1822 – Born in Uffington, Berkshire on the 20th of October.
1834 – He went to Rugby School, which was then under Dr Thomas Arnold, a contemporary of his father at Oriel College, Oxford, and the most influential British schoolmaster of the 19th century.
1842 – He went on to Oriel.
1845 – Graduated B.A.
1848 – He became interested in the Christian socialism movement led by Frederick Maurice, which he had joined.
– He was called to the bar.
– Hughes had married Frances Ford.
1869 – Became Queen’s Counsel.
1870 – Bencher.
1882 – He was appointed to a county court judgeship in the Chester district in July.
1865-1868 – Hughes was elected to Parliament as a Liberal for Lambeth.
1880 – He founded a settlement in America Rugby, Tennessee which was designed as an experiment in utopian living for second sons of the English gentry, although this later proved largely unsuccessful.
1896 – Died on the 22nd of March.