Philip Lloyd

Philip Lloyd (died 1735), of Grosvenor Street, Westminster, and Bardwin, Northumberland, was a British Army officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1723 and 1735.

Lloyd was a Captain in Colonel Lucas's Foot in 1715. He was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament (MP) for Saltash by Philip Wharton, 1st Duke of Wharton, at a by-election on 5 February 1723 after lavish entertainments which were never paid for. In 1724, he eloped with a Miss Cade, who had ‘£5,000 while he was relatively penniless. In 1726, he became captain in the 7th Dragoons.

Although Lloyd had been returned as an Opposition MP, he changed sides to support Walpole and sought financial assistance from Walpole at the 1727 British general election, when he was elected MP for Aylesbury. He went onto half pay in 1729 and was appointed equerry to George II in 1730, holding the post for the rest of his life. On his appointment, he had to stand for re-election at Aylesbury and lost his seat on 6 February 1730.[1]

Lloyd was returned unopposed as MP for Christchurch by the Administration at a by-election on 22 January 1732. At the 1734 British general election he was again returned unopposed by the Administration as MP for Lostwithiel. He voted with the Administration on every recorded occasion.[1]

Lloyd died on 18 March 1735.[1]


  1. "LLOYD, Philip (d.1735), of Grosvenor St., Westminster, and Bardwin, Northumb". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Swanton
Edward Hughes
Member of Parliament for Saltash
With: Edward Hughes
Succeeded by
Edward Hughes
Lord Glenorchy
Preceded by
John Guise
Richard Abell
Member of Parliament for Aylesbury
With: Edward Rudge
Succeeded by
Edward Rudge
Thomas Ingoldsby
Preceded by
Charles Wither
Joseph Hinxman
Member of Parliament for Christchurch
With: Joseph Hinxman
Succeeded by
Edward Hooper
Joseph Hinxman
Preceded by
Edward Walpole
Anthony Cracherode
Member of Parliament for Lostwithiel
With: Richard Edgcumbe
Succeeded by
Richard Edgcumbe
Matthew Ducie Moreton

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