Francis Lloyd was born in Wroxeter 23 April 1759 and christened in the lovely church of St Andrews on 27 May of that year. His father James was a churchwarden in 1762 and is buried here.

Francis married Elizabeth Owen (christened as daughter of Francis Owin and Mary Powell in the Dawley registers) by license in Dawley on 7 Jan 1796. From the Lichfield Diocese files there is an Allegation (for the sum of Five hundred pounds) showing that at the time the original parish for Elizabeth was Stirchley. This is crossed out and changed to Dawley, as it is on the License itself. The Allegation is witnessed by his brother James Lloyd of Eyton upon Severn, Salop, Farmer (signed with his mark). The immortal J. Doe, Gent, was also a witness.
Francis and Elizabeth moved to the Broseley area shortly after marriage. Three of their children, Francis and Benjamin (twins) and Sarah were all baptized at St Leonardís, Broseley (later to be renamed All Saints about 1845). Their son Peter was christened in Wellington in 1805. The 1821 census for Wellington shows Francis (occupation Carrier), Elizabeth and son Francis living at 7 Hoars Lane, with Peter living with Samuel Barnett in Church Street as an apprentice Blacksmith. Peters future wife, Ann Tart is shown living at number 4 Hoars Lane.
A will was completed by James Lloyd (Francis's brother) in 1808 shortly before his death making bequests to his wife Sarah, his sister Mary living in Manchester, and his two brothers, Francis living in Wellington and Peter of Eyton. The executors were his wife Sarah and Thomas Hughes, Bailiff to the Earl of Darlington. James was buried in Wroxeter 4 April 1808.


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