LLOYD, Philip (d.1735), of Grosvenor St., Westminster, and Bardwin, Northumb.
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Capt. Col. Lucas’s Ft. 1715, 7 Drags. 1726, half-pay 1729; equerry to George II 1730-d.
Connected with Philip, Duke of Wharton, Lloyd was probably the man of that name present at the drinking bout between Sir Christopher Musgrave and Wharton in 1723.2 In that year he was put up by Wharton for Saltash, where he was successful after lavish entertainments, the bills for which were never paid.3 Though elected as an opposition candidate, he attached himself to Walpole, for which Wharton revenged himself by writing:
Dear Lloyd, they say, you’re Walpole’s ferret,
To hunt him out poor Molly Skerrett,
And thus are grown by vices sinister,
A pimp to such a scrub minister;
Stick to your usual voting trade,
Nor Chetwynd’s rights presume to invade,
To purchase Molly to his bed.4
In 1724 he eloped with a Miss Cade, who had ‘£5,000 while he had nothing, but they have set up coach and chariot and make a great flutter.’5 In 1727 he applied to Walpole for financial assistance towards the cost of his election for Aylesbury:
As I would not detain you the last time I had the honour of waiting upon you at Chelsea, to give you a true account of my affairs at Ayle