Thomas Lloyd1,2

M, #2232, b. 8 May 1698, d. 29 December 1781
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Parents:

Father: John Lloyd3 d. 1700
Mother: Rachel Davies4 d. 1700

Family 1:

Mary Harker b. 6 Oct 1700, d. 29 Jul 1765

Children:

John Lloyd5 b. 24 Oct 1725, d. 30 Oct 1797
Thomas Lloyd5 b. 22 Aug 1727
Adam Lloyd5 b. 3 Nov 1728
Samuel Lloyd+ 5 b. 8 Dec 1729, d. 9 Feb 1779
Evan Lloyd5 b. 1 Nov 1731
Adam Lloyd5 b. 8 Nov 1733
Mary Lloyd5 b. 3 May 1737
James Lloyd5 b. 4 Jul 1738
David Lloyd5 b. 13 May 1741

Family 2:

Notes

  • Immigration*: before 1719; Pennsylvania
  • Note*: The date of Thomas Lloyd's immigration from Radnorshire, Wales, is unknown. He is described as a resident of Pennsylvania in an August 1719 deed. Ralph Waldo Reed speculates that he may have come with his kinsman Evan Lloyd in 1710, and that he could have lived with his elder sister Martha, whose immigration date is also unknown, but married in Pennsylvania in 1713.11
  • Note: In August 1719 Thomas Lloyd inherited 100 acres of land in Radnor Township, which he sold in February 1722. He also inherited a Philadelphia city lot, sold in 1740.12
  • Note: In December 1720 Thomas Lloyd purchased 112 acres from Thomas and Martha Wood, his brother-in-law and sister (Phila. Deed Bk I, vol. 13, p. 55-7). This tract was in the Manor of Moreland, then Philadelphia County, now Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County. He resided throughout his life. His lived was a few miles of his sister Martha Wood and his kinsman Evan Lloyd.

    He also purchased two adjacent properties: 50 acres in 1737, also from his brother-in-law and sister, and 40 acres purchased in 1737.

    Of these 202 acres, Thomas Lloyd deeded 92 1/2 acres to his eldest son John in 1758, and 27 acres to son Samuel in 1762. Samuel sold a half interest to his brother James, and together they constructed a mill on Pennypack Creek, which they sold in 1768. The remainder was sold by his executors in 1783.13
  • Note: In his book Ralph Waldo Lloyd locates the land of Thomas Lloyd on a modern map. The property was shaped as a rectangle running from NW to SE. It is bisected by the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It includes Mason's Mill Park [3500 Masons Mill Rd, Upper Moreland Twp., PA ], including a loop of Pennypack Creek. It is bounded on the north east by Byberry Rd., and on the south east by Mason's Mill Rd., and on the north west by approximately Damian Drive.14
  • Note: Thomas Lloyd and his family belonged to the Horsham Friends Preparative Meeting, which was located in Horsham Township, about 3 1/2 miles from the Lloyd homestead. The Horsham Preparative Meeting was part of Abington Monthly Meeting. In 1727 Thomas Lloyd was appointed Overseer of the Horsham Meeting, and in 1733 he elected an Elder. In 1728 he attended the Quarterly meeting for Abington. In 1742 he was among the Trustees to whom land for Horsham Meeting was deeded.15
  • Note: Thomas Lloyd's will, as abstracted by Clarence Roberts:
    "Will of Thomas Lloyd, of Manor of Moorland, Phila. Co., yeoman.
    Dated 1-19-1780; pr. Feby. 4, 1782.
    Executors to sell real and personal estate.
    To my dau-in-law Sarah Lloyd, and to my two grandsons Thomas Lloyd and Samuel Lloyd (children of my son Samuel deceased), one-sixth of my estate, Sarah Lloyd to have one-fourth there of, and Thomas and Samuel three-fourths, equally divided, to be paid when they are 21.
    Residue to be divided as follows:
    One-fourth to my dau-in-law Sarah Lloyd, and my grand-daus. Martha Lloyd, Eliza Lloyd, Rachel Lloyd and Esther Lloyd, equally divided.
    One-fourth to my son John Lloyd.
    One-fourth to my son Thomas Lloyd.
    One-fourth to my three grand-children, James Lloyd, Daniel Lloyd, and Benja. Lloyd, (children of my son James, decd.), equally divided, after deduction of £10 for payments of my debts.
    Execrs.: my son Thomas Lloyd, my friend Jacob Tomkins and my grandson Benja. Lloyd.
    Wits.: John Parry, John James, Bartholomew Fussell.
    [Phila. Will Book S, p. 62.]"16
  • Note: The parentage of Thomas Lloyd was uncertain prior to the publication of Ralph Waldo Lloyd's book. It had been asserted that he was the son of Thomas Lloyd of Merion and his wife Elizabeth daughter of William ap Edward. Clarence V. Roberts reviewed the evidence, and found it incomplete and contradictory.2,17,18
  • Note: The following deed abstracts are quoted directly from Ralph Waldo Lloyd's book. They demonstrate that John Lloyd, Martha (Lloyd) Wood and Thomas Lloyd were the children of John Lloyd.

    From Lloyd book, p. 6 & 7:

    (1) A deed from William Penn to Richard Davies, of "Welchpoole" (sic) (a prominent Welsh Quaker), dated 14 and 15 September 1681 for 5,000 acres in the "Province of Pennsylvania" (not further described as to boundaries, etc.; much of this land was later laid out in Radnor Township of the "Welsh Tract" some twelve miles west of Colonial-era Philadelphia). (Recorded in Lease and Release Book A, No. 1, pp. 161-3.)

    (2) A deed from Richard Davies to John Lloyd, glover, of Disserth, Radnorshire, Wales, dated 19 June 1682 for 100 acres in Radnor Township, Chester (now Delaware) County, Pennsylvania, and a bonus city lot in Philadelphia. (Recorded in Philadelphia County Deed Book C-1, Vol. 3, pp. 124-131.)

    (3) A deed from John Lloyd, Jr., of Llanvareth, Radnorshire, Wales, "Batchelor [sic].... eldest son and heir at law" of John Lloyd, glover, to Thomas Lloyd, "his brother. ... late of the Parish of Llanvareth and County of Radnor, but now an inhabitant of the Province of Pennsylvania in America," for the same 100 acres and city lot described in the 1682 deed from Richard Davies to John Lloyd, glover. The date of the deed to Thomas Lloyd is 27 August 1719, thirty-seven years after the deed to John Lloyd, glover. (Recorded in Philadelphia County Deed Book G, Vol. 2, pp. 555-7.)

    (4) A deed dated 9 February 1722, from "Thomas Lloyd of the County of Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman," to Caleb Evans of "Radnor in the County of Chester in the said Province, yeoman," for the same 100 acres in Radnor Township described in the deed from John Lloyd, Jr. to Thomas Lloyd (but not the city lot). There is evidence that the sale was made in 1719 or 1720, although the deed was not dated or recorded until 1722. (Recorded in Chester County Deed Book I, pp. 436-8.)

    (5) A deed dated 30 December 1746, from Catherine Evans (widow of Caleb Evans) to David Cornock, for certain land in Radnor Township, including the 100 acres deeded to Caleb Evans by Thomas Lloyd in 1722. In this 1746 deed, title to the 100 acres is traced back to William Penn through the deeds cited above, and John Lloyd, Jr., is specifically identified as the eldest son of John Lloyd, glover, and the brother of Thomas Lloyd to whom he deeded the property. Also recited is this: "And whereas Thomas Wood and Martha his wife (sister of John and Thomas aforesaid) did release the said one hundred to the said Caleb Evans and his Assigns forever as in and by the said Release dated the 26th of June 1735." (Recorded in Chester County Deed Book W, pp. 242-7 .)19

Citations

  1. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 27-54.
  2. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 152-155.
  3. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 6-7, citing five Pennsylvania deeds.
  4. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 16-7.
  5. [S415] Society of Friends, Abington Monthly Meeting, Births & Deaths 1682-1809 Vol I. Filmed at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. FHL microfilm 20,375. Appear to be original records., p. 82, 'The Births of the Children of Thomas & Mary Lloyd.'
  6. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 28.
  7. [S440] Society of Friends, Middletown Monthly Meeting, Bucks Co., Pa. FHL Microfilm 20,403., Minutes, Book A, 1700-1754, p. 197.
  8. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 35-36.
  9. [S370] Quaker Marriage Certificates, Concord Monthly Meeting, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1679-1808. Compiled by Gwen Boyer Bjorkman. Heritage Books, 1991, Bowie, MD, p. 112, Concord MM Marriage Certificates.
  10. [S415] Society of Friends, Abington Monthly Meeting, Births & Deaths 1682-1809 Vol I. Filmed at Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. FHL microfilm 20,375. Appear to be original records., approx. p. 301.
  11. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 6, 29.
  12. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 6-7, 45.
  13. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 7, 30, 39-40.
  14. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 41.
  15. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 47-48, 50.
  16. [S23] Ancestry of Clarence V. Roberts & Frances A. (Walton) Roberts : comprising a chart and sketches of some fifty-six ancestral families who settled mostly in or near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. by Clarence V. Roberts. Published 1940 by the compiler; printers Wm. F. Fell, Phila., p. 154.
  17. [S69] Colonial Families of America, edited by Ruth Lawrence, National Americana Society, New York, A book series. Vol. V, 1929. Lukens chapter pp. 329 - 337., V:332.
  18. [S289] Merion in the Welsh Tract, with Sketches of the Townships of Haverford and Radnor. by Thomas Allen Glenn. Reprinted Baltimore 1992 for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Publ. Co. 1992; orig. publ. 1896., p. 379.
  19. [S331] Our Children's Lloyd Ancestors, 1650-1991, Three Hundred Years of Family History. by Ralph Waldo Lloyd, completed and with a foreword by Mark Frazier Lloyd. publ by the family, Phila. 1992, p. 6-7.