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Edward Lloyd (1815-1890)

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Edward Lloyd, printer, newspaper proprietor, paper maker.

1815 Born in Thornton Heath

His parents moved to Shoreditch. He opened a shop where he sold books and newspapers and began to publish cheap literature.

1833 Compiled Lloyd's Stenography and other publications

1834 Married Isabella McArthur in Clerkenwell[1]

1834 Birth of son Edward John Lloyd[2]

1840 Birth of son Charles in Shoreditch[3]

1842 Published Lloyd's Penny Weekly Miscellany

1842 Published Lloyd's Illustrated London Newspaper which later became Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper

1842 Birth of son Alfred[4]

1843 Established his business Edward Lloyd

1851 Type-printer employing 150 men, lived in Acton with Maria Lloyd 24[5]

1861 Edward Lloyd 46, newspaper proprietor, lived in Walthamstow, with Maria Lloyd 36, Edward Lloyd 25, clerk to a newspaper proprietor, Frederick Lloyd 16, apprentice to a chemist, Alice Lloyd 4, Herbert Lloyd 3, Thomas Lloyd 2, Ernest Lloyd 1[6]

1863 Acquired Kemsley Paper Mill at Sittingbourne which he rebuilt when it was destroyed by fire.

1866 Introduced a daily newspaper in Clerkenwell which became The Daily Chronicle in 1872.

1867 Isabella Lloyd died in Kensal Green[7]#

1867 Married Maria Martins in Rochford, Essex[8]

Lloyd was one of the first to introduce Hoe's printing presses from USA. Also established an esparto plantation in Algeria.

1871 Edward Lloyd 56, newspaper proprietor, lived in Walthamstow with Maria Lloyd 41, Frederick G Lloyd 26, paper maker, Annie M Lloyd 17, Walter R Lloyd 6, Clara Lloyd 5, Florence Lloyd 3, Percy R Lloyd 2, Rosalie Lloyd 1[9]

1881 Newspaper Proprietor Printer & Publisher Employing 250 Men, Paper Maker employing 200 men, farmer of 90 acres employing..., lived in Walthamstow with Maria Lloyd 51, Emma M. Lloyd 27, Herbert Lloyd 23, farmer's son, Ernest H. Lloyd 20, farmer's son, Arthur Lloyd 19, farmer's son, Emily Lloyd 18, Harry Lloyd 18[10]

1890 Died in Westminster.

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
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  3. Parish records
  4. parish record
  5. 1851 census
  6. 1861 census
  7. BMD
  8. BMD
  9. 1871 census
  10. 1881 census
  • Biography, DNB