David & Eleanor Hughes of Brymbo & Broughton

David Hughes was born in Liverpool in around 1801.

Eleanor was born in Gwalchmai, Anglesea in about 1796.

David and Eleranor were married in St Peter, Church Street, Liverpool on 26th August 1822. David was a carpenter and they are known to have had at least six children:


ca. 1822



21 Oct 1824

Liverpool - bapt. 6 Apr 1825


bapt. 10 Dec 1826

Liverpool - died young?


ca. 1828



23 Mar 1833

Gwersyllt - bapt. 9 Jun 1833


ca. 1837


Hugh was baptised at the Benns Garden Wesleyan Chapel in Liverpool. Mary was baptised at the Penuel and Gyfynus Independent Chapel, Hope and Wrexham, Flint.

The 1851 census shows David and Eleanor living at Kerney, Brymbo, with 4 of their children, William having left home and married.

In 1861 David and Ellen were at Moss Incline with a 9-year-old granddaughter, Mary Hughes.

By 1871 David and Ellen had moved to Newton in Makerfield (now Newton-le-Willows), Lancashire, as had their sons William and Hugh. Their granddaughter, Mary, was still living with them but had recently married to Adam Roberts.

David died in 1872 and Ellen in 1874.

Of their children:

  • William became a carpenter and by 1861 he was living at 29 Booth Street, Newton in Makerfield with his wife, Elizabeth, and children:


    ca. 1849



    ca. 1852



    ca. 1854

    Hanley, Staffs


    ca. 1856


    David H 

    ca. 1859

    Newton, Lancs

    William and Elizabeth had moved to Houghton Street by 1871 and they were still at 16 Houghton Street in 1891.

  • Hugh, a joiner, married Mary and in 1861 they were living in the same house as William in Newton. By 1871 they had moved to Lawrence Street and had 3-year-old Elizabeth Davies with them. In 1881 they still had Elizabeth Davies and also 6-year-old Ellen Parry living with them. In 1891 they were still at 14 Lawrence Street and Lizzie and Nellie were then shown as their daughters, although Lizzie had recently married Abram Jones. It must be suspected that Hugh and Mary had adopted the two girls.
  • Mary married John Davies in 1853.