Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, Jacob Youde William

LLOYD, JACOB YOUDE WILLIAM (1816–1887), genealogist, born in 1816, was eldest son of Jacob William Hinde, esq., of Ulverstone, Lancashire, afterwards of Langham Hall, Essex, by Harriet, younger daughter of the Rev. Thomas Youde of Clochfaen, Montgomeryshire, Plas Madog, Denbighshire, and Rowley's Mansion, Shrewsbury. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1839, M.A. 1874), and became curate of Banhaglog, Montgomeryshire. Afterwards he turned Roman catholic, and served in the pontifical Zouaves. Pius IX conferred upon him the knighthood of the order of St. Gregory. He was also a knight of the Saviour of Greece. On the death of his aunt in 1857 he succeeded to the estates at Clochfaen and Plas Madog, and subsequently he assumed the name of Lloyd in lieu of Hinde. The chevalier was a generous landlord, and although a Roman catholic he restored the parish church of Llangurig at a cost of 10,000l. He was a distinguished Welsh antiquary, and published several genealogical works, the chief of which is ‘The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, the ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd, and many of the Descendants of the fifteen Noble Tribes of Gwynedd,’ 6 vols. London, 1881–7, 8vo. He died at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, on 14 Oct. 1887.

[Times, 25 Oct. 1887, p. 9; Clergy List, 1841–50; Cat. of Oxford Graduates, 1851; Walford's County Families; Foster's Alumni Oxon.]

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