John Merrick Lloyd Esq. of Croghan House was the second son of Guy Lloyd Esq. (1803-1860) and the last Lloyd to owner-occupy Croghan House & Demesne.

In 1901, he was newly married (to Francis Emily Darley) and residing with his older brother, Guy Lloyd D.L., J.P. (1833-1906) at Croghan House.

His occupation in 1901 was Land Agent and Justice of the Peace. He was High Sheriff of Co. Leitrim in 1902 and 1920, and Deputy Lieutenant for Co. Roscommon in 1911.

When his brother died Aug 25th 1906, John Merrick Lloyd inherited the Croghan and Leitrim estate. His sisters, Susan Ellen Lloyd (b.1831) and Alice Octavia Lloyd (b.1841) never married and by 1911 were residing at Ailsbury Road, Dublin 4 on "income from Government Stocker". Another sister, who had married Mr. William Stanhope Kenny (1828-1910) of Ballinrobe Co Mayo  was deceased by 1901.

Longford Journal - Saturday 17 November 1900


By kind permission Guy Lloyd, Esq, Two sixteen dog stakes, will run on the Croghan preserves on Tuesday, 27th Nov. under the presidency of J. Merick Lloyd, Esq D.L., and C. C. B. White, Esq, D.L. R. W. Moernn, Esq., has kindly consented to act as judge, and Mr John Maguire will slip. The coursing will not be under the rules, one stoke will be for 20s, Dpen to nil comers the oilier for 10s confined to dogs which have not won more than two courses, at any public meeting. The meet will at Hermitage Gate at 10 o’clock a.m. sharp, when the draw will be arranged.

Londonderry Sentinel - Saturday 17 January 1914




A sequel to the Unionist address with which Mr. J. Merick Lloyd, Croghan, was identified, took place at Carrick-on- Shannon on Wednesday, when the coursing match to come off there was practically boycotted.


Some days previously the meeting anonymous letters were sent to the principal owners and nominators of dogs which formerly ran this meeting from Roscommon. The letters were signed Watchdog,” and contained the Boyle postmark, and stated. “Remember how Merick Lloyd maligned the people Roscommon. Beware of sending dogs the coursing match Croghan Wednesday.”


Undoubtedly these letters had the effect of reducing the number of dogs at the meeting, as only thirteen dogs were entered, while on former occasions over twenty owners or nominations were represented. The meeting was carried out before small attendance of spectators, and the slakes were considerably reduced owing to the small number of dogs entered.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1846
Date of Death 1st Jan 1926 (circa)
Associated Building (s) Croghan House The Forge CROGHAN The Pound CROGHAN The Hermitage CROGHAN Holy Trinity Church of Ireland CROGHAN Croghan School No. 2 Fairview CROGHAN CROGHAN villageTD  
Father (First Name/s and Surname) Guy Lloyd D.L, J.P.
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) m. 1900 - Frances Emily Darley, dau. of John H. Darley of Farney, Co. Dublin

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