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LLOYD (later MOORE ), MARGARET ( 1709 - 1762 ), one of the original members of the Moravian congregation in London ;

b. 27 May 1709 , she was a Lloyd of Hendrewaelod and Llangystennin (tablets in Llangystennin church ); her brother ROBERT LLOYD ( 1707 - 1753 ) was rector of Aber . She gravitated to London , and became a Wesleyan , but in 1740 came under Moravian influence, and in 1741 became a full-time Moravian helper . In 1743 she was sent up to Yorkshire to supervise Moravian work among the ‘single sisters.’

There she m. ( 27 Aug. 1744 ) Thomas Moore . Rebelling against German autocracy in the Yorkshire mission, she and her husband were deprived of their offices, and later on left the Brethren's church , but eventually rejoined it. She d. at Leeds 8 Sept. 1762 , and was buried in the Brethren's ground at Fulneck .

Sources:

  • Y Cymmrodor , xlv, 1938 , 25-31.

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959