LLOYD, John (c.1560-1606), of Bodridis, Llanarmon yn Iâl, Denb.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1560, o.s. of Evan Lloyd of Bodridis by Elizabeth, da. of Thomas Mostyn of Mostyn, Flints. educ. St. Edmund Hall, Oxf. 1576. m. Margaret, da. of John Salesbury of Rûg, Merion., at least 1s. suc. fa. 1587. Kntd. 1599.

Offices Held

J.p. Denb., Flints. from 1591, q. from c.1593.


Lloyd was a follower of the Earl of Essex. He was elected knight of the shire in 1597 when the Earl was at the height of his power, and the principal influence in Denbighshire. Lloyd was knighted by Essex in Ireland in 1599, but avoided being implicated in the rising of 1601. In the contested county election of that year, Lloyd supported the candidature of another follower of Essex, Sir Richard Trevor, and was alleged to have marched to Wrexham, where the election was being held, with one hundred armed men. After a postponement to avoid bloodshed, Sir John Salusbury of Lleweni, an old enemy of Lloyd, was declared elected and there followed a series of cases in Star Chamber at which Lloyd was charged with ‘oppressions and extortions’, and complicity in the recent murder of a servant of Robert Thelwall, a Salusbury ally. Possibly at the intervention in 1602 of the newly appointed president of the council of Wales, Lord Zouche, the Star Chamber suits were dropped without any outcome being known.

Lloyd’s name does not appear in the parliamentary journals for 1597, but his position as knight of the shire entitled him to attend the following committees: enclosures (5 Nov.), the poor law (5, 22 Nov.), penal laws (8 Nov.), armour and weapons (8 Nov.), monopolies (10 Nov.), the subsidy (15 Nov.), and Newport bridge (29 Nov.).

Lloyd died at Newry in 1606.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A. M. Mimardière


  • 1. Folger V. b. 298.
  • 2. Arch. Camb. (ser. 3), xv. 10-11; D’Ewes, 552, 553, 555, 557, 561, 565; Neale, Commons, 111; DWB, 571; HMC Hatfield, xi. 96; EHR, lix. 348-70.