Mrs Jane LLOYD, née Solway (c.1821–1871)
St Michael section: Row 36, Grave L50½
TO THE MEMORY OF
JANE WIFE OF
WHO DIED JULY 11, 1871
AGED 50 YEARS
I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH
J + L
Jane Solway was born in Chard, Somerset in c.1821, the daughter of the farmer John Solway. She was living in St Clement's parish in Oxford when on 18 June 1854 at St Clement's Church, she married Arthur Lloyd, a servant of St Mary Magdalen parish, who was born in Hanney, Berkshire in c.1826, the son of the farmer Thomas Lloyd. (Both their ages fluctuate in the censuses.) They do not appear to have had any children.
In about 1867 Arthur Lloyd became the landlord of the Anchor Inn at 25a Cornmarket.
At the time of the 1871 census Jane was living at the Anchor Inn with her husband Arthur, who was described as a licensed victualler, and one servant.
Jane Lloyd died just three months after that census:
† Mrs Jane Lloyd née Solway died at Anchor Yard at the age of 48 or 50 on 11/12 July 1871 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 14 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).
Her death notice in Jackson's Oxford Journal read: “July 12 [headstone says July 11], at the Anchor Inn, Cornmarket, aged 48 [headstone says 50], Jane, the wife of Arthur Lloyd, much respected by all who knew her.”
On 15 September 1872 at St Michael's Church in Oxford, Arthur Lloyd, described as a widower of 25 Cornmarket Street, married his second wife Charlotte Sturges of the same address, who was born in Headington Quarry in 1848 and was the daughter of the bailiff Thomas Sturges and his wife Anna.
By the time of the 1881 census Arthur (47) was a cab proprietor, living at 6 Friars Entry in St Mary Magdalen parish with Charlotte and their son Arthur junior (8).
By 1891 he was a college servant and they lived at Littlegate Square in St Ebbe's. Charlotte died at the age of 42 later that year, and in 1901 Arthur was lodging on his own at 1 Littlegate Square. He died in 1903 at the age of 73, and was buried on 14 August, probably in Osney Cemetery, as his burial is recorded in the St Ebbe's parish register.