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LLOYD , RICHARD ( 1771 - 1834 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister ;

b. at Nantdaenog, Llantrisant , Anglesey , sixth child of William Lloyd and his wife Jane — she was a daughter of the famous old dissenter William Prichard ( 1702 - 1773 ) (q.v.) of Clwchdernog . His paternal grandfather was David Lloyd ap Rhys ( J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees , 100), and in his articles in Goleuad Cymru , Richard Lloyd used to sign himself ‘ Rhisiart William Dafydd .’ He joined the Methodist society at Gwalchmai in 1789 , and began to exhort in 1794 . He m. in 1800 , and went to keep a draper's shop at Beaumaris . Like his friend and fellow-islander John Elias , he was ordained at Bala in 1811 . He d. 25 May 1834 , aged 63, and was buried at Llanfaes John Elias was buried in the next grave. Lloyd is described as a witty and companionable man, a bit of a poet , and a good preacher .

Sources:

  • Joseph Evans , Biographical Dictionary of Ministers and Preachers of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Body…to the close of the year 1850 , 1907 ;
  • Richard Parry (Gwalchmai) , Enwogion Môn , 1877 .

Author:

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

Published date: 1959