Lloyd Memorials in St Martin of Tours, Epsom

A Memorial on the wall of St Martin's Church bears an inscription:
'Near this place lie interred the bodies of JOHN LLOYD late of the Middle Temple, London, Gent., who departed this life the 11th day of Jan. A.D. 1718/19 Aged 75,
and of Dorothy Lloyd his wife to the unspeakable grief of her affectionate husband, died the 13th day of April, A.D. 1705, Aged 40,
and also of JOHN LLOYD their 2nd Son who died the 11th day of March, A.D. 1711/2, Aged 27.
To the pious memory of his Honoured parents and beloved brother this monument was erected by Montagu Lloyd, D.D., A.D. 1720.'
It is described by Bob Speel as:
'A cartouche monument, in white marble. Cartouches have a round, oval or violin-shaped centre, surrounded by scrolls and knotted drapes and Acanthus leaves, as here. The scrolling points towards the viewer, with concentric loops, and the drapery is caught at the top sides in large knots, which is the convention, and fall freely and fairly symmetrically at the base; there is a central mini-cartouche also at the base, which once would have contained a painted coat of arms'
He also provides an image at http://www.speel.me.uk/chnrlondon/che/epsomch/lloyd.jpg.

John Lloyd, the second son of Arthur Lloyd, of Cardiff, Glamorgan., gent., was admitted to the Middle Temple on 17 November 1684. He married Dorothy Carter at St Giles, Cripplegate, on 22 June 1681.

The first known connection to Epsom is a record of the burial of Dorothy Lloyd, 'a stranger', on 18 April 1705 - presumably she had expired during a visit to the town and had not been a parishioner.

John, junior, does not appear in the burial register of St Martins for 1712. He seems likely to have died and been interred in London. There is evidence that his father had a house in the parish of St Andrew Holborn.

Montague Lloyd, the elder son (born c. 1683) had entered Trinity College, Cambridge: -
Venn's Alumni cantabrigienses; a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge
'LOYD, MOUNTAGUE. Adm. pens, (age 16) at Trinity, Apr. 8, 1699. S. of John, of London. School, Charterhouse. Matric. 1699; Scholar, 1702; B..A. 1702-3; M.A. 1706; B.D. 1713; D.D. 1717 (Com. Reg.). Fellow, 1705. Ord. priest (London) Sept. 22, 1706. R. of Barnwell St Andrew, Northants., 1714- 23. Admon. (P.C.C.) 1723; of St .Andrew's, Holborn'.
[S.T. D. (Sanctae Theologiae Doctor); S. T. B (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus), 1713; D. D. (Doctor of Divinity); S. T. P. (Sanctae Theologiae Professor) Professor of Divinity, 1717.]
Dr Lloyd's christian name is thought to indicate a connection to the Montagu family: his father John Lloyd, of St Andrew Holborn was executor of Hon William Mountagu, esq [also of the Middle Temple] deceased late Lord Chief Baron of Court of Exchequer. Certainly Rev. Lloyd's preferment to the Rectory of Barnwell, St Andrew, would have been granted byJohn Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu who held the Advowson as Lord of that Manor.

Montague Lloyd married Mary Trenchfield, with licence, at St Antholin, Budge Row, on 30 July 1715. She was the daughter of the late Caleb Trenchfield, Gentleman and Freeman of Saint Andrew in Holborn, Middlesex (Will proved 14 April 1712).

[Monumental Inscription in St Nicholas Church, Chislehurst - Tomb (under trees, on a mount by the vestry) Coat of arms: A chevron between three roses.
'Here lyes Interr'd the Body of Mr Caleb TRENCHFIELD late of London Citizen and Mercer son of Mr Caleb Trenchfield late of Eltham and Grandson to Thomas Trenchfield Esqr one of the Admirals of the Navy in the Reign of King Charles the First He was also Grandchild by his Mother to Edmund Poyntell Esqr and Judith his wife who lived long in this Parish and whose bodies with many others of his Relations are Interr'd in this Church and Vault He departed this Life the 29th March 1712 aged 63 years'.]

Additionally, Mary Trenchfield had become residuary legatee under the Will of Thomas Ellis (Haberdasher of London, proved 3 November 1704?).

From the Registers of Barnwell, St Andrew, Northamptonshire: -
'Dorothy the daughter of Mr Montagu Lloyd, Rector of this Church, and Mrs Mary Lloyd, his wife, was born July ye 3rd but was baptised July ye 22nd (1716).
Mary daughter of Mr Montague Lloyd and Mrs Mary Lloyd born June ye 4th but baptised July ye 4th (1717)
Mrs Mary Lloyd ye wife of Mr Montague Lloyd was buried June ye 14th (1717) [Presumably having expired following complications after childbirth.]
The Revd. Mr Lloyd, D.D., and Rector of this Parish died March ye 6th and was buried March ye 12th (1723).'
Following the last event, the the two children, who became known as 'Miss Dolly' and 'Miss Molly', had been orphaned aged 6 and 5 with their closest relation Thomas, brother of their mother. They were, however, beneficiaries under their parents' Marriage Settlement and co-heirs to an estate 'of very considerable amount'.

Trustees of the Marriage Settlement appear to have been Thomas Trenchfield , son of Caleb Trenchfield, who died 5 January 1730, aged 43, and Isaac Whittington of London, citizen and Haberdasher, who had expired 18 March 1726, aged 47 years. The latter was the husband of Martha daughter of the said Caleb Trenchfield.

After Dr Montague Lloyd's death, intestate, administration of his goods, chattels, and personal estate was granted in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to Thomas Trenchfield, uncle of Dorothy and Mary Lloyd, during their minority. The children were boarded out with a Maria Calverley at Bath at least for part of time they were growing up.

On 14 March 1733, a case was brought in Chancery, 'Dorothy Lloyd and Mary Lloyd, daughters and coheirs of Mountague Lloyd of Barnewell, Northants, Doctor of Divinity, by Mary his wife also deceased, being infants, by Michael Richards, Esq v. Isaac Whittington' , which sought a full account of the financial transaction. Details may be found at http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT7/C78/C78no1752/IMG_0341.htm , et seq.

Subsequently both of these eligible young ladies were married before attaining their majorities, when legal age was 21.

Dorothy wed Edward Knipe of Hookfield, Epsom in 1735.

The espousal of Thomas Farnaby Esq., to Miss Mary Lloyd, 'an agreeable young lady with a Fortune of 20, 000' (or 100,000 if the Gentleman's Magazine is to be preferred!) was reported to have taken place on 31 March 1737. From 1741 her husband became Sir Thomas Farnaby, 2nd Baronet (c.?1708-1760) of Kippington, Kent and she took the title Dame Mary Farnaby. Her Will, 'Widow of Saint George Hanover Square , Middlesex', was proved 21 February 1766 - PROB 11/916/242.

References to the Lloyds continue with inscriptions on the Knipe Faculty Vault in St Martin's churchyard

The Knipe Faculty Vault in St Martin's churchyard
The Knipe Faculty Vault in St Martin's churchyard

'In the South Isle of this Church near the Monument erected by MONTAGUE LLOYD D.D. to the memory of his Family lye two Children of EDWARD KNIPE Esq. and DOROTHY his Wife Daughter of ye said MONTAGUE LLOYD Both Died in February 1742 EDWARD The first of that Name in the Fifth year of his Age. DOROTHY in the Second year of her Age. [Buried as Master Richard Knype and Miss Dorothy Knype, 10 February 1742/3]

Also of SAMUEL KNIPE Esquire. last surviving Son of the above named EDWARD KNIPE and DOROTHY his Wife who departed this Life 7th June 1827 in the 72nd year of his Age.

In this Vault lyes the Body of RANDOLPH KNIFE [sic] Esq. first (?) born of EDWARD KNIPE Esq. and DOROTHY his wife of Clay Hill in this Parish He departed this life the 19th of Decr. 1769 in the 24th year of his Age.

Here also Are deposited the remains of the said EDWARD KNIPE who departed this life the 16th of April 1786 in the (8)7th Year of his Age. And of the said DOROTHY KNIPE who departed this Life the 30th of May 1791 In the 74th year of her Age.

Also of EDWARD KNIPE Esq. Son of the above EDWARD and DOROTHY KNIPE who departed this life 19th Octr. 1823 in the 82nd year of his Age'

The Knipe tablet in St Martin's Church - click image to enlarge
The Knipe tablet in St Martin's Church - click image to enlarge
Image courtesy of Clive Gilbert © 2010

The Will of Dorothy Knipe, dated 28 February 1787 mentioned a 'Diamond Ring of Lady Farnaby', presumably bequeathed by her sister; at that date she was about to vacate the (Hookfield) mansion in favour of her son and move into a leasehold property formerly occupied by Peter Provost or Prevost, sometime Steward of Epsom Manor, who had moved to London before his death in 1789. With codicils, it was proved, 'Widow of Epsom', 12 June 1794- PROB 11/1246/141.

Brian Bouchard © October 2016