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LLOYD family, of Maesyfelin, Cards.

Sir MARMADUKE LLOYD ( 1585 - 1651? ), first of his line to settle at Maesyfelin or Millfield , near Lampeter, Cards. , was b. 1585 , the son and heir of Thomas Lloyd , precentor and treasurer of S. Davids cathedral , and nephew of Marmaduke Middleton , bishop of S. Davids . He went to Oriel College , Oxford , 1599 ( B.A. 1603 ), and entered the Middle Temple 26 March 1604 , becoming a barrister-at-law on 3 Nov. 1608 . He m. Mary , daughter of John Gwyn Stedman of Strata Florida, Cards. , and had three sons and six daughters. He was king's attorney in Wales and the Marches , 1614-22 , was appointed to the Council of the Marches 3 Dec. 1614 , and was knighted 7 April 1622 . He was recorder of Brecon , 1617-36 , puisne justice of Chester , 1622-36 , and chief justice of the Brecknock circuit , 1636-45 . Sir Marmaduke was a devoted Royalist and was taken prisoner when Hereford was captured by the Parliamentary forces on 18 Dec. 1645 . He was imprisoned and not allowed to return to Wales , but after compounding was released in 1647 . His name appears, however, among a list of prisoners taken by colonel Horton after the Royalist defeat at S. Fagans , 8 May 1648 . He was alive in March 1650 , but his will was proved on 8 Nov. 1651 . He was an intimate friend of Rees Prichard (q.v. ), vicar of Llandovery .


Sir Marmaduke was succeeded by his eldest son, FRANCIS LLOYD . Francis Lloyd , the date of whose birth is unknown, m. (1) Mary , daughter of John Vaughan , earl of Carbery , and (2) Bridget , daughter of Richard Leigh , who was mayor of Carmarthen in 1666 . By Bridget he had had, during his first wife's lifetime, two sons, Lucius and Charles .

Francis Lloyd was M.P. for Carmarthen from 9 March 1640 until he was ‘disabled’ from sitting, 5 Feb. 1644 . An active Royalist like his father, he was comptroller of the household to Charles I , and was knighted at Oxford , 24 March 1643 . He was commander-in-chief of the horse for the king in Pembrokeshire , and was one of the Royalist commanders who fled precipitately from Haverfordwest before that town was captured by Rowland Laugharne (q.v.) in 1644 . He was later, together with his father, taken prisoner at Hereford in Dec. 1645 . Sir Francis compounded for his estates 24 Jan. 1646 , but it appears that he again took up arms, and, like his father, was taken prisoner at the battle of S. Fagans . At the Restoration he was appointed a gentleman of the privy chamber to Charles II . He d. in 1669 and was buried at Lampeter .



A second son of Sir Marmaduke , also named MARMADUKE LLOYD , was the father of FRANCIS LLOYD ( 1655 - 1704 ), of Ludlow and Crickadarn , Brecknock , who was M.P. for Ludlow , 1691-5 , attorney-general of Glamorgan , Brecknock , and Radnor , 1689-95 , and puisne justice of Anglesey , Caernarvon , and Merioneth , 1695-1701 , and of the Carmarthen circuit , 1701-2 . From 1692 until his death in 1704 he was recorder of Ludlow .


Sir Francis Lloyd was succeeded in his estates by his second natural son CHARLES LLOYD ( 1662 - 1723 ), the elder, Lucius , having died during his father's lifetime. He was educated at Jesus College , Oxford . He m. (1) Jane , daughter of Morgan Lloyd of Greengrove , by whom he had two daughters, and (2) Frances , daughter of Sir Francis Cornwallis of Abermarlais, Carms. — he had issue by her, two sons and four daughters. Charles Lloyd , who was M.P. for the Cardigan boroughs from 1698 to 1701 , was knighted in 1693 and created a baronet in 1708 . He was high sheriff for Cardiganshire in 1690 and for Carmarthenshire in 1716 . He d. 28 Dec. 1723 , and was buried at Lampeter , being succeeded by his elder son, Sir CHARLES LLOYD , the second baronet . He m. a Miss Jennings of Anderton, Som. , but d. on 25 Feb. 1729 at the age of 24. He was succeeded by his younger brother, Sir LUCIUS LLOYD , who m. Anne , daughter of Walter Lloyd of Peterwell . Sir Lucius , who was high sheriff for Cardiganshire in 1746 , d. without issue on 18 Jan. 1750 . With him the family became extinct in the male line and his estates passed to the Lloyds of Peterwell (see next article).

Bibliography:

  • William Edmunds , On some old families in the neighbourhood of Lampeter, Cardiganshire read before the thirteenth annual meeting of the Cambrian Archaeological Association at Cardigan, 1859 , Denbigh, 1860 ;
  • W. R. Williams , (1) The history of the Great Sessions in Wales, 1542-1830 together with the lives of the Welsh judges, and annotated lists of the chamberlains and chancellors, attorney generals, and prothonotaries of the four circuits of Chester and Wales , Brecknock, 1899 , (2) The History of the Parliamentary Representation of Wales , 1895 ;
  • L. E. Lloyd-Theakston and J. Davies , Some family records & pedigrees of the Lloyds of Allt yr Odyn, Castell Hywel, Ffos y Bleiddiaid, Gilfach Wen, Llan Llyr and Waun Ifor , Oxford, 1912-1913 .

Author:

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

Corrections and additions:

LLOYD (FAMILY), Maesyfelin ( DWB , 572-3). FRANCIS LLOYD m. once only (d. 1669 ). He was survived by his wife, Mary (née Vaughan ) . She d. at St. Martin-in-the-Fields ; her will was proved in London 31 Dec. 1677 . Bridget Leigh was the mother of the three children of Francis Lloyd (the two sons, and his daughter, Frances ). Bridget m. after Francis d. (and not later than 1676 ) one John Farrington .

Bibliography:

  • Peterwell documents at N.L.W.

Author:

Dr Mary Auronwy James, Aberystwyth