Nathanael Lloyd 1669-1741

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Sir Nathanael or Nathaniel LLOYD 1669-1741

Biographical Note

The eldest son of Sir Richard Lloyd (c.1634–1686) and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at St Paul's School, London and Trinity College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1685, aged 15. He was awarded a Bachelor in Civil Law in 1691. He became a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford in 1689 and proceeded to DCL in 1696, in which year he was admitted a member of the College of Advocates.

Lloyd was appointed Deputy Admiralty Advocate in 1701 and was King's Advocate in the ecclesiastical courts from 1715 to 1727. He was knighted in 1710, and in the same year was incorporated at Cambridge and elected Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He resigned the Mastership in 1735 and died on 30 March 1741.


An inscription from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, recording the donation of a book by Lloyd

Lloyd bequeathed to Trinity Hall in his will “all such books printed or written which I shall lay by at Sunbury”. Further bequests were made of two map books, as well as other unspecified titles not intended for Trinity Hall. The full extent of his library is not known and only two of his legal texts remain in the Old Library at Trinity Hall today.