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Robert BOYD.3 Parents: Lynn BOYD and Lela LIGHTFOOT.


Robert BOYD2,3 died in 1752 in , Augusta Co., Virginia.2,3 He is reference number 45622. [boyd-trees.ged]







! (1) "Augusta Co., VA Deeds, 1743-1800" (Ultimate Family Data Library, VA CD series). Cites : (a) Bk 19, p.293. (b) Bk 20, p.471. (c) Bk 21, p.230.
(2) "Augusta Co., VA Wills, 1743-1800" (Ultimate Family Data Library, VA CD series). Cites : (a) Will Bk 3, p.385,386. (b) Will Bk 1, p.421.
(3) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Cou rt Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by Lyman Chalkley (1912; rpt. Genealogical Pub. Co. , Baltimore, 1966, 1980) Vol. 1, p.41, 377; Vol. 2, p.275, 377; Vol. 3, p.25, 33. Cites: (a ) Augusta Co., VA Court Records, Order Book II, p.415. (b) Augusta Co., VA Order Book XXIV. ( c) Marriage Licenses, Augusta Co., VA. (d) Land Entry Book No. 1, Augusta Co., VA. (e) August a Co., VA Will Bk 1, p.421. (f) Augusta Co., VA Will Bk 2, p.32.
(4) Augusta Co., VA Wills, Bk 1, p.421. FHL film 30,314.

! Marriage to Eleanor PORTERFIELD: (2b,3b,4) Widow named Eleanor. (3c) Marriage license issu ed Jul 1749, Augusta Co., VA.
Death: (1b,3b) Died intestate. (2a) Augusta Co., VA court appointed guardians for children , 19 Mar 1765. (2b,3e,4) Eleanor BOYD gave bond as administratrix of the estate of Robert BO YD dec'd, Augusta Co., VA, 21 May 1752. (3b) 1752, Augusta Co., VA.

(3f) 1749, 25 Mar: Robert BOYD among those paid by the estate of Dr. John YOUNG by James C . YOUNG, administrator, Augusta Co., VA.
(3a) 1750, 26 Aug: Robert BOYD added to list of titheables, Augusta Co., VA.
(3d) 1750, 12 Nov: Robert BOYD made land entry for 100 acres adjoining Robert RODGERS and J ohn PATTERSON.
(2b,3e,4) 1752, 21 May: Eleanor BOYD gave bond as administratrix of the estate of Robert BO YD, dec'd, Augusta Co., VA. Sureties, Robert POAGE, Mathew ARMSTRONG.
(1a,b,c) 1756, 10 Mar: Received a land patent, Augusta Co., VA. [NOTE: Posthumously?]
(1a) 1773, 24 Apr: Robert BOYD of Botetourt Co., VA deed to Robert YOUNG, land in Augusta C o., VA patented to Robert BOYD, father of the grantor, and descended to grantor by descent.
(1b) 1775, 17 Jan: Robert YOUNG and Jean his wife deed to William and Samuel ANDERSON, lan d in Augusta Co., VA patented to Robert BOYD 10 Mar 1756, and by his decease intestate, becam e invested in his son Robert BOYD, who conveyed to Robert YOUNG.
(1c) 1776, 20 Mar: William ANDERSON and Rebecca his wife and Samuel ANDERSON deed to Caspe r SILLER or SILLING part of 195 acres in Augusta Co., VA, patented 10 Mar 1756 to Robert BOYD , and conveyed by Robert BOYD, heir of Robert, to Robert YOUNG.
(3b) 1777, 4 Sep: BOYD vs. GARDNER, Augusta Co., VA, Chancery writ. Robert BOYD, only son a nd heir of Robert BOYD, late of this County, who died intestate in 1752, possessed of land o n Middle River. Widow Eleanor (mother of orator) qualified administratrix. Orator and his sis ter were the only surviving children of Robert, Sr., and both infants. When orator became 1 4 years old he chose Francis GARDNER (defendant) as his guardian, who qualified in 1761. Bil l for accounting.

Spouse: Eleanor PORTERFIELD. Robert BOYD and Eleanor PORTERFIELD were married in Jul 1749 in , Augusta Co., Virginia.2,3 Reference Number:790923 Children were: Esther BOYD, Robert BOYD.


Robert BOYD2,3 died before Aug 1765 in Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.2,3 He is reference number 44508. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) Lancaster Co., PA Deeds. (a) Book 3T, p.103, FHL film #21415.

! Death: (1a) Died intestate by 22 Aug 1765. Of Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

(1a) 1765: 22 Aug: Andrew BOYD late of ye Township of Drumore in ye county of Lancaster an d Province of Pennsylvania, yeoman, deeds to William REED of ye Township County and Provinc e aforesaid, yeoman. Whereas Robert BOYD Father of ye said Andrew BOYD late also of ye same p lace, deceased, dyed Intestate seized and possessed of a Plantation situate in ye said Townsh ip of Drumore, containing 21 acres and a half. Whereas the said deceased dyed leaving issu e one son the said Andrew BOYD and 2 daughters. Andrew applied to the Orphans Court to see i f they should divide the land between the 3 of them; the Orphans Court denied the request. Th e Orphans Court ordered all of the land unto the said Andrew BOYD, and he was to pay the othe r children their equal parts. Andrew conveys, for 1034 pounds, the property he has inherited , bounded by land formerly belonging to James JOHNSON but now to a certain Andrew McINTIER, l and of Patrick CARSON, John ROBINSON, land formerly belonging to John GARVIN, formerly belong ing to Samuel IRWIN, land formerly belonging to John GABBY, containing 217 1/2 acres. Wits. G eorge LINCH, Isaac SANDERS.

Spouse: Jennet. Robert BOYD and Jennet were married. Reference Number:789007 Children were: Mary BOYD, Sarah BOYD.

Children were: Andrew BOYD.


Robert BOYD2,3 died between 1768 and 1776 in , Augusta Co., Virginia.2,3 He is reference number 45623. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) "Augusta Co., VA Wills, 1743-1800" (Ultimate Family Data Library, VA CD series). Cites : (a) Bk 21, p.305.
(2) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Cou rt Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by Lyman Chalkley (1912; rpt. Genealogical Pub. Co. , Baltimore, 1966, 1980) p.460. Cites: (a) Augusta Co., VA Court Records, Order Book XXIV.

! Death: (1a) John BOYD sold land in Augusta Co., VA, 8 May 1776, vested in him as heir of R obert BOYD.

(2a) 1767, May: HUTCHINSON vs. BOYD, Augusta Co., VA. Mr. Gabriel JONES, Augusta Court Hous e. Sir: I humbly beg your advice in a matter of consequence, and that is one of my neighbor s named Robert BOYD has abused my wife and my mother-in-law in a most scandalous manner and p ublicly reported that they were both perjured. I shall beg, if you be pleased, to take the af fair in hands and execute as far as the law directs in such a case, and beg that you will le t me have an answer by Mr. SMITH, the Sheriff, for I shall be down the fall Court, and you sh all be paid to your full satisfaction. From your most humble servant (Signed), William HUTCHI NSON. P.S.--My mother's name, Margaret MARROW (MORROW?); my wife's name, Ann.
(1a) 1768, 20 Sep: Robert BOYD received patent for land on Fisher's Creek, a branch of Nort h River of Shanando, Augusta Co., VA.
(1a) 1776, 8 May: John BOYD, formerly of Augusta Co., VA, deed to Joseph DOUGLASS, a trac t in Augusta Co., VA on head of Fisher's Creek, a branch of North River of Shanando, corner t o Hugh DOUGLASS, patented to Robert BOYD 20 Sep 1768, and vested in John BOYD as son and righ t heir of Robert.

Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD2,3 died in 1775 in , Beaufort Co., North Carolina.2,3 He is reference number 45855. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) "Descendants of Robert and Penelope Boyd of Beaufort County, North Carolina," by Rober t F. Boyd (http//homepages.rootsweb.com/~clanboyd, Jul 2000).

! Birth: (1) c. 1685.
Marriage to Penelope __: (1)
Death: (1) 1775.

(1) 1706, 10 Jun: Received a land grant from the Lord Proprietors of NC for 640 acres alon g the Matchapungo Swamp in Old Bath Co., now Beafort Co., NC.

Spouse: Penelope. Robert BOYD and Penelope were married. Reference Number:806877 Children were: William BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,1203,1280 was born before 1185.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,1203,1280 He died before 1240.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1203,1280 He was also known as Buidhe. He was also known as Robert Buidhe.3 He is reference number 1182. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Comment 1]3,1543 [boyd-trees.ged]







Walter had two sons. One named Alan -- who became 2nd High
Steward of Scotland and the other named Simon. When surnames
came into being again circa the 1100's, Alan took his job
name. Thus the Stewart line came into being. Robert, Simon's
son chose a descriptive name, rather than a job name. He was
fair and yellow haired and thus was named Robert Buidhe. The
name has since come down through the ages to be Boyd. So,
if one follows this as the origin of the Boyds they prefer to
acknowledge, it would follow that the Boyds are cousin to the
Stewarts. This is the origin that Clan Stewart embraces. And
it explains why we are considered part of the Royal Branch of
the Family.

Yours Aye,

Lauren
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Most sources give the first person to bear the name Boyd as Robert, son of Simon, so this is the starting point I have also used. Many sources say that all those with the name of Boyd originate from this Robert. See Chapter 1, under section on Origins, for the various origins beyond Simon. These mostly suggest that the family came from Brittany in France. However, even though most sources do suggest France as the likely place of origin, this is not regarded as having been proved and therefore an open mind still must be maintained.

I have numbered the Lord Boyds as if they had succeeded to the title irrespective whether or not they actually did (see Chapter 2, for a brief outline of the uncertainty over whether Alexander (I1/J2) ever assumed the title after the attainder of 1469).

This chapter expands the central stem of the chiefs of the Clan Boyd, as outlined in Chapter 2, to include their sibblings and is the initial step in trying to develop a pyramid of the Clan since Robert Boyd (A1).
Initially when I started the outline for this Chapter, it was only an outline of the genealogy of the family of Kilmarnock. However as I have undertaken more research into the Clan I have realised that, especially for this Chapter, some historic data would be necessary for those persons prior to fourth Earl of Kilmarnock. This will mainly be linkage to land, or relating to items of interest, which might help other researchers link their own families to the central stem of the Head of the Clan.

I have used information from Burke's Peerage 1970 ed. and The Scots Peerage for both the Earl of Kilmarnock and the Earl of Errol to compile this tree. While I have recorded all the children from both sources, and others, I have the feeling that all the children have not been recorded. This feeling is due to either the spread of the children over time or the small number recorded when the father has lived for a considerable time.

Where I have supplemented this with additional information I have tried to indicated the source as a footnote.

A1 Sir Robert Boyd, b 11xx, before 1205, d 1240, m 12xx, wife unknown and
had issue:-
[Lived: ]- Called Robert the Fair. He as Dominus Robertus de Boyd miles, was witness to a contact between Bryce de Eglinton and the village of Irvine in 1205.

A1 Sir Robert Boyd (Dominus de Boyd), b 11xx, d 1240. Parents: Simon FITZ-ALAN.

Children were: Robert BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,1203,1280 was born about 1210.3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He died in 1263.3,1203,1280 He served in the military on 3 Oct 1263 in Fought Against Norwegians At Battle Of Largs.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1543 He is reference number 25611. [boyd-trees.ged]











B1 Sir Robert Boyd, b 12xx, d 1270, m 12xx, wife unknown and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- He is said to have greatly distinguished himself at the Battle of Largs, 2 October 1263, and to have been rewarded by Alexander III. [1249-86] with a grant of lands in Cunningham.

B1 Robert dictus Boyd (Dominus de Boyd), b 12xx, d 1270. Parents: Robert BOYD.

Children were: Sir Robert BOYD.


Sir Robert BOYD3,38,405,1203,1280 was born about 1230.3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He served in the military in Jul 1297 in Joined Sir William Wallace.3 He died on 11 Sep 1297.3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1543 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He is reference number 25610. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,405 [boyd-trees.ged]











C1 Sir Robert Boyd, b 12xx, d 1300, m 12xx, wife unknown and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- Occurs in the Ragman Roll as taking the oath of allegiance to Edward I. at Berwick-on-Tweed 28 August 1296. He is said to have afterwards joined Sir William Wallace in his gallant attempt to assert the independence of this country.

C1 Robert Boyd (Dominus Robert de Boyd), d 12xx, d 13xx. Parents: Robert BOYD.

Children were: Robert BOYD.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He was born about 1270.3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,405 He served in the military in 1300 in Fought Against Edward II Under Robert Bruce.3,1543 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 He died in Jul 1333.3,1203,1280 He is reference number 25609. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1543 [boyd-trees.ged]











Important Scottish Commander at Battle of Bannockburn.
Given lands of Kilmarnock 1316 as reward by Robert I

D1 Sir Robert Boyd, first Feudal Baron of Kilmanock, bc 1270, before 1300, d not long after July 1333, m 13xx, wife unknown and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- "The Boyds first came to importance during the Wars of independence against Edward I and Edward II, forming part of the hard core of resistance to the occupation by the English King. Sir Robert's father was hanged at Ayr in 1296 along with many lords from the West of Scotland. Sir himself is said to have taken a leading part in the Burning of the Barns of Ayr when the English force in Ayr was destroyed in revenge by Wallace. In fact Boyd generally acted as Wallace's second in command." A Robert Boyd
attended the King's escheators from Dumbarton to Renfrew with Sir John Walleys and their men at arms, October 1304, and Sir Robert de Boyt was taken prisoner by the English in the Castle of Kildrummie shortly before 13 September 1306. He was one of the first to join the gallent Bruce, and was faithful companion of Robert the Bruce in the War of Independence. He was one of the Scottish Commanders at the battle of Bannockburn 24 June 1314.

For his faithful adherence to his cause, he had a grant from King Robert to 'Roberto Boyd, militi, delecto et fideli nostro,' of the lands of Kilmarnock, Bondington, and Hertschaw, which were John de Baliol's; the
lands of Kilbryd and Ardnel (Portincross) which were Godfrey De Ross's; all the land which was William de Mora's, in the tenement of Dalry; with seven acres of land, which were Robert de Ross's in the tenement of Ardnel; all erected into an entire and free barony to be held of the King. He had also a charter of the lands of Nodelles dale; and a third, granting Hertschew in free forest.

He was one of the guarantors of a treaty of peace with the English 1323. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Halidonhill, 10 July 1333.

Further reference to Boyd's but without indicating a relationship to other members of the family.
- recorded a Duncan Boyd was captured and hanged 4 August 1306.
- Robert Boyd of Duncoll and land in Dalswinton.
- Robert Boyd, son of William Boyd, of the lands of Duncoll and the barony of Dunswinton and lands of Dalgarthe.
- Robert Boyd, of the lands at Glenkin, of the five-pound land of Trabeache, in Kyle regis, and of the five-penny lands of Trabreche, in Kill.
- a charter of David II (1329-1371) to John Boyd of the lands of Guaylistoun in Galloway

D1 Sir Robert Boyd, first Feudal Baron of Kilmarnock, b 12xx, d not long after July 1333. Parents: Sir Robert BOYD.

Children were: Thomas BOYD, Alan BOYD, James BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1364 in Kilmarnock, Renfrew, Scotland.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5821. Parents: Thomas BOYD.


1St Lord Boyd Robert BOYD3,38,206,237,405,415,1203,1280 was born in 1420 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,206 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,415 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,415 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,206 He died in 1482.3,1203,1280 He was buried before Oct 1482.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 He is reference number 25606. [boyd-trees.ged]











Regent of Kingdom for James III 1460
Arranged marriage of James and Margaret of Denmark with Orkney and Shetland transferred to Scotland 1468.
Accused of treason. Fled to England under sentence of death.

born Scotland, died 1482. Was created a power of Parliament with the title of Lord Boyd prior to 13 Jul 1459 by King James II and was one of the commissioners sent to prolong the truce with England, which they continued for nine years. Granted in 1468 full power to visit the courts of England, Spain, France, Denmark, Burgandy, Belgium, Savoy and others to find a wife for King James III. A marriage treaty was concluded with King Christian I of Denmark, who agreed to give his daughter to James the III. Along with her the Islands of Orknes and Shetland presented as dowry. Was accussed of treason and fled to England under sentence of death. http://www.concentric.net/~Lboyd/d537.htm

Should be I1

I1 Robert Boyd, first Lord Boyd (created before 18 July 1454), b 14xx, d before 14/10/1482.

Note: Scots Peerage does not give any title to either B1 or C1 despite their father and grandfather respectively being titled Sir Robert Boyd. Burke's do not start with A1 but with D1.

>From Scots Peerage, vol. 5. under Boyd, Earl of Kilmarnock, we have the following references concerning the order of succession of the early Lord Boyds which in themselves seem to be both confusing and conflicting:-

Robert, first Lord Boyd (p 143); On the death of James II, 3 August 1460, he was one of the Regents appointed during the new King's minority (James III). On 13 October 1466 he was appointed Governor of the person of His Majesty and of his brothers, and a few days later, 25 October 1466, by an Act of Parliament ratified by a charter under the Great Seal was made sole Governor of the Realm.

Lord Boyd was found guilty, and in his absence sentenced to death, 22 November 1469, his Peerage being forfeited. His estates were annexed to the Principality of Scotland. (p 144)

I1 Robert Boyd, first Lord Boyd, created before 18 July 1454, b 14xx, d 148x
(Alnwick, Northumberland), thought to have died in exile after Easter 1480-81 and before 14 October 1482, when the title and estates were restored to his grandson, m 14xx, Mariota (or Janet), daughter of Sir John Maxwell of Calderwood, b 14xx, d died after 25 June 1472, apparently early in 1473 and had issue:-
[Lived: ]

- Robert continued the vendetta by killing Sir James Stewart of Ardgowan in 1445. Despite this he gained the King's favour. To suit his new rank he built the Palace at Dean Castle. One of the Barons who sealed the forfeiture of the Earl of Douglas (the Black Douglas) on 9 June 1455. He was in such high favour with King James II., that he created him Lord of Parliament in 1459. In 1459 he was one of the commissioners sent to Newcastle to prolong the truce with England. On the death of James II 3 August 1460, he was one of the Regents appointed during the new King's minority. On 13 October 1466 he was appointed Governor of the persons of His Majesty and of his brothers and a few days later made sole Governor of the Realm.

"Scotch statesman was created a peer of parliament by James II by the title of Lord Boyd, and took his seat on 18 July 1454. In 1460 he was appointed one of the regents during the minority of the young king, James III. In 1464 (11 April) he was joined with the Bishop of Glasgow, the Abbot of Holyrood, his brother, Sir Alexander Boyd of Duncole, and three others, in a commission to negotiate a truce with Edward IV. In 1466 he obtained the appointment of his brother, Sir Alexander, as instructor to the young king in knightly exercises, and conspired with him to obtain entire control of the affairs of the kingdom. To this end they, in defiance of the protests of Lord Kennedy, one of their co-regents, took possession of the person of the king, and carried him from Linlithgow to Edinburgh, where, in a parliament summoned (9 October), a public expression of approval of their conduct was obtained from the king, and an act was passed constituting Boyd sole governor of the realm. He now governed autocratically, but he appears by no means to have abused his power. On the contrary, some of the measures which he introduced must have been eminently salutary. Commendams were abolished, and religious foundations which had deviated from their original purposes were reformed. He also passed enactments designed to promote the interests of the mercantile and shipping community, prohibiting the freighting of ships without a charter-party by subjects of the king, whether within the realm or without it, and also fostering the importation and discouraging the exportation of bullion. He negotiated a marriage between the king and Margaret, only daughter of Christian, king of Norway, thereby obtaining the cession of Orkney (8 Sept. 1468) and the formal release of the annual tribute of 100 marks, which was still nominally payable to the king of Norway, in the church of St. Magnus, Kirkwall, though it had long ceased to be paid. On 25 August 1467 he obtained for himself the office of great chamberlain for life, while his eldest son, Thomas (by Mariota, daughter of Sir Robert Maxwell of Calderwood) was created Earl of Arran and Baron of Kilmarnock, and married to the king's elder sister, the Lady Mary. This last step was more than the jealousy of the Scotch nobles could endure, and they determined to strike a blow at the supremacy of the Boyds. Accordingly, in November 1469, Lord Robert and his brother were arraigned before the parliament on a charge of treason based on their conduct of three years previously in laying hands on the person of the king. They were found guilty and sentenced to death (22 Nov.). Boyd, however, anticipating the issue of the trial, fled to Alnwick in Northumberland, where he soon afterwards died. His brother was detained in Scotland by illness, and lost his head on the Castle Hill.

"Lord Robert's second son, Alexander, was restored to a portion of the Kilmarnock estates in 1492, but without the title of Lord Boyd. Alexander's eldest son, Robert, created Lord Boyd in 1536, is called third lord." (The Dictionary of National Biography, From Earlest Time to 1900, vol II, Ed. Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sydney Lee, 1964, pp 1003-1004).. On 22 November 1469 his Peerage being forfeited.

Additional notes about him are in:-
The Scot Peerage, vol 5, pp 142-145, and
Boyd of Kilmarmock, 1980.

THE SCOTCH-IRISH OR THE SCOT IN NORTH BRITAIN, NORTH IRELAND, AND NORTH AMERICA
CHAPTER XXV FROM BRUCE TO FLODDEN
He was succeeded by his son, James III., also a boy of eight years at the time of his father's death. For several years the government was conducted by Bishop Kennedy, who died in 1466. Lord Boyd then seized the king's person, and assumed supreme control of the kingdom. In 1467, his eldest son was created Earl of Arran and married to the king's sister. But the rule of the Boyds was of short duration. In 1469 they were tried for treason and convicted. The head of the house fled to England, where he soon afterwards died. His brother Alexander was executed at Edinburgh. The Earl of Arran was forced to flee, and was soon stripped of his royal wife by a divorce. She afterwards married the head of the Hamilton family, and that house subsequently attained a high position in the kingdom. Parents: Sir Thomas BOYD and Lady ISABEL.

Spouse: Mariota Janet MAXWELL. 1St Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Mariota Janet MAXWELL were married about 1449 in Of Calderwood, Lanark, Scot..3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,206 Reference Number:29806 Children were: Earl Of Arran Thomas BOYD, [Baron Boyd] Alexander BOYD, Archibald BOYD, Elizabeth BOYD, John BOYD, Annabella BOYD, Margaret BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38,237 was born about 1452 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland.3,38,237 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38,237 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5948.

Spouse: Margaret BOYD. Robert BOYD and Margaret BOYD were married. Reference Number:116727


Robert BOYD3 was born in 1470.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He died before 28 Jan 1522/23.3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 1243. [boyd-trees.ged]











K1 Robert Boyd, of Bonshaw, b 14xx, d died before 28 January 1523, m 14xx, wife unknown, and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- He took over the lease of Bonshaw and Dririg 4 May 1507, and died before 28/1/1523, when Mr Archibald Boyd took his place and held the lease till 3/5/1545, when with his consent John Boyd, son of the late Robert, acquired it. Parents: Archibald BOYD and Christian MURE.

Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38,307,405,415 was born about 1485 in Of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,307 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,415 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Title (Facts Pg)]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Christening]3 He died before 10 May 1558.3,307,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,415 He was christened Between 1557-1558.3 He is reference number 96272. [boyd-trees.ged]











He Killed Patrick Montgomery of Irvine 1523 and H Montgomery of Lainshaw. http://www.concentric.net/~Lboyd/d536.htm

K1 Robert Boyd, fourth Lord Boyd (title restored in 1536 by James V), b before 1523, d between 29/7/1557 and 10/5/1558.

Robert, fourth Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock, according to Crawfund he was restored to the title of Lord Boyd 1536, and had a grant from King James V whom he faithfully served at home and abroad, of the lordship of Kilmarnock, 20 May 1536, but this would appear in correct. (pp 152-153) He had apparently succeeded his father as Bailie (means magistrate) and Chamberlain of Kilmarnock, at least he resigned that position 5 May 1534, when his son was appointed to his place, the said son having previously, 13 June 1532 had nine years' lease of the lands of Kilmarnock from the Queen. Henceforth, 'Robert senior' appears as 'formerly in Kilmarnock' and under this designation he and his spouse had a grant of the lands of Dundonald in Walters-kyle in exchange for lands in Cunyngham, 20 May 1536; under the same description they had a further grant of the lands of Chapelton, etc in the lordship of Stewartoun, in recompense for their renunciation of all their claims and rights to the land and barony of Kilmarnock, 13 August 1536, and he and his wife for services in France and elsewhere had a new grant of the said lands and of the lands and castle of Dundonald, 1 June 1537. (p 153) Dundonald, I understand is in Ayrshire but I could not find it on my map of Scotland.

In 1543 Robert, fourth, rendered material assistance to the Regent Arran (James Hamilton, second Earl of Arran, and grandson of James Hamiltion who is said to have married Princes Mary as her second husband, wife of Thomas Boyd Earl of Arran, at the King's request) against the Lennox faction at the battle of Glasgow. It was doubtless in reward for this help at a critical juncture that he was ultimately restored as LORD BOYD. The date of this is generally given as 1549, when he is said to have been confirmed by a novodamus in all the estates, honours, and dignities that belonged to his grandfather, Robert first Lord Boyd. (pp 153-154)

In a further reference on page 154 the title had been restored or that there had been a fresh creation in between 22 September 1545 and 17 November 1546.

It is not clear when the attainder of 1469 was removed but on page 155 there is the following footnote:-

"Considerable confusion exists as to the numbering of the Lords Boyd. In the Complete Peerage this Robert (son of Robert) is considered third Lord, though in the Dict. Nat. Biog., as in Douglas, he is, for some cause called the fourth Lord, though, if the attainder is not reckoned (whereby three persons, viz. (1) the Earl of Arran (living 1472); (2) James Boyd (died 1484), son and heir of the Earl of Arran; and (3) Alexander Boyd (living 1505), uncle and heir of the said James, were excluded from the succession), he would apparently have been sixth Lord. We now know that the Earl of Arran died v.p., and that James was restored as Lord Boyd in 1482, therefore this Robert was apparently de facto fourth Lord. As, however there is some doubt on the point, the present writer has determined to reckon them as if each head of the family since the original creation of 1454 had actually succeeded to the Peerage, as indeed but for the attainder of 1469 they would have done."

The only other interesting piece of the puzzle is the reference to Thomas Boyd's, the Earl of Arran, younger brother Archibald of Nariston. In his returns for the year ending 25 June 1491 Alexander Boyd, Chamberlain of Kilmarnock, omitted Nariston, alleging that Archibald Boyd had hereditary rights there and the said Archibald was sommoned to appear 4 July next to prove his claim. (pp 145-146) It was this Archibald whose younger daughter Margaret became when very young, the mistress of King James IV., by whom she was mother of Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Chamberlain of Scotland (born c 1499), and of Catherine, wife of James (Douglas) third Earl of Morton. She afterwards married John Mure of Rowallan, of whose wardship and marriage she had had a grant, 1494-95, and died a widow shortly before 31 August 1559, leaving issue. Her influence with the King assisted the Boyds in recovering their position. (p 146)

This reference does not say how long Margaret was James IV's mistress but it would appear to be a number of years with the birth of at least two children. The period she was the King's Mistress would appear to be in the 1490's. This period therefore does not appear to fit any of the three dates listed below. To me, without knowledge of Scots law and custom, it appears strange that lands in 1482 and position ie Chamberlain of Kilmarnock, either in 1482 or shortly after, have been granted (one assumes by the King) without the attainder being removed. Nor does it explain what is meant by "recovering their position" means. It would appear that more research is required to determine what year the title was restored -1482; 1536 or 1549.

>From the publication The Boyds of Kilmarnock by the Kilmarnock and district History Group, 1980, they refer to Mr Philip Alexander Boyd as a Chief of the Clan Boyd in the USA. At this time it is not known if there are any other chiefs of the Clan in any other country.

K1 Robert Boyd, fourth Lord Boyd (title restored in 1536 by King James V), b before 1518, d between 29 July 1557 and 10 May 1558, m before 1518, Lady Helen Somerville, daughter of Sir John Somerville of Cambusnethan, m secondly before December 1542, Elizabeth Napier, widow of Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss and m thirdly before February 1548-49 Marion Colquhoun, daughter of Sir John Colquhoun of Luss, She survived him and was married, secondly to Captain Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill.
[Lived: ]- According to Crawford, Peerage, he was restored to the title of Lord Boyd 1536, and had a grant from King James V. (1513-1542), whom he faithfully served at home and abroad, of the lordships of Kilmarnock 20 May 1536, but this would appear incorrect. He is first mentioned in connection with a feud with the Montgomeries, in which Patrick Montgomerie of Irvine was slain, December 1523. This appears to have been in revenge for the murder of James Boyd, in 1484, ... On 24 June 1525 he had a discharge from Archibald, Earl of Angus, for the 'fermes' of Kilmarnock pertaining to his spouse, the Queen of Scotland, and another form the Queen herself, 1529, having 26 June 1525, been appointed a Squire of the Household. Among the Boyd papers is a bond of mutual assistance between this Robert Boyd and Queen Margaret and the Lord Methven, her husband, 26 May 1529. He had apparently succeeded his father as Bailie and chamberlain of Kilmarnock, at least he resigned that position 5 May 1534, when his son was appointed on his place, the said son having previously, 13 June 1532, had a nine years' lease of the lands of Kilmarnock from the Queen. Henceforth 'Robert senior' appears as 'formerly in Kilmarnock' and under this designation, he and his wife, had a grant of the lands of Dundonald in Walter-kyle in exchange for lands in Cunyngham, 20 May 1536; under the same description they had a further grant of the lands of Chapelton, etc., in the lordship of Stewartoun, in recompense for their renunciation of all their claims and rights to the lands and barony of Kilmarnock, 13 August 1536, and he and his wife for services in France and elsewhere had a new grant of the said lands and of the lands and castle of Dundonald, 1 June 1537. In 1543 he rendered material assistance to the Regent Arran against the Lennox faction at the battle of Glasgow. It was doubtless in reward for this help at a critical juncture that he was ultimately restored as LORD BOYD. The date of this is generally given as 1549, when he is said to have been confirmed by a novodamus in all the estates, honours, and dignities that belonged to his grandfather. But the actual date of the restoration of the title was between 22 September 1545 and 17 November 1546. The property, however, was probably restored in 1543, as on the 29 October that year he had a letter from Queen Mary, discharging the execution of any letters at the instance of the Master of Glencairn, charging the said Robert Boyd or 'any otheris withholderis of the castle of Kilmarnock to deliver the same to him or any of his servants,' and on the 11 March 1544-45 he was served heir to James Boyd (K1), the son of his father's elder brother, in the lands of Kilmarnock, Dalry, Kilbride, etc, being thus acknowledged as head of the family. ... Not withstanding the agreement come to in 1530, the feud with the Montgomeries still continued, and Sir Neil Montgomerie of Lainshaw was slain by Lord Boyd and his adherents in a skirmish in the streets of Irvine in 1547. This was warmly resented, and the feud raged until 1560-61, when, in the time of his son, peace was restored between the parties by mutual compromise. Parents: [Baron Boyd] Alexander BOYD and Janet COLVILLE.

Spouse: Helen SOMERVILLE. Robert BOYD and Helen SOMERVILLE were married about 1516 in Cambusnethan, Scotland.3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,307 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3 Reference Number:513573 Children were: 4th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD, Margaret BOYD.

Spouse: Elizabeth NAPIER. Robert BOYD and Elizabeth NAPIER were married before Dec 1542.3,307 Reference Number:31250

Spouse: Marion COLQUHOUN. Robert BOYD and Marion COLQUHOUN were married before 10 Feb 1547/48.3 Reference Number:516139


Robert BOYD3,38,95 was born about 1505 in Of Pinkill, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 26639. He has Ancestral File Number 83VR-9V. Parents: Adam BOYD and Helen KENNEDY.

Spouse: Catherine GORDON. Robert BOYD and Catherine GORDON were married about 1530.3,38 Reference Number:31687 Children were: William BOYD, Mark BOYD, Adam BOYD.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,307 He was born in 1517.3,415 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Title (Facts Pg)]3 He died on 2 Jan 1589 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,307 He was buried Unknown in Low Church At Ki.3,307 He is reference number 82865. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,405 [boyd-trees.ged]









The details I have for this Robert are:- [Of all the Head of the Clan I find
him the most
interesting even more so than the first Lord Boyd and the 4th Earl]

L1 Robert Boyd, fifth Lord Boyd, bc 1517, d 3 January 1590, , bu in the Low
Church of Kilmarnock, m 15xx, (contract dated 1535) his cousin-german, Lady Margaret Colquhoun,
daughter and heiress of George Colquhoun, fourth of Glens, and Margaret Boyd, b 15xx, d August 1601,
bu Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, and had issue:-
[Lived: ]

- Robert is mentioned by Herries (Hist. of the Reign of Mary Queen of Scots, 10) as defeating the
Earl of Glencairn at Glasgow in 1544, thereby rendering material aid to the regent, the Earl of
Arran , in quelling the insurrection of Lennox. Two years later (19 Dec. 1546) we find him present
at a meeting of the privy council at St. Andrews. On the outbreak of the civil war between the
lords of the congregation and the queen regent he took part with the former, being present with them
at Perth in May 1559. He signed the letter address by the lords to Sir William Cecil (19 July)
explaining their policy, and another of the same date to Elizabeth asking for support. He also took
part in the negotiations with the queen regent for a compromise, which were entirely without result.
Apparently at this time Boyd's zeal in the cause of the congregation was growing lukewarm, for
Balnaves, accounting to Sir James Crofts for the way in which he had applied the English subsidy,
writes under date 4 Nov. 1559: 'And I delivered to the Earl of Glencairn and Lord Boyd 500 crowns,
which was the best bestowed money that ever I bestowed, either of that or any other; the which if I
had not done our whole enterprise if hath been stayed, both in joining with the duke (Chatelherault)
and coming to Edinburgh, for certain particular causes that were betwixt the said lords and the
duke, which were set down by that means by me so secret that it is not known to many.'

In February 1559-60 he was one of the signatories of the treaty of Berwick, by which Elizabeth
engaged 'with all convenient speed to send into Scotland a convenient aid of men of warr,' for the
purpose of driving out the French, and in the following April joined the English army at
Prestonpans. On the 27th of that mouth he signed the contract in defence of the liberty of the
'evangel of Christ,' by which the lords of the congregation sought to encourage and confirm one
another in the good work. He was present, on 7 May, at the unsuccessful attempt made by the English
army to carry Leith by escalade, and on the 10th signed the document by which the treaty of Berwick
was confirmed. On 27 Jan. 1560-1 he subscribed the Book of Discipline of the Kirk, and at Ayr, on 2
Sept. 1562, he signed a bond to 'maintain and assist the preaching of the evangel'.
Shortly after the marriage of Darnley (28 July 1564) the lords, despairing of prevailing on the
queen to abolish 'the idolatrous mass', and incensed by some acts of rather high-handed character
done by her, surprised Edinburgh during her temporary absence, but hastily abandoned the city on
hearing that she was returning. Upon this Boyd, with Argyle, Murray, Glencairn, and others, was
summoned to appear at the next meeting of parliament, which was fixed for 3 Feb. 1565, to
answer for their conduct on pain of being denounced rebels and put to the horn. Parliament,
however, did not meet in February, and before its next session, which began on 14 April 1567, Boyd's
political attitude had undergone a complete change. If any credit is to be given to the so-called
dying declaration of Bothwell, Boyd, according to that version of it which is found in Keith's
History of Scotland (App. 144), was privy to the murder of Darnley. His name, however, is not
mentioned in the copy, or rather abstract, preserved in the Cottonian Library (Titus, c. vii. fol.
396), nor is the fragment Cal. D. ii fol 519 in the same collection; the original was in all
probability a forgery. Though a member of the packed jury which acquitted Bothwell of the deed
(April 1567), he, after Bothwell's marriage to Mary, joined a confederacy of nobles who bound
themselves to protect the young prince against the sinister designs with which Bothwell was
credited. Afterwards, however, he united himself with the faction which by a solemn 'league and
convenant' engaged to take part with Bothwell 'against his privy or public calumninators,' 'with
their bodies, heritage, and goods.'

Boyd was now made one of the permanent members of the privy council (17 May), and soon became as
decide and energetic a partisan of the queen as he had formerly been of the congregation. In June
he attempted to hold Edinburgh for the queen, in conjunction with Huntly, the archbishop of St.
Andrews, and the commendator of Kilwinning. The citizens, however, refused to defend the place, and
it almost immediately fell into the hands of the other faction. In August we find him, with Argyll,
Livingston, and the commendator of Kilwinning, in negotiation with Murray for the release of the
queen from captivity. In 1568, after her escape from Lochleven (2 May), he joined her forces at
Hamilton, and was present at the battle of Langside (13 May). After the battle he retired to his
castle of Kilmarnock, which, however, he was soon compelled to surrender to the council. In
September he was appointed one of the bishop of Ross's colleagues for the conference to be held at
York. After the conclusion of the negotiations he accompanied the bishop to London, and was
admitted to audience of the queen at Hampton Court (24 Oct.) On 6 Jan. 1568-9 Mary made him one of
her council. He was employed by her in her intrigues with the Duke of Norfolk, and was entrusted by
the latter with a diamond to deliver to the queen at Coventry as a pledge of his affection and
fidelity. In a letter to the duke, apparently written in December 1569, she says: 'I took from my
lord Boyd the diamond, which I shall keep unseen about my neck till I give it again to the owner of
it and me both.' In June 1569 he was despatched to Scotland with authority from Mary to treat with
the regent, and a written mandate to institute proceedings for a divorce from Bothwell. Chalmers
(Life of Mary, p 331, published in 1818) asserts that Bothwell's consent to the divorce had been
obtained before the commencement of the correspondence with Norfolk, and that the document
signifying it 'remained among the family papers of Lord Boyd to the present century.' The papers
referred to are presumably identical with those which on the attainder of William Boyd (the fourth
earl of Kilmarnock), were placed in the custody of the public officials of the town of Kilmarnock,
where they remained until 1837, when a selection from them, comprising all such as were of any
historical value, was edited for the Abbotsford Club, and constitutes the first portion of the
'Abbotsford Miscellany'. No such document, however, as Chalmers refers to is there to be found,
though a draft of the formal authority to apply for the divorce is among the papers. Boyd had an
interview with Murray in July at Elgin, and on the 30th the question of the divorce was submitted to
the council at Perth, when it was decided by a large majority that nothing further should be done in
the matter. After reporting the failure of his mission to the queen, Boyd appears to have remained
in England for some months, during which the record of his life is very scanty. He seems to have
stood very high in the estimation of his mistress. In one of her letters (5 Jan. 1568-9) she
designates him 'our traist cousigne and counsallour,' and writing to Cecil, under date 11 Feb.
1569-70, she expresses a desire to retain him with the bishop of Ross permanently about her person.
At this time, however, he was again in Scotland actively engaged in hatching a plot for a general
rising, and much suspected of complicity in the murder of Murray (22 Jan. 1569-70). The following
year he was commissioned by Mary to establish in that country 'a lieutenant, ane or twa,' in her
name. In the brief insurrection of the summer he was taken prisoner by Lennox at Paisley, but
escaped to Edinburgh, and thence went to Stirling in August, and on the 12th, with Argyll, Cassilis,
and Eglinton, affixed his seal to a treaty of secession and amity executed on the part of the regent
by Morton and Mar. This defection is ascribed by the unknown author of the History of King James
the Sext to the 'great promises' of Lennox, but the reason given by Mary is probably nearer the
mark. She writes to De la Motte Fenelon, under date 28 June 1571, that she is advised that Argyll,
Athole and Boyd , 'comme desesperes d'aucune aide,' 'commencent a se retirer et regarder qui aura du
meilleur.' On 5 Sept. we find Boyd mentioned as a consenting party to the election of Mar to the
regency; on the 7th he was made a member of the privy council. He visited Knox on this deathbed (17
Nov.), but except that he said, 'I know, sir, I have offended in many things, and am indeed come to
crave your pardon,' what passed on either side is unknown. He was included in the act of indemnity
passed 26 Jan. 1571-2, and subscribed the articles of pacification drawn up at Perth on 23 Feb.
1572-3, by one of which he was appointed he was appointed one of the judges for the trial of claims
for restitution of goods arising out of acts of violence committed during the civil war. On 24 Oct.
1573 he was appointed extraordinary lord of session by Morton, of whom from this time forward he
was a firm adherent. Relying on the favour of Morton, he signalised his elevation to the bench by
ejecting (November 1573) Sir John Stewart from the office of baillie of the regality of Glasgow,
held under a grant from the late king, and engrossing the profits himself. About the same time he
procured the appointment of his kinsman James Boyd, to be archiepiscopal see of Glasgow. On
Morton's resignation in February 1577-8, Boyd, according to Spottiswoode, 'did chide him bitterly,'
pointing out that the king was a mere boy, and that by resigning Morton was in fact playing into the
hands of his enemies, the Argyll-Athole faction. In consequence of Morton's eclipse, Boyd for a
time lost his seat both at the council table and on the bench, but on the regent's return to power
as prime minister in July 1578 he was again made a permanent member of the council, being at the
same time visitor of the university of Glasgow and commissioner for examining the book of the policy
of the kirk and settling its jurisdiction. The same month (23rd) he was compelled to surrender the
bailliary of the regality of Glasgow to the king as Earl of Lennox. On 15 Oct. his seat on the
bench was restored to him. In the spring of the next year he was appointed one of the commission to
pursue and arrest Lord John Hamilton and his brother, Lord Claud, who, however, made their escape to
England. The commissioners received the thanks of the council for their services on 22 May. Boyd
was a party to theconspiracy known as the Raid of Ruthven, by which the person of the king was
seized as a pledge forthe dismissal of the Duke of Lennox then in power, and in consequence was
banished the realm in June 1583, James Stuart, earl of Arran, taking his place as extraordinary lord of
session. He retiredfor a time to France, but in June 1586 we find him acting for the king in the
negotiations whichresulted in the treaty of alliance between the crowns of England and Scotland
of that year, andwhile this engaged induced the king to restore him to his former place on the
bench, which,however, he resigned two years later (4 July 1588). In 1587-8 he was
appointed commissioner toraise 100,000l. for the expenses connected with the king's marriage, and in
1589 was placed on a commission to enforce the statute against Jesuits (passed 14 Aug. 1587), and on
the king's leaving for Norway (October) was constituted one of the wardens of the marches. He died
on 3 Jan. 1589-90, in the seventy-second year of his age, being survived by his wife Margaret or
Mariot, daughter of Sir John Colquhoun of Glins, and was succeeded by his second son Thomas. (The
Dictionary of National Biography, From Earlest Time to 1900, vol II Ed. Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir
Sydney Lee, 1964, pp 1004-1006).

Princess Mary in 1549, had been graciously pleased to recognise his title to the honours of Lord
Boyd, under Letters patent of the Great Seal; and he retained her confidence by faithful adherence,
maintaining his loyal service even in the worst of times, till the almost total suppression of her
interests; assisting her with his counsel.

On the 25 August 1563 Hugh (Montgomerie), Earl of Eglington, and Robert, Lord Boyd, entered into a
mutual bond of defence, and the same day the former assigned to the latter his right to the office
of Bailie of the canon lands of Cunyngham pertaining to the Canons and Chapter of Glasgow. He had
been careful to pursue the policy commenced by his father in cultivating the support and friendship
of his neighbours. Among the Boyd Papers are numerous bonds of manrent. He had, however, broken
the old family alliance with the Mures, and a feud continued for several years, till on 14
September 1589, Lord Boyd paid John Mure of Rowallan 350 merks for the slaughter of his father. On
24 August 1536 Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss as lord superior, granted to Robert Boyd and Margaret
Colquhoun, daughter and heiress of John (sis) Colquhoun of Glinns, his spouse, a charter of the
lands of Glens, in Stirling, and they had, 18 February 1546-47, a charter under the Great Seal of
Balindoran in the same county. He acquired the barony of Portincross and Ardneill from Robert Boyd
of that place by contract, 19 April 1572, and had sasine 24 May 1574, following a Crown charter of
11 March of the said lands 'formerly belonging to Archibald Boyd'. He also had charters of
Giffardland, on resignation by Isabella and Margaret Craufurd, 14 September 1577, and of Bedley,
Molany, etc. 10 February 1582-83.

By his marriage to Margaret Colquhoun the estates of Glens, Bedlay, Benheath, Stablegreen of
Glasgow, and other lands passed to the Boyds.

When my wife and I were in Kilmarnock in 1976 we did see the church which had
a plaque in memory of him
Mike Boyd
HOBS 423
12/2/2000 Parents: Robert BOYD and Helen SOMERVILLE.

Spouse: Margaret COLQUHOUN. 4Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret COLQUHOUN were married in 1535 in (Contract).3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,307 Reference Number:30216
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IGI Record to check: Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret COLQUHOUN Marriage: 1535 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Film Number: 1904037
Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret Mariot COLQUHOUN Marriage: ABT 1549
<>, , Scotland Film Number: 458439
Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret COLQUHOUN Marriage: ABT 1541 Dunbarton, Scotland Film Number: 1985602 Children were: Agnes BOYD, 5th Lord Boyd Thomas BOYD, [Master Of Boyd] Robert BOYD, 6th Lord Boyd Thomas BOYD, 6th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD, Margaret BOYD, Helen BOYD, Egidia Giles BOYD, Christian BOYD, Elizabeth BOYD, [Colonel] David BOYD.


5Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1517 in Ayr, Scot..3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He died in 1590 in Sct.3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He was buried Unknown in Low Church At Ki.3,38 He is reference number 1246. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 [boyd-trees.ged]











L2 Robert Boyd, b 15xx, d 15xx, living 1571, m ?
[Lived: ]
- He fought for Queen Mary at Langside, 13/5/1568.

5th Lord Boyd born 1517, Scotland, died 1550 Scotland. Made peace with the Montgomery's 1561. Supported Mary Queen of Scots. Visited her in prison in England http://www.concentric.net/~Lboyd/d534.htm

L1 Robert Boyd, fifth Lord Boyd, bc 1517, d 3/1/1589.

L1 Robert Boyd, fifth Lord Boyd, bc 1517, d 3 January 1590, , bu in the Low Church of Kilmarnock, m 15xx, (contract dated 1535) his cousin-german, Lady Margaret Colquhoun, daughter and heiress of George Colquhoun, fourth of Glens, and Margaret Boyd, b 15xx, d August 1601, bu Metropolitan Church of Glasgow, and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- Robert is mentioned by Herries (Hist. of the Reign of Mary Queen of Scots, 10) as defeating the Earl of Glencairn at Glasgow in 1544, thereby rendering material aid to the regent, the Earl of Arran , in quelling the insurrection of Lennox. Two years later (19 Dec. 1546) we find him present at a meeting of the privy council at St. Andrews. On the outbreak of the civil war between the lords of the congregation and the queen regent he took part with the former, being present with them at Perth in May 1559. He signed the letter address by the lords to Sir William Cecil (19 July) explaining their policy, and another of the same date to Elizabeth asking for support. He also took part in the negotiations with the queen regent for a compromise, which were entirely without result. Apparently at this time Boyd's zeal in the cause of the congregation was growing lukewarm, for Balnaves, accounting to Sir James Crofts for the way in which he had applied the English subsidy, writes under date 4 Nov. 1559: 'And I delivered to the Earl of Glencairn and Lord Boyd 500 crowns, which was the best bestowed money that ever I bestowed, either of that or any other; the which if I had not done our whole enterprise if hath been stayed, both in joining with the duke (Chatelherault) and coming to Edinburgh, for certain particular causes that were betwixt the said lords and the duke, which were set down by that means by me so secret that it is not known to many.'

In February 1559-60 he was one of the signatories of the treaty of Berwick, by which Elizabeth engaged 'with all convenient speed to send into Scotland a convenient aid of men of warr,' for the purpose of driving out the French, and in the following April joined the English army at Prestonpans. On the 27th of that mouth he signed the contract in defence of the liberty of the 'evangel of Christ,' by which the lords of the congregation sought to encourage and confirm one another in the good work. He was present, on 7 May, at the unsuccessful attempt made by the English army to carry Leith by escalade, and on the 10th signed the document by which the treaty of Berwick was confirmed. On 27 Jan. 1560-1 he subscribed the Book of Discipline of the Kirk, and at Ayr, on 2 Sept. 1562, he signed a bond to 'maintain and assist the preaching of the evangel'. Shortly after the marriage of Darnley (28 July 1564) the lords, despairing of prevailing on the queen to abolish 'the idolatrous mass', and incensed by some acts of rather high-handed character done by her, surprised Edinburgh during her temporary absence, but hastily abandoned the city on hearing that she was returning. Upon this Boyd, with Argyle, Murray, Glencairn, and others, was summoned to appear at the next meeting of parliament, which was fixed for 3 Feb. 1565, to answer for their conduct on pain of being denounced rebels and put to the horn. Parliament, however, did not meet in February, and before its next session, which began on 14 April 1567, Boyd's political attitude had undergone a complete change. If any credit is to be given to the so-called dying declaration of Bothwell, Boyd, according to that version of it which is found in Keith's History of Scotland (App. 144), was privy to the murder of Darnley. His name, however, is not mentioned in the copy, or rather abstract, preserved in the Cottonian Library (Titus, c. vii. fol. 396), nor is the fragment Cal. D. ii fol 519 in the same collection; the original was in all probability a forgery. Though a member of the packed jury which acquitted Bothwell of the deed (April 1567), he, after Bothwell's marriage to Mary, joined a confederacy of nobles who bound themselves to protect the young prince against the sinister designs with which Bothwell was credited. Afterwards, however, he united himself with the faction which by a solemn 'league and convenant' engaged to take part with Bothwell 'against his privy or public calumninators,' 'with their bodies, heritage, and goods.'


Boyd was now made one of the permanent members of the privy council (17 May), and soon became as decide and energetic a partisan of the queen as he had formerly been of the congregation. In June he attempted to hold Edinburgh for the queen, in conjunction with Huntly, the archbishop of St. Andrews, and the commendator of Kilwinning. The citizens, however, refused to defend the place, and it almost immediately fell into the hands of the other faction. In August we find him, with Argyll, Livingston, and the commendator of Kilwinning, in negotiation with Murray for the release of the queen from captivity. In 1568, after her escape from Lochleven (2 May), he joined her forces at Hamilton, and was present at the battle of Langside (13 May). After the battle he retired to his castle of Kilmarnock, which, however, he was soon compelled to surrender to the council. In September he was appointed one of the bishop of Ross's colleagues for the conference to be held at York. After the conclusion of the negotiations he accompanied the bishop to London, and was admitted to audience of the queen at Hampton Court (24 Oct.) On 6 Jan. 1568-9 Mary made him one of her council. He was employed by her in her intrigues with the Duke of Norfolk, and was entrusted by the latter with a diamond to deliver to the queen at Coventry as a pledge of his affection and fidelity. In a letter to the duke, apparently written in December 1569, she says: 'I took from my lord Boyd the diamond, which I shall keep unseen about my neck till I give it again to the owner of it and me both.' In June 1569 he was despatched to Scotland with authority from Mary to treat with the regent, and a written mandate to institute proceedings for a divorce from Bothwell. Chalmers (Life of Mary, p 331, published in 1818) asserts that Bothwell's consent to the divorce had been obtained before the commencement of the correspondence with Norfolk, and that the document signifying it 'remained among the family papers of Lord Boyd to the present century.' The papers referred to are presumably identical with those which on the attainder of William Boyd (the fourth earl of Kilmarnock), were placed in the custody of the public officials of the town of Kilmarnock, where they remained until 1837, when a selection from them, comprising all such as were of any historical value, was edited for the Abbotsford Club, and constitutes the first portion of the 'Abbotsford Miscellany'. No such document, however, as Chalmers refers to is there to be found, though a draft of the formal authority to apply for the divorce is among the papers. Boyd had an interview with Murray in July at Elgin, and on the 30th the question of the divorce was submitted to the council at Perth, when it was decided by a large majority that nothing further should be done in the matter. After reporting the failure of his mission to the queen, Boyd appears to have remained in England for some months, during which the record of his life is very scanty. He seems to have stood very high in the estimation of his mistress. In one of her letters (5 Jan. 1568-9) she designates him 'our traist cousigne and counsallour,' and writing to Cecil, under date 11 Feb. 1569-70, she expresses a desire to retain him with the bishop of Ross permanently about her person. At this time, however, he was again in Scotland actively engaged in hatching a plot for a general rising, and much suspected of complicity in the murder of Murray (22 Jan. 1569-70). The following year he was commissioned by Mary to establish in that country 'a lieutenant, ane or twa,' in her name. In the brief insurrection of the summer he was taken prisoner by Lennox at Paisley, but escaped to Edinburgh, and thence went to Stirling in August, and on the 12th, with Argyll, Cassilis, and Eglinton, affixed his seal to a treaty of secession and amity executed on the part of the regent by Morton and Mar. This defection is ascribed by the unknown author of the History of King James the Sext to the 'great promises' of Lennox, but the reason given by Mary is probably nearer the mark. She writes to De la Motte Fenelon, under date 28 June 1571, that she is advised that Argyll, Athole and Boyd , 'comme desesperes d'aucune aide,' 'commencent a se retirer et regarder qui aura du meilleur.' On 5 Sept. we find Boyd mentioned as a consenting party to the election of Mar to the regency; on the 7th he was made a member of the privy council. He visited Knox on this deathbed (17 Nov.), but except that he said, 'I know, sir, I have offended in many things, and am indeed come to crave your pardon,' what passed on either side is unknown. He was included in the act of indemnity passed 26 Jan. 1571-2, and subscribed the articles of pacification drawn up at Perth on 23 Feb. 1572-3, by one of which he was appointed he was appointed one of the judges for the trial of claims for restitution of goods arising out of acts of violence committed during the civil war. On 24 Oct. 1573 he was appointed extraordinary lord of session by Morton, of whom from this time forward he was a firm adherent. Relying on the favour of Morton, he signalised his elevation to the bench by ejecting (November 1573) Sir John Stewart from the office of baillie of the regality of Glasgow, held under a grant from the late king, and engrossing the profits himself. About the same time he procured the appointment of his kinsman James Boyd, to be archiepiscopal see of Glasgow. On Morton's resignation in February 1577-8, Boyd, according to Spottiswoode, 'did chide him bitterly,' pointing out that the king was a mere boy, and that by resigning Morton was in fact playing into the hands of his enemies, the Argyll-Athole faction. In consequence of Morton's eclipse, Boyd for a time lost his seat both at the council table and on the bench, but on the regent's return to power as prime minister in July 1578 he was again made a permanent member of the council, being at the same time visitor of the university of Glasgow and commissioner for examining the book of the policy of the kirk and settling its jurisdiction. The same month (23rd) he was compelled to surrender the bailliary of the regality of Glasgow to the king as Earl of Lennox. On 15 Oct. his seat on the bench was restored to him. In the spring of the next year he was appointed one of the commission to pursue and arrest Lord John Hamilton and his brother, Lord Claud, who, however, made their escape to England. The commissioners received the thanks of the council for their services on 22 May. Boyd was a party to the conspiracy known as the Raid of Ruthven, by which the person of the king was seized as a pledge for the dismissal of the Duke of Lennox then in power, and in consequence was banished the realm in June 1583, James Stuart, earl of Arran, taking his place as extraordinary lord of session. He retired for a time to France, but in June 1586 we find him acting for the king in the negotiations which resulted in the treaty of alliance between the crowns of England and Scotland of that year, and while this engaged induced the king to restore him to his former place on the bench, which, however, he resigned two years later (4 July 1588). In 1587-8 he was appointed commissioner to raise 100,000l. for the expenses connected with the king's marriage, and in 1589 was placed on a commission to enforce the statute against Jesuits (passed 14 Aug. 1587), and on the king's leaving for Norway (October) was constituted one of the wardens of the marches. He died on 3 Jan. 1589-90, in the seventy-second year of his age, being survived by his wife Margaret or Mariot, daughter of Sir John Colquhoun of Glins, and was succeeded by his second son Thomas. (The Dictionary of National Biography, From Earlest Time to 1900, vol II Ed. Sir Leslie Stephen and Sir Sydney Lee, 1964, pp 1004-1006).

Princess Mary in 1549, had been graciously pleased to recognise his title to the honours of Lord Boyd, under Letters patent of the Great Seal; and he retained her confidence by faithful adherence, maintaining his loyal service even in the worst of times, till the almost total suppression of her interests; assisting her with his counsel.
On the 25 August 1563 Hugh (Montgomerie), Earl of Eglington, and Robert, Lord Boyd, entered into a mutual bond of defence, and the same day the former assigned to the latter his right to the office of Bailie of the canon lands of Cunyngham pertaining to the Canons and Chapter of Glasgow. He had been careful to pursue the policy commenced by his father in cultivating the support and friendship of his neighbours. Among the Boyd Papers are numerous bonds of manrent. He had, however, broken the old family alliance with the Mures, and a feud continued for several years, till on 14 September 1589, Lord Boyd paid John Mure of Rowallan 350 merks for the slaughter of his father. On 24 August 1536 Humphrey Colquhoun of Luss as lord superior, granted to Robert Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun, daughter and heiress of John (sis) Colquhoun of Glinns, his spouse, a charter of the lands of Glens, in Stirling, and they had, 18 February 1546-47, a charter under the Great Seal of Balindoran in the same county. He acquired the barony of Portincross and Ardneill from Robert Boyd of that place by contract, 19 April 1572, and had sasine 24 May 1574, following a Crown charter of 11 March of the said lands 'formerly belonging to Archibald Boyd'. He also had charters of Giffardland, on resignation by Isabella and Margaret Craufurd, 14 September 1577, and of Bedley, Molany, etc. 10 February 1582-83.

By his marriage to Margaret Colquhoun the estates of Glens, Bedlay, Benheath, Stablegreen of Glasgow, and other lands passed to the Boyds.

IGI Record (film) to check: 458439
1. Agnes BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1558 , Scotland
2. Christian BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1560 , Scotland
3. Helen BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1554 , Scotland
4. Elizabeth BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1562 , Scotland
5. Giles BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1556 , Scotland
6. Margaret BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: F Birth: [< 1552 , Scotland
7. Robert BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: M Birth: [< 1551 , Scotland
8. Thomas BOYD - International Genealogical Index
Gender: M Birth: [< 1550 , Scotland Parents: Thomas BOYD and Marion FAIRLIE.


[Master Of Boyd] Robert BOYD3,38,307 was born about 1545 in Of, Ayshire, Scotland.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,307 He died after 14 Oct 1550.3,307 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 5857. [boyd-trees.ged]











M1 Robert Boyd, master of Boyd, b 15xx, d 15xx, dvp
[Lived: ]

IGI Record to check: Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: ABT 1551 , Scotland Parents: Father: Robert BOYD Mother: Margaret Mariot COLGUHOUN Film Number: 452907 Page Number: Reference Number: 28990
Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: ABT 1539 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Parents: Father: Robert BOYD Mother: Margaret COLQUHOUN Film Number: 2034382
Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: ABT 1551 , Scotland Parents: Father: Robert BOYD
Mother: Margaret Mariot COLQUHOUN Film Number: 458439 Parents: 4th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret COLQUHOUN.


6Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD3,38,307 was born in 1551 in Of Badenheath, Stirlingshire, Scotland.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,307 He died in Jul 1611.3,38,307 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 5853. [boyd-trees.ged]











M3 Robert Boyd, of Badenheath or Badinhaith in Stirlingshire, b 15xx, before 1569, d July 1611, bu at the Kirk of Leinze, m 15xx, Margaret Boyd, Lady Badenheath, daughter of William and sister and heiress of Badenheath, b 15xx, d 15xx, she was alive April 1567 and died by February 1572-73 (see Chapter 11)
[Lived: ]- He also fought for Queen Mary at Langside 13 May 1568 for which he was pardon 8 September 1571. On 4 March 1572 he was appointed Keeper of the fortalice of Lockwood, with the pertinnents and lands in barony of Glasgow. He was appointed tutor to his nephew Hugh, fifth Earl of Eglintoun, after the murder of his brother-in-law 18 April 1586. His testament, which was made at his 'dwelling-house of Badenheath' 1611 Parents: 4th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret COLQUHOUN.

Spouse: Margaret BOYD. 6Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret BOYD were married. Reference Number:115200

Spouse: Margaret BADENHEATH. 6Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret BADENHEATH were married. Reference Number:115201


Master Of Boyd Robert BOYD3,38,405,1203,1280 was born about 1567 in Of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,1203,1280 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1203,1280 He died before May 1597.3,38,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 5844. He has Ancestral File Number 83VT-CH. [boyd-trees.ged]











N1 Robert Boyd, Master of Boyd, b 15xx, d May 1597.

M2N1 Robert Boyd, Master of Boyd, b 15xx, d May 1597, m 159x(contract date 30 September and ... 1594), Lady Jean Kerr, daughter of Mark Kerr, second Earl of Lothian, b 15xx, d 17/8/1632, and had issue:- she m secondly, before 16 April 1610 David, twelfth Earl of Crawford; and thirdly before 16 February 1618 Mr Thomas Hamilton of Robertoun.
[Lived: ] Parents: 5th Lord Boyd Thomas BOYD and [Baroness Boyd] Margaret CAMPBELL.

Spouse: Lady Jean KERR. Master Of Boyd Robert BOYD and Lady Jean KERR were married before 1595 in Of, Lothian, Scotland.3,405 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,1203 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38 Reference Number:30446 Children were: Lord Thomas BOYD, 7th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD, 9th Lord Boyd James BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1578 in At Glasgow, Scotland.3,38 He died on 5 Jan 1627 in At Edinburgh.3,38 He is reference number 5762. Parents: James BOYD and Margaret CHALMERS.

Spouse: Anne MALVERIN. Robert BOYD and Anne MALVERIN were married in May 1611 in At Savmur, France.3,38 Reference Number:113164 Children were: John BOYD, Margaret BOYD, Jonet BOYD.


Robert BOYD3 was born in 1578 in Trochrig.3 He died in 1627.3 He is reference number 27030. Parents: James BOYD and Margaret CHALMERS.


7Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD3,38 was born in Nov 1595 in Of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He died in Aug 1628.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 1214. He has Ancestral File Number 83VT-95. [boyd-trees.ged]











Born Nov 1595. Died Aug 1678. Married first; Margaret Montgomery, second Christian Hamilton. Studied at Saumur University in France. Son Robert Boyd, 8th Lord Boyd.

O1 Robert Boyd, seventh Lord Boyd, b November 1595, d 28/8/1628.

O1 Robert Boyd, who succeeded his grandfather as seventh Lord Boyd, b November 1595, d 28/8/1628, m 16xx, (contract dated October 1614) Margaret Montgomerie
, widow of Hugh Montgomerie, 5th Earl of Eglinton who died in 1615 or 1616 without issue to either husband, m secondly 16xx, (contract dated 9 December 1617), Lady Christian Hamilton, widow with issue of Robert Lindsay, 10th Lord Lindsay of the Byrnes (who died 9 July 1616) and eldest daughter of Thomas Hamilton, First Earl of Haddington, b between 1588 and 1594, d before 6 February 1646 at the house of her daughter, Lady Ardross, in the parish of Elie and had issue:-
[Lived: ]- He was served heir-male in general to his father 3 February 1602, and 11 July 1611 had licence from the King to go abroad with two servants for five years. He went to Saumur, France, where he studied under his cousin, Robert Boyd of Trochrig, and returned to Scotland before 6 October 1614, when King James granted a dispensation in favour of Robert, now Lord Boyd, to be served heir to his father, despite his minority, in the lands, lordship, and barony of Kilmarnock, and all the other lands and baronies within the bailiary of Cunningham and sheriffdom of Ayr. He was also served heir of Thomas, Lord Boyd, his grandfather, in all his lands in the counties of Ayr, Dumbarton, Lanark, and Stirling, 20 March 1617, and of James, Lord Boyd, the son of the uncle of Robert, Lord Boyd, his great-grandfather's father, 1 October 1618. He had charters of the barony of Grugar, in Ayrshire, 30 March 1616, with confirmation under the Great Seal 3 August 1619; of Medros, formerly belonging to Robert Boyd of Badenheath, 6 October 1619, and of Gawan and Risk, in Renfrewshire, 9 June 1620. He had, further, a tack of the teind sheaves of the parsonage of Kilmarnock from the Abbot of Kilwinning, 27 June 1619; a disposition of the lands of Menfurd 27 July, the same year. On 29 March 1621 he resigned the lordship of Kilmarnock, and had a new charter under the Great Seal to himself in life-rent, and to Robert, Master of Boyd, his son, in fee, and 17 March 1624, a regrant of the barony of Medros on resignation. J. P. for Ayrshire, 26 August 1616. He took his seat in the Parliament 17 June 1617, and was present at the General Assembly at Perth 1618, which passed the last of the famous 'Five Articles' for the complete assimilation of the Churches of Scotland and England. He was also appointed Commissioner of the Port of Portincross to regulate the transport of goods between Scotland and Ireland 13 July 1624. His third wife was an ardent Presbyterian and brought her children up as such.
When she died in 1646 the members of Parliament, which had been sitting at St. Andrews, attending her funeral. They had one son and six daughters, who on the death of their brother became co-heirs of their father.

IGI Record: Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: Nov 1595 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland
Parents: Father: Robert BOYD Mother: Jean KER Film Number: 2034382
Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: Nov 1595 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Parents: Father: Robert BOYD Mother: Jean KER Film Number: 2034714
Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: Nov 1595 Of Kilmaronock, Dunbarton, Scotland Parents:
Father: Robert BOYD Mother: Jean KERR Film Number: 446284 Page Number: 0367 Reference Number: 13364 Parents: Master Of Boyd Robert BOYD and Lady Jean KERR.

Spouse: Margaret MONTGOMERIE. 7Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Margaret MONTGOMERIE were married in Oct 1614.3 Reference Number:30432

Spouse: Christian HAMILTON. 7Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Christian HAMILTON were married about 1617 in Of Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3 Reference Number:30433 Children were: 8th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD, Helen BOYD, Agnes BOYD, Jean BOYD, Marion BOYD, Isabel BOYD, Christian BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1600.3 He was also known as Rot. Boyd.3,237 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16172.

Spouse: Issobell CURRIE. Robert BOYD and Issobell CURRIE were married. Reference Number:347873 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,95 was born about 1603 in Glasgow, Lanark, , Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 57571. He has Ancestral File Number 1G8J-B1X.

Spouse: Jean SPANG. Robert BOYD and Jean SPANG were married on 10 Feb 1628 in Glasgow, Lanark, , Scotland.3 Reference Number:988566 Children were: Andrew BOYD, Robert BOYD, William BOYD, Jean BOYD, Bessie BOYD, William BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born in 1617 in Of Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He died about 1650.3 He is reference number 27037. Parents: Thomas BOYD and Isabell GLEN.

Spouse: Anna BLAIR. Robert BOYD and Anna BLAIR were married on 20 Sep 1633 in Of Blair, Ayrshire, Scotland.3 Reference Number:516818 Children were: Bryce BOYD, Annabella BOYD.


8Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1618.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 He died on 17 Nov 1640.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 1215. He has Ancestral File Number 83VT-7S. [boyd-trees.ged]











P1 Robert Boyd, eighth Lord Boyd, bc 1618, d 17/11/1640, m 16xx, (contract dated 10 September 1639), Anne Fleming, second daughter of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtoun, b 16xx, d 20/4/1661, without issue, she m secondly (contract dated 10 December 1644) George Ramsay, 2nd Earl of Dalhousie who
died 11/2/1674 leaving issue:-
[Lived: ]- He was made J. P. for Cuningham 25 November 1634. Lord Boyd was one of those noblemen who on 22 February 1638 ascended the Cross of Edinburgh to protect against the proclamation which was that day made, containing the royal approbation of the service-book; subscribed the National Covenant, whenrenewed March following, in the Greyfriars churchyard, and actively co-operated with the Convenanters in their opposition to the King. He was present in Parliament 31 August 1639 and 2 June 1640. Two letters of comfort which were addressed by Mr Zachary Boyd (see Chapter 18), minister of Glasgow to Lord Boyd's mother and widow respectively, were printed at Edinburgh 1878.

P1 Robert Boyd, eighth Lord Boyd, bc 1618, d 17/11/1640.

P1 Robert Boyd, eighth Lord Boyd, bc 1618,
d 17/11/1640, m 16xx, (contract dated 10 September 1639), Anne Fleming, second daughter of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtoun, b 16xx, d 20/4/1661, without issue, she m secondly (contract dated 10 December 1644) George Ramsay, 2nd Earl of Dalhousie who died 11/2/1674 leaving issue:-
[Lived: ]- He was made J. P. for Cuningham 25 November 1634. Lord Boyd was one of those noblemen who on 22 February 1638 ascended the Cross of Edinburgh to protect against the proclamation which was that day made, containing the royal approbation of the service-book; subscribed the National Covenant, whenrenewed March following, in the Greyfriars churchyard, and actively co-operated with the Convenanters in their opposition to the King. He was present in Parliament 31 August 1639 and 2 June 1640. Two letters of comfort which were addressed by Mr Zachary Boyd (see Chapter 18), minister of Glasgow to Lord Boyd's mother and widow respectively, were printed at Edinburgh 1878. Parents: 7th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Christian HAMILTON.

Spouse: Anne FLEMING. 8Th Lord Boyd Robert BOYD and Anne FLEMING were married on 10 Sep 1639 in Contract, , , Scotland.3 Reference Number:30501


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1619 in Of, Eaglesham, Renfrewshire, Scotland.3,38 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 6179. Parents: Thomas BOYD and Helen HAY.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1625.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16145.

Spouse: Jean FARRIER. Robert BOYD and Jean FARRIER were married. Reference Number:347493 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1625 in Of Portincross, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 He died after 1659.3,38 He is reference number 5834. Parents: Robert BOYD.

Children were: Robert BOYD, Grizel BOYD, Hugh BOYD, Lilias BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38,237 was born before 1630.3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,237 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5932.

Spouse: Grizel. Robert BOYD and Grizel were married about 1644 in , Ayr, Scotland.3,38,237 Reference Number:116503 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,95 was born on 13 Sep 1630 in Glasgow, Lanark, , Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 57574. He has Ancestral File Number 1G8J-B4K. Parents: Robert BOYD and Jean SPANG.


Robert BOYD3,38,237 was born before 1635.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5942.

Spouse: Janet BOYD. Robert BOYD and Janet BOYD were married about 1649 in , Lanark, Scotland.3,38,237 Reference Number:116637


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1638 in Of Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5770. Parents: John BOYD.

Spouse: CRAVFURD. Robert BOYD and CRAVFURD were married about 1663.3,38 Reference Number:113248 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1640.3 He was also known as Robert Boid.3,237 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 15915.

Spouse: Janet RAMSAY. Robert BOYD and Janet RAMSAY were married. Reference Number:336957 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,415 was born about 1643 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scot.3,415 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 83064.

Spouse: Bessie ADAMS. Robert BOYD and Bessie ADAMS were married. Reference Number:1345621 Children were: William BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1650.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16124.

Spouse: Janet BROUN. Robert BOYD and Janet BROUN were married. Reference Number:347292 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1653 in Of Portincross, Ayrshire, Scotland.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5833. Parents: Robert BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1660.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16133.

Spouse: Margaret TAILOR. Robert BOYD and Margaret TAILOR were married. Reference Number:347400 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,95 was born in 1660.3 He was christened on 8 Nov 1660 in Glasgow, Lanark, , Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 57580. He has Ancestral File Number 1G8J-9W5. Parents: William BOYD and Anna PATERSON.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1670 in Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16064.

Spouse: Christian CUMMING. Robert BOYD and Christian CUMMING were married. Reference Number:346500 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1670.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16130.

Spouse: Margaret GILCHRIST. Robert BOYD and Margaret GILCHRIST were married. Reference Number:347363 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD2,3,38 was born about 1673 in .3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]2,3 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3,38 He was also known as Robert Boyd.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 21583. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) John F. Walker. E-mail: Johjoy@aol.com Notice posted at http//homepages.rootsweb.com/ ~clanboyd, Jul 2000.

! Birth: (1) 1673, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
Marriage to Jean McCLYMPORT: (1)

Spouse: Jean MCCLYMPART. Robert BOYD and Jean MCCLYMPART were married about 1695.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]2,3 Reference Number:118122 Children were: Robert BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38,237 was born about 1675 in Of Girvin, Ayr, Scotland.3,38,237 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5885.

Spouse: Jean BOYD. Robert BOYD and Jean BOYD were married. Reference Number:115870


Robert BOYD3,38,237 was born before 1675.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 6064.

Spouse: Jonet BOYD. Robert BOYD and Jonet BOYD were married on 1 Sep 1692 in Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland.3,38,237 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38,237 Reference Number:118214


Robert BOYD2,3,686,883 was born in 1678.3,686 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]2,3,883 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Tax List]3,1709 He died in Apr 1743 in Sadsbury, Chester County, Pennsylvania.3,567 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,883 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]2,3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,686 He was buried Unknown in Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church Cemetery.3,1545 He is reference number 423. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Marriage fact]3,883 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Burial]2,3 [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) Chester Co., PA Deeds. (a) Bk H-2, p.17. FHL film 20,866.
(2) "Gilbert Cope Collection - Family Data," BOYD, From Tombstones in Upper Octorara Gravey ard. FHL Film 517,008.

! Birth: (2) Age 65 at death in 1743 [b. 1678].
Marriage to Jennet __: (1a) Wife named Jennett in 1736 deed.
Death: (2) Apr 1743.
Burial: (2) Upper Octorara Graveyard, Chester Co., PA.

(1a) 1726, 14 Apr: Bought 500 acres from Isaac NORRIS, Sadsbury Twp., Chester Co., PA.
(1a) 1736, 19 Feb: Robert BOYD of Sadbury, Chester Co., PA, taylor, and Jennet his wife, de ed to John BOYD, second son of the said Robert by the said Jennet. Whereas William PENN did g rant unto one Sarah WAIGHT in fee 500 acres of land situate in Sadbury by patent of 28 Jul 17 07, recorded at Philadelphia, patent book A, Vol. 4, p.28, and Benjamin WIGHT and Mary his wi fe who claimed under the said Sarah by indenture of 4 May 1714 granted the same unto Samuel N UT and his heirs, who by indenture of 15 Apr 1721 granted the same unto Richard SMITH, and wa s sold by the Sheriff John TAYLOR unto John WRIGHT by indenture of 24 Jul 1722, recorded at C hester in Book D, Vol. 4, p.369, and the said John WRIGHT by indenture of 5 Sep 1723 grante d the aforesaid 500 acres of land unto Isaac NORRIS, who by indenture of 14 Apr 1726 grante d the same unto the said Robert BOYD. The said Robert BOYD and Jennet, for 10 pounds paid b y their said son John convey a certain messuage plantation, part of the aforesaid 500 acres s ituate in Sadsbury, bounded by said NUT's other land, corner of Robert BOYD's land, containin g 200 acres. Wits. Daniel HENDERSON, Robert BOYD Junr.



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My ancestor Robert Boyd, "Taylor", was deeded 500 acres in Sadsbury Twp., Chester Co. PA, in 1726. His wife was Jennet, maiden name unknown. Per his tombstone, Robert was born in 1678 and died in 1743. He is buried in the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as are a number of members of his family. Rev. Adam is there too, plus his family, and there is at least one other Boyd family as well. I have wondered if Robert perhaps came with the Five Ships -- there was more than one Robert Boyd in that list.

Robert had for sure two sons, James and John, and probably also a Robert. There were probably other children, but who knows? I have not been able to find any estate record for Robert.

James, the eldest son, died in Chester Co. in 1764, burial not known. His wife was Jane, probably Jane Henderson, and he had some 8 children, including Matthew and George who married daughters of William Boyd of Londongrove. That makes me wonder if and how William was related to Robert?

John, the second son, died in 1750, and is buried at Upper Octorara. His wife was Lettice, maiden name unknown (frustrating!). He had 8 children, nicely authenticated in a deed record.

In 1763, John's heirs sold his land, and most of them seem to have gone south, to what would become Iredell Co. NC. Among them was Robert II, my 3g grandfather, wife Ann, maiden name unknown (that's 3 generations!). In late life, Robert and family moved to KY briefly, then to Davidson Co. TN where he
died in 1793. His daughter Frances m. William Edmondson, and they are my 2g grandparents.

Some of James' children may also have gone south too, but I'm not sure. One of his sons was a Daniel, and I've wondered if that Daniel in KY could be the same?

I have a lot of descendants of John Boyd, and some for James and the maybe son of Robert I, Robert Jr. I also have data on the other Sadsbury Twp. Boyds, but not enough to get them figured out properly.

That's a brief outline of my Boyd connection. Glad to answer question, and even happier to receive new data.

Howard V. Jones
18 Winter Ridge Rd.
Cedar Falls, IA, 50613

5/9/99: From Randy McConnell at ScandalMcC@aol.com:

Catharine's paternal line came from Ireland and first appeared in America when her great-grandfather Robert Boyd (1678-1743) settled in Chester County, PA (near Philadelphia) in the 1720s, alongside a settlement of McConnells in Upper Octorara. He may have been among three brothers, who came over at that time.

Records show Robert was literate, but wife Jennett signed with her mark. Tax records for Sadsbury Township, Chester Co., show Robert entered the rolls in 1729 for the 500-acre tract, but other documents show the family lived there earlier; deed records show the purchase took place in 1726. Robert and Jennett had at least three sons, John, Robert Jr. and James, and perhaps William. True to the dominance of the Ulster Scots in the northern Ireland textile industry, a 1736 deed of land to son John shows Robert Sr. was a tailor.

In that deed, John is cited as the second son while Robert Jr. signed as a witness. James Boyd, the eldest, is cited in later legal documents. The Boyds were known in the councils of state, and the Pennsylvania Archives includes correspondence to Thomas Penn about complaints the "three Boyds" had lodged against John Carnahan, the local magistrate. The 1733/34 letters refer to the Rev. Adam Boyd and to "the old man Robert Boyd," who is accused of trying to "rake up dirt" on local officials.

Robert Sr., and Jennett are buried in Upper Octorara Church Cemetery in Chester Co. Robert's monument still stands there, but Jennet's grave is only indicated by a space between the grave of Robert and that of his son, John (1705-Sept. 21, 1750).



Facts about this person:

Burial
Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church Cemetary, Pennsylvania

Spouse: JENNET. Robert BOYD and JENNET were married about 1700.3,883 Reference Number:15944 Children were: James BOYD, William BOYD, Robert BOYD, John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born before 1680.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 15974.

Spouse: Margaret GILMORE. Robert BOYD and Margaret GILMORE were married. Reference Number:345271 Children were: John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,237 was born about 1680.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 105756.

Spouse: Elizabeth AIRD. Robert BOYD and Elizabeth AIRD were married in 1692 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland.3 Reference Number:344656 Children were: Thomas BOYD, John BOYD.


Robert BOYD3,38 was born about 1688 in Of Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland.3 He died before 1725.3 He is reference number 27071. Parents: Thomas BOYD and Agnes SCOTT.


Honourable Robert BOYD3,38,237,1203 was christened on 8 Jul 1670.3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He was baptized on 8 Jul 1670 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland.3,38,1203 He was born in 1689 in Kilmonark, , Scotland.3 He died in Nov 1772.3 He was also known as Robert Of North Bank Boyd.3 He is reference number 26591. [boyd-trees.ged]











was born about 1670 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was christened on 8 Jul 1670 in Scotland. The Portland, Maine Boyds' are his descendants. Married and had a son named James.


Q4 Hon. Robert Boyd, b August 1689, d November 1762, m 25/10/1714 (Kilmarnock), Margaret Thomson, daughter of Thomson, b 16xx, d 17xx, by whom he had eleven children. (see Chapter 30 Boyd of North Arm)
[Lived: ]- He is claimed as ancestor by several families, but nothing appears to be
known about him .
The fourth son, William, is said to have gone to Buchan with James Boyd, Lord Boyd after he succeeded (1758) to the earldom of Errol, and to have settled as a manufacturer in Tarriff, Aberdeenshire. His fourth child Erroll was baptised at Kilmarnock 15 September 1761 and the fifth, Janet at Tariff 3 June 1763. The Robert who was married in 1714 is described as a glover in Kilmarnock' and no reference is made to his being an Honourable or the son of the Earl.

Second entry for Q4. (It now appears that the above entry is for an illegitimate son to the Hon Robert Boyd.)

Q4 Hon. Robert Boyd, bc 1668-70, d between 9/7/1708 and 11/10/1708 (near Oudenarde, Province of Flanders, Belgium), m did not marry in Scotland, but may have married in Belgium however no proof, and thought to have issue:-
[Lived:
]
- It is now generally accepted the Robert Boyd, the Glover of Kilmarnock, b August 1689, Kilmarnock (Scots Peerage), was an illegitimate/unlawful son to the Hon. Robert, 4th son to the first Earl, bc 1670? Many people still think Robert Boyd, the Glover, was actually the Hon. Robert. Apart from
the fact that the Hon. Robert died in Belgium, this just isn't possible, datewise. The First Earl died March 1692, and had 4 more children born after Robert (1689), and none were twins or triplets.


Q5 Hon. Robert Boyd, b August 1689, d November 1762, m 25/10/1714 (Kilmarnock), Margaret Thomson, daughter of Thomson, b 16xx, d 17xx, by whom he had eleven children. (see Chapter 30 Boyd of North Arm)
[Lived: ]- He is claimed as ancestor by several families, but nothing appears to be known about him

The fourth son, William, is said to have gone to Buchan with James Boyd, Lord Boyd after he succeeded (1758) to the earldom of Errol, and to have settled as a manufacturer in Tarriff, Aberdeenshire. His fourth child Erroll was baptised at Kilmarnock 15 September 1761 and the fifth, Janet at Tariff 3 June 1763. The Robert who was married in 1714 is described as a glover in Kilmarnock' and no reference is made to his being an Honourable or the son of the Earl.

Second entry for Q5. (It now appears that the above entry is for an illegitimate son to the Hon Robert Boyd.)

Q5
Hon. Robert Boyd, b / /1670 ( ), C 8/7/1670 (Dumbarton, Kirkintillock Parish, Dumbartonshire) , d between 9/7/1708 and 11/10/1708 (near Oudenarde, Province of Flanders, Belgium), m did not marry in Scotland, but may have married in Belgium however no proof, and thought to have issue:-
[Lived: ]

- It is now generally accepted the Robert Boyd, the Glover of Kilmarnock, b August 1689, Kilmarnock (Scots Peerage), was an illegitimate/unlawful son to the Hon. Robert, 4th son to the first Earl, bc 1670? Many people still think Robert Boyd, the Glover, was actually the Hon. Robert. Apart from the fact that the Hon. Robert died in Belgium, this just isn't possible, datewise. The First Earl died March 1692, and had 4 more children born after Robert (1689), and none were twins or triplets.

The book History of the Boyd Clan and Related Families by Fredrich T. Boyd PhD 1962, outlines the family of Robert Boyd and Margaret Thomson who it is assumed (or stated) is the fourth son of the first Earl. I think most would agree that given this Robert's Christening in 1670 is not the same person who is said to have been born in August 1689. The question is what is the relationship? Father and son? And who was the second Robert's mother?

Chapter 30 - Boyd of North Bank (near Linlithgow), Scotland - outlines the descendants of Robert Boyd and Margaret Thomson form various sources that I have found over the years, except Fredrick T. Boyd's book of 1962 which I have not been able to see or read.

IGI Reference: Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Born: ABT 1668 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland
Parents: Father: William BOYD Mother: Jean CUNNINGHAM Film Number: 2034443
Robert BOYD Sex: M Event(s): Christened: 8 Jul 1670 Kirkintilloch, Dunbarton, Scotland
Parents: Father: William Earl Kilmarnock BOYD Mother: Jean CUNNINGHAM Batch number: C114982



From: Mike Boyd [s353455@student.uq.edu.au]
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 1999 6:34 AM
To: CLANBOYD-L@rootsweb.com
Subject: Boyd of Kilmarnock and later Noeth Bank near Linlithgow, West Lothian
Group
When Diana Binks-Proulx recently posted some information on her Boyd's of Falkirk it made me focus on this family again - Ch 30 Boyd of North Bank, near Linlithgow . Depending on the locationof North Bank, this family might have lived in either Stirlingshire or West Lothian. I will post the first and second generaton of this family and then 3 families (or possible families) of the children of the 2nd generation as separate Emails. This Robert was thought to have been the 4th son of the first Earl of Kilmarnock. In a posting last year I showed that the 4th son and 5th child of the First Earl was born about 1670 and was Christened on 8 July 1670 at Dumbarton, Kirkintillock Parish, Dumbartonshire, so the first Robert below
could alone be a grandson.

P1Q4 Robert Boyd, b 6?/8/1689 (Kilmarnock ?), d November 1772, (said in W.P. Boyd p 120 d 1761) m 25/10/1714 (Kilmarnock), Margaret Thomson, dau of Thomson, b 16xx, d 17xx, and had issue:-
[Lived: ]
- The following is a footnote in Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24:-
"Robert Boyd of Kilmarnock was born in August 1689, and baptised on the 24th of the same month. He died at Kilmarnock in 1760 (aged?) 72. He married Margaret Thompson, and had 4 sons and a daughter. John settled in London; William settled in the north of Scotland; James at Newbury Port,
Mass. ; Alexander, born about 1720 at Kilmarnock (see p 28); and Margaret who married Fairservice of Kilmarnock."
>From the 1981 IGI for Scotland I have found 7 sons, 1 daughter and 1 child sex unknown. Would the above comments mean the other children died in infancy? or is there two Robert Boyd and Margaret Thomson's living in Kilmarnock in this period.

R1 John Boyd, b 26/11/1717 (Kilmarnock) (1), d likely before 1719.
R2 John Boyd, b 18/8/1719 (Kilmarnock) (1), d 17xx, m 17xx,
[Lived: ]
R3 Alexander Boyd, b 17xx, between 1719 and 1724, (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m 177x, Helen Reid, dau of Mr Reid, of Latham, near Midcalder, b 17xx, d 17xx, and had issue:-
[Lived: North Bank, near Linlithgow , Scotland ]
R4 William Boyd, b 28/2/1724 (Kilmarnock), (see Boyd of Turriff Chapter 31)
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said settled in the north of
Scotland. Turriff I assume would fit this description.
R5 Robert Boyd, b 14/12/1725 (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
R6 Odem Die Boyd, b 14/12/1725 (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
R7 Margaret Boyd, b 28/1/1728 (Kilmarnock), d 17xxx, m 5/9/1748 (Kilmarnock), Matthew Fairservice, son of Fairservice, b 17xx, d 17xx, and had issue:- ?
[Lived: ]
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said who married Fairservice of Kilmarnock.
R8 a child Boyd, bc 1730, d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
R9 a child Boyd, b 17xx, d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
R10 James Boyd, b 3/9/1732 (Kilmarnock), d 30/9/1798, m 11/8/1757 (Newbury, Mass), Susannah Coffin, dau of Colonel Joseph Coffin of Newburyport, NH, b 17xx, d 17xx, and had issue:- m 2ndly 23/7/1791 (Boston), Abigail Bulfinch, dau of Bulfinch, b 17xx, d 18xx, and
had issue:- ?
[Lived: of Newburyport, NH USA ]
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said James at Newbury Port, Mass..
- In 1756 he came to America with a patent from George II for 60,000 acres in New Brunswick, during the Revolution he sided with the colonists and thereby forfeited his grant (p 120, W.P. Boyd History of the Boyd Family and its Descendants, 1912.

This James's descendants are outlined in the book The History of the Boyd Clan and Related Families by Frederick T. Boyd Ph. D., 1962 (and from what I have been told but never seem said that the Robert who married Margaret Thomson was the son of the First Earl)
R11 Janet Boyd, b 28/12/1735 (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
You will notice that different published sources provide conflicting information on this family, especially the number of children. If any one has any additional information on these children or any additional families from stem from them I would be most grateful to receive the inforamtion please.
Mike Boyd
HOBS 423
2/3/99


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Further to Richard of Mt Morris email of 23 May on this topic. I am at a disadvantage as I have not been able to read this work - however once a correspondent did send my some pages which was most frustrating. Below is the first of 3 parts of this Ch. which I have obtained from various sources and hopefully these will also be copied. I am still of the beleif that there is another generation from the Robert
who married Margaret thompson in 1714. The information I recently sent out to members of the group on the children of the first Earl only seems to confirm it for me. Again this will allow others to see that I have been able to collect and hopefully add their family to it
Mike Boyd HOBS 423

30 BOYD OF NORTH BANK (near LINLITHGOW)

Originally I thought this branch stemmed from the fourth son of the first Earl of Kilmarnock, Robert Boyd, (P1/Q4) which is how it is recorded on Scots Peerage, Vol v. However in September 1992, Miss Dimity Watt (32 St. Albans St., ABBOTSFORD, NSW 2046) thinks that P1/Q4 is
"now generally accepted that Robert Boyd the Glover of Kilmarnock, born August 1689, Kilmarnock (Scots Peerage, Vol v), was an illegitimate/unlawful son to the Hon Robert, 4th son of the first Earl. The Earl's son was born about 1670.

"Many people still think robert Boyd the Glover was actually the Hon. Robert. Apart from the fact that the Hon Robert died in Belgium, this just isn't possible, datewise. The first Earl died March 1692, and had 4 more children born after (if 1689) -- and none were twins or triplets."

As the first Earl married Jean Cunningham on 25/4/1661 and Robert is listed as his 4th son, then a date of birth of 1670 would not be an unreasonable guess.

It is therefore highly likely that an extra generation will have to be included sometime in the future. Until further information is available concerning the two Roberts, I will leave the generations as they are for
the present.

Miss Watt has undertaken quite a deal of research in Belgium and Holland to try and trace the First Earl's brother in this region, but can not go any further until she can obtain the name of a person who can go through the parish registers in assorted Provinces of Belgium.

A number of other branches would appear to originate from this family, such as Howth House (Chapter 8), Middleton Park (Chapter 10), and Boyd-Rochforts (Chapter 34).

Q4 Robert Boyd, b / /1670 ( ), bapt. 8/7/1670 (Dunbarton, Kirkintillock Parish, Dunbartonshire, Scot.), d 17xx ( ), bu , m / /16xx ( )
- This Robert was the son of William Boyd, Earl of Kilmarnock, and Jean Cunningham as recorded in the 1994 Internatinal Genealogical Index for the Untied Kingdom, this for me confirms that the two Roberts are different people. In May 1998 on the WWW under CLANBOYD-L@rootsweb.com there is a discussion going on about this possible linkage. In the 1981 Internatinal Genealogical Index for Sotland it had a entry for Robert Boyd Christened 24 August 1689 at Craigie, Ayrshire. This entry only has father as Robert Boyd. Perhaps the OPR might be able to add some light on this as to whom the mother might have been and if this Robert, the father, was Q4. As I have not yet copied the reminder of the 1994 IGI I can not check it against those records, nore have I tried to match it using ISYS with any other children born to a Robert at Craigie.
At best as Robert Boyd (Q4) would have been 19 years old when Robert (P1Q4 below) was born it is possible that he could be the father. It still have to be shown that these are father and son and that all the family listed below would therefore need to be moved back one generation.
However what we can say is that Robert Boyd who married Margaret Thomson is the head of the family which is outlined below and part of this family is recorded in at least one book History of the Boyd clan and related families. By Frederick Tilghman Boyd. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Printed (by)
Regal Press, 1962. 106 p. entry No. 2072 (USLC). Perhaps now is the task of finding information that will take this family back one more generation to the above Robert who was boen in 1670. When Frederick wrote his book in 1962, this information would not be available as it was not in the 1981 IGI for Scotland. (1998)

P1Q4 Robert Boyd, b 6?/8/1689 (Kilmarnock ?), d November 1772, (said in W.P. Boyd p 120 d 1761) m 25/10/1714 (Kilmarnock), Margaret Thomson, dau of Thomson, b 16xx, d 17xx, and had issue:-
[Lived: ]
- The following is a footnote in Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24:-
"Robert Boyd of Kilmarnock was born in August 1689, and baptised on the 24th of the same month. He died at Kilmarnock in 1760 (aged?) 72. He married Margaret Thompson, and had 4 sons and a daughter. John settled in London; William settled in the north of Scotland; James at Newbury Port,
Mass. ; Alexander, born about 1720 at Kilmarnock (see p 28); and Margaret who married Fairservice of Kilmarnock."
>From the 1981 IGI for Scotland I have found 7 sons, 1 daughter and 1 child sex unknown. Would the above comments mean the other children died in infancy? or is there two Robert Boyd and Margaret Thomson's living in Kilmarnock in this period.
R1 John Boyd, b 26/11/1717 (Kilmarnock) (1), d likely before 1719.

R2 John Boyd, b 18/8/1719 (Kilmarnock) (1), d 17xx, m 17xx,
[Lived: ]
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said John settled in London.
>From the 1981 IGI for Scotland I found a John Boyd, m 3/12/1747 (Kilmarnock) Grace Kerr and I found the following children who would appear to be theirs. It is not certain at this time if these two John's are the same person.
S1 William Boyd, b 28/2/1749 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S2 John Boyd, b 25/2/1753 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S3 Alexander Boyd, b 16/7/1757 (Kilmarnock), bapt 6/7/1757, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S4 Helen Boyd, b 2/2/1759 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S5 Matthew Boyd, b 6/5/1760 (Kilmarnock), d assume died before 1766.

S6 Errol Boyd, b 6/5/1760 (Kilmarnock), assume died before 1761.
S7 Errol Boyd, b 15/5/1761 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S8 Grace Boyd, b 2/7/1762 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S9 Matthew Boyd, b 1/2/1766 (Kilmarnock), d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]

R3 Alexander Boyd, b 17xx, between 1719 and 1724, (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m 177x, Helen Reid, dau of Mr Reid, of Latham, near Midcalder, b 17xx, d 17xx, and had issue:-
[Lived: North Bank, near Linlithgow , Scotland ]
- In my late father's papers, I was given pp 27-29 which appears to come from Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904 which had been sent to him in 1982 in response to a letter he wrote to the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock seeking information on our family. In this document it states Alexander was born
at Kilmarnock, whence he removed to North Bank near Linlithgow. As the 1981 IGI for Scotland has his sister Janet born 28/12/1735 at Kilmarnock, it would appear that Robert moved his family from Kilmarnock after 1735.
It was in 1735 that Dean Castle, the Earl of Kilmarnock's home, burnt and this may have been the cause of Robert's move. Linlithgow was where his mother's family had estates.
S1 James Boyd, b 1771, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S2 Robert Boyd, b 1772, d 17xx, died young (likely to have been after William's birth - R3/S6).
S3 John Boyd, b 1774, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S4 Alexander Boyd, b 1776, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S5 Jane Boyd, b 1778, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S6 William Boyd, b 1780, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S7 Janet Boyd, b 1782, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S8 Robert Boyd, b 1784, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S9 George Boyd, b 1787, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S10 Walter Boyd, b 1789 (see BOYD OF HOWTH HOUSE, Chapter 8)
S11 David Boyd, b 179x, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]
S12 Nancy Boyd, 179x, d 18xx, m ?
[Lived: ]

R4 William Boyd, b 28/2/1724 (Kilmarnock), (see Boyd of Turriff Chapter 31)
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said settled in the north of Scotland. Turriff I assume would fit this description.

R5 Robert Boyd, b 14/12/1725 (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]

R6 Odem Die Boyd, b 14/12/1725 (Kilmarnock), d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]

R7 Margaret Boyd, b 28/1/1728 (Kilmarnock), d 17xxx, m 5/9/1748 (Kilmarnock), Matthew Fairservice, son of Fairservice, b 17xx, d 17xx, and had issue:- ?
[Lived: ]
- Pedigree of the House of Boyd, 1904, p 24 said who married Fairservice of Kilmarnock.

R8 a child Boyd, bc 1730, d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ]

R9 a child Boyd, b 17xx, d 17xx, m ?
[Lived: ] Parents: 1st Earl Of Kilmarnock William BOYD and Jean CUNNINGHAM.

Spouse: Margaret THOMPSON. Honourable Robert BOYD and Margaret THOMPSON were married on 25 Oct 1714.3 Reference Number:31500
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IGI Record: Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret THOMSON Marriage: 25 Oct 1714 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Film Number: 458027
Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret THOMSON Marriage: 1 Oct 1714
Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Batch number: 7113713 Sheet: 29
Robert BOYD Sex: M Marriage(s): Spouse: Margaret THOMSON Marriage: 25 Oct 1714
Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland Batch number: A170835

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