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Francis Henry Lloyd

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Francis Henry Lloyd (c1845-1916) of F. H. Lloyd and Co and the Darlaston Iron and Steel Co

of James Bridge Steel Works, near Wednesbury; and Wood Green, Wednesbury.

1851 Living at Church Hill, Wednesbury: Sampson Lloyd (age 43 born Birmingham), Ironmaster. With his wife Sarah D. Lloyd (age 33 born Cirencester) and their two sons Sampson Z. Lloyd (age 8 born Wednesbury) and Francis H. Lloyd (age 6 born Wednesbury). Also his cousin Sampson L. Foster (age 19 born Fakenham), Banker's son. Three servants.[1]

1865 Managing director of Bills and Mills which was renamed Darlaston Iron and Steel Co

1872 of Old Park Iron Works, Wednesbury.

1880 Birth of son Daniel C. Lloyd

1911 Living at Stowe Hill House, Lichfield, Staffs: Francis Henry Lloyd (age 66 born Wednesbury), Tube Manufacturer and Steel Founder, Employer, Widower. With his children Alice Maria Lloyd (age 42 born Wednesbury), Guardian at the Lichfield Board of Guardians; Eleanor Mildred Lloyd (age 26 born Wednesbury); and John F. S. Lloyd (age 29 born Wednesbury), Tube Manufacturer and Director. Also a visitor and four servants.[2]

1916 January 5th. Died at Lichfield


1916 Obituary [3]

FRANCIS HENRY LLOYD died on January 5, 1916, as the result of an accident at Darlaston, at the age of seventy-one. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. Sampson Lloyd, J.P., of Messrs. Lloyd, Foster & Co., and after leaving college he took an active part in the control of that business, having charge of the Bessemer Steel Works.

The business of Messrs. Lloyd, Foster & Co. was transferred to the Patent Shaft and Axletree Department in 1867, Mr. Lloyd remaining in charge of the Bessemer Department until 1874, when he severed his connection with the company. He was for some years connected with the ironworks and collieries of the Darlaston Steel and Iron Co., Ltd., and afterwards built the steel-casting works at James Bridge, of which he was the sole proprietor.

In 1888 the business was transferred to a private company under the title of F. H. Lloyd & Co., Ltd., of which he became chairman.

He was also chairman of the Weldless Steel Tube Co., Ltd., of Birmingham.

He was an original member of the Iron-and Steel Institute.


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