THE LLOYDS OF TAYLES HILL HOUSE

Tayles Hill House
Tayles Hill House
Image source: Bourne Hall Museum

Introduction

These Lloyds were the family of Richard Harman Lloyd, whose great-grandfather founded Lloyds Bank.

Sampson Lloyd I, a Welsh Quaker, became a wealthy iron merchant in Birmingham. One of his sons was Sampson II (1699-1779), who, together with a button maker called John Taylor, founded the bank of Taylors and Lloyds of Birmingham in 1765.

Sampson Lloyd II, by an unknown artist.
Sampson Lloyd II, by an unknown artist.
Image source: www.flickr.com via Wikipedia

The route to Richard Harman Lloyd is confusing (there were a lot of children in the Lloyd family and several Sampsons), so we shall take the shortcut, since none of them are relevant to Ewell. The Taylors bowed out of Taylors & Lloyds, so that this business became just Lloyds Bank, which is not the one that interests us at present. However, Sampson Lloyd III (1728-1807), who had an inordinate amount of children, was involved in another bank and one of these many children was Richard Lloyd (1772-1830), who was Richard Harman Lloyd's father.

The 'other Lloyds Bank' was Hanbury, Taylor, Lloyd and Bowman (Taylor and Bowman disappeared from the name in due course), founded with others in 1770 by Sampson III and Osgood Hanbury, son-in-law of Sampson II: this company was merged into Lloyds in 1884 but in Richard Harman's day it was a separate entity, although it did act as agent for Lloyds.

Richard Harman Lloyd

Richard Harman Lloyd was born in Allesley, Warwickshire (near Coventry) in 1807, son of the aforementioned Richard Lloyd and his wife Elizabeth (nee Harman). He was not christened until 28 April 1829 at St Saviour's, Southwark, when he was about 21 - possibly he was brought up in the Quaker religion, which does not practise baptism. On 19 August 1835 at St Leonard's, Streatham he married Isabella Mary Borradaile and there were so many witnesses that the names had to be continued sideways in the margin of the register. Isabella was born in London (possibly Fenchurch Street) on 27 June 1812, the daughter of merchant William Borradaile (c.1788-1844) and his wife Isabella Mary (nee Oates, c.1787-1836).

As well as his involvement with Hanbury & Lloyd, Richard was a director of the Protector Life Association (eventually consumed by Eagle Star, now effectively defunct). His business was at 60 Lombard Street and the family lived in Streatham/Tooting. I don't think that Richard ever resided in Ewell, but his wife and several of the children did, from about 1871 until 1890. Richard died at Upper Tooting on 30 January 1867 and was buried on 5 February at Tooting Graveney.

Tayles Hill House
Tayles Hill House c.1906
Image source: Epsom and Ewell Local and Family History Centre

In the 1871 and 1881 censuses Isabella was at Tayles Hill House (then called Belmont House) with various of her children; she died at Tayles Hill on 9 May 1890. The children, all born in Streatham, were as shown below.

Name Date of birth
Elizabeth Beatrice 1837
Richard Borradaile 1839
Henry 1841
Emily (twin) 1842
Albert (twin) 1842
Alfred (twin) 1843
George (twin) 1843
Charlotte 1847
William David 1849
Llewellyn Septimus 1850
Ernest Octavius 1853

Elizabeth Beatrice and Charlotte

Neither Elizabeth nor Charlotte married and latterly they lived together on private means at 24 Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea; they died on 12 August 1925 and 9 November 1932 respectively.

Carlyle Mansions, photographed by Jacqueline Banerjee 2006.
Carlyle Mansions, photographed by Jacqueline Banerjee 2006.
Image source: www.victorianweb.org

Richard Borradaile

This was the man who carried on the family banking tradition and was a director of Lloyds Bank after Hanbury & Lloyd, with its various changes of titles/partners, ceased to exist as a separate entity in 1884. (A fellow director at that time was Bernard Tindal Bosanquet, father of cricketer Bernard Bosanquet - who invented the googly - and grandfather of the late ITN newsreader Reginald.) On 9 May 1871 at St Nicholas, Brighton he married Catherine Jean Campbell Money (born 1850 Cawnpore, India, daughter of Gilbert Pockington Money of the Bengal Civil Service). He eventually lived at Fir Grove, Farnham, Surrey (actually in the village of Frensham and now Frensham Heights School) and died on 26 October 1913. Catherine died on 21 March 1934, then living at Rock House, Farnham.

The children, all born Reigate except the first, were Richard Money (1872 Banstead), Gwynedd Dorothy (1875), Llewellyn Gilbert (1876-78), Gwenhwfar (1877), Owen Stanley (1878), Noel Tudor (1882), Mervyn (1883), Eileen Margory (1888-1959, unmarried) and one other who presumably died in infancy.

In 1903 Richard Money married widow Frederica Georgina Anne Kemble (c.1873-1953, nee Webber - her previous husband, Captain Charles Morris Kemble of the Army Service Corps, died of enteric fever at Bloemfontein in 1900); he died on 26 July 1926. Gwenhwfar married Lionel Drummond Gosling (brother of Mary Vere Gosling, 2nd wife of Henry Lloyd below) and died in 1941 at Bishops Stortford (lived Stansted). Owen was a regular army officer (latterly Lt. Col. Royal Artillery) and died in 1972. Noel's wife was Marjorie Katherine Sawyer and he died in 1958.

Mervyn was the estate manager at Mere Country House in Cheshire and became a Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers; he died of wounds at Boulogne on 15 March 1915 (one source says he was invalided back to England and died here) and is buried at Farnham Civil Cemetery.

Henry

Henry was a merchant, shipbroker and JP. He eventually lived at Pitsford Hall, Northamptonshire, now a school. In 1878 at Lutterworth, Leicestershire he married Caroline Dorathea Entwisle (1844-1895 Brixworth district). After Caroline's death he married Mary Vere Gosling (c.1857 Farnham, Essex-1915 Chelsea) on 28 October 1896 at St Andrew's, Marylebone. The children, all from his first marriage, were Gwladys Dorothy (1878 Kibworth Leics-1938, married 1906 Alfred Henry Gosling); Meyrick Entwisle (born 1880 Scarborough, Captain Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died Ypres 20/21 Oct 1914; married 1912 Cheltenham Elizabeth Grace Ramsay - they lived near Wrexham and in 1919 Elizabeth married army officer Edward Reginald Kearsley), Nesta Mary (1881 Scarborough-1951 Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire; unmarried), Stanley Norreys (born 1882 LLanfyllin, Montgomeryshire; family trees on the internet say that Stanley died soon after his father in 1902 but give no details - a newspaper report of Henry's funeral in the January said that both sons were soldiers, serving in India and China, so I would assume that Stanley died overseas.).

For many centuries members of the Lloyd family had owned an estate called Dolobran, near Welshpool in Montgomeryshire, and names from the far distant past, such as Llewellyn, Meyrick, Celynin and Gwladys crop up in the much later generations. The estate was sold out of the family around 1780 but in 1872/73 Henry bought back part of it and willed it to his son, Meyrick.

Emily

Emily's husband was merchant Charles Dixon Brown (1838 St Pancras-1918 Streatham); they were married on 25 October 1870 at St Mary's, Ewell. Their six children, all born in Weybridge except the last two, were Emily Mary (1871-1970 Surrey North-western, unmarried), Charles Hugh (1872), Henry Lloyd (1873-probably 1953), Wilfrid Ernest (1875), Albert Cyril (1877 Croydon) and Richard Stanley (1879 Croydon).

Charles Hugh emigrated to New South Wales and died at Killara, Sydney in 1948; he was married in 1910 to Louisa Mary Dines Campbell (1880-1930). Wilfrid Ernest married Ellen Frances Kerridge (died 1951) and died in 1926 at Broadstairs. Albert Cyril, connected with the Stock Exchange, latterly lived in Addiscombe and died at Chertsey Railway Station in 1945; his wife was Hannah Norah de S Fernandes. Richard Stanley died at Fazakerley Hospital, Liverpool on 9 February 1916. The Western Daily Press of 12 February 1916 reported as follows.

KILLED BY BOMB PRACTICE
AN OFFICER'S DEATH

'Accidentally killed by a bomb whilst in the execution of his duty,' was the verdict returned by a Liverpool Coroner's jury yesterday in an inquest held on Richard Stanley Brown, 37, 2nd Lieutenant in the 14th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, whose private address was 76 Gleneldon Road, Streatham, London.

Last month Lieut. Brown went to a camp near Liverpool to undergo a course of (sic) bombing. On the night of the 20th ult. he was in charge of a party defending some trenches. The attacking party had hurled a number of live bombs into the empty trench. The officer in charge was informed that all the live bombs had been thrown. The attacking party then advanced throwing harmless jam tin bombs. At this stage somebody in the attacking party threw a live bomb, which exploded in the trench in which Lieut. Brown was standing. He was injured about both legs and taken to hospital, where he died on Wednesday. Efforts to trace the thrower of the bomb had failed.


Richard was buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery. I have not yet found Emily's death record.

Richard Stanley Brown
Richard Stanley Brown
Image source: De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour

Albert

See Emily Crowe.

Alfred

It seems that Alfred was in the Royal Navy (a midshipman I would guess); he died on 9 March 1861 (aged 17) aboard HMS Nile, homeward bound from Calcutta, of injuries received when he 'fell from aloft'.

HMS Conway
HMS Nile in 1876, by which time she had been renamed HMS Conway.
Image source: www.hmsconway.org via Wikimedia Commons.

George

George was originally in the family banking business but emigrated to Australia. In 1868 he married Isabel De Courcey Brisbane Bremer (1849-1909) at Sydney. There were six children, being George Bremer (1869-97), Ina Beatrice (1870), Kathleen Isobel (1872), Alfred Harold Bremer (1874), Brisbane Bremer (1877-1937) and one unnamed child (born and died 1886). George died on 9 July 1904 in Sydney.

William David

William was a shipbroker and on 8 November 1887 at Christ Church, Epsom he married Marianne Murray (1864 Paddington-1920 Cheltenham, daughter of solicitor Charles Frederick Murray of Woodcote Hall). He died on 9 January 1900, then living in Swanage. Marianne married Herbert Caesar Hawkins MRCP, LRCP in 1902.

Llewellyn Septimus

Llewellyn was a wine merchant with premises at St Michael's House, Cornhill. He married Annie Harriet Mather (1857-1937, daughter of the Rev George Mather of Huntley Hall, Cheadle, Staffordshire) in 1892 at Cheadle; they lived in Folkestone. Llewellyn died on 20 October 1894 at Folkestone and in 1898 Annie married the Rev William Saunders Crawford.

Ernest Octavius

Ernest was a member of the Stock Exchange and married Margaret Collyer Bristow. There were four children, being Ernest Alfred Collyer (1890 London), Ivor David (1903 Westminster-1985, civil servant, married Phyllis Norah Marchant) and Phyllis Margaret Olivia (1905 Westminster-1961, unmarried) and one other who died young.

Ernest Junior was a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion Scots Guards and died on 31 July 1917 at Ypres; he is buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery.

Researched and written by Linda Jackson © 2014