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Lloyd, Julius (DNB00)

LLOYD, JULIUS (1830–1892), divine and author, son of Francis Lloyd, manufacturer, of London, was born 10 Sept. 1830 and was educated at the New Proprietary School, Blackheath. He entered at Trinity College, Cambridge, on 11 May 1848, was admitted scholar on 3 May 1851, and graduated B.A. in 1852 as 22nd wrangler. In 1853 he was placed in the first class of the moral science tripos. In 1855 he proceeded M.A., and was ordained. He served curacies in succession at Brentwood, Essex (1855–7), St. Peter, Wolverhampton (1858–62), Trysull, Staffordshire (1862–6), and St. Peter, Pimlico (1866–8). In 1868 he became vicar of High Cross, Hertfordshire, in 1871 incumbent of St. John, Greenock, in 1880 rector of St. Ann, Manchester, in 1886 vicar of Leesfield, Lancashire, rural dean of Oldham, and honorary canon of Manchester; and finally, in 1891, canon-residentiary of Manchester and rector of St. Philip, Salford, where he was elected a member of the Salford school board. Dr. Fraser, bishop of Manchester, appointed him his examining chaplain in 1881, to which post he was reappointed in 1886 by Bishop Moorhouse.

Lloyd died on 27 May 1892. He was an effective preacher and a hard-working parish priest, of pronounced liberal views. In 1865 he was appointed select preacher at Cambridge, and published his sermons on ‘The Unity of God in Revelation’ in 1866.

His ‘Life of Sir Philip Sidney,’ 8vo, London, 1862, a creditable work, was superseded by Mr. Fox Bourne's more exhaustive biography, which preceded it by a few weeks.

Lloyd published collected volumes: ‘Sermons,’ in 1862, 1866, 1874, 1887 (‘On Old Testament Characters’), and 1889 (‘On the Prophets of the Old Testament’); and wrote for the Christian Knowledge Society: ‘Sketches of Church History in Scotland’ (1877), England (1879), France (1879), and Germany (1880). He also wrote: 1. ‘The Principles of Ethics according to the New Testament,’ Cambridge, 1856, 8vo. 2. ‘Essay on the Maintenance of the Church of England as an Established Church,’ which won the third prize of 100l., given by Mr. (afterwards Sir) Henry W. Peek, M.P., printed in ‘Three Essays,’ &c., 8vo, London, 1874. 3. ‘Christian Politics: a Study of the Principles of Politics according to the New Testament,’ 8vo, London, 1877. 4. ‘The North African Church,’ 8vo, London, 1880 (in the ‘Home Library’). 5. ‘Duty and Faith: an Essay on the Relation of Moral Philosophy to Christian Doctrine,’ Manchester, 1884, 8vo.

[Times, 28 May 1892, p. 12; Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1892; private information.]

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