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David Lloyd

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service1672CSORN
Last Known Service1695CSORN
Date of Death1714CSORN

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1672 Lieutenantref:1059
Henry (64) 1656-1682
British 64 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1660 Renamed "Henry"
, Lieutenant
28.5.1672 Battle of Solebay 
28.5.1673 First Battle of Schooneveld 
4.6.1673 Second Battle of Schooneveld 
11.8.1673 Battle of Texel 
18.9.1677 CaptainCSORN
Mermaid (24) 1651-1689
British 24 Gun
5th Rate Ship
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Reserve (44) 1650-1701
British 44 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Dover 1654-1695
British 4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Crown (48) 1654-1689
British 48 Gun
4th Rate Ship
1660 Renamed "Crown"
, Captain and Commanding Officer
Sedgemoor (50) 1687-1689
British 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Captain and Commanding Officer
1689 Dismissed from the NavyCSORN
2.1.1688/89 Joined the exiled King James II after his ship was wreckedBWAS-1603
Experiment (32) 1689-1717
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Captain and Commanding Officer

Notes on Officer


LLOYD, DAVID (d. 1714?), captain in the navy and Jacobite agent, was in 1672 appointed lieutenant of the Henry. In 1677 he was promoted to be captain of the Mermaid, and during the next three years commanded the Reserve, Dover, and Crown in the Mediterranean. In May 1687 he was appointed to the Sedgemoor. At the time of the revolution he commanded one of the ships under Lord Dartmouth [see Legge, George, Lord Dartmouth], and having knowledge of the design of some of the captains to seize Dartmouth and deprive him of the command, he discovered it to him, and so caused the plot to fail (Memoirs relating to the Lord Torrington, Camden Soc., p. 32). When the cause of James was lost in England, Lloyd followed him to France, and during the whole of the reign of William III seems to have been actively employed as an agent in the interests of the exiled king. It was through him that the negotiations were carried on with Admiral Russell previous to the battle of Barfleur [see Russell, Edward, Earl of Orford], and afterwards with the Duke of Marlborough. Both in 1690 and in 1692 he was proclaimed a traitor, and orders were issued for his apprehension. But then and afterwards he escaped the threatened dangers and continued to act as a go-between from James to his partisans in England. After the death of James II he appears to have retired into private life, but continued to reside in France. He is said to have returned to England in 1714. He seems to have died suddenly in 1716. He is described as a man of honest purpose, possessed of a fund of quaint though rough humour.

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