George Lloyd (bishop of Chester)

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Bishop George Lloyd in 1600

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.[1]

Life[edit]

His father was Meredith Lloyd of Llanelian-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire.[2]

He was educated at the King's School, Chester, and at Jesus College, Cambridge.[3] 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,[4][5] and Bishop of Chester in 1605.

A former lecturer at Chester Cathedral, he was tolerant of Puritan views in his diocese.[6] 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.[7]

Family[edit]

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.[8][9]

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Meyrick
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1600–1605
Succeeded by
John Philips
Preceded by
Richard Vaughan
Bishop of Chester
1605–1615
Succeeded by
Thomas Morton