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LLOYD, EVAN (1734 - 1776), cleric and writer

Name: Evan Lloyd
Date of birth: 1734
Date of death: 1776
Parent: Bridget Lloyd (née Bevan)
Parent: John Lloyd
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and writer
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Religion
Author: Cecil John Layton Price

Born 15 April 1734, second son of John Lloyd and Bridget Bevan of Frondderw, Bala. He was educated at Ruthin and Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 22 March 1750/1, B.A. 1754, M.A. 1757. He was curate of S. Mary's, Redriff, until 1763, when he became the absentee vicar of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. He published several witty verse satires: The Powers of the Pen (London, 1766), The Curate (London, 1766), The Methodist (London, 1766), Conversation (London, 1767). ' Libidinoso ' in The Methodist was believed to describe William Price of Rhiwlas, who brought an action for libel. Lloyd spent a fortnight in the King's Bench prison and on 16 May 1768 was fined £50. His wit won him the friendship of John Wilkes and David Garrick. Lloyd wrote An Epistle to David Garrick (London, 1773). He was abused by 'Scriblerius Flagellarius' (William Kenrick ?) in A Whipping for the Welsh Parson (London, 1773). He died (unmarried) 26 January 1776.


Published date: 1959

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