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LLOYD , THOMAS ( 1673? - 1734 ), cleric and lexicologist ;

son of Thomas Lloyd , attorney at law at Wrexham , of the family of Plas Madog , Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbs. ; the mother was a Myddelton . On 25 Feb. 1688/9 , ‘aged 15,’ he matriculated from Jesus College , Oxford ( B.A. 1692 , M.A. 1695 ); he took orders, served as curate in the Wrexham district, was tutor at Chirk castle , and became chaplain to Mary Myddelton of Croesnewydd , who bequeathed Plas Power to him — he did not live to inherit it, but was living there at the time of his death in 1734 ; he was buried 22 Oct. at Wrexham . Some of his books and manuscripts are now in the N.L.W. (see N.L.W. Handlist , items 716-21). The library also has his interleaved and annotated copy of John Davies 's Dictionarium Duplex , crammed with additional words and citations; this has proved invaluable in the compilation of the Welsh Dictionary which the University of Wales has in progress.


  • The National Library of Wales Journal , ix, 180-7 (with fuller references).


Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959