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HUGHES , HENRY BAILEY ( 1833 - 1887 ), Roman Catholic priest ;

b. at Caernarvon , 1833 , where his father, Howell Hughes , was curate , afterwards rector of Trefriw ( 1833-9 ) and of Rhoscolyn , Anglesey ( 1839-48 ). Henry Bailey Hughes joined the Roman Catholic Church when he was about sixteen. He studied at the Dominican College in Lisbon and, after entering the priesthood, travelled as a missioner in Europe , Africa , and the United States . On returning to Wales he lived for a time on the island of S. Tudwal , off the Caernarvonshire coast , and preached in Llŷn and other places in Caernarvonshire . He wrote Welsh hymns and ballads . He d. 16 Dec. 1887 .

Sources:

  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • J. H. Matthews , A Sketch of the Life and Labours of Father Hughes (1890) , 1890 ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • J. Jones (‘Myrddin Fardd’) , Enwogion Sir Gaernarfon (1922) .

Author:

Edward Morgan Humphreys, O.B.E., M.A., (1882-1955), Caernarfon

Published date: 1959