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Richard William Delarue Lloyd

 

Horatio Lloyd and his son Richard Delarue in 1889, the year Horatio died - Courtesy James Francis and Robert Cunningham.

Above - Horatio Lloyd and his son Richard Delarue in 1889, the year Horatio died - Courtesy James Francis and Robert Cunningham.

Obituary for Delarue Lloyd from The ERA - 7th January 1899 Courtesy Martha McCulloch.Richard William Delarue Lloyd was Arthur Lloyd's brother. He was born in Edinburgh in 1848. His wife, Elizabeth (Biagiotti) Lloyd, and he had three children; The first was Amy Elvira Lloyd, probably born between 1870 and 1876; The second child was Luigi Biagiotti Horatio Lloyd, born 25th May 1878, clearly named after his Grandfather Horatio Lloyd and possibly his other Grandfather too; The third child was Maud Emilly Rebecca Delarue Lloyd, who was born 26th November 1880. Maud Emily married a William Creighton and they had a daughter, Doris Ethel Creighton, on 28th January in 1906, whose Grand Daughter, Martha McCulloch has recently found this website and got in touch with me, filling me in on a great deal of information relating to Delarue Lloyd for which I am very grateful.

Above Right - Obituary for Delarue Lloyd from The ERA - 7th January 1899 Courtesy Martha McCulloch.

Delarue never made it big as a performer but he is known to have performed for the first time at the Whitebait Glasgow in 1867, and in 1871 he toured to Hanley and The Star Liverpool, Bolton, Leeds and Sunderland. On February the 5th he performed at Foresters in London, and at the Scotia, Glasgow on August 18th 1890 with his sister-in-law, Katty King, and his famous brother Arthur Lloyd.

There was a concert for Delarue at the Queen's Royal Theatre, Dublin on the 26th November 1881 and in 1893 the ERA reported on a presentation for Delarue at the Harp Lounge in Ramsgate where he was general manager saying:- On Wednesday, at the Harp Lounge, Ramsgate, on the occasion of his benefit, Mr Delarue Lloyd, vocal comedian, who has become so popular as general manager, was presented with a massive gold ring, subscribed for by numerous admirers and artists engaged.

Show Me The Girl, by Delarue Lloyd - Click to Enlarge.He was also presented by a friend with a silver-mounted walking stick. Mr J. J. B. Blackburn, a resident, gave him a massive electro-silver liqueur stand and English cut-glass decanters with the following inscription:- "Presented by J. J. B. Blackburn, Esq., to Delarue Lloyd on his benefit, Harp, Ramsgate, Sept. 20th, 1893.' - The ERA, September 30th 1893. If you know the whereabouts of the gifts described above I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Left - Show Me The Girl, by Delarue Lloyd - Click to Enlarge.

Delarue's obituary states that he had been involved with the Theatrical and Music Hall stage for 30 years and that he had recently performed at the Royal, and Collin's.

At the time of his death his daughter Amy Elvira was playing the part of 'Robin Hood' at the West London Theatre. He had also at one time been manager of Dan Lowry's Star of Erin in Dublin, and at the Aberdeen Music Hall. The song sheet shown left mentions that the song 'Show me the girl' was written by R.Lloyd with music by R.Coote. If you have any more information on this I would be pleased to hear from you.

"Show me the girl, The bright little pearl
Who'll faithful and constant be;
I'll love her for life, and make her my wife,
Then show such a girl to me."

Archive newspaper reports on this page were collated and kindly sent in for inclusion by B.F and Martha McCulloch.