George Lloyd (bishop of Chester)
George Lloyd (1561–1615) was born in Wales, and became Bishop of Sodor and Man, then Bishop of Chester. He is remembered for Bishop Lloyd's House in Chester, which he had built in the years before his death, and which is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.
He was educated at the King's School, Chester, and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He became a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge around 1586. He was rector of Heswall, Cheshire from 1597. He became Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1600, and Bishop of Chester in 1605.
A former lecturer at Chester Cathedral, he was tolerant of Puritan views in his diocese. In local politics, he opposed Robert Whitby, a nominee of Lord Ellesmere as clerk of the Pentice, who was building a family factional position in the city.
His daughter Anne married Thomas Yale, whose son David was father of Elihu Yale, benefactor of Yale University. Anne married secondly Theophilus Eaton, one of the founders of the New Haven Colony. They emigrated in 1637 to New England, on the Hector of London.
- English Heritage, "No.41 Street and Nos.51 & 53 Row (Bishop Lloyd's House), Chester (1376439)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 20 July 2013
- "Lloyd, George (LLT579G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (2005), p. 910.
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