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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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Margaret Lloyd (1714-?), who married William
Tilghman (1711-1782); Anne Lloyd (1723-1794),
who married Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790);
and Anna Maria Tilghman (1709-1763), who
married first William Hemsley (1703-1736), and
second Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770). NEPHEW.
James Lloyd (ca. 1756-1830). NIECES. Marian
Anderson (?-by 1788), who married James Hind-
man (1741-1830); Ann Lloyd (?-1813), who
married Jeremiah Nichols (1748-1806). MARRIED
in 1739 Anne (1721-1769), daughter of John
Rousby (1685-1744) and his second wife (name
unknown). Anne was the granddaughter of John
Rousby (?-1685/86). She was a half niece of Wal-
ter Smith (ca. 1693-1748); Barbara Smith (1693-
1764), who married first, Thomas H olds wort h (ca.
1692-1718), and second, Benjamin Mackall (1675-
1761). Her brother was John (1728-1750/51). Her
stepbrother was George Plater (1695-1755). Her
sisters were Elizabeth, who married Abraham
Barnes (?-ca. 1778); Gertrude (?-ca. 1770), who
married Robert Jenkins Henry (ca. 1712-1766).
Her nephews were John Barnes (ca. 1743-1800);
Richard Barnes (?-1804). Her niece was Eliza-
beth Rousby, who married George Plater (1735-
1792). Anne was raised in the home of her aunt,
Elizabeth Rousby (1682-1740), who married
Richard Bennett (1667-1749). CHILDREN. SONS:
Edward Lloyd (1744-1796); Richard Bennett
(1750-1787), who married in 1775 Joanna,
daughter of John Leigh and wife Amelia of North
Court, Isle of Wight, Great Britain. Richard Ben-
nett Lloyd, a captain in the British army, resigned
his commission and returned to Maryland during
the Revolution, but went back to England ca.
1785. DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth (1741/42-?), who
married in 1768 John Cadwalader (1741/42-1786);
Henrietta Maria (1746/47-?). PRIVATE CAREER.
Anglican, St. Michael's Parish, Talbot County,
and Chester Parish, Kent County. SOCIAL STATUS
AND ACTIVITIES: Esq., by 1747; fourth generation
legislator. ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Lloyd suf-
fered from a serious eye condition and journeyed
to England for treatment. OCCUPATIONAL PRO-
RLE: planter, merchant. A modern historian has
called Lloyd the "greatest merchant in the prov-
ince." In partnership with his brother and brother-
in-law, Lloyd owned ships trading with England,
the West Indies, and New England. He also owned
grist, fulling, and hemp mills. PUBLIC CAREER.
County, 1738, 1739-1741 (Bills of Credit Cv-2);
Upper House, 1744 (appointed prior to the 2nd

session of the 1742-1744 Assembly), 1745 (Bills
of Credit), 1745/46-1748, 1749-1751, 1751-1754,
1754-1757, 1757-1758, 1758-1761, 1762-1763,
1765-1766, 1768 (did not attend; resigned before
the 2nd session of the 1768-1770 Assembly).


1769 (qualified on February 1, 1743/44; resigned
on November 16, 1769, because of ill health);
treasurer of Eastern Shore, October 1747-1766
(resigned); naval officer, Oxford, 1747-1753; rent
roll keeper of the Western Shore, appointed Oc-
tober 1753-1768 (resigned); agent and receiver
general, 1753-1768 (sworn October 11, 1753; re-
signed March 1768). MILITARY SERVICE, colonel,


PROPERTY: inherited law books and £30.0.0 from
his brother James, 1738. ANNUAL INCOME: as agent
and receiver general his salary was £150.0.0 ster-
ling per annum, plus 10 percent of all proprietary
revenue except for port duties and quit rents,
minus £50.0.0 per annum for the salary of the
principal secretary. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca.
5,200 acres in Talbot, Queen Anne's, Anne
Arundel, and Dorchester counties (ca. 1,900 acres
in Talbot, Queen Anne's, and Anne Arundel
counties inherited from his father; ca. 1,500 acres
in Talbot County inherited from his father's es-
tate upon the death of his brother Philemon, 1729;
ca. 900 acres in Talbot County by patent; re-
mainder by personal acquisition). SIGNIFICANT


DEATH: purchased ca. 455 acres in 1745 in Talbot
County from the estate of his uncle Philemon Lloyd
(ca. 1674-1732/33). Gained 544 acres in Talbot
County from patents and resurveys, 1745-1748,
and 400 acres in Talbot County from his brother,
1747. Inherited at least 8,800 acres in Talbot,
Queen Anne's, Kent, and Dorchester counties
from his uncle Richard Bennett (1667-1749), and
controlled an additional 2,950 acres in Talbot and
Kent counties devised by Bennett to Edward's
daughters, Elizabeth and Henrietta Maria. Ben-
nett's will was contested by the heirs of Susanna
Bennett Darnall Lowe, but Lloyd paid quit rents
on the disputed land throughout the litigation and
apparently enjoyed possession of it. Patented 384
acres in Talbot County, 1750; acquired 525 acres
in Talbot County from his brother Richard Lloyd
(ca. 1717-1786), ca. 1752. By 1759, had acquired
ca. 8,200 acres in Dorchester County from Wil-
liam Adams in payment of a debt and 1,100 acres
in Queen Anne's County by purchase, and was
charged with a total of over 32,000 acres in Tal-
bot, Queen Anne's, Kent, Cecil, Anne Arundel,



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