Lloyd, William Forster (DNB00)

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LLOYD, WILLIAM FORSTER (1794–1852), mathematician, born in 1794, was son of Thomas Lloyd, rector of Aston-sub-Edge, Gloucestershire, and younger brother of Charles Lloyd, bishop of Oxford [q. v.] Educated at Westminster School (captain in 1811), he was elected to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1812. He graduated B.A. in 1815, with a first class in mathematics and a second in classics. He proceeded M.A. in 1818. He was Greek reader in 1823, mathematical lecturer at Christ Church until the end of 1824, and filled the Drummond chair of political economy in 1832–7. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. Although in holy orders, he held no preferment, but lived on his property, Prestwood, Missenden, Buckinghamshire, where he died on 2 June 1852.

He published:

  1. ‘Prices of Corn in Oxford in the beginning of the fourteenth Century,’ Oxford, 1830.
  2. ‘Two Lectures on the Checks to Population, delivered before the University of Oxford,’ Oxford, 1833.
  3. ‘Four Lectures on Poor Laws,’ London, 1835.
  4. ‘Two Lectures on the Justice of Poor Laws, and one Lecture on Rent,’ London, 1837.

[Welch's Alumni Westmon. 1852, p. 475; Foster's Alumni Oxon.; Honours Reg. of the Univ. of Oxford, 1883.]

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