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LLOYD , WILLIAM VALENTINE ( 1825 - 1896 ), co-secretary of the Powysland Club, sometime editor of the Montgomeryshire Collections ;

b. 14 Feb. 1825 in London , son of William Lloyd and Jane ( Fitzgerald ) . Educated at Shrewsbury School and Trinity College , Dublin , he was ordained deacon in 1850 ( priest , 1851 ), and licensed as curate of the mission of Lennoxville , Canada . In 1856 he was appointed to the vicarage of Marton , co. Salop . On 15 April 1858 he became a chaplain in the Royal Navy and a naval instructor , 12 July 1860 . In 1879 he was appointed chaplain to H.R.H. admiral the duke of Edinburgh . Retiring in 1882 he was presented to the rectory of Haselbeech , near Northampton , which he held till his death on 17 June 1896 . He m., 1850 , Caroline Amelia Sophia , only daughter of capt. John Athelmer Aylmer . They had two daughters. He d. at Leamington , and was buried in the churchyard of Chirbury .

From the first he was one of the most constant supporters of the Powys-land Club and one of the most learned contributors to the Montgomeryshire Collections . He was well versed in the genealogy and heraldry of the county . His most important contribution was the series of articles on ‘ The Sheriffs of Montgomeryshire, 1541 to 1638 ,’ running through many volumes of the Collections and published as a separate volume in 1876 . This series, interrupted in the ninth volume, was renewed in the twenty-seventh and carried on from 1639 to 1676 , but illness and death broke their continuance. [Next to these we must mention his ‘ Miscellanea Historica ,’ to which may be added a long list of shorter articles and contributions].

Sources:

  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , xxix, 323.

Author:

Idwal Lewis, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959