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George Braithwaite Lloyd

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George Braithwaite Lloyd (1824-1903) tube manufacturer and director of Lloyds and Company

1824 Born in Birmingham, son of George Braithwaite Lloyd and his wife Mary[1]

1851 Iron tube manufacturer, of Birmingham[2]

1854 George Braithwaite Lloyd, Junior, of Tube Works, Berkley Street, Birmingham

1861 George B Lloyd, banker, 36, his wife Mary Lloyd 39 and son John Henry Lloyd 5, living in Edgbaston[3]

1871 George Braithwaite Lloyd, retired banker and mayor, living in Edgbaston with Mary Lloyd 49 John Henry Lloyd 15[4]


1903 Obituary [5]

GEORGE BRAITHWAITE LLOYD was born in Birmingham on 15th October 1824.

His engineering training was received in Liverpool at the marine-engine works of Messrs. Bury, Curtis, and Kennedy, and at the Shildon Engineering Works of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, now part of the North Eastern Railway.

About 1852 he started in Birmingham on his own account, under the title of G. B. Lloyd and Co., as manufacturer of iron boiler tubes for marine and locomotive purposes. After building up a successful business, his services were required upon the death of his father in 1859 in the family bank of Lloyds and Co. (the nucleus of Lloyds Bank), and he remained a director of the Bank until his death.

In 1870-71 he was Mayor of Birmingham.

For twelve years he was a director of the Midland Railway Co., and always took great interest in the locomotive and other engineering departments of that railway, for which his training had specially fitted him.

He was an active member of the Birmingham General Hospital Committee and was chairman for about thirty years of the Lunatic Asylums Committee.

His death took place at his residence at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 8th February 1903, at the age of seventy-eight.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1854.


1903 Obituary [6]

GEORGE BRAITHWAITE LLOYD was born in October 1824, and obtained his preliminary engineering training at marine boiler works at Liverpool, and at the Shildon Works of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, now part of the North Eastern system.

He afterwards became a manufacturer of wrought-iron boiler tubes in Birmingham, but in a few years, on the death of his father, he succeeded to a partnership in Lloyds’ Bank, which became a limited company in 1865, and formed the nucleus of the present Lloyds’ Bank.

He was a Director of the Midland Railway from December, 1865, to April, 1876, and took great interest in locomotive and other engineering questions, serving on the Locomotive, Stores, and Way and Works Committees. . . . [more]


1903 Obituary.[7]



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Sources of Information

  1. Quaker records
  2. 1851 census
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1903 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  6. 1903 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries
  7. The Engineer 1903 Jan-Jun: Index: Miscellaneous