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HUGHES , THOMAS ( 1758 - 1828 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister , of Liverpool ,

should be recorded as the first Calvinistic Methodist exhorter in Liverpool to be ordained. He was a carpenter 's son, b. at Bala ; he joined the society there in 1782 . Removing in 1787 to Liverpool to work as a carpenter , he began preaching in 1789 , and (with Thomas Edwards ) became a leader of Liverpool Welsh Methodism ; he was ordained in 1816 . From being a carpenter , he had developed into a building-contractor and built a number of chapels in Manchester and North Wales . He d. 2 Nov. 1828 , aged seventy. A memoir ( 1829 ) of him and of his fellow-worker Thomas Edwards , by John Jones ( 1790 - 1855 , q.v. in Appendix) , includes some of his verse. His daughter Mary (who d. 9 Sept. 1860 ) m. Richard Williams ( 1802 - 1842 ) (q.v.) .

Sources:

  • Methodistiaeth Cymru (1851–6) , in, 405, 409;
  • D. E. Jenkins , Life of Thomas Charles (Denbigh, 1908) (index).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959