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HUGHES , HUGH PRICE ( 1847 - 1902 ), Wesleyan Methodist minister ;

b. 8 Feb. 1847 , son of John Hughes , surgeon , Carmarthen , and Anne his wife (grand-daughter of Samuel Levi Phillips (q.v.) ). On his mother's side he was related to David Charles I and II (qq.v.). Educated at schools at Carmarthen and Swansea , he went to Richmond College , London , and graduated B.A. in 1869 in the University of London , taking his M.A. in 1884 . His first charge was at Dover , and after ministering at Brighton , Tottenham , Dulwich , and Oxford , he moved to London in 1884 . In 1886 he began a West London Mission , which he continued till his death. He also edited the Methodist Times , and wrote a number of religious pamphlets . In 1898 he was president of the Wesleyan Conference , and during his later years was recognized as one of the leaders of the religious life of the day and one of the strongest upholders of the ‘Nonconformist conscience.’ He m. Mary Katherine Howard , daughter of the Rev. Alfred Barrett of Richmond College , who survived him with two sons and two daughters. He d. in London , 7 Nov. 1902 .


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • The life of Hugh Price Hughes (London, 1902) , by his daughter, 1902 .


Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959