. He was admitted to Aberystwyth College (1875), ordained to the ministry (1877), and sent to the Headingley Theological College, Leeds (1877-80). After spending a year at Shaftesbury, Dorset, he started his work in the Welsh churches. He laboured at Widnes (1881), Pen-y-groes, Caernarfonshire (1882), Bootle (1883), Birmingham (1884), Meifod (1886), Llanfairfechan (1887), Wrexham (1890), Tre-garth (1893), Shaw Street circuit, Liverpool (1896), Tregarth (1899), Mount Zion, Liverpool (1902), Shaw Street, Liverpool (1905), Bangor (1908), Llandudno (1911), Port Dinorwic (1914), Abergele (1918), and Llangefni (1921). He retired in 1924 and died 15 December 1928.

He married in 1887 Blanche, daughter of Samuel Davies II, chairman of the North Wales province. He was president of the Welsh Wesleyan assembly (1907); chairman of the second province of North Wales (1911-24); president of the North Wales Council of Evangelical Churches (1914-15); a member of the council of the University College of North Wales (1925-8); and one of the chief initiators of Llyfr Emynau'r Methodistiaid Calfinaidd a Wesleyaidd, 1927. He was elected to the Legal Hundred of his denomination (1910). He was also the means of establishing a fund to enable candidates for the ministry in his denomination to go to a Welsh university college.

He edited Y Winllan, 1894-7, and Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd, 1912-28. He published Esboniad ar yr Actau; Ymneilltuaeth Eglwys Loegr; Cofiant John Evans, Eglwysbach (jointly with J. P. Roberts); an essay, ' Beirniadaeth y Beibl, ei Hegwyddorion Cyffredinol a'i Gwerth '; articles to the Geiriadur Beiblaidd; and the introduction to Llestri'r Trysor, 1914.


Published date: 1959

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