Richard Lloyd (Durham)

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Sir Richard Lloyd (1634–1686) was an English jurist and politician.


He was the second son of Andrew Lloyd of Aston, Shropshire. A fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford, he proceeded B.C.L. in 1659 and D.C.L. in 1662. He was admitted to Gray's Inn at 1655, and an advocate at Doctors' Commons in 1664.

He was admiralty advocate 1674-85, and chancellor of the dioceses of Llandaff and Durham. He was M.P. for Durham city, 1679–81, 1681 and 1685, and was knighted 16 January 1677. He was dean of the arches 1684-6, and a judge of the high court of admiralty 1685-6.

He died 28 June 1686, and was buried in the church of St. Bennet, Paul's Wharf. Nathaniel Lloyd was his son by Elizabeth, his wife.


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