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LLOYD , JACOB YOUDE WILLIAM (‘ Chevalier Lloyd ’; 1816 - 1887 ), historian and antiquary ;

son of Jacob William Hinde of Langham Hall , Essex , D.L. , and of Harriet , his wife, daughter and co-heiress of the Rev. Thomas Youde of Clochfaen, Mont. , and Plasmadog . He was educated at Wadham College , Oxford , was ordained deacon , Dec. 1839 , and became curate of Llandinam, Mont. At the end of a year he was ordained priest , but resigned some time between the end of Oct. 1841 and Dec. 1842 , and became a Roman Catholic . When he inherited his mother's estate in 1856 he lavished a great deal of it on his new religion. In 1868 he obtained a royal licence to change his name from Hinde to Lloyd , which was the old name of the Clochfaen family, and to assume the Lloyd coat of arms. He joined the Pontifical Zouaves to protect the temporal power of the Pope , and in 1870 was created a knight of the Order of S. Gregory by Pius IX . About 1875 , however, he felt that he could no longer agree with the Pope 's dogma and, for a time, renounced the title of ‘Chevalier.’ From this time on he gradually became estranged from the Church of Rome . In 1877 he returned to Clochfaen where he spent the rest of his life — Plasmadog had passed out of his possession in 1857 . He wrote copiously to the Archaeologia Cambrensis and the Montgomeryshire Collections , but his great work was the History of Powys Fadog , six volumes octavo, dealing with its history, pedigrees, and literature. He d., unmarried, in the Isle of Wight , 14 Oct. 1887 .


  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • Montgomeryshire Worthies (1894) , 174-5;
  • church registers of Llandinam and Banhadlog.


Dr Enid Pierce Roberts, M.A., D.Litt., Bangor

Published date: 1959