LLOYD, Walter (?1678-1747), of Peterwell, Card.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 22 Mar. 1742

Family and Education

b. ?1678, s. of David Lloyd of Voelallt, Card. educ. B.N.C. Oxf. 6 July 1697, aged 19; I. Temple 1695, called 1700, bencher 1725. m. ?1713, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Daniel Evans of Peterwell, 5s. 4da.

Offices Held

Attorney-gen. S. Wales 1715-d.


Walter Lloyd established his family as a political power in Cardiganshire by his marriage to the heiress of Peterwell, an estate which gave him control of Lampeter, one of the Cardigan boroughs, and an important interest in the county. As an active Whig partisan, he was appointed local law officer of the Crown immediately after the Hanoverian succession. Returned for the county without opposition in 1734, he supported Walpole’s Administration. Unseated by the Opposition after Walpole’s fall in 1742, he stood unsuccessfully for Cardigan Boroughs in 1746, dying in February 1747.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Peter D.G. Thomas