b. at Cefngellgwm, Trawsfynydd, 14 July 1820, son of Morris Lloyd, farmer. The family is stated to have been a branch of the family of Llwyd of Cynfal. Morgan Lloyd at first intended to become a land surveyor and assisted John Matthews in mapping Trawsfynydd parish in 1839. He afterwards went to the Calvinistic Methodist College at Bala and subsequently to Edinburgh University. Becoming a member of the Middle Temple, he was called to the Bar in January 1847, and joined the North Wales and Chester circuit. He soon took a foremost place as an advocate and was very successful injury cases; his services were in great demand for the defence. He took silk in 1873 and in 1875 he was elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple. Amongst his publications was The Law and Practice of the County Courts. In 1868 he contested, unsuccessfully, the Anglesey boroughs as an advanced Liberal. He stood again in 1874 and was returned, although opposed by a Conservative and a Liberal candidate. He held the seat until 1885, when it was merged in the county division, and in that year he contested Merioneth as an unofficial Liberal candidate, thus splitting the Liberal vote. The Conservative candidate was W. R. M. Wynne, of Peniarth, the official Liberal candidate being Henry Robertson, of Pale. Lloyd was defeated although he was strongly supported in the Ffestiniog and surrounding districts. He left Gladstone on the Home Rule issue and in 1892 unsuccessfully contested Anglesey county as a Liberal-Unionist. He was interested in Welsh educational movements; he was sub-treasurer of the 1863 committee to consider the establishment of a Welsh university, and for some years he was honorary secretary to the Aberystwyth University College. He was twice m., first to a daughter of admiral Elphinstone Fleming, and secondly to Priscilla, daughter of James Lewes, Cwmhyar, Cards. He died at Brook Green, near London, 5 Sept. 1893, and was buried in Willesden cemetery.
Published date: 1959
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