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HUGHES , THOMAS JONES ( 1822 - 1891 ), cleric and grammarian ;

b. at Bangor , 11 June 1822 . He was educated at Friars School , Bangor , and Trinity College , Cambridge , where he matriculated in 1840 ; he became a scholar of his college, and a wrangler . He took his B.A. in 1844 and his M.A. in 1847 . He was ordained deacon by bishop Bethell of Bangor , 1 Feb. 1846 , and received priest 's orders on 20 Dec. in the same year. He was licensed to the curacy of Llanfaes , Anglesey , and, in July 1850 , he went as curate to Northop, Flints. From there he was preferred, in Aug. 1860 , to the vicarage of Llanasa , and he spent ten years there, before moving to Llanfair-Dyffryn-Clwyd . He d. at Llanfair , 5 Feb. 1891 , and was buried there. He m. Eleanor , daughter of W. H. Brown of Chester , on 27 June 1865 , and they had one son. Hughes served as diocesan inspector of schools to bishop Short of S. Asaph , and wrote a number of articles to Welsh Church publications . Amongst these were two series in Yr Haul , one on the vocabulary of the Welsh Bible ( 1885-6 ) and the other on the Welsh of the Book of Common Prayer ( 1887-8 ). At the Aberffraw eisteddfod of 1849 he won a prize for an essay on the syntax and characteristics of the Welsh and English languages.

Sources:

  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 18 Feb. 1891 ;
  • Yr Haul , 1891 , 85;
  • A. Ivor Pryce , Diocese of Bangor During Three Centuries, seventeenth to nineteenth century inclusive being a digest of the registers of the bishops , 1929 ;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph ;
  • Venn , Alumni Cantabrigienses .

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959