Independent minister; born 13 Aug. 1858, at Llanllechid, Caerns., son of Michael and Elizabeth Hughes . He was educated at the Memorial College, Brecon, and at Aberystwyth and Cardiff university colleges, graduating with first-class honours (Wales) in 1898; in 1930 the university gave him a honorary LL.D. Ordained in 1886, he held pastorates at Old Tabernacl, Holyhead; Grove Street, Liverpool; and Ebenezer , Cardiff, holding the Cardiff pastorate for almost forty years. He was a noted preacher, educationalist, and writer on theological, political and social questions. He was, for many years editor of Y Tyst, the Welsh Congregational weekly, and for twenty years secretary of ‘Y Gronfa’ (Welsh Independent Chapel Debts Fund). He was president of the Congregational Union of Wales, vice-president of Cardiff University College, and sometime chairman of the committee of Brecon Memorial College. His publications were: John Penry; Yr Iesu Sicr ; Griffith John, arwr China, and Esboniad ar yr Ephesiaid. He married Mary Ann Howell , Aberystwyth. He died 15 Jan 1933 at Cardiff.

Source: Dictionary of Welsh Biography