Admiral William Lloyd (1725-96)

The memorial to Admiral William Lloyd of Dan-yr-Allt, Carmarthenshire, in Llangadog church. Born in 1725, Lloyd became a lieutenant in 1744. He commanded the Chesterfield at the Battle of Minorca in 1756 and the Conqueror at the Battle of Lagos in 1759, but held no further commands after the end of the Seven Years War. He retired to the family estate in Carmarthenshire and rose by seniority through the various flag ranks, eventually becoming Admiral of the White on 1 June 1795. He died on 19 July 1796 and was buried in Llangadog church, where this monument was erected; however, it is now rather hidden away behind the organ and difficult to access. He was a cousin of Elizabeth, Lady Stepney, of Llanelly House, and on his death without direct heirs he bequeathed his estate to her son, the future Sir Thomas Stepney, 9th and last baronet, groom of the bedchamber to ‘the Grand Old Duke of York’.

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