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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? ). 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 .

Bibliography:

  • 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 ;
  • National Library of Wales Manuscript 1626.

Author:

Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth



Lloyd was a friend and patron of Howel Harris (q.v.) 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 ).

Author:

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