Edward Lloyd V
13th Governor of Maryland
Who was Edmund Lloyd V?
Edmund Lloyd V was the 13th Governor of Maryland. His political career also included the Maryland House of Delegates, the Maryland Senate, and as a United States Senator from Maryland. Edmund Lloyd was also a large plantation owner who owned hundreds of slaves. His most famous slave was Frederick Douglass who spent part of his childhood as a slave at Wye House, one of Lloyd's plantations. Among the acts of cruelty perpetrated by Lloyd and his overseers upon his slaves includes this episode Douglass included in his autobiography about his life as a slave:
“To all these complaints, no matter how unjust, the slave must answer never a word. Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave. When he spoke, a slave must stand, listen, and tremble; and such was literally the case. I have seen Colonel Lloyd make old Barney, a man between fifty and sixty years of age, uncover his bald head, kneel down upon the cold, damp ground, and receive upon his naked and toil-worn shoulders more than thirty lashes at the time.”
Edmund Lloyd’s granduncle George Plater was the 6th Governor of Maryland, and his grandson Henry Lloyd the 40th Governor of Maryland. Other state governors in his family tree include Harry Byrd (50th Governor of Virginia), Charles Goldsborough (16th Governor of Maryland), Henry Lee III (9th Governor of Virginia), John Henry (8th Governor of Maryland), Thomas Sim Lee (2nd and 7th Governor of Maryland), Fitzhugh Lee (40th Governor of Virginia), Phillips Lee Goldsborough (47th Governor of Maryland), and a number of others.
Edmund Lloyd’s ancestry can be traced back to William the Conqueror , King Edward I, and a number of Magna Carta Sureties including Sir Saher de Quincy and John Fitzrobert. He also has kinship to the current royal family through Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine Middleton. His U.S. Presidential kin include James Madison, Zachary Taylor, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush. Some of his other notable kin include polar explorer Admiral Richard Byrd, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, author F. Scott Fitzgerald, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, actor Brad Pitt, English poet Edmund Waller, and explorer Meriwether Lewis.
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