LLOYD, John (c.1617-64), of Fforest Brechfa, Carm. and Woking, Surr.
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Family and Education
b. c.1617, 2nd but 1st 1617, surv. s. of Griffith Lloyd of Fforest Brechfa by Joan, da. of John Wogan of Stonehall, Pemb. educ. G. Inn 1635. m. c.1646, Beatrix (d. 26 Mar. 1668), da. of Francis Annesley†, 1st Visct. Valentia [I], wid. of James Zouche of Woking, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1659; cr. Bt. 28 Feb. 1662.
Col. (parliamentary) to 1644.
Commr. for assessment, Carm. 1647-8, 1657, Aug. 1660-d., Pemb. 1652, 1657, Aug. 1660-1, Surr. 1657, 1661-d.; j.p. Hants and Surr. 1647-9, Carm. and Surr. Mar. 1660-d., commr. for militia, Carm. and Surr. 1648, Mar. 1660; elder, Guildford classis 1648; custos rot. Carm. Mar.-July 1660, dep. lt. 1661-d.2
Lloyd’s family was established at Fforest Brechfa by Tudor times. After the Restoration he was described as
a person constant to his principles and resolute in his undertakings when he apprehendeth justice or honour to be concerned. He bore arms under the Earl of Essex for King and Parliament, and when that pretense was laid aside, he laid aside the sword, [and] refused, though tendered, to bear any office, civil or military, under the various governments that sprung afterwards.
He was probably strongly influenced both in religion and politics by his brother-in-law, Arthur Annesley. A recruiter to the Long Parliament and a Presbyterian elder, he did not sit after Pride’s Purge, and during the Interregnum concentrated on improving his wife’s Surrey estate. He wrote to his Surrey neighbour, Sir Richard Weston, to inquire about the value of clover with which he was experimenting. He was re-elected in 1660 on the Golden Grove interest. An inactive Member of the Convention, he was named only to the committee of elections and privileges and to that for the assessment bill on 7 May, but he doubtless voted with the Court. He is unlikely to have stood again, though he was created a baronet in 1662. He died on 1 Jan. 1664, and was buried at Woking, the only member of his family to sit in Parliament.3