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brought to you by Preservation Long Island. Step back into the 18th century and explore this historic home during one of our nation’s most troubled times. Joseph Lloyd Manor Virtual House Tour
Meet Joseph Lloyd, an ardent patriot and businessman who is witnessing the Revolutionary War firsthand. Joseph’s father, Henry, was the first of his family to settle the property in 1711. At the time it was known as the Manor of Queens Village. After the passing of his father, Joseph’s older brother, James, encouraged him to build this home on the harbor for himself.
Jupiter Hammon is an enslaved man on Joseph Lloyd’s property. Responsible, earnest, and naturally talented as a poet, Jupiter is favored by Joseph. In 1761, Jupiter became the first known published black writer for his poem, “An Evening Thought”.
Hannah is an enslaved girl owned by Mr. Lloyd whose responsibilities are numerous and demanding. They include: washing, candle making, tending the fireplaces, and cooking three meals a day. Despite her many hardships, Hannah manages to stay polite, friendly, and even curious from time to time.
Joseph Lloyd Manor Virtual House Tour