LLOYD, DAVID (1635 - 1692), biographer

Name: David Lloyd
Date of birth: 1635
Date of death: 1692
Parent: Hugh Lloyd
Gender: Male
Occupation: biographer
Area of activity: History and Culture; Literature and Writing
Author: John James Jones

son of Hugh Lloyd, born 28 September 1635, at Pant Mawr, Trawsfynydd, Meironnydd. He was educated at Ruthin free school, entered Merton College, Oxford, as servitor in 1653, and graduated B.A. in January 1656/7 from Oriel College. He became rector of Ibstone, Oxfordshire, in 1658, and proceeded M.A. in 1659, in which year he resigned the rectory and went to London to act as reader in the Charterhouse under Dr. Timothy Thurscross. In 1663 a work published by him under the title The Countess of Bridgewater's Ghost led to his being imprisoned for six months. Subsequently he became chaplain to bishop Barrow of S. Asaph, who gave him several preferments and collated him to a canonry. In 1671 he became vicar of Abergele, Denbighshire, but next year he exchanged that living for the vicarage of Northop, Flinltshire, where he was also master of the free school. The same year he was made rector of Llanddulas, Denbighshire. He died 16 February 1691/2, and was buried at Trawsfynydd. He was the author of ten published works, dealing chiefly with the history and biography of his time from a Royalist point of view. Among them is a work entitled Εἰκὼν Βασιλική 1660, a work which sought to do for Charles II what another work of the same title, sometimes attributed to John Gauden, did for Charles I. The historical value of Lloyd's works, however, is vitiated by an excessive partisanship.


Published date: 1959

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