Sir Thomas Fludd, MP
Thomas Fludd was baptized as Thomas Lloyd
|Occup||1593||England Member of Parliament|
He left a Will
Fludd is a Welsh or English translation for the Latin word Flaidd from "House of Rhirid Flaidd" meaning bloody or red wolf.
Sir Thomas Fludd was Queen Elizabeth's treasurer for war in Europe, Member of Parliament,and is related to Queen Elizabeth by way of Gwenllian verch Rhirid Flaidd though the Tudor line.
Member of Parliament for Maidstone 1st term 1593 with Levin Bufkin, 2nd term 9-27-1597 with John Leveson, 3rd term 10-2-1601 with John Levesin and succeded by Lawrence Washington an ancestor of President George Washington. The story goes that Lawrence Washington rented a house and just used the coat of arms that were on a window of the house. Lawrence Washington did not have a coat of arms, but he used stars and bars arms and George Washington used the same and that is were we get our US Flag design from. These windows, with the coat of arms of George Washington’s ancestors, were in Sulgrave Manor in England for several centuries. President Washington descended seventh in line from Laurence Washington, who bought the manor from King Henry VIII in 1539. In, 1538 St Andrew's Priory was suppressed in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and surrendered all its estates to the Crown
The Robb Haas pages for Edward Foulke and the Lloyd web sites give an insight as of who is in the Floyd line plus the fact that Sir Thomas Fludd was baptized as Thomas Lloyd shows that the Floyd line came from the Lloyd line. The spelling and changes from Welsh to English and the fact that there were no last names until the poll tax. Early genealogist knew the line of David Fludd ca 1485- connects with the line of Rhirid Flaidd ap Gwrgeneu 1145-1207; but could not add in the names so they just added a note that the line was connected. Later researchers took the note as a direct link but it was not direct; there are many generations left out. Now we can add the missing generations thanks to The History of Powys Fadog, Lloyd of Maes Mochnant, Vol. 4 pages 359-362.