Richard LLOYD of Cwm Bychan
(Est 1645-1696)
Edward LLOYD of Cwm Bychan
(Est 1670-1728)
(-Aft 1736)
Evan LLOYD of Cwm Bychan, Gent.


Family Links

1. Dorothy JONES

2. Ann OWEN

Evan LLOYD of Cwm Bychan, Gent.

  • Christened: 6 Jun 1701, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married (1): 5 Sep 1729, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married (2): 23 Sep 1768, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Buried: 26 Nov 1785, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1 2

  General Notes:

compiler's 6 x great grandfather

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1728)

Appointed Trustee over the Will of his brother Richard Lloyd of Cwm Bychan (1736)


At Llanbedr the River Artro flows into the sea, with a beautiful valley reaching up into the mountains, and at the head of this valley is a lake, Cwm Bychan, with the Rhinog Mountains, wild and lofty, rising behind it. Here, at the end of the lake, a family lived for five hundred years, alone, away from all civilisation, and, one would imagine, from intercourse with man. Writing at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Pennant described how he made a special visit to the Squire of that day, who “gave me a most hospitable reception, and in the style of any Ancient Briton. He welcomed us with ale and potent beer, to wash down the Coch yr Wden, or hung goat, and the cheese compounded of the milk of cow and sheep. The family lay in their whole store of winter provisions, being inaccessible a great part of the season by reason of snow. Here they have lived for many generations without bettering or lessening their income, without noisy fame but without any of its embittering attendants.” He also gave the worthy Squire’s pedigree, which to English ears is quaint hearing.

Euan ap Edward ap Richard ap Edward ap Humphrey ap Edward ap Dafydd ap Robert ap Howell ap Dafydd, ap Meirig Llwyd o Nannaw, ap Meirig Vychan, ap Ynyr Vychan, ap Ynyr ap Meuric, ap Madog, ap Cadwgan, ap Bleddyn, ap Cynvyn, Prince of North Wales and Powys."

One thinks of them in their mountain eerie, all these generations, faithfully chronicled, going back to Cynvyn, Prince of North Wales and Powys, together with Gruffydd ap Cynan of Gwynedd, opposed the Normans, who were building castles on the marches and setting out to conquer Wales. Bleddyn was killed in battle in 1075, and his cousin Trahaern ap Caradog succeeded him in the Lordship of Powys.... 3


Evan Lloyd late of Cwmbychan (burial record).


Evan Lloyd, bond, 1785

KNOW ALL MEN by those Present that We Edward Lloyd of Cwmbychan in the Parish of Llanfair in the County of Merioneth & Diocese of Bangor Gent and Edmund Lloyd of Tan yr Allt in the Parish of Llanbeder in the said County and Diocese Yeoman are holden and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God John ____ by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of Bangor in the Sum of One hundred and forty eight Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Right Reverend Father .... the Fourteenth day of December in the twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. And in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty five....

The Condition of this Obligation is such; that if Edward Lloyd and Edmund Lloyd above-bounden Administrators of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and Credits of Evan Lloyd of Cau-coch in the Parish of Trawsfynydd Genttheir late deceased father do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands Possession or Knowledge of them the said Edward Lloyd and Edmund Lloyd and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of Bangor Court at or before the fourteenth Day of March next ensuing.... 4

  Marriage Information:

Evan married Dorothy JONES, daughter of John JONES of Trawsfynydd, on 5 Sep 1729 in Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1. (Dorothy JONES was born in 1699 and was buried on 23 Oct 1767 in Llanfair Juxta Harlech, Merioneth, Wales 1, aged 68 years.)

  Marriage Information:

Evan also married Ann OWEN on 23 Sep 1768 in Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1.

  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Bond 21 Sep 1768 5:

Evan Lloyd of Llanfair, widower, gent., to Anne OWEN of Trawsfynydd, widow.


1 Achau rhai o deuluoedd hen siroedd Caernarfon, Meirionnydd a Threfaldwyn (3rd edition), T. Ceiri Griffith, 2012, #113, 114.

2 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers.

3 Historical notes on the old County of Merionethshire, Harlech Castle.

4 B / 1785 / 147, Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

5 Bangor A 7/114, Marriage Bonds, held at the National Library of Wales.

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