The son of John Lloyd, high sheriff of Cardiganshire (1602), he was educated at Lincoln College Oxford. His wife was a daughter of Thomas Pryse of Glanfread, Cardiganshire. He was high sheriff of Cardiganshire in 1621. As M.P. for Cardiganshire, 1640, he voted against the impeachment of Strafford. In 1644 he was disabled by Parliament ' for deserting the Service of the House, being in the King's quarters and adhering to that party. ' He became a commissioner of array for Charles I in 1642, and was knighted in 1643. He was fined £1,003 9s. 0d. by Parliament in 1647, and his estates were sequestered in 1651. Sir Walter lived to see the Restoration, but died c. 1662; Katherine Philipps ('The Matchless Orinda'), who had lived in the town of Cardigan, composed a poem in his honour. He was described by a contemporary writer as ' a gentleman and a scholar, elegant in his tongue and pen, nobly just in his deportment, naturally fit to manage the affayres of his country… '
Published date: 1959
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