Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameHugh Griffith
Birth25 May 1862, Nefyn CAE Well Street
Death17 Feb 1922, Pencaenewydd CAE Frongoch
Burial21 Feb 1922
OccupationLlithfaen CAE, Schoolmaster
FatherJohn Griffith (1825-1886)
MotherEllen Jones Roberts (1831-1891)
Birth13 Jun 1872, Llangybi CAE Frongoch
Death23 Jun 1942, Pwllheli CAE Deunant
Burial26 Jun 1942, Llithfaen CAE
FatherRev John Jones (1832-1909)
MotherCatherine Williams (1838-1907)
Marriage1893, Pwllheli CAE
ChildrenNevina (1894-1902)
 Ioan Arthur (1896-1957)
 Eluned (1898-1990)
 Taliesyn (1901-1959)
 Emrys (1903-1988)
 Letitia (1905-1918)
 Mair (1909-1985)
Notes for Hugh Griffith
A musician, a conductor, and judge at Eisteddfodau, Hugh Griffith was a dedicated teacher. After training at Brytanaidd School he studied at Bangor normal college and spent two years at Carneddi School in Bethesda before returning to Lleyn to teach at Llithfaen for thirty years. Described as a keen reader in English and in Welsh and a close follower of politics and current affairs, he led the choir at Llithfaen and taught them famous classical pieces with the help of an orchestra from Porthmadog. He conducted the Nefyn Cymanfa Ganu for the best part of 20 years and was a prominent figure on the area. He spoke out against a shortage of experienced teachers and the Eisteddfod which he said was more concerned with making a profit than promoting culture. Described as “a cultured gentleman, great company and a good and faithful friend" when his choir sang 'the Gold Harp' at his funeral, according to the newspaper report “there wasn't a dry eye in the large audience”. “When the funeral neared his old home, a heavy shower of snow fell. He'll sleep peacefully in the place he loved "
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