George Lloyd

George Lloyd
George Lloyd was an English Fellow of the Royal Society. George Lloyd was the son of Gamaliel Lloyd, a merchant and manufacturer in Manchester, and his wife, Sarah. He was born in 1708 and took the degree of M.B. at Queens' College, Cambridge in 1731. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1737, being sponsored as "a gentleman well-skilled in mathematical knowledge and natural philosophy". He rented Alkrington Hall from the Lever family before buying Hulme Hall as his residence. Lloyd sold Hulme Hall in 1764 to Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, who had to pay a large amount of money to acquire it so that he could continue construction of his eponymous canal. Lloyd later lived in York and, finally, in Barrowby, near Leeds, where he died on 4 December 1783. He was buried nearby at Swillington. Lloyd married twice, to Eleanor Wright and to Susannah Horton. With Eleanor he had a son, John, who was later elected FRS as his father had been. With Susannah he had sons called Gamaliel, George and Thomas, and daughters called Anne, Susannah and Elizabeth. Lloyd was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1779.