Sampson Lloyd (II)
Sampson Lloyd’s father (Sampson I), fled Wales for Birmingham at the end of the 17th century, to escape persecution for his Quaker beliefs. Sampson II, also a prominent Quaker, followed his father into the iron trade.
Sampson Lloyd of Birmingham; well known in the city as a prosperous iron merchant he decided to venture into banking in his sixty-sixth year when, in 1765, in partnership with an equally prosperous maker of buttons and japanned ware, John Taylor, he launched Birmingham's first bank, under the title of Taylors & Lloyds, at No. 7, Dale End. Each man brought a son into partnership; the capital was £6,000 in four equal shares; six years later, when the first division of profits took place, a sum of £10,000 was found to be available for that purpose.
Taylors & Lloyds was the first bank in Birmingham.
In 1765, the men concentrated entirely on the bank. For the first 100 years, this prospered from a single Birmingham office before it became a joint-stock company.
History of the Taylor & Lloyds Bank - Devised and written by T. R. Gilbert and J. B. Boothroyd as a supplement to " The Dark Horse ", Lloyds Bank Staff Magazine, June, 1951
On the 28th of April 1742 Sampson Lloyd purchased the property called "The Farm," consisting of fifty-six acres with a farmhouse and out- buildings.
Title:Articles of agreement between Sampson Lloyd of Birmingham, ironmonger, and Richard Parke's of Birmingham, ironmonger, for a settlement upon the marriage of the said Sampson Lloyd and Sarah Parkes, daughter of the said Richard Parkes.
Date:15 May 1728