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LLOYD (or LLOYDE ), OLIVER ( 1570/1 - 1625 ), dean of Hereford ;

b. 1570 or 1571 , a native of Montgomeryshire , and uncle of David Lloyd , dean of S. Asaph (q.v.) . He matriculated 25 Jan. 1588/9 , became Fellow of All Souls , Oxford , and graduated B.C.L. 1597 , and D.C.L. 1602 , and was made advocate of Doctors' Commons 1609 . When or where he started his career as a cleric is not clear, but his advance in it was evidently rapid, for in 1615 he was made rector of Clynnog-fawr, Caerns. , chancellor of Hereford , and canon of Windsor , and in 1617 , dean of Hereford , which office he held until his death in 1625 . He was a benefactor of Jesus College , Oxford . He is to be distinguished from another Oliver Lloyd , who was his nephew and brother to the David Lloyd mentioned above. This Oliver Lloyd , who was also a Fellow of All Souls and a D.C.L. , d. in 1662 .


  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Wood , Athenae Oxonienses (1813–20) .


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

Published date: 1959