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LLOYD (or FLOYD ), JOHN ( 1480 - 1523 ), musician ;

b. at Caerleon, Mon. The first reference to him occurs in 1505 — as a priest in the Chapel Royal . He was appointed parish priest of Munslow , Herefordshire , 18 Sept. 1506 . On 12 Nov. 1511 he is given authority under the name of John Lloyd , Gentleman of the Chapel Royal , to receive a ‘ Black Chamelot Gown .’ In a list cf the officials of the Chapel Royal , 27 Feb. 1518 , he is named among those receiving livery for the funeral of prince Henry . He composed much ecclesiastical music — masses and motets; for two pieces by him see B.M. Add. MS. 31922 . John Hawkins in his History of Music , has this note: ‘ John Floyd of Welsh extraction, Bachelor of Music , and a gentleman of the Chapel Royal , temp. Henry VIII. He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem , returned, and d. in the King's Chapel , and was buried at the Savoy Church with the inscription — Johannes Floyd , Virtutis et religionis cultor. obiit 3 April 1523 .’

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • John Hawkins , A general history of the science and practice of music (1776) ;
  • The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1929-30 ;
  • M. O. Jones , Bywgraffiaeth Cerddorion Cymreig (1890) ;
  • Grattan Flood , Early Tudor Composers biographical sketches of thirty-two musicians and composers of the period 1485-1555 (London, 1925) .

Author:

Robert David Griffith, M.A., (1877-1958), Old Colwyn

Published date: 1959