Richard Lloyd
(Abt 1779-1845)


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Elizabeth Williams

Richard Lloyd 1090

  • Born: Abt 1779, Porthlwyd, Caerhun, Caernarvonshire, Wales 1090
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Williams
  • Died: 9 Nov 1845, Llansantffraid, Caernarvonshire, Wales aged about 66

bullet  General Notes:

Will: Richard Lloyd of Porthllwyd bequeaths
- 5 to my son, Richard Lloyd
- 5 to my daughter Sarah Lloyd
- 5 to my daughter Maria, wife of Thomas Jones of Henefail
- 5 to my daughter Jane, wife of David Williams of Gwytherin, blacksmith
- 5 between my grandaughters, children of my son, William Lloyd of Llansantffraid, deceased
- 2 shillings and 6 pence to my daughter Jemima
The rest of my Goods, Chattels and Credits to my son, John Lloyd, provided he support and provide for my beloved wife Elizabeth Lloyd, and treat her kindly during her life.

John Lloyd was to be the Sole Executor, and the Will was witnessed by Robert Roberts and John Williams.

Dolgarrog's industrialisation began in the 18th century with a flour mill on Porthlwyd river to crush corn for local farmers. There was also a woolen mill at Dolgarrog bridge and the Abbey mill. The successful Porthlwyd mill was expanded by John Lloyd, son of founder Richard Lloyd. As well as grinding flour, he bought machines to make paper and flock for bedding. Paper from Porthlwyd supplied local printers, including John Jones, printer of Trefriw and later Llanrwst .
In 1885 the villagers wanted to start a school at Porthlwyd. The old village of Dolgarrog appealed to Mr Robins, the then proprietor of the paper-mill. He let them turn a large empty room at the mill into a flourishing Sunday School , known locally as Ystafell y drws goch ("the room with the red door") to make sure the children did not wander into the mill workings.
The Dolgarrog sawmill of John Williams also flourished. It exported hundreds of tons of wooden railway sleepers for the new railways between 1845 and 1865. When the first sod was cut for the Conway and Llanrwst Railway track on 25 August 1860, on Lord Newborough 's land at Abbey, Dolgarrog, it was John Williams who supplied the sleepers.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He had a residence in 1841 in Porthlwyd, Caerhun, Caernarvonshire, Wales. 1090


Richard married Elizabeth Williams. (Elizabeth Williams was born about 1781 in Caerhun, Caernarvonshire, Wales 1091 and died after 1851 in Conwy, Wales.)

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