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LLOYD , Sir THOMAS DAVIES ( 1820 - 1877 ), baronet, landowner, and politician ;

b. 21 May 1820 , eldest son of Thomas Lloyd of Bronwydd, Cards. ( high sheriff in 1814 ), by Anne Davies , daughter of John Thomas of Llwydcoed and Llety-mawr, Carms. He was educated at Harrow and Christ Church , Oxford . He m., Dec. 1846 , Henrietta Mary , daughter of George Reid of Bunker's Hill , Jamaica , and Watlington, Oxon. , by Louisa , daughter of Sir Charles Oakeley , bart . In 1840 he joined the 13th Light Dragoons , and later served in Canada with the 82nd Foot , commanding a detachment at Ottawa . He was appointed D.L. for Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire in 1847 and served as high sheriff for Cardiganshire in 1851 , being created a baronet 21 Jan. 1863 . Sir Thomas served as Liberal member of parliament for Cardiganshire , 1868-74 , and d. in London on 21 July 1877 . As the 23rd lord in continuous succession of the barony of Cemais he claimed and exercised the right as a ‘ lord marcher ’ to appoint annually under his seal the mayor of Newport, Pembs.

Sources:

  • Burke's … Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage ;
  • W. R. Williams , The History of the Parliamentary Representation of Wales (1895) ;
  • J. R. Phillips , A list of the sheriffs of Cardiganshire, from A.D. 1539 to A.D. 1868 with genealogical and historical notes (Carmarthen, 1868) ;
  • Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales .

Author:

Major Herbert Johnes Lloyd-Johnes, F.S.A., (1900-83), Monmouth / Cirencester

Published date: 1959