Robert Lloyd

Robert Lloyd (1712 - 1770)

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Colonel Robert Lloyd
Born in Hope House, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United
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LLOYD, ROBERT (ca. 1712-1770). [1]

BORN: on February 19, ca. 1712, in Talbot County; eldest son. NATIVE: fourth generation. RESIDED: in Talbot County until ca. 1740; Queen Anne's County, according to public records, until at least 1764. However, Lloyd probably maintained residences on both his father's land in Talbot County and his wife's and stepchildren's land in Queen Anne's County.


  • FATHER: James Lloyd (1679/80-1723), son of Philemon Lloyd (1646-1685).
  • STEPFATHER: Edward Fottrell (?-ca. 1742).
  • MOTHER: Anne Grundy (1690-1732).
  • UNCLES: Edward Lloyd (1670-1718/19); Philemon Lloyd (ca. 1674-1732/33).
  • AUNTS: Anna Maria Lloyd (1677-1748), who married Richard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39); Margaret Lloyd (1683-1747), who married Matthew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-1741).
  • BROTHERS: James (1716/17-1768); Philemon (1721-died young).
  • HALF OR STEP-BROTHERS. Edward Fottrell; Thomas Fottrell.
  • SISTERS: Henrietta Maria (ca. 1711-1748), who married Samuel Chamberlaine (1698-1773); Margaret (1714-ca. 1785), who married William Tilghman (1711-1782); Deborah (ca. 1719-1786); and Anne (ca. 1723-1794), who married Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790).
  • STEPSISTER: Achsah Fottrell (ca. 1740-?).
  • FIRST COUSINS: Edward Lloyd (1711-1770); Richard Lloyd (ca. 1717-1786); Dorothy Blake, who married Charles Carroll (1691-1755); Henrietta Maria Lloyd (?-1766), who married second, Daniel Dulany (1685-1753); Edward Tilghman (1713-1785); Anna Maria Tilghman (1709-1763), who married first, William Hemsley (1703-1736), and second, Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770); James Tilghman (1716-1793); Henrietta Maria Tilghman (1707-1771), who married first, George Robins (1697-1742), and second, William Goldsborough (1709-1760); Mary Tilghman (1702-ca. 1736), who married James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-1739); Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790); Grundy Pemberton (?-1768); and William Tilghman (1711-1782).
  • NEPHEWS: James Lloyd Chamberlaine (1732-1783); Samuel Chamberlaine (1742-1811); Richard Tilghman (1740-1809); Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); James Tilghman (1743-1809) ; and Jeremiah Nichols (1748-1806).
  • NIECES: Henrietta Maria Lloyd (?-1822), who married William Hayward, Jr. (ca.1758-1834); Anne Chamberlaine (1734-1786), who married Richard Tilghman Earle (1728/29-1788); and Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817), who married Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783).


MARRIED probably by 1740 his first cousin Anna Maria (1709-1763), widow of William Hemsley (1703-1736) daughter of Richard Tilghman (1672/73-1738/39) and wife Anna Maria Lloyd (1677-1748). Anna Maria was the granddaughter of Philemon Lloyd (1646-1685). She was the niece of Edward Lloyd (1670-1718/19); Philemon Uoyd (ca. 1674-1732/33); James Lloyd (1679/80-1723); Margaret Lloyd (1683-1747), who married Mat- thew Tilghman Ward (ca. 1676-1741); and Rebecca Tilghman (?-1725), who married Simon Wilmer (ca. 1656-1699). Her brothers were Edward Tilghman (1713-1785); James Tilghman (1716-1793); William Tilghman (1711-1782); Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790); Philemon (1704-ca. 1724); and Richard (1705-1768).

Her sisters were Mary (1702-ca. 1736), who married James Earle, Jr. (ca. 1694-1739); Henrietta Maria (1707-1771), who married first, George Robins (1697-1742), and second, William Goldsborough (1709-1760).

Her first cousins were Lambert Wilmer (1682-1732); Simon Wilmer (1686-1737); Edward Lloyd (1711-1770); Richard Lloyd (ca. 1717-1786); Dorothy Blake, who married Charles Carroll (1691-1755); Henrietta Maria Lloyd (?-1766), who married second, Daniel Dulany (1685-1753); Robert Lloyd (ca. 1712-1770); Henrietta Maria Lloyd (ca. 1711-1748), who married Samuel Chamberlaine (1698-1773); Margaret Lloyd (1714-ca. 1785), who married William Tilghman (1711-1782); and Anne Lloyd (ca. 1723-1794), who married Matthew Tilghman (1717/18-1790).

Her nephews were Richard Tilghman (1740-1809); Matthew Tilghman (1760-1801); James Tilghman, Jr. (ca. 1748-1796); James Tilghman (1743-1809); Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); William Tilghmani 1756- 1827); Michael Earle (1722-1787); and Richard Tilghman Earle (1728/29-1788).

Her nieces were Margaret Tilghman (1742-1817), who married Charles Carroll, Barrister (1723-1783); Anna Maria Tilghman (?-1817), who married William Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Elizabeth Tilghman, who married James Lloyd (ca. 1756-1830); Anna Maria Earle (1725-1795), who married Thomas Ringgold (1715-1772); Henrietta Maria Earle (1730-1767), who married William Hemsley (1736/37-1812); Anna Maria Robins (1732-1806), who married Henry Hollyday (ca.1725-1789); Margaret Robins (1734-1808), who married William Hayward (?-1791); and Henrietta Maria Robins (1736-1791), who married James Lloyd Chamberlaine (1732-1783).


  • SON Richard (probably died young).
  • STEP-SONS Philemon Hemsley (1728-1752); William Hemsley (1736/37- 18 12). *DAUGHTERS: Deborah, who married Peregrine Tilghman (ca. 1741-1807); Anna Maria, who married William Tilghman (1745-1800).
  • STEPDAUGHTERS: Anna Maria Hemsley (1726-1790); Henrietta Maria Hemsley (1730-?); and Mary Hemsley (1733-ca. 1750).


  • EDUCATION: literate.
  • SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES Gent., by 1737; Esq., by 1747; fourth generation legislator. Described by Thomas Jefferson in 1766 as "a little old man dressed but indifferently with a yellow queue wig on ....."
  • OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant by 1749;planter.


  • LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Talbot County, 1738, 1739-1741(Accounts 3), 1742-1744 (Laws 1, 2), 1745 (Laws), 1745/46-1748 (Laws Cv 1, 1-3, 4), 1749-1751(Laws Cv-3), Queen Anne's County, 1754-1757 (Laws 1-4; Bills of Credit 6), 1757-1758 (Accounts 1, Cv, 2; Bills of Credit 1, Cv, 2; Public Offices 1, Cv, 2), 1758-1761 (Elections 2, 3, Cv 3; Grievances Cv 1, 1, Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3; Bills of Credit Cv 1, 1, Cv 2, 2, 3; Public Offices Cv 1, 1, Cv 2, 2, 3, Cv 3), 1762-1763 (Grievances 1, 2; Bills of Credit 1, 2), 1765-1766 (Speaker), 1768-1769 (Speaker 1, 2; died before the third session of the 1768-1770 Assembly). *LOCAL OFFICES: St. Michael's Parish Vestry, Talbot County, 1735-1738; St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, 1739-1742, 1753-1756; visitor, Queen Anne's County Free School, in office 1738/39, 1759; justice, Queen Anne's County, 1740-1749, 1754-1756 (quorum 1741-1749, 1754-1756); trustee, charity school, St. Peter's Parish, Talbot County, in office 1750; churchwarden, St. Paul's Parish, Queen Anne's County, 1760. *MILITARY SERVICE: colonel, by 1766.
  • STANDS ON PUBLIC/PRIVATE ISSUES: wrote to the Hon. Joseph Hollyday on October 20, 1755: "The French and Indians are nibbling at our frontiers and no one seems to have resolution enough to set the dogs at them."


  • LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: ca. 4,100 acres in Talbot County and 1 lot in Wye Town, Talbot County (all inherited from his father, including ca. 1,900 acres devised by his grandfather Robert Grundy to James Lloyd (1679/80-1723) for life and then to Robert and his brother James).
  • SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: Upon his marriage to Anna Maria Tilghman Hemsley, Lloyd gained control of her father's lands devised to her (554 acres in Queen Anne's County) and to her Hemsley children (650 acres in Queen Anne's County), as well as to ca. 3,800 acres in Queen Anne's County and 1,346 acres in Talbot County to which the Hemsley children were heirs through their father and grandfather. Lloyd divided his father's lands with his brother James in 1743; and sold 300 acres in Talbot County in 1744. Between 1751 and 1770, as the various Hemsley heirs came of age, Robert lost control of their acreage in Queen Anne's and Talbot counties.
  • WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED, on July 16, 1770. Family tradition states that his horse bolted and Lloyd was thrown from his carriage and killed.
  • LAND: ca. 2,500 acres in Talbot and Queen Anne's counties (including the 554 acres held by right of his wife), and 1 lot in Wye Town, Talbot County.

Died Y. 16 JUL 1770. Hope, Queen Anne Co., MD. Age: 58.


  1. "A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature"
  • Citation: Source 18, page Ancestry Family Tree. Unreliable or estimated. Robert Lloyd, aged about 18, married Anna Maria Tilghman374, aged about 20, in 1730 in Kent, Maryland, United States. The following information is also recorded for this family. Marriage(?) about 1740, in Kent, Maryland, United States, when Robert was aged 28 and Anna was aged 30; Marriage(?) before 1743, when Robert was aged 30 and Anna was aged 33.
  • Source: S1 Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree Certainty: 0

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