Captain W. J. Hughes (Moelfre) papers

Scope and Content

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.

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.


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

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau/ No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

Adnau preifat / Private deposit. - 1982


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da /Good condition

Archivist's Note

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

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial 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.


Ni ddisgwylir croniadau/Accruals are not expected