Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Christopher Lewis (Larch) Loyd, MC 1923-2013

_.Christopher Lewis (Larch) Loyd, MC, soldier, landowner and horse racing enthusiast, who died 14 July, 2013, was head of the landed family ~ the Loyds of Lockinge Manor, Wantage, Berkshire ~; born there, 1 June, 1923, son of Arthur Thomas Loyd, OBE, , and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge; awarded MC (1943); High Sheriff of Berkshire (1961); inherited Lockinge Manor; married 17 Dec, 1957 (div) Joanna Smith-Bingham (b 17 Nov 1936), scion of that landed family, of Mickleton Manor, by whom he had issue, 2 sons,Thomas (b 1959) and James (b 1966), and one daughter, Harriet (b 1962). -=-

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