LLOYD (LLWYD), WILLIAM (1741 - 1808), Calvinistic Methodist exhorter

Name: William Lloyd
Date of birth: 1741
Date of death: 1808
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist exhorter
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born in 1741, son of Dafydd Llwyd of Blaen-clawdd, Caeo, Carmarthenshire. When he was 18 years of age he heard a sermon preached by Peter Williams, which made a deep impression upon him, but it was a year later, after listening to Evan Jones of Lledrod, that he was completely converted. He joined the Independent church at Crug-y-bar, but in 1760 he and a number of other members left the church and re-started the Methodist society at Caeo. He began to preach in 1763 and soon became one of the most influential and fiery preachers in Wales. He travelled from one end of the country to the other for 40 years, but after marrying Margaret Jones of the 'Black Lion,' Llansawel, his home was at Henllan Gaeo. Williams of Pantycelyn wrote a remarkable poem when Lloyd's young son died in 1783. He died 17 April 1808, and was buried in Caeo churchyard. Pantycelyn, in his elegy on Daniel Rowland calls him 'the wise Lloyd.'


Published date: 1959

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