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HUGHES , WILLIAM ( 1849 - 1920 ), cleric and author ;

b. 11 Feb. 1849 at Bangor , son of David Hughes , master mariner , and Elizabeth his wife. Educated at S. David's College , Lampeter , he was curate of Glasinfryn 1872-5 , chaplain of the Welsh church at Chester 1875-80 , and vicar of Llanuwchllyn from 1880 till his death there on 29 March 1920 ; he m. Mary Thomas , and had several children. He was a most diligent historical writer ; of his numerous works the most important are his Life of Dean Cotton , 1874 ; Life and Letters of Thomas Charles of Bala , 1881 , 1909 ; Life and Times of Bishop William Morgan , 1891 ; Recollections of Bangor Cathedral , 1904 ; History of the Church of the Cymry , 1894-1904 ; and the S.P.C.K. History of the Diocese of Bangor , 1911 .

Sources:

  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph ;
  • information from his daughter, Mrs. Fynes-Clinton .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959