S Lloyd

Circuit Steward Oswestry

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908

Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’

The Senior Circuit Steward of Oswestry has been a member in the old circuit for forty-eight, a class leader for forty-two, and a Local Preacher for forty years. He has held nearly every office his Church and Circuit can bestow; has been to its District Meeting as delegate twice, and once to Conference. His family are all closely identified with Primitive Methodism, and among the most loyal workers in our Church here. Mr Lloyd has been twice elected to the Town Council. From very lowly parentage, and a godless youth, he has risen to considerable social position, and weighty character.

He was a very liberal donor to the handsome new church erected some eight years ago, and he is justly proud of this historic Circuit and of the prominent place his own Church has in the religious and civic life of the town.

D. Oakley

Family and other information

I have not been able to unambiguously identify Councillor Lloyd in the census returns. The most likely candidate is Samuel Lloyd (1840-1921) – a cabinet maker born at Osbaston, Shropshire. Can anyone help?

Mr Lloyd laid foundation stones at Oswestry PM Chapel and West Felton PM Chapel, both in Shropshire.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/364

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Comments about this page

  • Michael,

    Many thanks for the information that you have added about Samuel.

    By Geoff Dickinson (12/06/2018)
  • Samuel Lloyd was my great grandfather, who lived and died in Oswestry.  One of eight children,he started working life as an agricultural labourer then carpenter.  He finished life as antique furniture dealer, a town councillor and Borough Overseer. He was a Primitive Methodist preacher for over 50 years and also Treasurer of the fund raising committee for the building of the new Primitive Methodist chapel in 1898. 

    By Michael Arthur (11/06/2018)

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