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NameWilliam Lloyd
DenominationChurch of England
Livedb. 1627-08-18 - d. 1717-08-30 (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsPart of ye Application of a Sermon on 2 Pet.III.9. -- preacher (autograph: yes)Sermon 1 on John 10:25 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on John 10:25 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon 2 on John 14:15 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on 1 Corinthians 3:16 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Acts 17:20 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Hebrews 11:4 -- preacher (autograph: uncertain)Sermon on Hebrews 12:14 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Jeremiah 7:10 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Luke 9:41-42 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Proverbs 18:14 -- preacher (autograph: no)Sermon on Romans 6:17 -- preacher? (autograph: no)
Linked ReportsTwo sermons -- author of letterTwo sermons -- preacher
Associated PlacesSt Asaph -- BishopricWorcester -- BishopricBangor Cathedral -- DeaneryBradfield -- ParishLlandudno -- ParishLlanfor (Llanbawr) -- ParishSt Martin in the Fields -- ParishSt Mary -- ParishJesus College -- Place of StudyOriel College -- Place of StudyLlandaff Cathedral -- PostSt Paul's Cathedral -- Post
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Adam Richter; David Robinson; Hannah Wood
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 16860)
Other NoteWilliam Lloyd, son of Richard Lloyd and his Wife Joan Wicken, was born in Tilehurst rectory on 18 August 1627. He entered Oriel College, Oxford at the age of 11 and matriculated in 1639. He migrated to Jesus College in 1640 and graduated B.A. in 1642, leaving Oxford briefly during the civil war before returning and proceeding M.A. in 1646. He was ordained deacon in in 1648 and was made rector of Bradfield in 1653, although he resigned this position a year later. He was ordained priest in 1656 and spent time as a private tutor before he was nominated for a prebend in Ripon in 1660; he took up the position in 1663 and became chaplain-in-ordinary to the king in 1666. He was created B.D. and D.D. in 1667. In 1668 he received several appointments, becoming vicar of St Mary’s, Reading, vicar of Llan-fawr, archdeacon of Merioneth, and rector of Llandudno. He became dean of Bangor in 1672, by which point he had made a name for himself as author of anti-Catholic works. He was made prebendary in St Paul’s in 1673, canon residentiary of Salisbury in 1674, and vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in 1676, the latter of which spurred him to give up his St Paul’s prebend. He was appointed a prebend of Llandaff in 1679, the vicarage of Llanefydd in 1680, and finally bishop of St Asaph in 1680; he held numerous other Welsh benefices. James II’s policy of religious toleration troubled Lloyd, who formally petitioned against it with six other bishops in 1688. He was briefly imprisoned but acquitted. Upon the revolution Lloyd took up the Williamite cause, all the while attempting to keep non-during clergy in their posts. He was consecrated as bishop of Worcester in 1699. He died at Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire on 30 August 1717 and was buried at the church of Fladbury. He was married twice: to a woman whose maiden name may have been Cheney from 1653 until her death in 1654, and to Anne Jones (1646–1719) from 1668. He had at least one child, a son named William.
GEMMS record createdSeptember 18, 2016
GEMMS record last editedJune 29, 2022