Thomas, a physician, was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts on 29 January 1661. He became a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and left Oxford about 1662. In 1664 he was arrested and imprisoned in Welshpool until the Royal Declaration of Indulgence in 1672. Thomas seems to have "enjoyed a nominal liberty during at least a portion of this period, as it covers the date of his marriage, and his wife was permitted to visit him in prison".
He married first Mary Jones, daughter of Col. Roger Jones of Welshpool, on 9 September 1665 at the Friends Meeting in Shropshire, Wales. They had four sons and six daughters:
Mordecai, born 7 December 1669; died without issue in 1694, lost at sea
John, born 3 February 1670/71; died without issue 1692, in Jamaica
Thomas, born 15 September 1675; died 1718; married Sarah Young and had issue
Deborah, wife of Mordecai Moore, M.D. was born 1 March 1682
In 1683, Thomas and his family immigrated to Pennsylvania, departing London on 10 June and arriving in Philadelphia 20 August. He served as Master of the Rolls in 1683, appointed by William Penn to record the laws of the province, as well as real estate transfers and other legal proceedings. He was the president of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania in 1684 and served as Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania from 1684-1688 and 1690-1693.
Thomas' wife, Mary, died in 1683 and was buried at the Friends (Arch Street) burying ground in Philadelphia.
Thomas married second after 27 December 1684 (intentions at Westbury, New York Monthly Meeting) Patience Gardiner, widow of Robert Story of New York. They had no issue.
Thomas died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 10 September 1694, leaving a will dated 10 July 1694, proved 22 October 1694. His widow, Patience, left a will dated 14 August 1720 and proved 30 June 1724.
After his death, two of his pamphlets were published: "An epistle to my Dear and well beloved Friends of Dolobran" in 1788 and "A Letter to John Eccles and Wife" in 1805.
↑ Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011, vol. I, page 432, CHERLETON 18, Thomas Lloyd.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.