His awdl ‘ Elusengarwch ’ was judged to be the best in the Denbigh eisteddfod of 1819 by William Owen Pugh , Robert Davies ( Bardd Nantglyn ) , and David Richards ( Dewi Silyn ) (qq.v.) . This adjudication started a bitter controversy which raged for a very long time, for the general opinion among the poets and littérateurs of Wales was that the prize should have gone to David Owen ( Dewi Wyn o Eifion , q.v.) . Hughes was elected official ‘bard’ to the Society of Gwyneddigion , 1820-1 , and won the prize offered by the Society of Cymmrodorion , 1822 , for his cywydd ‘ Hu Gadarn .’ In the Denbigh eisteddfod of 1828 he was again successful with his ‘ Ymdrech Buddug yn erbyn y Rhufeiniaid ’ and also with his awdl ‘ Amaethyddiaeth ’ — Walter Davies ( Gwallter Mechain ) , John Blackwell ( Alun ) , and Aneurin Owen (qq.v.) being the adjudicators . He competed with awdlau at Wrexham , 1820 , Caernarvon , 1824 , Rhosllanerchrugog , 1829 , and Bryneglwys, Denbs. , 1830 . Short extracts of his work are to be found in the various periodicals and collections of verse published in his day. He d. 11 April 1850 at Bodfari .
Rev. Robert William Hughes, (1885-1954), Y Felinheli / Port Dinorwig
Published date: 1959