Mary Honeychurch, was born at Falmouth in 1795. At the age of twenty-eight she married Samuel Lloyd, the owner of a colliery and iron foundry near Birmingham. The couple had ten children between 1824 and 1839.
Despite this large family, Mary Lloyd found time to become a travelling minister for the Society of Friends.
Mary was an active member of the Temperance Society and set up a Provident Society to encourage the poor to save for the future. The campaign against slavery was her main concern. Mary was secretary of the Birmingham Female Society (1825-36) and later she was treasurer of the movement (1845-1861).
Mary Lloyd died in 1865.
Slavery in the United States (£1.29)