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LLOYD , DAVID ( 1597 - 1663 ), dean of S. Asaph ,

son of David Lloyd , b. in 1597 at Berth-lwyd , Llanidloes, Mont. He matriculated from Hart Hall , Oxford , in 1612 , and graduated B.A. in 1615 , being incorporated at Cambridge the following year. He became Fellow of All Souls 1618 , B.C.L. 1622 , and D.C.L. 1628 . He was appointed chaplain to the 6th earl of Derby in 1639 . After a period as rector of Trefdraeth , Anglesey , he was, in July 1642 , instituted to the living of Llangynhafal and in Dec. of the same year, to the vicarage of Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd . The same year, also, he was made warden of Ruthin . He was deprived of his benefices by the Long Parliament , but was reinstated at the Restoration , and promoted to the deanery of S. Asaph . In 1662 he was presented to one of the comportions of Llansannan . He d. 7 Sept. 1663 . The epitaph which he had himself composed, but which was not used, his resting-place at Ruthin being left without a monument, is printed by Wood ( Athen. Oxon. , iii, 653). In it he confesses to an inordinate fondness for the pleasures of the table. He was an ardent Royalist , and in his petition for reinstatement ( 1660 ) at the Restoration he states that he had ‘often entertained princes Rupert and Maurice , and once the late King himself.’ Lloyd is chiefly known as the author of The Legend of Captain Jones , 1631 , a good-natured burlesque on the exploits of an Elizabethan seaman . The braggart captain is to be regarded as a type rather than as a real person. The Legend immediately became popular and went through several editions.

Sources:

  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , NLW MS 9265, and authorities cited in each;
  • Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series , 1660-1 .

Author:

John James Jones, M.A., (1892-1957), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959