Ellis and Mary Hughes were butchers in Bangor c1830-1860. They were my Grandfather's Great Grandparents. They were married in Llangristiolis Ynys Mon in 1822 and their first 2 sons were christened there. The eldest was Hugh Roberts Hughes- my grandfather's grandfather. I think they moved to Bangor shortly after the Menai bridge was opened. They had a butchers stall on the market. Hugh Robert Hughes was apprenticed to David Roberts, Baker in 1832 in Dean Street. A distant cousin of mine has the original Indenture document in Exeter. He has sent me a copy. I would like to try to trace their other family as I know they had a daughter , Jane and a son Ellis - born in 1832. He later carried on the butcher business and opened a shop in Upper Bangor on the corner of Brittania square. I think the first Ellis died in Liverpool in c1856 where Hugh Robert Hughes was then living, but Mary and son carried on the family business. The only other information I have is from Slaters Directory- E. Hughes and Son, Butcher, had a butchers shop at 17 Holyhead Rd, Upper Bangor on the corner of Brittania St in 1885. (presumably the first Ellis's son). There is also a report in the Chester Chronicle of 20th March 1852 of Ellis Hughes driving a bull to Bangor from Gaerwen which became "excited" and knocked down a woman, attacked a horse and cart loaded with china, then attacked a cart loaded with potatoes and ripped open the chest of the horse with its horn, then cleared a fence into a Mrs Roberts field and was finally killed with 6 balls from a rifle. A report of the death of an Ellis Hughes ,butcher, was in the Liverpool Mercury- November 11th, 1856 at his residence - Sandstone Rd, Green Lane, West Derby, late of Wavertree. The eldest son of Ellis, Hugh, was then living in Liverpool with his family. In 1856 Mary was working in Bangor with her son, Ellis, who by then had his own Butchers shop in Upper Bangor. the only evidence I could find of " Ellis the Elder" in Bangor was in 1853.- was he banished after the bull in a china cart incident? I would be interested in hearing any information of the descendants of Ellis the younger or other siblings. They sound quite a family.