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John Lloyd (1825-1889) of the Lilleshall Co

1862 John Lloyd, Lilleshall Iron Works, near Wellington, Shropshire, joined I Mech E[1] - Lilleshall Ironworks

1889 Obituary [2]

JOHN LLOYD was born in North Staffordshire on the 23rd May 1825, and died on the 23rd March 1889.

In early life he evinced a remarkable aptitude for mechanics, and was connected for some time with the Phoenix Foundry, Hanley, North Staffordshire. Afterwards he became resident engineer to the Lilleshall Company at Oakengates, Shropshire. He designed and erected their extensive engineering establishment, where he also constructed the first locomotive that was built in Shropshire, and specimens of his engineering ability and indomitable perseverance are to be found in many parts of the United Kingdoms and abroad.

Mr. Lloyd induced the Lilleshall Company to lay down their basic steelworks at Priors Lee near Oakengates; but unfortunately, before their completion, he was compelled, some five years ago, to resign his appointment owing to ill-health. His connection with the Lilleshall Company extended over twenty-eight years.

Mr. Lloyd was of an active disposition, and shortly after retiring from Lilleshall, set himself to lay out the extensive saccharine works and docks of Messrs. Bostock & Co. at Garston, near Liverpool, in which concern he was a large shareholder.

He also held the appointment of engineer to the Wirral Waterworks Company, Birkenhead, and was a director. of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway Company.

He died at his residence at Rock Ferry, Cheshire, in the sixty-third year of his age.

He joined the Institute in 1876.

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