1840 Bankruptcy Leonard Wild Lloyd
The acquision of The Royal Hotel Richmond from George Topham appears to have overstretched L W Lloyd’s business as he filed for bankruptcy in 1840. It would appear that managing this Hotel together with his architectural and surveying business was too much.
Following L W Lloyd’s bankruptcy a number of properties that he had mortgages on were sold under auction. The above advert covers the auction of Albermarle and Ivermore Houses in Richmond Road. Below are adverts from 1841 and 1842 for further properties. Firstly Longlands at Footscray Kent, and Mr Gerningham’s house in Twickenham Park which was in fact the property named Thistleworth which was originally L W Lloyd’s own home for a short period after construction before it passed to his brother in-law James Adamson, a London based solicitor.
1848 Leonard Wild Lloyd Shepherds Bush
Leonard Wild Lloyd had re-established his architectural and survey business by 1848. He opened a new office at 8 Warwick Court, Grays Inn Square Holborn. His first project that we have identified was the construction of a terrace of 22 houses in New Road Shepherds Bush which was later named Goldhawk Road.
L W Lloyd was also advertising land for developement on the Isle of Wight. It is not known whether any properties Lloyd designed were ever built there.
1851 census Leonard Wild Lloyd
The 1851 census records L W Lloyd, his wife Sarah and daughter Helen living at 29 Brunswick Parade Barnsbury Road London. They shared the property with the Pyott family. We have not been able to trace any of Lloyd’s other children at this time.
1854 Death Leonard Augustus Lloyd
Leonard Wild Lloyd’s eldest son Leonard Augustus Lloyd died aged 23 in 1854. His burial at All Souls Cemetery shows that he lived at Goldhawk Terrace Shepherds Bush. The death announcement above shows that he was also an architect.
Leonard Wild Lloyd placed many newspaper adverts around this time. He moved to 1 Avenue Road behind his newly completed terrace of houses in Goldhawk Road Shepherds Bush.
Leonard Wild Lloyd is listed below in 1859 as licensee of the Colonnade Hotel, Charles Street, Haymarket. Exactly what circumstances surrounded this venture is unknown. We believe he faced further bankruptcy around this time. He had offices for a short while at 183 Regent Street and 70 Brook Street off Bond Street.
1861 Census Leonard Wild Lloyd
Leonard Wild Lloyd is listed on the 1861 census at 3 Talbot Villas New Road Shepherds Bush. This was roughly opposite his Goldhawk Terrace in what is now Goldhawk Road.
He is listed with his wife Sarah,his daughters Mary and Ellen (Helen) and one servant. Nothing can be traced of his other two sons Ernest Hynum Lloyd and Albert Adamson Lloyd.
1861 Marriages Helen and Mary Lloyd
Lloyd’s daughers Helen and Mary both married at St Stephens Hammersmith on 6th August 1861. Helen married a cousin Thomas Edward Fraser Seabrook, a physician. They moved to Gillingham Kent where Seabrook opened a practice. The family had emigrated to NSW Australia by 1891. Thomas Seabrook died in 1908. His wife Helen then married Sir Kenneth William Cumming on 5th April 1909 in Adelaide. They both returned to the U.K. Sir Kennith died in 1915 and his wife Helen died in 1925.
Mary Lloyd married Samuel Noble Bruce a surgeon. They lived in Paddington until Mary died in 1886.
1868 Death of Leonard Wild Lloyd
Leonard Wild Lloyd died 10th January 1868 and was buried at All Souls Cemetery. His wife Sarah lived until 1874.