Josiah HAGUE

JOSIAH HAGUE 1833 – 1904


Josiah Hague was born in Northop about 1883 his father Daniel was a lead miner and his mother was Elizabeth, in 1841 there were Josiah 8, Ishmael 6, Joseph 4 and Mary aged 2.

By 1851 Daniel had died possibly in 1847, and only Elizabeth and daughter Mary are at home in Northop and Josiah isn`t found.  

On 30 January 1860 Josiah married Catherine Mason Evans in St John’s Baptist, Liverpool.  He was a grocer residing in Southwell Street, and by now his father is a school master!! It`s a bit doubtful if this is true as he was a lead miner in 1841.

Catherine gave the same address, she states her father is Rowland Evans a grocer. The witnesses were Edward and Mary Hague.

By 1861 they were in 31 Yorke Street, Josiah was a grocer’s assistant. They had 4 month old son Josiah Rowland Hague who had been born in Wrexham. Catherine had been born in Holywell. His younger brother Joseph had also become a well-established grocer in Holywell.

They moved to Poplar Road and later to 36 Chester Street, he was still a grocer and by 1881 his son Josiah Rowland was in the same trade.

Catherine died 31 March 1901, Josiah died 16 April 1904 aged 71 and left effects of £2085 9s 8d


Josiah Rowland was the only son of Josiah and Catherine, and in November 1887 he married Louisa Owen who was the daughter of William Owen and Eliza.  


On Tuesday morning Mr Josiah Hague, son of Mr Hague, of 36, Chester-street, and manager for many years for Messrs Timmis, was married at the Parish Church by the Rev. Canon Howell to Miss Louisa Owen, only daughter of Mr William Owen, of the Red Lion, Chester St. The wedding breakfast was served at Mr Owen’s house by Messrs Stevens, and upwards of thirty guests, including the Mayor (Mr Alderman Jno. Jones), were present. The health of the bride and bridegroom was proposed by the Mayor, and suitably responded to by the bridegroom. Other toasts followed, and after the breakfast Mr and Mrs Hague left for Holywell. The wedding presents were very numerous and costly. Alderman Jno. Jones gave a handsome dinner service, and cheques for very considerable sums were given by Mr Owen, Mr Hague, sen., and Mr Timmis, of Birkenhead. In the evening Mr Owen gave a supper to his workmen and a few friends. Upwards of forty guests sat down to the repast.

By 1891 William Owen had died and Josiah and Lousia were at the Red Lion on Chester Street with Eliza who had taken over the pub. By now they had children Amy 2 and Edith aged 1. Another child Ernest was born there in 1897 but he died just 27 days old on 19 December.


Josiah Rowland died at the Red Lion on 28 June 1898 he was only 38. He left effects of £189 19s 9d.

Louise and her daughter Amy stayed at the Red Lion, and 1911 they were both assistants to her mother Eliza who was still the licencee and also a farmer, Eliza remained there till her death in August 1919 at the age of 84 when she was buried with William. Eliza was quite well off and left effects of £4943 16s 5d.

Edith Hague died in Minera in 1922, she was aged 32. Louisa Hague died 1 March 1939 aged 72 in Holt Street, as she left effects £16972 9s

Amy had married William Marston Pugh in 1913 he was from Newtown but living in Wrexham with his parents since 1881 and still unmarried in 1911 at the age of 41.

Amy died 23 November 1949; William her husband died in June 1956 aged 86.

The Red Lion on Chester Street was extended and re named the Welch Fusiliers. 

Researched by Annette Edwards. February 2019. Gravestone photographs by Graham Lloyd.

Grave ref: Wrexham Cemetery J-02771 & 02772

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