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LLOYD , EVAN ( 1728 - 1801 ), of Maes-y-porth , in the parish of Llangeinwen , Anglesey , antiquary and poet ;

son of Lewis Lloyd of Maes-y-porth , attorney at law , and Anne , his wife, he was christened at Llangeinwen , 26 May 1728 . On 11 Jan. 1774 he m. Margaret Thomas , at Llansadwrn , Anglesey , parish church. In 1793 he served as high sheriff for Anglesey . He took a keen interest in Welsh literature and genealogy , and Wynnstay MS. 2 , N.L.W. MSS. 560, 1256, 1258, and 1260 , and Bangor MS. 5944 were once in his possession. His name is also found in Pen. MS. 160 . B.M. Add. MS. 15010 contains genealogies copied from a work in his possession, and the pedigrees found in Bangor MSS. 6946-7020 may have been compiled by him. He also gained some repute as a poet , and examples of his compositions and translations can be seen in Bangor MSS. 5944 and 5947 . Poems addressed to him are found in Cardiff MS. 3.3 , Mostyn MS. 164 , and Bangor MSS. 6 and 5947 . He was buried at Llangeinwen 21 Aug. 1801 .

Sources:

  • T. Parry , introduction to his edition of Gwaith Dafydd ap Gwilym , Cardiff, 1952 ;
  • The Records of the Diocese of Bangor in the National Library of Wales. in N.L.W.;
  • J. E. Griffith , Pedigrees of Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Families , 1914 , 72;
  • Additional Letters of the Morrises of Anglesey (1735-86). Y Cymmrodor , xlix, 1947-9 , 118;
  • Public Record Office, List of Sheriffs for England and Wales…to A.D. 1831 , 1898 .

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959