John Lloyd (bishop)

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Lloyd's memorial in the chapel at Jesus College, Oxford

John Lloyd (1638 – 13 February 1687), born at Pentaine, Carmarthenshire, Wales, the son of Morgan Lloyd,[1] was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University and Bishop of St David's.

Rev. John Lloyd


Lloyd studied at Merton College, Oxford from 1657 onwards, gaining his BA in 1659. He was awarded further degrees of MA in 1662, BD in 1670 and DD in 1674.[2] He became a Fellow of Jesus College in 1661.[3] In 1672, he was appointed precentor of Llandaff Cathedral, later being appointed Treasurer (1679). In 1673, he was elected principal in succession to Sir Leoline Jenkins.

He served as Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University between 1682 and 1685. He was already in failing health when he reluctantly accepted the post of Bishop of St David's, and was consecrated on 17 October 1686 — the evidence does not suggest that he ever visited his diocese.[2] He resigned his position as Principal when appointed Bishop.[3] He died at Jesus College four months later and was buried in the chapel.[2]


  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1893). "Lloyd, John (1638-1687)". Dictionary of National Biography. 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 427. 
  2. ^ a b c Morgan, Walter Thomas. "LLOYD , JOHN (1638 - 1687), principal of Jesus College, Oxford, and bishop of S. Davids". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 15 August 2007. 
  3. ^ a b Baker, J. N. L. (1971). Jesus College 1571-1971. p. 18. ISBN 0-9502164-0-2. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Timothy Halton
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Timothy Halton
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Laurence Womock
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
Thomas Watson

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