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HUGHES , ANNIE HARRIET ( Gwyneth Vaughan , 1852 - 1910 ), writer ;

b. at Bryn-y-felin , Talsarnau, Mer. , daughter of Bennet Jones , miller ; educated at Llandecwyn school . In 1876 she m. John Hughes Jones , a physician , of Clwt-y-Bont, Caern. , but the surname Jones was dropped. She lived at one time or another in London , at Treherbert , and, until the death of her husband in 1902 , at Clwt-y-bont . She then moved to Bangor and, in spite of her poverty, gave her four children the best possible education; further, she took a most active part in public life. She d. at Pwllheli 25 April 1910 and was buried ( 29 April ) at Llanfihangel y Traethau . She wrote four novels: O Gorlannau'r Defaid , 1905 ; Plant y Gorthrwm , 1908 ; Cysgodau y Blynyddoedd Gynt (in Y Brython , 1907-8 ); and Troad y Rhod (unfinished — in Y Brython , 1909 ). She edited Welsh versions of three of Henry Drummond 's works: The Greatest Thing in the World ; The City without Foundations ; and ‘ The Christian Programme ’ (unpublished). From 1897 onward, much of her work in prose and verse is to be found in Cymru (O.M.E.) . Yr Haul , Perl y Plant , Cymru'r Plant , Y Genhinen , Papur Pawb , Y Cymro , Celtia , Celtic Review , Young Wales , etc.; she edited the women's page in Yr Eryr , 1894-5 , Y Cymro , 1906-7 , and the Welsh Weekly , 1892 .

Sources:

  • Personal recollections.

Author:

Reverend Richard Bryn Williams, M.A., (1902-81), Rhuthyn / Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959