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Thomas Lloyd, Sr.

Also Known As: "Governor of PA.", "Keeper of the Seal", "Quaker", "Doctor"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, WALES, UK.
Death: Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Lloyd, I and Elizabeth Lloyd
Husband of Mary Lloyd and Patricia "Patience" Wilson Storey Lloyd
Father of John Lloyd, Jr.; Mary Norris; Thomas Lloyd, II; Margaret Lloyd; Deborah Moore and 5 others
Brother of Dr. Charles Lloyd, II; Dr. John Lloyd and Elizabeth Parry

Occupation: Governor of Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Governor of Provincial Pennsylvania & a Quaker preacher
Managed by: Pamela D Lloyd
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About Thomas Lloyd, Lieutenant-Governor of PA.

Thomas Lloyd (6 April 1640 – 10 September 1694) was a lieutenant-governor of provincial Pennsylvania.

He was born in Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, Wales, and subsequently educated at Ruthin School. He studied law and medicine at Jesus College, Oxford, from which he was graduated in 1661. He became a Quaker, and in 1664 was arrested and kept under surveillance till 1672, until the Royal Declaration of Indulgence in 1672.[3], when Charles II dispensed with the laws that inflicted punishment for religious offences.

He became a physician and enjoyed a large practice; but in 1683 he and his family removed to Pennsylvania with William Penn, who made him master of the rolls. He was chosen to represent Philadelphia County in the provincial council in January 1684, and as its president administered the government, after Penn sailed for England in August, till 9 December 1687, when he was one of an executive commission of five that held power for ten months.

He was again elected to the council to represent Bucks County in 1689, and took his seat in spite of the opposition of the governor, John Blackwell, with whom he and others of the Quaker party had a controversy. Blackwell was removed from office by Penn, and Lloyd was again chosen president of the council and afterward commissioned lieutenant-governor by Penn, holding office from 1690 to 1693. During his administration the schism headed by George Keith took place.

He died in Pennsylvania, 10 September 1694.


III. THOMAS [Lloyd] b 17th February, 1640 or 1641, who d. 10th September, 1694. He m. first, 9th September, 1665, Mary, daughter of Colonel Roger Jones, of Welsh Pool, governor of Dublin in the reign of JAMES II who defeated the Marquis of Ormond in Ireland. This lady dying in 1680, he m. secondly Patience Storey, but by her had no issue. This Thomas Lloyd joined WILLIAM PENN in the colonization of Pennsylvania, and was deputy-governor and president of the council in that province from 1084 to 1693. His descendants are citizens of the United States and reside principally in the state of Pennsylvania.

Source: A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain, vol. IV, by John Burke, Esq., pub. Henry Colburn, London, MDCCCXXXVIII (1833). p. 108.

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THOMAS4 LLOYD (CHARLES3, JOHN2, DAFYDD1 LLWYD) was born February 17, 1640/41 in Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, Wales, and died September 10, 1694 in Philadelphia, PA. He married (1) MARY JONES September 9, 1665 in at Friends 'Meeting in Shrosphire, Wales. He married (2) PATIENCE (GARDINER) STORY ABT 1684.


Immigrated to PA in 1683

Ref: "Colonial & Revolutionary Families of PA", John W. Jordan, Vol. 1, 1911, GPC 1978 reprint


Thomas Lloyd, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, 1684-88, and 1690-93, though a consistent member of the Society of Friends and a typical representative of that good old Quaker stock of solid respectability and sterling worth without the ostentation of pomp and display, whose home life lent such a peculiar charm of social life of the City of Brotherly Love, in Colonial days, was nevertheless of royal descent,and traced his ancestry on both maternal and paternal lines back to Edward I., of England, and on more remote paternal lines back through a long line of princes of ancient Britain. The surname of Lloyd had its original with Owen, son of Ievan Teg, otherwise, "Evan the Handsome", whose family had owned and occupied Dolobran, Wales, since 1496, and like all the old Welsh families traced its ancestry back to the Dark Ages. Owen Lloyd married Katherine Vaughn, and his brother, David Lloyd, of Dolobran, married Eva, daughter of David Goch Esq., and David Lloyd, son of David and Eva, had son John Lloyd, grandfather of Governor Lloyd, who married Catharine, daughter of Humphrey Lloyd Wyn, whose father John Lloyd, was a son of Ievan Lloyd and grandson of Owen Lloyd and Katherine Vaughn. John Lloyd, grandfather of Catharine, married Margaret Kynaston, who was a lineal descendant of Edward I., through the following line: Jane, "the fair maid of Kent," granddaughter of Edward I., and daughter of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, married (first Sir Thomas Holland, who was thereupon made Earl of Kent, and (second) Edward, the Black Prince, becoming by the second marriage the mother of Richard II. Her eldest son, Sir Thomas Holland, who succeeded his father of Earl of Kent and was later Marshall of England, had a daughter Eleanor who married (first) roger Mortimer, Earl of March, from which marriage descended Edward IV., and (second) Edward Cherleton , Lord of Powys, by whom she had a daughter Joane, who married Sir John Grey, who in 1418, was created Earl of Tankerville. Henry Grey, Earl of Tankerville, son of Sir John and Joane, married Antigone, daughter of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester who was a son of Henry IV., and had a duaghter Elizabeth, who married Roger Kynaston Esq., and their son, Humphrey Kynaston, was the father of Margaret Kynaston, who married John Lloyd, as above noted, and whose granddaughter Catharine married another John Lloyd, the grandfather of Thomas Lloyd of PA.

Charles Lloyd, of Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, Wales, son of John and Catherine, and father Governor Thomas Lloyd, was born at Dolobran, in 1613. He was a magistrate of Montgomeryshire, and had emblazoned on a panel at Dolobran, his coat-of-arms, with fifteen quarterings, impaled with the armes of his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Stanley, of Knockden, and a descendant of the Earls of Derby. The paternal or Lloyd arms were "azure, a chevron between three cocks argent", and the different quarterings show the descent of Governor Lloyd from the ancient male lines of the Lords of Powys, the cherletons, Greys and Kynastons. The first quarter of the maternal arms in the shield of the Earls of Derby, differenced with a crescent charged with a crescent, which indicates that Thomas Stanley was descended from a second son of a second son.

Issue of Charles and Elizabeth (Stanley)Lloyd, of Dolobran:

Charles, inherited Dolobran, and was ancestor of the Lloyd who founded Lloyd's Banking House, in London;

John, was a clerk in chancery;

Thomas, came to Pennsylvania, in 1683;

Elizabeth, m. Henry Parry, of Penamser, Merionethshire, Wales.

Thomas Lloyd was born at Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, Wales about the year 1640, and was sent to Jesus college, Oxford, where he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, January 29, 1661. both he and his elder brother, Charles, with several others of the gentry of Montgomeryshire, became converted to the faith of the Society of Friends, under the teaching of George Fox in 1663, and both were imprisoned in 1664, and continued nominally prisoners until 1672, when Charles II., by letters patent, dispensed with the laws inflicting punishment for religious offences, when according to Besse, Charles Lloyd, Thomas Lloyd and others "were discharged from Montgomery Gaol." Thomas Lloyd seems, however, to have enjoyed a nominal liberty during at least a portion of this period, as it covers the date of his marriage, and his wife was permitted to visit him while in prison. Thomas Lloyd was a physician while residing in Wales, and had a large practice. Belonging as he did to the gentry class, and being a man of high intellectual ability, he exercised a wide influence in matters of state, though of the proscribed sect religiously. According to "The Friend", it was at his solicitation that Parliament was induced to abolish the long unused writ "de heretico comburendo", with the operation of which the Friends were threatened. He was tendered high place and influence if he would renouce his religion, but adhered to the faith. In 1681 he and his brother Charles held a public disputation at the town hall of Llanwilling, with Right Rev. William Lloyd, Bishop of Asaph, one of the noted prelates whom James II. committed to the Tower.

Thomas Lloyd and his wife and children embarked from London for Pennsylvania, June 10, 1683, on board the same ship with Francis Daniel Pastorius, the "Sage of Germantown," then on his way to take possession of the lands purchased by the Frankfort Company of William Penn, on which was planted the first German Colony in PA. Lloyd and the distinguished German scholar discoursed in Latin and discussed religious and political questions on the voyage, and cemented a friendship that continued through life. They arrived at Philadelphia 6 mo. (August) 20, 1683. On December 2, 1683, William Penn appointed Thomas Lloyd Master of rolls, the office having been created by the Assembly at the request of Penn, its object being to keep an exact record of the laws enacted for the Province, as well as a record of transfers of real estate and other legal documents. Thomas Lloyd was elected a member of the Governor's Council, qualified on 1 mo. 20, 1684, and was elected its president. Before sailing for Englnad, in August of the same year, William Penn executed a commission to his Council to act as Governor in his absence, made Thomas Lloyd Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province, and made him, with James claypoole and Robert Turner, Commissioners of Property, with authority to grant warrants of survey and issue patents to purchasers of land. The commission, vesting the governing power in Council, terminated in 1688, and through Lloyd desired to be relieved from office, Penn's commission arrived 12 mo. 9, 1687/8, vesting the powers of Deputy Governor in Thomas Lloyd, Robert Turner, John Simcock, Arthur Cooke and John Eckley, and this arrangement continued for ten months, when Penn, having offered Lloyd the Lieutenant Governorship, on his declination of the honor, appointed Capt. John Blackwell, then in New England, the Lieutenant Governor, Thomas Lloyd still retaining the positions of Master of Rolls and Keeper of the Great Seal. The administration of Blackwell was far from satisfactory to the Friends, and there was considerable clash between him and Lloyd as Keeper of the Seal, so that when Thomas Lloyd was returned as a member of the Council by Bucks county in March, 1687, Blackwell presented articles of impeachment against him, and failing to eject him from the Council, adjourned that body from time to time whenever Lloyd was present. On Penn's return Blackwell resigned, and on 11 mo. 2, 1689/90, the Council accepted Penn's ultimatum that the whole Council act as the governing body, elected Thomas Lloyd its president, and made him, as Keeper of the Seal, a member of the county court, ex-officio. He was later commissioned Lieutenant Governor and served until the arrival of Governor Fletcher, when he was offered the second place in the government, but declined. Thomas Lloyd died September 10, 1694, after eleven years residence in PA, during eight of which he had served as her chief executive. He was twice married, His first wife, Mary Jones, whom he married 9 mo. 9, 1665, at the Friends' Meeting in Shropshire, Wales, died in PA, and he married (second) Patience Story, a widow of New York, who survived him.

Children of THOMAS LLOYD and MARY JONES are:

i. HANNAH5 LLOYD, b. September 21, 1666; m. (1) JOHN DELAVAL; m. (2) RICHARD HILL.

ii. RACHEL LLOYD, b. January 20, 1666/67; m. SAMUEL PRESTON.

iii. MORDECAI LLOYD, b. December 7, 1669; d. 1694, lost at sea.

iv. JOHN LLOYD, b. February 3, 1670/71; d. 1692, s.p. at Jamacia.

v. MARY LLOYD, b. March 27, 1674; d. 1735; m. ISAAC NORRIS.

2. vi. THOMAS LLOYD, b. September 15, 1675; d. 1718.

3. vii. ELIZABETH LLOYD, b. March 1, 1676/77; d. July 22, 1704.

viii. MARGARET LLOYD, b. February 5, 1679/80; d. September 13, 1693.

ix. DEBORAH LLOYD, b. March 1, 1681/82; m. MORDECAI MOORE.

x. SAMUEL LLOYD, b. 1684, Philadelphia, PA; d. died young.

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February 17, 1641
Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, WALES, UK.
September 21, 1666
Age 25
Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, Wales
January 20, 1667
Age 25
Dolobran, , Mongomeryshire, Wales
December 7, 1669
Age 28
Dolobran, , Montgomeryshire, England
February 3, 1671
Age 29
Dolobran Hall, , , Wales
March 27, 1674
Age 33
Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, , Wales
September 15, 1675
Age 34
Cynlas, Landerval, Merionethshire, Wales
March 1, 1677
Age 36
London, England
Age 38
Dolobran Hall, , , Wales