Born at Caerleon, Monmouthshire. The first reference to him occurs in 1505 - as a priest in the Chapel Royal. He was appointed parish priest of Munslow, Herefordshire, 18 September 1506. On 12 November 1511 he is given authority under the name of John Lloyd, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, to receive a ' Black Chamelot Gown.' In a list cf the officials of the Chapel Royal, 27 February 1518, he is named among those receiving livery for the funeral of prince Henry. He composed much ecclesiastical music - masses and motets; for two pieces by him see B.M. Add. MS. 31922. John Hawkins in his History of Music, has this note: ' John Floyd of Welsh extraction, Bachelor of Music, and a gentleman of the Chapel Royal, temp. Henry VIII. He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, returned, and died in the King's Chapel, and was buried at the Savoy Church with the inscription - Johannes Floyd, Virtutis et religionis cultor. obiit 3 April 1523.'
Published date: 1959
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