PARRY, HUGH (Cefni; 1826 - 1895), Baptist minister, poet, littérateur, and theologian

Name: Hugh Parry
Pseudonym: Cefni
Date of birth: 1826
Date of death: 1895
Spouse: Mary Ann Parry (née Harding)
Parent: Ellinor Parry
Parent: Owen Parry
Gender: Male
Occupation: Baptist minister, poet, littérateur, and theologian
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry; Religion
Author: Benjamin George Owens

Born 20 September 1826, in the parish of Cerrig-ceinwen, Anglesey, son of Owen and Ellinor Parry, Tyddyn Sawdwr, Llangefni. He was originally a member of the Congregational churches at Llangefni and Rhos-y-meirch, and was ordained minister at Bagillt 26 December 1848, but seceded to the Baptists at Llangefni 6 October 1850 and held pastorates at Rhos-y-bol (January-May 1851) Dowlais (May 1851-5), Bangor (1855-7), Brymbo and Moss (1857-60), Tal-y-bont, Cardiganshire (1860-4), London (Tottenham Court Road) (1864-7), and Cardiff (1867-70). He emigrated to America in 1870 and spent the greater part of his time there in the pastorate of Dodgeville (Wisconsin) (1885-95), but he returned several times to Wales and was pastor at Holywell in 1884-5. He died at Llangefni, 18 May 1895, and was buried at Rhos-y-meirch. He married (in 1847 or during his pastorate at Rhos-y-bol) Mary Ann Harding of Caernarvon. He was successful in the pryddest competition at the national eisteddfod at Swansea, 1863, and published articles and poetry of a high standard in the Welsh and American periodical press.


Published date: 1959

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