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PUGH , HUGH ( 1794/5 - 1865 ), master mariner ;

b. at Liverpool in 1794/5 . He was captain of the flat Ann (60 tons), which has been immortalized by J. Glyn Davies 's ballad ‘ Fflat Huw Puw ’; she was a Liverpool vessel, and he was master in 1840 or earlier, and part-owner. He traded chiefly between Runcorn , Liverpool , and Caernarvon . He moved to live at Caernarvon , and thence to the Barras , Llanidan . The flat was lost on the S. Tudwal Islands , 18 Oct. 1858 , on a voyage to Barmouth . He d. at Llanidan , and was buried there 10 Aug. 1865 .

Sources:

  • Y Ford Gron: Papur cymru'r byd , Sept. 1935.

Author:

David Thomas, O.B.E., M.A., (1880-1967), Bangor

Published date: 1959