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Edward Lloyd dies in 1713. In his will he named his daughters Mary, Abigail, Elinor and Handy, and his third wife, Martha. A codicil to his will assigned the lease of his coffee house to his head waiter, William Newton who married Handy.  When Handy died in 1720 the Lloyd family ceased to have any interest in the business.

Successive proprietors of the coffee house continued to specialise in providing customers with up-to-date and accurate information about shipping and the marine insurance market. In 1727, the coffee house passed into the hands of Thomas and Elizabeth Jemson. Elizabeth was the sister of Handy’s second husband.

Thomas Jemson founded Lloyd’s List in 1734. This paper, unlike the earlier Lloyd’s News, was at first given entirely over to shipping intelligence.