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Family of Arthur Watson LLOYD and Adeline JONES

Husband: Arthur Watson LLOYD (1858-1894)
Wife: Adeline JONES ( -1919)
Children: Arthur William LLOYD (1882-1901)
Marriage 15 Mar 1881 Sydney Australia

Husband: Arthur Watson LLOYD

Name: Arthur Watson LLOYD
Sex: Male
Father: Horatio LLOYD (1829-1920)
Mother: Harriette RIGBY (1833-1902)
Birth Mar 1858 Neston Cheshire
Census 1861 (age 3) Neston Cheshire
Church Street
Census 1871 (age 13) Ewell, Surrey
The Grange School
Boarder at private school with brother Edward
Residence Nov 1894 (age 36) Sydney Australia
Nareen, Wallace Street, Burwood
Death 20 Nov 1894 (age 43) Sydney Australia
Rookswood Cemetery
Also Arthur William Watson. Only son 20 May 1901 aged 18 years and 10 months.
Death reported in Brisbane Courier dated 26 November 1894 as follows: During the week, under his real name of Arhur Watson Lloyd, the Herald columns have recorded the death of Mr Arthur Rigby, an esteemed member of Mr George Rignold's Operatic Company . Mr Rigby who was the eldest son of Sir Horatio Lloyd, , an English County Court Judge and Recorder of Chester, came to Australia in 1879 after some previous residence at the Cape. For some years he was with the Royal Comic Opera Company under Messrs. Williamson, Garner, and Musgrove, occasionally playing minor parts in which his excellent bass voice told well, and then in 1889 he joined the Rignold Dramatic Company and in the coarse of a steady and servicable career showed decided talent as a character actor. When Mr William Rignold made a great success of his life as Falstaff (Merry Wives of Windsor), Mr Rigby contributed a clever little character study as "mine Host of the Garter" with jolly unctuous laugh, who figured in the third scene of the comedy. His last appearance on stage was in "True as Steel" as long ago as February 1893 when appropriately enough his last words he said in public were " Well, anyhow, I've done my duty, and that's all I want" Many kind attentions were shown him during his long illness by Mr and Mrs Rignold - to whom he wrote very gratefully - and by the members of their company, and his old friend Mr Stirling Whyte remained with him almost to the last. The late Mr Rigby, who leaves a widow and one son, died at Katoomba, at the age of 36 years on the 20th November, and was buried at Rookwood last Thursday.
The Sydney Morning Herald of 28 January 1893 reported under Amusements as follows: Her Majesty's Theatre: With the object of introducing Mr Lionel Rignold as Harry Ascalon the part which won him fame at the Adelphi Theatre some few years past, Mr George Rignold will this evening produce"London Day by Day" at her Majesty's Theatre. The drama will be illustrated by the fine series of pictures painted by Mr George Gordon to show the highways and byways of the great city, and the newly organised company will present the following interesting list of characters: Includes Mr Arthur Rigby as Detective Morgan. Probate to his wife value of 70 pounds.

Wife: Adeline JONES

Name: Adeline JONES
Sex: Female
Father: William JONES ( - )
Mother: Elizabeth JONES ( - )
Residence 1910 Ryde, Australia
Falconer Street
Residence btw 1914 and 1919 Ryde, Australia
Falconer Street
Death 29 Apr 1919 Ryde, Australia

Child 1: Arthur William LLOYD

Name: Arthur William LLOYD
Sex: Male
Birth 1882 Balmain, New South Wales, Australia
Death 20 May 1901 (age 18 yrs 10 mns) Sydney Australia
Rookswood Cemetery

Note on Husband: Arthur Watson LLOYD (1)

New South Wales Police Gazette published a missing persons notice that on the 20th November 1882 Arthur Lloyd left his home in Cameron Street, Balmain and has not been heard of since. He is described as about 25 years old, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches tall, stout build, fair complexion, full features, light brown hair and moustache, otherwise clean shaved, dressed in a light tweed suit and soft felt hat.


On 21 March 1883 a warrant was issued by the Water Police Bench, Sydney for the arrest of Arthur Lloyd, charged with unlawfully deserting his wife Ada Lloyd, leaving her without means of support. Description is as above and is described as an actor.

Note on Husband: Arthur Watson LLOYD (2)

The Sydney Evening News of Friday 23rd November 1894 reported on the death of Arthur Rigby, a well known member of Mr George Rignolds Acting company at Her Majesty's Theatre on the 20th of the month. Arthur Rigby was the stage name of Arthur Watson Lloyd who had suffered for a year with consumption before his death. The Obituary gave full information on Arthurs father, Sir Horatio Lloyd and his distinguished career as a Barrister.