Chapman, Elizabeth (Eliza) (nee Lloyd) (1837-1917)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by T.A. Kelley

The Bishops Castle Circuit has lost a valued member by the recent passing of Mrs. E. Chapman. Connected with the Trefyglwys Congregational Church for many years, she was transferred to our Hyssington Society some twenty years ago, on coming to reside in the parish. She and her family at once became devoted to the cause, giving to it keen interest, close attendance and liberal support.

Her home, too, was ever open for the preachers—ministerial and lay—for she delighted in ministering to their needs. The Rev. L J. Jackson correctly writes: “She was a fine woman, of beautiful character and generous heart. We shall ever regard with tenderness the kindly devoted soul, so fully given up to the cause of Jesus. The Hyssington Society can hardly be pictured without her.” 

Yet it has to be, for after a prolonged illness, she has passed into more abundant life. The funeral took place at Hyssington, and was conducted by the Rev. W. Wilcock, assisted by the Revs. T.A. Kelley, D. Jones, and J. Moore.


Eliza was born abt1837 at Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, to parents Edward Lloyd, a farmer, and Hannah Bunford. She was baptised on 5 March 1837 at St Michael, Trefeglwys.

She married Matthew Chapman (1833-1904), a farmer (1881), on 1 November 1861 at Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire. Census returns identify ten children.

  • Edward Lloyd (1862-1884) – farmer’s son (1881)
  • Elizabeth Jane (1864-1943) – married Richard Francis, a farmer & grazier (1911), in 1884
  • Hannah (b1865) – married Thomas Lloyd in 1883; emigrated to USA in 1887
  • David Lloyd (1867-1946) – a farmer (1911)
  • Matthew (1870-1935) – a farmer (1911)
  • Ann (1871-1890)
  • Richard Thomas (1873-1957) – a farmer (1911)
  • Catherine (b1875)
  • Matilda (1878-1936) – married John Ernest Davies, a farmer (1921), in 1909
  • Evan (1881-1958) – farmer’s son managing (1911)

Elizabeth died in early 1917 at Snead, nr Hyssington, Montgomeryshire.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/808

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

Note: Early records have her name as Elizabeth; later records Eliza.

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