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LLOYD , THOMAS RICHARD ( Yr Estyn ; 1820 - 1891 ), cleric ;

b. at Denbigh , eldest son of John Lloyd , rector of Llanycil , 1826-41 , and of Cerrigydrudion , 1841-68 . He was educated at Ruthin Grammar School . Entering Jesus College , Oxford , in 1839 , he graduated B.A. in 1843 and was ordained deacon in the same year, being licensed as curate to Llanfynydd in the parish of Hope, Flints. He was ordained priest in 1844 and licensed to the perpetual curacy of Llanfynydd , becoming rector in 1845 , and remaining there till his death on 10 May 1891 . He was a vigorous advocate of total abstinence , a ritualist in ecclesiastical practices , and actively associated with the eisteddfod, being a member of the gorsedd under the name Yr Estyn .


  • Foster , Alumni Oxonienses ;
  • Thomas , A History of the Diocese of St. Asaph , s.v Llanfynydd;
  • Bye–Gones, relating to Wales and the Border Counties , 1891, 3, 89, 161 ;
  • Y Gwyddoniadur Cymreig (1889-96) , vii, 112;
  • S. Asaph Episcopal Acts in N.L.W.


Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959