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Walter John Lloyd

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Walter John Lloyd (c1853-1936) of the Quadrant Cycle Co, Lloyd Motor Engineering Co and the Overseas Motor Co

c1853 Born at Birmingham the son of William Henry Lloyd (1815-1898), a Cordwainer, and his wife Alice Goode (1817-1893)

1861 Living at Lodge Road, Harborne: William H. Lloyd (age 45 born Birmingham), Cordwainer. With his wife Elles Lloyd (age 44 born Harborne) and their children William H. Lloyd (age 22 born Edgbaston), Tin Plate Worker; Roseanna Lloyd (age 20 born Edgbaston), Laundress; George Lloyd (age 16 born Harborne); Thomas Lloyd (age 11 born Harborne); Walter J. Lloyd (age 8 born Harborne); Albert Lloyd (age 5 born Harborne); and James Lloyd (age 2 born Harborne).[1]

1871 Living at Lodge Road, Harborne: William H. Lloyd (age 54 born Birmingham), Cordwainer. With his wife Alice Lloyd (age 52 born Harborne) and their children Rosina Lloyd (age 30 born Harborne), Laundress; Hannah Lloyd (age 23 born Harborne), Domestic Servant; Thomas Lloyd (age 20 born Harborne), Tin Plate Worker; Walter Lloyd (age 18 born Harborne), Tool Maker; Alfred Lloyd (age 15 born Harborne); and James Lloyd (age 12 born Harborne).[2]

1875 Early death of his wife age 22. She was only daughter of John and Mary Grigg of Harborne.[3]

1878 Patent. '284. To Walter John Lloyd, of Harborne, in the county of Stafford, Machinist, for the invention of "improvements in machinery for the manufacture of safely pins."'[4]

1878 Married Elizabeth Bolton

1880 Birth of son Walter John Lloyd, Junior

1881 Living at 2 Regent Villas, Harborne: Walter John Lloyd (age 28 born Harborne), Safety Pin Manufacturer Employing 8 Girls and 3 Boys. With his wife Elizabeth Lloyd (age 24 born Birmingham) and their son Walter John Lloyd (age 1 born Harborne). One boarder. [5]

1883 Forms the Quadrant Cycle Co

1885 Birth of son Bertram A. Lloyd

1887 Birth of daughter Beatrice Wilhelmina

1891 Living at 41 Wellington Road, Harborne: Walter J. Lloyd (age 38 born Harborne), a Cycle Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Elizabeth Lloyd (age 34 born Birmingham) and their children Walter J. Lloyd (age 11 born Harborne); Bertram A. Lloyd (age 6 born Harborne); and Beatrice W. Lloyd (age 4 born Harborne). Two Servants.[6]

1893 Birth of daughter Gladys E.

1901 Living at 279 Hagley Road, Edgbaston: Walter J. Lloyd (age 48 born Harborne), a Cycle Manufacturer and Employer. With his wife Elizabeth Lloyd (age 44 born Birmingham) and their children Walter J. Lloyd (age 21 born Harborne), a Clerk (Cycle Trade); Bertram A. Lloyd (age 16 born Harborne); Beatrice W. Lloyd (age 14 born Harborne); and Gladys E. Lloyd (age 8 born Edgbaston). Two servants. [7]

1901 Designed a motorcycle for Quadrant

1907 Forms the Lloyd Motor Engineering Co which was incorporated this year; presumably cut his links with Quadrant.

1911 Living at 25 Hallewall Road, Birmingham: Walter John Lloyd (age 58 born Birmingham), a Motor Cycle Manufacture and Employer. With his wife (married 33 years with five children - three living) Elizabeth Lloyd (age 54 born Birmingham) and their children Walter John Lloyd (age 31 born Birmingham), a Clerk and Single; and Beatrice Wilhelmina Lloyd (age 24 born Birmingham), a Teacher (Private Pupils).[8]

1936 Death at Shrewsbury age 83

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 24 April 1875
  4. [1] Gazette Issue 24548 published on the 1 February 1878. Page 23 of 62
  5. 1881 Census
  6. 1891 Census
  7. 1901 Census
  8. 1911 Census