Author Topic: Frederick Desmond Hughes 1919  (Read 236 times)

Rubikcube

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Frederick Desmond Hughes 1919
« on: July 08, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
Trying to find out as much information on the above person. I believe that there is a family connection with my grandfather. I know all about his wartime service and up until he retired but I don't know where the family connection comes in. He was born june 6th 1919 either Donaghadee or Belfast not sure.

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Re: Frederick Desmond Hughes 1919
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
The Campbell College register on the Lennon Wylie website identifies the father of Frederick Desmond Hughes as F.C. Hughes of 37 Myrtlefield Park, Belfast, which corroborates the following entry in the 1932 Belfast street directory entry for Myrtlefield Park:  37. Hughes, F. C., flour miller.  There is also the following entry in the Will Calendars: Hughes Frederick Cairns of "Whinstone" Donaghadee county Down retired company director died 7 June 1952 at Musgrave Clinic Belfast Probate Belfast 13 March to Hilda Hughes the widow Frederick Desmond Hughes wing commander Royal air force and Edgar McKee chartered accountant. Effects 34439 15s. 3d.

Frederick Cairns Hughes married Hilda Hunter in 1915, the groom's father was recorded as Fred P. Hughes a flour miller:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1915/09808/5561259.pdf

Here were the Hughes family in 1911:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/Windsor_Ward/University_Road/170283/

And the same family in 1901:
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Antrim/Clifton_Ward__Belfast/Old_Cavehill_Road/1004706/

The parents of Frederick Cairns Hughes were Frederick Patrick Hughes and Mary Eliza McClean:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1884/02705/1996025.pdf

Frederick Patrick Hughes and Mary Eliza McClean were married in Belfast in 1877, the groom's father was recorded as Patrick Hughes, a book keeper:
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1877/11139/8079384.pdf

Nothing is jumping out of this that ties these folk in to John Hughes and his son Leslie Hughes and his son Desmond Hughes as covered in your other topic, is there a reason why you believe there is a connection, eg. is it family lore?

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Re: Frederick Desmond Hughes 1919
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 04:13:21 PM »
Yes. My aunt who married my dad's brother told me about 2 yrs ago that my grandfather Leslie Hughes was related to someone who had made quite a name for himself during WW2 and had gone on to be very high up in the air force.
Frederick Desmond Hughes left the air force as an Air Vice Marshal in 1972. He was highly decorated both during and after the war.