Benjamin Loxley

Benjamin Loxley, also known as Benjamin Lockley (December 20, 1720 – October 1801) was a Philadelphia carpenter-architect, master builder, investor and military leader in the American Colonial Period. He began his career by working as a carpenter-architect and renting out land outside the city. He then worked as a master builder and built various properties in the city. He invested in many schemes and was a member of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia.

Loxley was a Patriot military leader and was engaged in several battles. He rose through the ranks and eventually became a major in command of artillery. He fought in battles under George Washington. He was taken as a prisoner of war when the British captured and overtook Philadelphia and eventually released in a prisoner exchange. Provided by Wikipedia
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