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LLOYD , Sir WALTER ( 1580 - 1662? ), of Llanfair Clydogau, Cards. , Royalist , the son of John Lloyd , high sheriff of Cardiganshire ( 1602 ), he was educated at Lincoln College Oxford . His wife was a daughter of Thomas Pryse of Glanfread, Cards. He was high sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1621 . As M.P. for Cardiganshire , 1640 , he voted against the impeachment of Strafford . In 1644 he was disabled by Parliament ‘ for deserting the Service of the House, being in the King's quarters and adhering to that party. ’ He became a commissioner of array for Charles I in 1642 , and was knighted in 1643 . He was fined £1,003 9s. 0d. by Parliament in 1647 , and his estates were sequestered in 1651 . Sir Walter lived to see the Restoration , but d. c. 1662 ; Katherine Philipps (‘ The Matchless Orinda ’) , who had lived in the town of Cardigan , composed a poem in his honour. He was described by a contemporary writer as ‘ a gentleman and a scholar, elegant in his tongue and pen, nobly just in his deportment, naturally fit to manage the affayres of his country… ’

Bibliography:

  • W. R. Williams , The History of the Parliamentary Representation of Wales , 1895 ;
  • L. E. Lloyd-Theakston and J. Davies , Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr and Waun Ifor , Oxford, 1912-1913 .

Author:

Major Herbert Johnes Lloyd-Johnes, F.S.A., (1900-83), Monmouth / Cirencester