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Greene, Augusta Elizabeth Borland

American, 1795 - 1861

Greene, William Parkinson Mrs.; Borland, Augusta Elizabeth

Augusta Elizabeth Borland Greene was daughter of Sarah Lloyd and her husband Leonard Vassal Borland. Sarah Lloyd's father, Dr. James Lloyd of Boston, is the subject of a portrait now in the NGA (1947.17.107). James Lloyd was born 24 March 1728 in Oyster Bay, Long Island (NY), the youngest of ten children of Henry Lloyd and Rebecca Nelson Lloyd. James studied medicine in Boston and New England, and apprenticed with prominent obstetricians. In 1752 he began a surgery practice in Boston and became widely respected for his skill and for the introduction of new surgical methods to New England. Dr. James Lloyd was the first physician to practice mid-wifery in America, leading the way for a more scientific basis to obstetrics. Dr. Lloyd married the former Sarah Corwin [d. 1797], with whom he had a son, James in addition to his daughter Sarah. James, the younger, born in 1769, later became a United States Senator from Massachusetts. Dr. James Lloyd is believed to have commissioned a portrait of his nephew, Colonel Fitch, and nieces Anna and Sarah (the children of his sister Elizabeth Lloyd Fitch) from the artist John Singleton Copley. This painting is also now in the NGA (1960.4.1). A moderate loyalist, Dr. Lloyd remained in Boston during the British occupation. He went to England in 1789 to obtain compensation for his losses, but was unable to do so without declaring himself a British subject, which he declined to do. Dr. Lloyd died in Boston in 1810. Augusta Elizabeth Borland married William Parkinson Greene [1795-1864] in 1819 and had a son, Gardiner Greene [1851-1925]. [Compiled from sources and references recorded on CMS]
Greene, George Sears. The Greenes of Rhode Island. New York, 1903: 429-430, 578, 687
Barck, Dorothy C., ed. Papers of the Lloyd Family of the Manor of Queen's Village, Lloyd's Neck, Long Island, New York, 1654-1826. vols. New York, 1927: 2:889, 895, 899.
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