Lloyd, Hugh (1586-1667) (DNB00)


LLOYD, HUGH (1586–1667), bishop of Llandaff, said to be a native of Cardiganshire and of good parentage, was born in 1586. He matriculated about 1607 at Oxford as a servitor of Oriel College. He graduated B.A. 12 Nov. 1611, and proceeded M.A. 30 June 1614, when he had entered holy orders. He was subsequently elected a fellow of Jesus College, and proceeded B.D. in 1624 and D.D. in 1638. In 1617 he became rector of St. Andrew, and in 1626 rector of St. Nicholas, both in Glamorganshire. On 20 June 1632 he was recommended to Secretary Nicholas for promotion. In 1637 he was presented to the sinecure rectory of Denbigh, and in 1638 to the rectory of Hirnant, Montgomeryshire. On 19 Oct. 1644 he was collated canon and archdeacon of St. Davids. He was a staunch royalist, and his benefices were sequestered during the civil wars. Walker says that he was allowed his fifths for some years, but was at last deprived of them. He is probably the Hugh Lloyd of Radnor for whose arrest orders were given 9 Feb. 1650, and in 1652 his lands and estates here were forfeited for treason (Scobell, ii. 211; Cal. State Papers, February 1650). On 24 Aug. 1654 he seems to have been performing some ecclesiastical duties at Fordham in Cambridgeshire. At the Restoration he was elected bishop of Llandaff, 17 Oct. 1660, with the prebend of Caire in that church, and consecrated, along with six others, on 18 Nov. He was reinstated in the archdeaconry of St. Davids, which he was allowed to hold in commendam, was made in 1661 rector of Llangattock, Brecknockshire, and was restored to his livings in Montgomeryshire and Glamorganshire. He died 7 June 1667, and was buried in Llandaff Cathedral.

Lloyd was author of: 1. ‘Articles of Visitation and Enquiry concerning matters Ecclesiastical,’ London, 1662, 4to. 2. A letter to his clergy, 29 Oct. 1662, concerning the support of free schools in the diocese, printed in Wood, iv. 835. The ‘Phrases Elegantiores,’ Oxford, 1654, 8vo, has been assigned to him; it is by Hugh Lloyd (1546–1601) [q. v.]

[Foster's Alumni Oxon. 1500–1714; Le Neve's Fasti; Cal. State Papers, Dom.; Bodleian Cat.; Hist. MSS. Comm. 7th Rep. p. 107; two sermons preached on the occasion of the consecration of the seven bishops, Brit. Mus.; Wood's Athenæ Oxon. iv. 834; Scobell's Commonwealth Acts; Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy.]

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