Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, Richard (d.1834)

LLOYD, RICHARD (d. 1834), divine, was younger son of John Lloyd, rector of Thorpe, Derbyshire, and curate of Wrexham, Denbighshire. After attending Wrexham grammar school he proceeded to Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. as fourth junior optime in 1787, proceeded M.A. in 1790, and was elected a fellow. For some time he acted as assistant to the Rev. Richard Cecil [q. v.] of St. John's Chapel, Bedford Row. In 1797 he became vicar of Midhurst, Sussex, and on 12 Dec. 1805 vicar of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street (Foster, Index Eccl. 1800–40, p. 112). He died at Peckham Rye in 1834.

Lloyd was author of a treatise entitled 'Christian Theology; or an Inquiry into the Nature and general Character of Revelation,' 2nd edit. 8vo, London, 1804, and of a 'Memoir' of his brother, the Rev. Thomas Lloyd [q. v.], 8vo, London, 1830. He also published pamphlets on the catholic claims, education, and on the attempt in 1817 to institute an auxiliary to the British and Foreign Bible Society at Midhurst. A volume of 'Sermons,' preached at St. Dunstan's, appeared posthumously in 1835.

[Lloyd's Works; Lloyd's Memoir of the Rev. Thomas Lloyd; Biog. Dict. of Living Authors, 1816.]

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