Hughes, John an English divine, was born in 1682, educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and afterwards became a fellow of the university. But little is known of his life. He died in 1710. Among his works we find Dissertationes in quibus Auctoritas Ecclesiastica, quatenus civili sit distincta, defenditur contra Erastianos (Cambridge, 1710, 8vo; and in English by Hilk. Bedford, London 1711, 8vo) — St. Chrysostom's Treat. on the Priesthood (Cambr. 1710, 8vo; 2nd edit., with notes, etc., 1712, 8vo). See Allibone, Dict. of Authors, 1, 911; Lowndes, Brit. Liter. p. 535 sq.