Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lloyd, Edward (d.1847)

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LLOYD, EDWARD (d. 1847), captain, of the Gambia River, is described as originally of Beechmount, near Limerick. The Lloyds of Beechmount were, according to Burke, a branch of the family of Lloyd of Castle Lloyd, co. Limerick (Landed Gentry, ed. 1868). Lloyd obtained an ensigncy in the 54th foot in 1799, and served with that regiment in Egypt in 1801. In 1803 he became lieutenant in the 58th foot, and in 1804 received a company without purchase in the royal African corps, then re-formed. He retired in July 1812. He is regarded as the founder of the Gambia River settlement, where he died, after forty-three years' residence, on 16 March 1847. Major Richard Lloyd, an officer mentioned by the African traveller, Mungo Park, was, like Edward Lloyd, in the royal African corps, and was killed as lieutenant-colonel commanding the 2nd battalion 84th foot at the battle of the Nive in December 1813.

[Army Lists; Ann. Reg. 1847.]

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