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LLOYD , DAVID ( 1635 - 1692 ), biographer ;

son of Hugh Lloyd , b. 28 Sept. 1635 , at Pant Mawr , Trawsfynydd, Mer. He was educated at Ruthin free school , entered Merton College , Oxford , as servitor in 1653 , and graduated B.A. in Jan. 1656/7 from Oriel College . He became rector of Ibstone, Oxon. , in 1658 , and proceeded M.A. in 1659 , in which year he resigned the rectory and went to London to act as reader in the Charterhouse under Dr. Timothy Thurscross . In 1663 a work published by him under the title The Countess of Bridgewater's Ghost led to his being imprisoned for six months. Subsequently he became chaplain to bishop Barrow of S. Asaph , who gave him several preferments and collated him to a canonry. In 1671 he became vicar of Abergele, Denbs. , but next year he exchanged that living for the vicarage of Northop, Flints. , where he was also master of the free school . The same year he was made rector of Llanddulas, Denbs. He d. 16 Feb. 1691/2 , and was buried at Trawsfynydd . He was the author of ten published works, dealing chiefly with the history and biography of his time from a Royalist point of view. Among them is a work entitled Εἰκὼν Βασιλική 1660 , a work which sought to do for Charles II what another work of the same title, sometimes attributed to John Gauden , did for Charles I . The historical value of Lloyd 's works, however, is vitiated by an excessive partisanship.

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , NLW MS 9265, and authorities cited in each;
  • British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Books , 1882 .

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Published date: 1959