John Lloyd (scholar)

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John Lloyd FRS (25 January 1750 – 24 April 1815) was a British naturalist.[1]

He was the eldest son of Howel Lloyd of Hafodunos and Wigfair, was probably educated at Oxford University and then studied law at the Middle Temple, where he was called to the bar in 1781.[2]

A man with a wide interest in the natural sciences including seismology and astronomy, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1774.[3]

He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Flintshire from 1797 to 1799.[2]

He died unmarried in 1815.

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ Geike, Archibald (1917). Annals of the Royal Society Club. London: Macmillan. p. 208. 
  2. ^ a b "LLOYD, John (1750-1815), of Hafodunos and Wigfair, Denb. and Tyddyn, Flint". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fellows details". Royal Society. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Mostyn, Bt
Member of Parliament for Flintshire
1797 – 1799
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Mostyn, Bt