Archie Loyd

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Archie Kirkman Loyd
Archie Kirkman Loyd.jpg
Member of the United Kingdom Parliament
for Abingdon (UK Parliament constituency)
In office
19 July 1895 – 17 Jan 1906
Preceded by Philip Wroughton
Succeeded by Edward Anthony Strauss
In office
29 Aug 1916 – 14 December 1918
Preceded by Harold Greenwood Henderson
Succeeded by John Tyson Wigan
Personal details
Born (1847-01-22)22 January 1847
Agra, North-Western Provinces, India
Died 1 December 1922(1922-12-01) (aged 75)
Chelsea, London, England
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Henrietta Louisa Clutterbuck
Children 4 sons
Alma mater Brighton College
Profession Barrister

Archie Kirkman Loyd KC (22 January 1847 – 1 December 1922) was a British barrister and twice Member of Parliament for Abingdon.[1]

Early life[edit]

Loyd was born on 22 January 1847 in Agra in the North-Western Provinces of India, the third son of Thomas Kirkman Loyd and Annie Hirst Loyd (née Haig). He was educated at Brighton College then as a pupil of Walter Wren, he took the open competition for the Indian Civil Service and later won prizes for English Law and Hindi.[1] He resigned for the Indian Civil Service in 1868 when he was called to the bar by the Middle Temple and in 1892 he was appointed a Queen's Counsel.[1]


In the 1895 General Election he was elected as a Member of Parliament for Abingdon as a member of the Conservative Party.[1][2] He retired in 1905 but was returned again as a member in a by-election which he held until November 1918.[1][2] He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Berkshire in 1900.[3]

Red Cross[edit]

Loyd worked with his 2nd cousin's husband, Lord Wantage, who had formed the National Aid Society in 1870, the society helped the sick and wounded from war and Loyd worked abroad for the Society particularly during the Franco-German war and in Turkey and Serbia.[1] Loyd was one of only two survivors of the original society when in 1905 it changed name as the British Red Cross Society and he became vice-chairman of the society's council.[1]

Family life[edit]

Loyd had married Henrietta Louisa Clutterbuck in 1885 and they had four sons. They lived at Downs House in Wantage in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire). He had a serious operation in November 1918 which restricted his activities and he died on 1 December 1922 at his home 21 Cadogan Square, Chelsea, London.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Obituary - Mr. A.K. Loyd, K.C.". Obituaries. The Times (43204). London. 2 December 1922. col E, p. 12. 
  2. ^ a b The House of Commons Constituencies beginning with "A"
  3. ^ "No. 27181". The London Gazette. 10 April 1900. p. 2354. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Wroughton
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
Succeeded by
Edward Anthony Strauss
Preceded by
Harold Greenwood Henderson
Member of Parliament for Abingdon
Succeeded by
John Tyson Wigan