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LLOYD , DAVID (d. 1747? ), cleric and translator .

He was ordained deacon 27 May 1711 , and priest 15 June 1712 , by the bishop of Llandaff . He is described as a student of Jesus College , Oxford , on the first occasion, and a B.A. of that college on the second occasion ( Llandaff subscription books ). The only person of this name to have graduated at Jesus College , 1711/12 , is given as ‘ David Lloyde , son of Phillip Lloyde of St. David's , Pembroke , matriculated 2 Dec., 1707 , aged 19, B.A. 24 March 1711/12 , M.A. 1714 ’ ( Foster , Alumni Oxon. ). He was instituted to Llandefalle , Brecknock , 3 Dec. 1713 , and to Cefnllys, Rads. , 3 Oct. 1717 , both in the diocese of S. Davids . He held these livings until his death (in 1747? ).

Lloyd was a friend and patron of Howel Harris in Harris 's early days; Harris 's diaries evince affection for him, and record that he dined with him. Later on, however, the vicar felt that Harris 's behaviour smelt of ‘schism,’ and in 1741-3 interesting letters passed between them — Trevecka letters 330, 331, 339, 343, 822, 850, 918 (copious extracts in chapter xii of H. J. Hughes 's Life of Harris ).

His Ymadrodd ynghylch Dychymygion Dynion yn Addoliad Duw , is a translation of A Discourse concerning the Inventions of Man in the Worship of God , by W. King , 1694 . He d. before Oct. 1747 .


  • S. Davids Diocesan Records at the National Library of Wales in N.L.W.
  • Llandaff Diocesan Records at the National Library of Wales in N.L.W.;
  • Cardiff Free Libraries: Catalogue of Printed Literature in the Welsh Department (1898) ;
  • NLW MS 1626.


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959