Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, Richard (1595-1659)

LLOYD, RICHARD (1595–1659), royalist divine, born in 1595, was fifth son of David Lloyd of Henblas in Llangristiolus, Isle of Anglesey, by Catherine, daughter of Richard Owen Tudor of Penmynydd in the same isle. His parents, who were both remarkable for their learning and skill in poetry, had him carefully educated at home. On 3 April 1612 he matriculated at Oxford from Oriel College. He was college moderator, became rector of Sonning and vicar of Tilehurst, Berkshire, and commenced B.D. on 7 May 1628; but on the outbreak of the civil war he was deprived of his preferments and imprisoned. He ultimately retired to Oxford, where he taught a private school for several years. He died in June 1659, and was buried in the church of St. Peter-le-Bailey, Oxford. He was twice married and left by his first wife, Joan Wickins, a son William (1627–1717) [q. v.], afterwards bishop of Worcester.

Lloyd compiled for the use of his pupils: 1. ‘Artis Poeticæ, Musarum candidatis addiscendæ, formula recens et dilucida,’ 8vo, London, 1653. 2. ‘The Schoole-Masters Auxiliaries to remove the Barbarians Siege from Athens, advanced under two guides,’ 2 pts. 8vo, London, 1654, 53 (another edition, 12mo, 1659), English and Latin grammars.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), iii. 472–3, and Fasti, i. 441; Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714.]

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