LLOYD, THOMAS (1673? - 1734), cleric and lexicologist

Name: Thomas Lloyd
Date of birth: 1673?
Date of death: 1734
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric and lexicologist
Area of activity: Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Evan David Jones

son of Thomas Lloyd, attorney at law at Wrexham, of the family of Plas Madog, Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbighshire; the mother was a Myddelton. On 25 February 1688/9, ‘aged 15,’ he matriculated from Jesus College, Oxford (B.A. 1692, M.A. 1695); he took orders, served as curate in the Wrexham district, was tutor at Chirk castle, and became chaplain to Mary Myddelton of Croesnewydd, who bequeathed Plas Power to him — he did not live to inherit it, but was living there at the time of his death in 1734; he was buried 22 October at Wrexham. Some of his books and manuscripts are now in the N.L.W. (see N.L.W. Handlist, items 716-21). The library also has his interleaved and annotated copy of John Davies's Dictionarium Duplex, crammed with additional words and citations; this has proved invaluable in the compilation of the Welsh Dictionary which the University of Wales has in progress.


Published date: 1959

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