son of Jacob William Hinde of Langham Hall, Essex, D.L., and of Harriet, his wife, daughter and co-heiress of the Rev. Thomas Youde of Clochfaen, Montgomeryshire, and Plasmadog. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, was ordained deacon, December 1839, and became curate of Llandinam, Montgomeryshire. At the end of a year he was ordained priest, but resigned some time between the end of October 1841 and December 1842, and became a Roman Catholic. When he inherited his mother's estate in 1856 he lavished a great deal of it on his new religion. In 1868 he obtained a royal licence to change his name from Hinde to Lloyd, which was the old name of the Clochfaen family, and to assume the Lloyd coat of arms. He joined the Pontifical Zouaves to protect the temporal power of the Pope, and in 1870 was created a knight of the Order of S. Gregory by Pius IX. About 1875, however, he felt that he could no longer agree with the Pope's dogma and, for a time, renounced the title of ‘Chevalier.’ From this time on he gradually became estranged from the Church of Rome. In 1877 he returned to Clochfaen where he spent the rest of his life — Plasmadog had passed out of his possession in 1857. He wrote copiously to the Archaeologia Cambrensis and the Montgomeryshire Collections, but his great work was the History of Powys Fadog, six volumes octavo, dealing with its history, pedigrees, and literature. He died, unmarried, in the Isle of Wight, 14 October 1887.
Published date: 1959
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