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Hughes, W. J., Captain, Moelfre, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0221 WDAM

Held at: Anglesey Archives

Title: Captain W. J. Hughes (Moelfre) Papers

Short Title: Hughes, W. J., Captain, Moelfre, papers

Creation date(s): 1931-1967

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.013 cubic metres (59 items)

Name of creator(s): W. J. Hughes


Administrative/Biographical history: Captain W. J. Hughes (alive 1931-1967), mariner, from Moelfre, Anglesey, served on the ships Yewbank, Brereton, Wild Rose, Barrhead, Wildfire, Laomedon, Rooke, Elsie Thomas, Primrose, Guelder Rose, Yewhill and Yewmount Jim, and as master of the ships Hubbastone, Monkstone, and the M. V. Richmond Queen and the M. V. Kestor, his first command, in 1937. He served as Temporary Lieutenant, Royal Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, on the ships HMS Barrhead, HMS Wildfire, HMS Laomedon and HMS Rooke. He had two sons, Rodney Hughes and William Vaughan Hughes.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of W. J. Hughes, Anglesey, 1931-1967, including testimonials, 1931-1965; conduct certificates, 1942-1946; discharge certificates, 1928-1937; correspondence, 1937-1960; list of crew members of the M. V. Richmond Queen, 1966; essay on Moelfre and its people, by William Vaughan Hughes and list of Moelfre inhabitants, [20th century]; List of some vessels owned and sailed by masters from Moelfre, [20th century]; and the story of Moelfre Youth Club, by Rodney Hughes, 1966.


Language/scripts of material: English, French

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: testimonials; conduct certificates; discharge certificates; miscellaneous certificates; correspondence; and miscellaneous papers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Caernarfon Record Office and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Gwasanaeth Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Archives Service to catalogue in the language of the document.

Language codes: engfre


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: Unknown

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The original papers were loaned by Mr Rodney Hughes to the Archives Department in response to a request for documents for use at an exhibition held at Moelfre in July 1982. They were copied by his permission.

Immediate source of acquisition: Deposited 1982.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifdy Ynys Môn/Anglesey County Record Office, Catalogue, Capt. W. J. Hughes Papers, Moelfre; Eames, Aled, Ships and Seamen of Anglesey, 1558-1918 (1973).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: June 2003

Hughes, W. J., | of Moelfre | Archives
Merchant ships | Wales
Moelfre (Wales) | History | 20th century

Personal names
Hughes , W. J. , [alive 1930-1967] , of Moelfre

Corporate names
Richmond Queen (Ship)

Moelfre (Anglesey, Wales)

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