LLOYD, Sir Richard II (c.1634-86), of Southampton Buildings, Bloomsbury, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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Oct. 1679
1685 - 28 June 1686

Family and Education

b. c.1634, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of Andrew Lloyd (d.1663) of Aston Hall, Oswestry, Salop by Margaret, da. of Thomas Powell of Whittington Park, Salop. educ. Shrewsbury 1648; G. Inn 1655; All Souls, Oxf. BCL 1659, DCL 1662; advocate, Doctors’ Commons 1664. m. Elizabeth, da. of John Jones, apothecary, of the Strand, Westminster, 8s. (5 d.v.p.) 3da. Kntd. 16 Jan. 1677.1

Offices Held

Fellow of All Souls 1655-?64; chancellor, Lichfield dioc. by Dec. 1660-?69, Durham dioc. (spiritual) 1676-d.; judge of Admiralty, Hants and I.o.W. 1669-85; freeman, E.I. Co. 1676; commr. for assessment, London 1679-80; j.p. co. Dur. 1680-d., common councilman, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1685-d.2

Advocate, high court of Admiralty 1674-85, judge 1685-d.; dean of the arches 1684-d.3


Lloyd’s family, of Denbighshire origin, appear to have settled in the Oswestry area in Elizabethan times. His father, a parliamentary colonel, and one of the ‘best affected and most zealous patriots’ on the Shropshire committee, was returned for the county in 1656, but excluded from the first session of this Parliament. Lloyd, however, was a devout Anglican and a Tory. A civil lawyer, he stood high in favour with Nathaniel Crew, bishop of Durham, who made him spiritual chancellor of the diocese and brought him in for the city after a contest at the second general election of 1679. On 21 Dec. 1680 he spoke against the bill for uniting the Protestants: ‘This bill seems to look one way, but doth look another; and hopes that nobody will easily, at one blow, part wi