HUGHES, WILLIAM (1779 - 1836), engineer
Name: William Hughes
Date of birth: 1779
Date of death: 1836
Area of activity: Engineering, Construction, Naval Architecture and Surveying
Author: Griffith Milwyn Griffiths
Born at Penyclawdd, Monmouthshire. He was trained as an engineer, and gained considerable fame in his profession. Among the designs with which he was involved were the Ellesmere Canal, the Caledonian Canal, deepening the river Clyde, and dredging Lough Neagh. He died in Northampton, 1836.
- Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, Aberystwyth
Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen... from the earliest times to the present (1908);
NLW MS 9260.
Published date: 2001
Article Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/