Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, John (1638-1687)

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LLOYD, JOHN (1638–1687), bishop of St. Davids, born at Pentaine, Carmarthenshire, in 1638, was son of Morgan Lloyd. He matriculated at Oxford from Merton College on 10 March 1656–7, and was elected fellow of Jesus, becoming principal of that house in 1673. He graduated B.A. in 1659, M.A. in 1662, B.D. on 15 March 1669–70, and D.D. in 1674. On 9 April 1672 he was chosen precentor of Llandaff, and on 10 May 1679 he was appointed treasurer (Le Neve, Fasti, ed. Hardy, ii. 261, 263). In 1682 and the three following years he was vice-chancellor of the university. He became rector of Llandawke, Carmarthenshire, in 1668, of Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, in 1671, and of Burton, in the same county, in 1672. He was consecrated bishop of St. Davids on 17 Oct. 1686, holding his rectories in commendam. He died in Jesus College on 13 Feb. 1686–7, and was buried in the chapel.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), iv. 870; Griffiths's Oxford Wills; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714; Jones and Freeman's St. Davids, p. 332.]

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