Owen Lloyd Esq. (d.1664) was an army captain and the first possessor of the 'Lloyd of Croghan' Roscommon estate, in which shire he acquired 3,000 acres.  He married Elizabeth Fitzgerald (daughter of Sir Luke Fitzgerald). Owen’s father-in-law, Sir Luke Fitzgerald, of Tyroghan (aka Ticroghan near Kinnegad) was a grandson of the illustrious Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare, direct ancestor of the ducal house of Leinster, and of the other noble branches of that family. Owen’s father, Thomas Lloyd Esq. of Wrexham (North Wales) had moved to Ireland because his wife, Honor Price, had married him against her ‘friends’ consent. (At first they stayed with a relative in Co. Down and later took up residence in Carrick Drumrushe  aka Carrick-on-Shannon at the seat of his cousin, Sir Maurice Gryffyth aka Griffith. There, acquiring an estate of 1,200 acres in Co. Leitrim, Thomas & Honor Lloyd settled, never to return to Wales). In the 1641 Down Survey, Thomas Lloyd (Protestant) is recorded as a landowner in the parish of Cloone (barony of Mohill) Co. Leitrim.

Between 1641 and 1653 Ireland was devastated by Oliver Cromwell's English reconquest of the island. By 1659, Owen Lloyd Esq., (d.1664) and wife, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, were living at Abbey, Boyle, Co Roscommon. They may also have owned land in Barnane, co. Tipperary. He is possibly the ‘Captain Owen Lloyd’ included in Cromwell's general pardon of Parliamentarians in 1661.

Owen Lloyd died in 1665 leaving a young family of 3 sons & 3 daughters. The girls married in Elphin. The youngest son, Owen Lloyd Jr, was a senior fellow at the University of Dublin (aka Trinity College). His second son, Col. Richard Lloyd  was also educated at Trinity College and prior to his father's death, was already a successful planter in Jamaica and a member of the general assembly on that island. Upon his death in 1665, Owen Lloyd Esq. was suceeded initially by his eldest son Col. Thomas Lloyd (1657-1689) who died without issue.  In 1670, we can see that Col. Thomas Lloyd (Protestant) had acquired 17 townlands in  Co. Roscommon; primarily the property of the McDermotts (Catholics) in the parishes of Estersnow and Ardcarn, that of William Mulloy (Catholic) in the parishes of Killukin and Ardcarne, and of Josias Lambert (Protestant) in the parish of Killummod. The Lloyd property in Co Leitrim had also been retained. 

However, Col. Thomas Lloyd died young, age 32, without issue, so ultimately it was the Hon. Richard Lloyd of Jamaica (and later Westminster) who inherited the Roscommon & Leitrim property and became the next ancestor from whom of the Lloyds of Croghan descend.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1631 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1664 VIEW SOURCE
Associated Building (s) Croghan House  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) National Library of Ireland: Pedigree of Lloyd of Croghan, Fairview, Lisdurn & Rockville, Co Roscommon, c 1680-1813. GO MS 168: 246-249 VIEW SOURCE
Names of Children Col. Thomas Lloyd (1657-1689); The Hon. Richard Lloyd (c.1661-1714); Dr. Owen Lloyd TCD; Alice (m. Hodson ELPHIN); Honor (spinster); Elizabeth (m. Digby ELPHIN).


  • Very interesting


    Tuesday 3rd July 2018 12:25AM
  • This is wonderful to read. Owen Lloyd is my 8th Great-Grandfather on my father's side of the family tree. Thank you for posting!


    Thursday 10th March 2022 06:27PM
  • How are your family connected to the Lloyds of Rockville County Roscommon.
    I do know that Owen Lloyd married a daughter of Humphrey Reynolds of Lough Scur County Leitrim in the 17th Century and in turn their son married a Miss Blackburne daughter of Archdeacon Blackburne of Elphin and Carrickena (Rockville)


    Thursday 10th March 2022 09:43PM
  • Hello, and thank you for responding! Here's how I'm related:

    My father was Michael John Smyth.

    My Grandfather was Percy Hubert Smyth.

    My Great-grandfather was Thomas Francis Smyth (b. 1878), who married Annetta Gorman, of Ballymote, Sligo.

    My 2nd Great-grandfather was Thomas Francis Smyth (b. 1846), who married Sarah Dobbs Munro.

    My 3rd Great-grandmother was Frances Lloyd Carson, who married John Smyth.

    My 4th Great-grandmother was Jane Lloyd, who married John Carson.

    Jane was the daughter of John Yeadon Lloyd & Catherine Croston. 

    John Yeadon Lloyd was the son of Owen Lloyd (b. 1714) & Susannah Blackburne.

    My records indicate that Owen Lloyd (b. 1714) was the son of Owen Lloyd (b 1660) and Susannah Yeadon, not a Reynolds. This would be interesting for me to check into further, since it seems our research has found different information? I got most of mine from Burke's Landed Gentry.

    Mine show that Owen Lloyd (b. 1660) was the son of the Owen Lloyd in this particular post (b. 1631) & Elizabeth Fitzgerald.

    Owen Lloyd (b. 1631) was the son of Thomas Lloyd (b. 1595) & Honora Price.

    Thomas Lloyd was the son of Robert Lloyd (b. 1566) & Ann Mostyn.

    How are you related? :-)


    Friday 11th March 2022 03:08PM
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald wasn't the daughter of Sir Luke Fitzgerald. I have looked everywhere I can think of and find nothing about Luke having had a daughter named Elizabeth (One daughter only - Helena, who married Col Henry O'Neill). However, Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland and other resources note that Elizabeth Fitzgerald was the daughter of Richard Blackburne of Carrickena. (See Lloyds of Rockville in that book).

    Owen Lloyd and Elizabeth Fitzgerald are my 8th Great-grandparents.


    Thursday 21st December 2023 03:13PM
  • The memorial to Owen LLoyd in Elphin Cathedral gives 1622 as his year of birth and 1664 as the year of his death.

    T.E. Conlon

    Saturday 16th March 2024 08:38AM
  • T. E. Conlon, many thanks for your post confirming Owen Lloyd's birthdate (1622-1664). Do you have a photo of this memorial, by chance?

    I have also found references to Owen's wife, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, having been the Grand-daughter of Sir Luke Fitzgerald, not his daughter as mentioned in another post on this page. (see Lloyd of Croghan info online). She was the daughter of Richard Fitzgerald of Castle Dodd, Cork.

    I've also discovered that my 5th Great-grandparents were not John Yeadon Lloyd & Catherine Crofton. John's brother, William, and his wife, Mary Hampton Jones were my relations. Their daughter, Jane Lloyd, married John Carson, and their daughter, Frances Lloyd Carson, married John Smyth. They were my 3rd Great-grandparents. Their son, Thomas Francis Smyth, married Sarah Dobbs Munro, who had my Great-grandfather, Thomas Francis Smyth who married Annetta Gorman of Ballymote, Sligo. Their son, Percy Hubert Smyth was my Grandad.


    Saturday 16th March 2024 03:08PM

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