Charles Lloyd (II)
born 09 Dec 1637 in Dolobran Hall,
mother Elizabeth Stanley
father Charles Lloyd (I) b 1613
married 11 Nov 1661 Elizabeth Lort b 2 Nov 1633 Stockpole Court, Pembrokeshire d 7 Feb 1685
Charles Lloyd (III) b
Sampson Lloyd (I) b Feb 26, 1664
Elizabeth Lloyd m John Pemberton
married 1686 Annie Lawrence
Charles was born in Dolobran Hall, Wales
Educated at Oxford (Medical degree?)
Charles was as a Justice of the Peace and had been proposed as Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, but he became disqualified from holding public office because of his Quaker religion.
He lived at Dolobran Hall.
Charles Lloyd joined the Quaker sect in 1662.
Later that year, Charles Lloyd and six others were summoned before Edward Lord Herbert, Baron of Cherbury, who lived about three miles from Dolobran. After a superficial examination, the seven unfortunate Friends, upon their refusal to take the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy all oaths being held wrong by Fox and his followers, who obeyed to the letter Christ's command, " Swear not at all " were sent to Welshpool, and cast into the prison there, to await a trial which never took place.
George Fox, one of the founders, and leader of the Quaker movement, visited them in prison, and described the conditions, as follows: "They are kept very close together and placed in a dirty, nasty place on the ground floor. Above them are the town’s felons whose excrements and urine often fall upon them. They have little more than wet straw to lie on."
Charles spend 10 years in Welshpool Gaol , his wife Elizabeth joined him and they had 2 children, Charles and Sampson whilst he was incarcerated.
After 2 years Charles and Elizabeth were allowed to live in a house away from the goal. They were still under arrest. This continued for another 8 years.
Elizabeth (wife) died in Welshpool in 1665. She was buried in the Friends' burial ground at Cloddian Cochion, near Welshpool.
Charles and his children were released in March 1672.
During this time, his possessions were placed under praemunire, his cattle were sold and Dolobran Hall was partially destroyed.
Charles Lloyd died at Birmingham in 1698, aged 60, whilst on a trip to visit his daughter Elizabeth and Son-in law. He was buried in the Friends' ground in Bull Lane. This burial ground was later used for the Great Western Railway and the bodies exhumed and moved.
Dolobran Quaker Meeting House was built on land owned by the Lloyds of Dolobran in 1700. It was the first purpose-built Quaker Meeting House in Wales. The Lloyds had lived at Dolobran Hall for many generations