Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, John (1558-1603)

LLOYD, JOHN (1558–1603), classical scholar, born at Denbigh in 1558, entered Winchester in 1574, and matriculated at Oxford as a scholar of New College on 20 Dec. 1577 (Kirby, Winchester Scholars, p. 146). He was perpetual fellow from 1579 until 1596, and graduated B.A. in 1581, M.A. in 1585, B.D. in 1592, and D.D. in 1595 (Oxf. Univ. Reg., Oxf. Hist. Soc., vol. ii.) On 4 April 1591 he was elected junior proctor, and in 1598 was presented by his college to the vicarage of Writtle, Essex. He died in 1603, and was buried in Writtle Church. He was brother of Hugh Lloyd (1546–1601) [q. v.]

Lloyd, who was an eloquent preacher, edited, with a Latin translation and notes:

  1. ‘Flavii Josephi de Maccabæis liber,’ 8vo, Oxford, 1590.
  2. ‘Barlaami de Papæ principatu libellus,’ 4to, Oxford, 1592, the first edition of the tract.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), i. 738–9; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714.]

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