HUGHES, WILLIAM (1849 - 1920), cleric and author

Name: William Hughes
Date of birth: 1849
Date of death: 1920
Spouse: Mary Hughes (née Thomas)
Parent: Elizabeth Hughes
Parent: David Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and author
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born 11 February 1849 at Bangor, son of David Hughes, master mariner, and Elizabeth his wife. Educated at S. David's College, Lampeter, he was curate of Glasinfryn 1872-5, chaplain of the Welsh church at Chester 1875-80, and vicar of Llanuwchllyn from 1880 till his death there on 29 March 1920; he married Mary Thomas, and had several children. He was a most diligent historical writer; of his numerous works the most important are his Life of Dean Cotton, 1874; Life and Letters of Thomas Charles of Bala, 1881, 1909; Life and Times of Bishop William Morgan, 1891; Recollections of Bangor Cathedral, 1904; History of the Church of the Cymry, 1894-1904; and the S.P.C.K. History of the Diocese of Bangor, 1911.


Published date: 1959

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