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LLOYD , RICHARD ( 1595 - 1659 ), Royalist divine and schoolmaster ,

5th son of Dafydd Llwyd o'r Henblas (q.v. on p. 102); his mother, daughter of Richard Owen Theodor (or Tudor ) of Penmynydd (see under the Tudors of Penmynydd ) ( sheriff of Anglesey in 1565 and 1573 ), and distantly related to the royal house, is also credited with some skill in poetry. Richard matriculated from Oriel College , Oxford ( 3 April 1612 ), and was presented to the rectory of Sonning and the vicarage of Tilehurst (Berks.) , taking his B.D. in 1628 (7 May) . When the Long Parliament nominated members of the proposed Assembly of Divines , Lloyd was the Denbighshire nominee ( 25 April 1642 ), but his name was not included in the final list. He was deprived of his livings on the outbreak of war, suffered several terms of imprisonment, and retired to Oxford , where he taught in a private school , wrote a Latin grammar and other school books (titles in Wood , Athen. Oxon. , ed. Bliss , iii, 473), and was buried in the church of S. Peter le Bailey in June 1659 . Two of his brothers held Anglesey livings, and a third was secretary to the earl of Northumberland . William Lloyd ( 1627 - 1717 ) (q.v.) , bishop of S. Asaph , was his son.

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , and sources therein cited;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 122;
  • The Journals of the House of Commons , ii, 541;
  • T. Richards , A History of the Puritan Movement in Wales , 1920 , 6, 15;
  • Archaeologia Cambrensis , 1869 , 389-90.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959