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HUGHES , RICHARD SAMUEL ( 1888 - 1952 ), minister (Presb.), and college tutor ;

b. 18 Jun. 1888 , in Tanycelyn , Rhostryfan, Caerns. , son of Samuel and Mary Hughes . After the normal course in the village elementary school he worked for some years in a shop and then went to Clynnog School intent on the ministry. He won a scholarship to the University College , Aberystwyth (where he graduated B.A. ), and graduated in theology in the Theological College , Aberystwyth . He was ord. in 1918 , and was minister of Calfaria , Porth, Glam. ( 1918-22 ), Fourcrosses , Llŷn, Caerns. ( 1922-24 ), and Garreg-ddu , Blaenau Ffestiniog ( 1924-30 ). In 1930 he was called to Clwyd College , Rhyl , and remained there till he d., serving initially as a tutor (under the Rev. R. Dewi Williams , see below ), and thirteen years as principal . He left his influence on more than one generation of students in his care in Clwyd College . In 1919 he m. Jane Morris Jones , daughter of William Morris Jones (sometime chairman of Caernarfon county council ); they had a son and daughter. He d. 16 Apr. 1952 . He was considered to be a preacher of substance, of a prophetic nature. His particular interests lay in scriptural criticism and theological topics. His textbook on the Gospel according to St. Mathew was published in 1937 .

Sources:

  • Y Goleuad , 23 Apr. and 7 May 1952 ;
  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1953 , 228;
  • information from his son, Professor Meredydd G. Hughes, Birmingham .

Author:

Rev. Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 2001