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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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and caused him to specify at one point that a
chariot being ordered from England be "easy going
and low-hung." The lot he acquired in Bath, Vir-
ginia, was probably purchased because his poor
health required frequent visits to the recuperative
springs. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter, with
some mercantile activity. Lloyd's plantations pro-
duced pork, beef, and wool for local sale and
tobacco and wheat for export. He owned lots in
at least three Maryland ports and apparently
maintained contact with his father's London mer-

Lower House, Talbot County, 1771, 1773-1774
(Grievances Cv, 2, 3; Arms and Ammunition 2,
3); Conventions, Talbot County, 1st, 1774, 3rd,
1774, 4th, 1775, 5th, 1775, 6th-8th, 1775-1776;
Lower House, Talbot County, 1777 (did not serve,
resigned during the 1st session), 1780-1781
(Grievances 1); Senate, Eastern Shore, Term of
1781-1786: 1781-1782, 1782-1783, 1783, 1784,
1785, Term of 1786-1791: 1786-1787, 1787-1788,
1788 (resigned on November 27, 1788, because
of illness and private business); Lower House,
Talbot County, 1789 (elected, but did not at-
tend); Senate, Eastern Shore, Term of 1791-17%:
1791-1792, 1792, 1793 (did not attend), 1794 (did
not attend), 1795 (did not attend). OTHER PRO-
VINCIAL/STATE OFFICES: Council of Safety, East-
ern Shore, 1st, 1775; Executive Council, 1777,
1777-1778, 1778-1779; Constitution Ratification
Convention, Talbot County, 1788. LOCAL OFFICE:
common councilman, Annapolis, in office before
1780, resigned 1781 because of nonresidency.
MILITARY SERVICE: colonel, by January 1778. our
OF STATE SERVICE: delegate, Continental Con-
gress, 1779 (elected in December 1779, but did
not serve; resigned on May 1, 1780), 1783-1784
(elected in November 1783). STANDS ON PUBLIC/
PRIVATE ISSUES: In June 1781, Lloyd subscribed
£2,000.0.0 as security for a state emission of bills
of credit. This figure was 15% of the total amount
subscribed, and double the next highest sum
pledged. By late October 1781, Lloyd affirmed
his support for the recently-emitted bills of credit,
but he refused to accept them for more than one-
third of the total payment for the 1,200-1,500
bushels of corn he was selling the state govern-
ment. "Surely," he wrote, "it can not be expected
that a few citizens should receive it (new emission
money), when the people almost universally re-
fuse it." Lloyd also subscribed to the support of
a privately hired and equipped barge to protect
the Eastern Shore from enemy incursions, De-

SONAL PROPERTY, received a promise from John
Tayloe of £2,000.0.0 sterling as Elizabeth's dower
in 1767, which was confirmed in Tayloe's will;
purchased in 1771 the unfinished Annapolis man-
sion begun by Samuel Chase (1741-1811), and
hired architect William Buckland to complete it
in magnificent style; with his uncle Richard Lloyd
(ca. 1717- 1786) and his half uncle James Hollyday
(1722-1786), accepted in 1775 a private mortgage
on all of his brother's Maryland property in the
amount of £20,000.0.0; lost at least £5,000.0.0
"hard money" and 7 slaves when the British plun-
dered his Talbot County estate on March 14, 1781;
was allowed 37,500 pounds of tobacco by the State
in credit on his taxes in compensation for a
schooner, which had been impressed into Con-
tinental service and had been lost in Virginia in
March 1782; assessed value of property in Anne
Arundel and Talbot counties £13,870.16.8, in-
cluding 269 slaves and 500 oz. plate, 1783. LAND
AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 35,000 acres in Dor-
chester, Talbot, Anne Arundel, Kent, and Queen
Anne's counties, plus 3 lots in Annapolis (the
acreage is the remainder of ca. 43,000 acres in-
herited from his father after giving his brother
ca. 7,300 acres and probably after his sister Eliz-
abeth took control of the portion devised to her
by Richard Bennett; the Annapolis lots were ac-
quired by purchase). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN


chased 1 lot in Annapolis adjoining the house he
bought from Chase and sold 2 lots in Annapolis,
1772. Sold over 1,300 acres in Queen Anne's
County, 100 acres in Anne Arundel County, 750
acres in Talbot County, and almost all of the
15,000 acres in Dorchester County (most of which
had become part of Caroline County), 1773-1783.
Purchased 229 acres in Anne Arundel County and
1 lot in Bath, Virginia (now Berkeley Springs,
West Virginia), 1778-1779. Assessed for ca. 13,000
acres in Talbot, Caroline, and Anne Arundel
counties, plus 2 lots in Annapolis, and 1 lot each
in the towns of Joppa in Harford County, Bal-
timore Town, and Chestertown in Kent County,
1783. Added ca. 750 acres to his Talbot County
land by resurvey, purchase, and exchange; pat-
ented 5,525 acres and purchased an additional 350
acres in Allegany County in partnership with Wil-
lliam Paca (1740-1799), and sold at least 50 acres
in Queen Anne's County, 1783-1796. Probably
also sold the remaining 229 acres in Anne Arun-
del County by 17%. When his brother died in
1787, Lloyd received an interest in his land, slaves,
and equipment because of the private mortgage



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