Elizabeth Loring (Lloyd) (c.1752 - 1831)

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About Elizabeth Loring (Lloyd)

The wife of British officer Joshua Loring, Jr., Elizabeth Lloyd grew up in Boston, the only daughter of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Davenport) Lloyd. Known as Betsey in the family, she was the granddaughter of Henry Lloyd I and niece of both Henry Lloyd II and Joseph Lloyd, who all lived on Lloyd Neck on Long Island. Betsey was born in 1752 in Dorchester; her father drowned in Boston Harbor the next year. (Her widowed mother married Nathaniel Hatch in 1755.) Betsey married Loring in 1769 and they visited the Lloyds on Long Island in 1771. The Lorings had two children before the war and three in England after the war.

Contemporary gossip and legend surround Elizabeth Loring’s relationship with General Willim Howe who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the American War of Independence. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howe,_5th_Viscount_Howe

http://open.salon.com/blog/snarkychaser/2012/05/17/was_elizabeth_loring_patriot_or_whore

http://elektratig.blogspot.com/2011/04/sir-billy-and-his-filly.html

See, for example, Philip Young, Revolutionary Ladies (New York: Knopf, 1977), 57-86.

New-York Historical Society (NYHS), Papers of the Lloyd Family of the Manor of Queens Village, Lloyd’s Neck, Long Island, New York, 1654-1826, Collections, NYHS, 1926 and 1927, 2 vols. (New York: NYHS, 1927), 2:552, 721n, 888-89, 894-95.

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Elizabeth Loring's Timeline

1752
1752
1769
October 19, 1769
Age 17
1775
1775
Age 23
Massachusetts, United States
1831
1831
Age 79