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HUGHES , THOMAS ISFRYN ( 1865 - 1942 ), Wesleyan minister ;

b. 16 Oct. 1865 at Clocaenog, Denbs. , s. of John Hughes , an enlightened layman and a strong theologian . He began preaching at the age of eighteen, was accepted for the ministry in 1887 , and having studied for a term at the Handsworth theological college , he served the circuit of Abergele ( 1890 ), Llanfaircaereinion ( 1891 ), Rhyl ( 1893 ), Tywyn ( 1895 ), Coed-poeth ( 1896 ), Tre-garth ( 1899 ), Mynydd Seion , Liverpool ( 1902 ), Blaenau Ffestiniog ( 1905 ), Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant ( 1908 ), Mynydd Seion , Liverpool ( 1911 ), Oakfield , Liverpool ( 1914 ), Porthmadog ( 1919 ), London ( 1922 ), Porthmadog ( 1925 ), and Beaumaris ( 1928 ). He retired in 1931 and d. at Trearddur Bay , Anglesey , 27 Dec. 1942 . He m. 11 Sept. 1894 , Catherine , dau. of Thomas and Margaret Jenkins of Aberdovey . He was Moderator of the Wesleyan Assembly in 1918 . He contributed many articles (mainly on theological topics) to Yr Eurgrawn Wesleaidd (‘ Papurau Diwinyddol ’ 1911 ; ‘ Y Tu Hwnt i'r Llen ’, 1921-2 ; and other shorter series) under his own name and under the nom-de-plume ‘ Ifor Glyn’ , articles for Y Geiriadur Beiblaidd , a commentary on Philippiaid a Philemon , and a theological catechism, Yr Arweinydd .

Sources:

  • Yr Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd , Dolgellau , 1904 , 312-13, 1907 , 74-5, 1943 , 68, 101-07;
  • Who's who in Wales (1921) .

Author:

Rev. Griffith Thomas Roberts, M.A., (1887-1977), Tregarth, Bangor / Talsarnau

Published date: 2001