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HUGHES , HUGH MICHAEL ( 1858 - 1933 ), Independent minister

Born 13 Aug. 1858 , at Llanllechid, Caerns. , son of Michael and Elizabeth Hughes . He was educated at the Memorial College , Brecon , and at Aberystwyth and Cardiff university colleges , graduating with first-class honours ( Wales ) in 1898 ; in 1930 the university gave him a honorary LL.D. Ordained in 1886 , he held pastorates at Old Tabernacl , Holyhead ; Grove Street , Liverpool ; and Ebenezer , Cardiff , holding the Cardiff pastorate for almost forty years. He was a noted preacher , educationalist , and writer on theological, political and social questions .

He was, for many years editor of Y Tyst , the Welsh Congregational weekly, and for twenty years secretary of ‘Y Gronfa’ ( Welsh Independent Chapel Debts Fund ). He was president of the Congregational Union of Wales , vice-president of Cardiff University College , and sometime chairman of the committee of Brecon Memorial College . His publications were: John Penry ; Yr Iesu Sicr ; Griffith John, arwr China , and Esboniad ar yr Ephesiaid .

He married Mary Ann Howell , Aberystwyth . He died 15 Jan. 1933 at Cardiff .


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Thomas Michael Hughes, (1888-1957), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959