Joshua Hughes-Games


Born Joshua Jones at Bristol in 1830 - changed name to Hughes-Games in 1880 to fulfil terms of a legacy.

Graduated first class in Mathematics fom Lincoln College, Oxford.1852 ;was Johnson (University) Mathematical Scholar and Senior Mathematical Scholar. Deacon 1854, Priest 1855 (ordained by Bp Graham of Chester). Curate of Doddleston Cheshire 1854-1855, Curate Holy Trinity Manchester 1855-1857; Vice-Principal of the York Training College 1859-1862 Before coming to King William's College he was Headmaster of the Liverpool Institute 1862-1866 .

Principal of King William's College 1866-1886 (also Principal of Bp Wilson's Training College 1879), then appointed Rector of Andreas and Archdeacon of Man 21 May 1886, resigned Jan 1895 and moved to be Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hull where he died 25 March 1904, his widow moved back to the Island. Gelling describes his appointment at Andreas as being a disappointment to those who had hoped for a Manxman to be appointed but that Hughes-Games was a good choice - a profound, logical and very evangelistic preacher whose personal integrity won him the respect of the whole diocese.

Whilst at KWC he improved the science teaching, opening new chemistry laboratories etc - he also saw a revival of the school's fortunes; the school also started to excel in the open competitions for the armed services which were by examination. However in his speech of 1882 he acknowledged that 'the developments of the last twenty five years[of education on the Island] had been for the rich against the poor'.

Married Mary Helena Yates (born Liverpool 1839) on 24 December 1859 at Onchan - children include (details from KWC Register where appropriate):

Joshua Hughes Wynn, born Nov. 2nd, 1860.

Praepositor, 1878-79. Football XV., 1875-79. Trinity Coll., Camb. 3rd Class Historical Tripos. B.A. 1882. M.A. 1887. Ridley Hall Theological Coll., 1882-83. D. 1883. P. 1884. C. of Trowbridge, 1883-85 ; St. Mark's, Barrow, 1885-86 ; St. Charles, Plymouth, 1887-88. V. of St. Matthew's, Birmingham, 1888-93. V. of Birling, Kent, 1893-96. V. of Birkenhead, 1896-1902. Died Jan. 3rd, 1904, at Cheltenham.

His son William Bower Hughes-Games, born 14 Feb 1890, attended KWC Sept 1901-Easter 1905; Canadian Seaforth Highlanders Sgt B.E.F. gassed April 1915 Invalided. Kelouna British Colombia .

Stephen Herbert Wynn b 21 March 1862 Liverpool

Scholar of Worcester Coll., Oxford. 2nd Class Mods., 1883. 2nd Class Final, 1885. M.A. 1893, Prize for English Sacred Poem, 1893. Lecturer in Sodor and Man Theological College, and C. of Andreas, 1887-88. Domestic Chaplain to Bishop of Sodor and Man, 1888-89. Diocesan Inspector of Schools, 1888-89. Principal, Bishop Wilson's Theological Coll., I.O.M., 1889. C. of St. Giles', Cripplegate, London, 1890-92. C. of Croydon Parish Church, 1893-96. V. of Dodington, Kent, 1896-1906; St. Lawrence, Thanet, 1906-07. Author of 'Thekla' and other Poems, 1904. Died May 16th, 1923.

Helena De Guise b. 1864 Liverpool
Louise Elizabeth Wynn b. 1865 Liverpool; m. 24 Feb 1887 Arthur William Moore (and on his death G F Clucas)
Arthur Moore Wynn b. 19 May 1866 died 21 March 1876 at KWC
Cyril Tomlinson Wynn b. 4 Jan 1868 Castletown

Cyril Tomlinson Wynn Hughes-Games

Praepositor 1885-6. Cricket XI., 1883-86 (Capt. 1886). Football XI., 1885-86. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. 3rd Class Classical Tripos, 1889. B.A., 1889. M.A. 1905. Admitted to Manx Bar, 1893. Vicar-General B.A., 1889. M.A., 1905. Admitted to Manx Bar, 1893. Vicar-General and Chancellor, Sodor and Man, 1906. Member of Legislative Council, Isle of Man, 1906-19. J.P., 1908. Chairman, Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., Ltd., since 1919. Trustee of K.W.C., 1925. The Priory, Douglas,.
Died 8 Aug 1933, Castletown

Edgar Christian Wynn b. 27 Dec 1869 Castletown; MB Edin 1892 died April 1892 at Seaford
Mayer Christian Wynn b. 1870 Castletown [no record in KWC register - died young ?]
Harold James Wynn b. 18 May 1872 Castletown

Head of School, 1891. Praepositor, 1890. Football XV., 1889-91. Cricket XI., 1888-91 (Capt., 1891). Gym. IV., 1891. Leaving Exhibitioner, 1891. Exhibitioner, Worcester College, Oxford, 1890. 2nd Class Math. Mods., 1893. 2nd Class Science Finals, 1895. M.A. Assistant Master, K.W.C., I.O.M., 1895-1904. Master at Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, 1904-1917. Royal Naval College, Dartmouth.
Retired to IoM JP; returned RNC 1939-45; died Douglas 18 June 1954

Winifred Isabella Wynn b. 1877 Castletown


Canon J. Gelling A History of the Manx Church Douglas:Manx National Heritage 1998

King William's College: Centenary Notes 1933

Hinton Bird The Island that led - The History of Manx Education vol 2 1995 (ISBN 0-9516918-1-3) covers Hughes-Games' time at KWC


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