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HUGHES , WILLIAM ( 1779 - 1836 ), engineer ;

b. at Penyclawdd, Mon. He was trained as an engineer , and gained considerable fame in his profession. Among the designs with which he was involved were the Ellesmere Canal , the Caledonian Canal , deepening the river Clyde , and dredging Lough Neagh . He d. in Northampton , 1836 .


  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • NLW MS 9260.


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001