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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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and Dorchester counties. Gained over 1,500 acres
in Talbot and Dorchester counties during the 1760s;
gave 87 acres in Talbot and Kent counties to his
daughter Elizabeth, 1768. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED:
on January 27, 1770, at his home on Wye River,
Talbot County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: livestock,
slaves, and personal property on 7 plantations
inventoried at £10,961.3.7 (including 174 slaves
and plate valued at at least £1,772.11.4). Sperate
debts totaled more than £11,462.0.0 sterling and
£8,200.0.0 current money. LAND: probably ca.
43,000 acres in Dorchester, Talbot, Anne Arun-
del, Kent, and Queen Anne's counties.

LLOYD, EDWARD (1744-1796). BORN: on De-
cember 15, 1744, in Talbot County; elder son.
NATIVE: fifth generation. RESIDED: at "Wye
House," Talbot County; also, after 1772, at his
townhouse in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County.


(1711-1770), son of Edward Lloyd (1670-1718/
19). MOTHER: Anne (1721-1769), daughter of John
Rousby (1685-1744). UNCLE: Richard Lloyd (ca.
1717-1786). HALF UNCLES: James HoUyday (1722-
1786); Henry HoUyday (ca. 1725-1789). AUNTS.
Elizabeth Rousby, who married Abraham Barnes
(?-ca. 1778); Gertrude Rousby (?-ca. 1770), who
married Robert Jenkins Henry (ca. 1712-1766).
BROTHER: Richard Bennett (1750-1787). SIS-
TERS: Elizabeth (1741/42-?), who married in 1768
John Cadwalader (1741/42-1786); Henrietta Maria
(1746/47-?). FIRST COUSINS .James Lloyd (ca. 1756-
1830); Ann Lloyd (?-1813), who married Jere-
miah Nichols (1748-1806); Marian Anderson (?-
by 1788), who married James Hindman (1741-
1830); John Barnes (ca. 1743-1800); Richard
Barnes (?-1804); and Elizabeth Rousby, who
married George Plater (1735-1792). MARRIED on
November 12, 1767, Elizabeth (ca. 1750-1825),
daughter of the Hon. John Tayloe (1721-1779),
Esq., of "Mt. Airy," Lunenburg Parish, Rich-
mond County, Virginia, and wife Rebecca Plater
(1731-1787). Elizabeth was the granddaughter of
George Plater (1695-1755) and the niece of George
Plater (1735-1792). Her brothers included John
(1771-1828), who married in 1792 Anne (1772-
?), daughter of Benjamin Ogle (1748/49-1809).
Her sisters included Rebecca, who married Fran-
cis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797), of Richmond
County, Virginia; Eleanor, who married in 1772
Ralph Wormeley, of Middlesex County, Virginia;
Anne Corbin, who married in 1773 Thomas Lo-
max, of Caroline County, Virginia; Mary, who
married in 1776 Mann Page (1749-1781), of

Spottsylvania County, Virginia; Catherine, who
married Landon Carter, of Richmond County,
Virginia; Jane, who married in 1791 Robert Bev-
erly, of Essex County, Virginia; and Sarah, who
married in 1799 Augustine Washington, of West-
moreland County, Virginia. Her first cousin was
Rebecca Plater (1765-?), who married Uriah
Forrest (1746-1805). CHILDREN. SON: Edward
(1779-1834), governor of Maryland from 1809 to
1811 and U.S. Senator from 1819 to 1826, who
married Sally Scott Murray (1775-1854).
DAUGHTERS. Anne (1769-1840), who married
Richard Tasker Lowndes (1763-?), Esq. , of Prince
George's County; Rebecca (1773-1847), who
married in 1793 Joseph Hopper Nicholson, son
of Joseph Nicholson Jr. (?-1786); Elizabeth (1774-
?), who married in 1805 Henry Hall Harwood
(1774-1839) of Annapolis; Eleanor (1776-1805),
who married in 1794 Charles Lowndes (1765-
1846) of Georgetown, D.C., and Jefferson County,
Virginia; Maria (1782-?), who married Richard
William West, son of Stephen West (1727-1790);
and Mary, who married Francis Scott Key (1779-
1843), son of John Ross Key (1754-1821). PRI-
VATE CAREER. EDUCATION: according to his fath-
er's will, written in 1750, Lloyd was to be in-
structed in languages, writing, and ciphering by
his tutor, Mr. Ralph Elston, until the age of twelve.
He was then to be sent to England to prepare for
study at a university, and later to attend the Inns
of Court for the study of law "if his capacity will
allow." Whether his father, who lived until his
elder son reached adulthood, actually carried out
these plans is not known. RELIGIOUS AFFILIA-
Esq., by 1770; Hon., by 1779; fifth generation
legislator. As the fifth generation elder son of a
wealthy and prominent Maryland family, Lloyd's
social position was among the highest of any of
his contemporaries. Among Lloyd's interests was
thoroughbred horse racing; his famous mare,
Nancy Bywell, which he purchased from John
Tayloe in 1767, won the Annapolis races in 1771,
1772, and 1773. Lloyd was a steward of the An-
napolis Jockey Club before the Revolution and
was instrumental in reviving the sport after the
war. He maintained a 60-ton "pleasure boat"
equipped with mounted guns, which flew the Lloyd
colors of azure and gold. In 1774, the yacht car-
ried Lord Dunmore, Governor of Virginia, and
his party home to the York River from an An-
napolis visit. Throughout most of his adult life
Lloyd suffered from gout, a malady that some-
times hampered his performance of public duties



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