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LLOYD (or FLUDD ), GEORGE ( 1560 - 1615 ), bishop of Chester , was the fifth son of Meredydd (Lloyd) ap John ap Meredydd Llwyd of Beaumaris , he was b. at Bryn Euryn , Llandrillo yn Rhos , which his mother, Jonet Conwy , inherited through her father, Hugh Conwy Fychan , a descendant of Marchudd , founder of one of the fifteen tribes of North Wales . He was a scholar of King's School , Chester , from 1575-9 , entering Jesus College , Cambridge , in 1579 , and graduating B.A. in 1583 , M.A. 1586 , B.D. 1593 , D.D. 1598 . He became a Fellow of Magdalene , c. 1586 , sinecure rector of Llanrwst , 1597 , of Heswall , 1597-1613 , and of Bangor Iscoed , 1612-5 . In 1600 he was consecrated bishop of Sodor and Man , exchanging the see in Dec. 1604 for that of Chester , where he reversed the anti-Puritan policy of his Welsh predecessor Richard Vaughan (q.v.) , formerly bishop of Bangor . He d. 1 Aug. 1615 , and was buried in Chester cathedral , where he is commemorated by a mural inscription (text in Ormerod , Cheshire , 1882 ed., i, 192). In the year of his death he bought Pant Iocyn , near Wrexham (formerly the residence of the Almer s , q.v. ), which remained the home of his family till 1634 .

Bibliography:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , and sources therein cited;
  • Venn , Alumni Cantabrigienses I, i, 94;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 290;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph ( 1911 ed.), i, 435, ii, 343;
  • A. N. Palmer , History of the thirteen country townships of the old parish of Wrexham, and of the townships of Burras Riffri, Erlas, & Erddig Being the fifth and last part of "A history of the town and parish of Wrexham" , 1903 , 1903, 175-6 ;
  • Transactions of the Chester Architectural, Archaeological, and Historic Society , 1857–1909 , n.s., vi, 245-8.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Arthur Herbert Dodd, M.A., (1891-1975), Bangor