Thursday, 20 January 2011

Morgan Hughes 1853-1920 and Jane Eliza Powell 1854-1922

According to her birth certificate, Delilah Jane Hughes was the daughter of Morgan Hughes and Jane Eliza Powell.

Morgan Hughes was born on 4 March 1853 at Upper Dolelfe Farm, Saint Harmon, Radnorshire. The censuses in 1861, 1871 and 1881 show him living at the farm with his parents Thomas and Ann Hughes and various of his twelve siblings.

Jane Eliza Powell was born at Gilfach Farm, Nantmel, Radnorshire on 9 October 1854. Her childhood was divided between the old family farms of Gilfach, Nantmel and Henrhiew at Saint Harmon.

The couple married on 25 October 1882 at the Maes Baptist Chapel, Rhayader, Radnorshire. Morgan followed his father into farming, first at Vedw Farm then Neuddu, both in Saint Harmon. In old age, they retired to Builth Wells, Breconshire, where their two youngest daughters ran a Temperance Hotel, named after the Neuddu farm.

Morgan died shortly after leaving the farm, on 2 November 1920 at the Hotel. Jane died almost exactly two years later on 3 November 1922 also at the Hotel.

Their children were:

Delilah Jane Hughes 1883-1950
Harold Hughes 1885-1969
Thomas Walter Hughes 1887-??
Arthur Gordon Hughes 1889-??
Gertrude Ann Hughes 1891-1976
Gladys Hughes 1895-1992

Jane had a son prior to her marriage to Morgan:
Albert Edward Powell 1879-1942

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