Sir Alexander Boyd (of Drumcol)

( - 22 November 1469)
     Sir Alexander Boyd (of Drumcol) was the son of Sir Thomas Boyd.
     Of Drumcol, 'a mirror of Chivalry': Keeper of Edinburgh Castle and instructor of the boy King James III in knightly exercises.
He married Janet Kennedy.
     Alexander died by execution for treason on 22 November 1469 in Castle Hill, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Annabella Boyd (Gordon)

     Annabella Boyd (Gordon) was the daughter of Lord Robert Boyd and Mariota or Janet Maxwell.
     She married Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar.

Archibald Boyd of Bonshaw

( - before 4 May 1507)
     Archibald Boyd of Bonshaw was the son of Lord Robert Boyd and Mariota or Janet Maxwell.
     He was father of Nargaret Boyd, the famous love of King James IV, by whom whe was mother of Alexander Stewart, boy Archbishop of St Andrews.
     Archibald died before 4 May 1507.

Christian Boyd (Hamilton)

     Christian Boyd (Hamilton) was the daughter of Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun.

Egidia Boyd Countess of Eglinton

     Egidia Boyd Countess of Eglinton was the daughter of Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun.
     Egidia Boyd Countess of Eglinton married an unknown person in 1576. This marriage headed the blood feud.

Elizabeth Boyd (Cunningham)

     Elizabeth Boyd (Cunningham) was the daughter of Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun. Elizabeth Boyd (Cunningham) was also known as Margaret in records.
     Elizabeth Boyd (Cunningham) married an unknown person circa December 1554.

Elizabeth Boyd Countess of Angus

( - before 1498)
     Elizabeth Boyd Countess of Angus married Archibald Douglas 5th Earl Angus, son of George Douglas 4th Earl Angus, on 4 March 1467/68. Elizabeth Boyd Countess of Angus was the daughter of Lord Robert Boyd and Mariota or Janet Maxwell.
     Elizabeth died before 1498.

Children of Elizabeth Boyd Countess of Angus and Archibald Douglas 5th Earl Angus

Isabel Boyd (Blair) (Campbell)

     Isabel Boyd (Blair) (Campbell) was the daughter of Thomas Boyd 6th Lord Boyd and Margaret Campbell.
     In 1641 she was accused of witchcraft.

James Boyd

     James Boyd was the son of Sir Robert Boyd.

James Boyd 2nd Lord

(circa 1469 - 1484)
     James Boyd 2nd Lord was born circa 1469 in Scotland. He was restored to his grandfather's peerage. He was the son of Thomas Boyd Earl of Arran and Princess Mary Stewart.
     James died in 1484. He was killed in a feud with Hugh Montgomery of Eglintoun in 1484 when he must have been under 16. He was unmarried and the estate reverted to the Crown. He was succeeded by his uncle.

Janet Boyd (Maxwell)

     Janet Boyd (Maxwell) was the daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd. Janet Boyd (Maxwell) was also known as Marion in records.
     She married before 20 July 1454 John Maxwell of Calderwood.

John Boyd

     John Boyd was the son of Thomas Boyd 6th Lord Boyd and Margaret Campbell.

Margaret Boyd

( - after September 1453)
     Margaret Boyd was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd.
     Margaret Boyd married Alexander Montgomerie Lord of Ardrossan, son of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell. The Lords Montgomerie before the creation of the Earldom of Eglintoun.
A. Alexander, First Lord Montgomerie (1429-1470) married Margaret, second daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, father of the first Lord Boyd, and by her had four sons and three daughters.
1. Alexander, Master of Montgomerie (see B)
2. George, ancestor of the Montgomeries of Skelmorlie
3. John (designed John de Montgomerie of Griffen)
4. Thomas, Parson of Eaglesha
5. Margaret, married John Stewart of Darnley, afterwards created Lord Darnley, and who became the Earl of Lennox.
6. Elizabeth, who married John, second Lord Kennedy
7. Agnes married William Cunningham of Glengarnock.
B. Alexander, Master of Montgomerie, Eldest son of First Lord (1430-1452) married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes, and by her had:
1. Alexander, second Lord Montgomerie married Catherine Kennedy 2. Robert of Braidstone 3. Hugh of Hesilheid 4. Margaret became 2nd wife of Alexander, First Lord Home. Their eldest son was Thomas Home of Langshaw.
     Margaret died after September 1453.

Margaret Boyd

     Margaret Boyd married George Colquhoun. Margaret Boyd was the daughter of Alexander Boyd (3rd Lord) and Janet Colville.

Child of Margaret Boyd and George Colquhoun

Margaret Boyd

     Margaret Boyd was the daughter of Lord Robert Boyd and Mariota or Janet Maxwell.
     She married Robert Boyd of Badenheath.

Margaret Boyd (Forbes) (Cassilis) (Hamilton?)

(circa 1469 - after February 1515/16)
     Margaret Boyd (Forbes) (Cassilis) (Hamilton?) was also known as Grizel in records. She was born circa 1469 in Scotland. She married firstly, Alexander, 4th Lord Forbes. She was the daughter of Thomas Boyd Earl of Arran and Princess Mary Stewart.
     Dispensation for marriages of Sir David Kennedy & Margart Boyd: Instrument on the dispensation by James, archbishop of Glasgow, in virtue of letters of dispensation and declaratory
letters by Ludovic, cardinal of St Marcellus, dispensing, in the persons of Sir James Dewar, presbyter, procurator for the said David, and of Mr David Dun, procurator for the said lady, with the impediments to the marriage of the said Sir David Kennedy and Margaret Boyd, who were related to each other in the triple fourth degrees of consanguinity, and in the fourth and third degrees of affinity. Done in the palace of the archbishop of Glasgow, 9th February 1509
.
     Margaret died after February 1515/16. She left no issue by either marriage.

Margaret Boyd (Montgomery)

( - after February 1561)
     She married John Montgomerie of Lainshaw, who died before 10 Feb 1560/61, when she was living a widow.. Margaret Boyd (Montgomery) was the daughter of Robert Boyd 4th Lord and Helen Somerville.
     Margaret died after February 1561.

Margaret Boyd (of Bonshaw)

Children of Margaret Boyd (of Bonshaw) and James, IV, King of Scotland

Marion Boyd

( - 26 August 1632)
     Marion Boyd was born in Scotland. She was the eldest daughter of Thomas (Boyd) 5th [6th] Lord Boyd, by Margaret, daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudon. She was the daughter of Thomas Boyd 6th Lord Boyd and Margaret Campbell.
     Marion Boyd married James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn, son of Claud Hamilton (Baron Paisley) and Margaret Seton, circa 1600. He left nine children: Lady Anne Hamilton (1592–1620), married Hugh Sempill, 5th Lord Sempill and had issue
James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn (c. 1604 – c. 1670), created Lord Hamilton, Baron of Strabane in the Peerage of Ireland in his father's lifetime.
Sir William Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1605–1680)
Claud Hamilton, 2nd Baron Hamilton of Strabane (c. 1606–1638)
Sir George Hamilton, 1st Baronet (c. 1607–1679)
Lady Lucy Hamilton (b. bef. 1618)
Sir Alexander Hamilton (d. bef. 4 May 1669), married and had issue
Lady Margaret Hamilton (d. c. 4 May 1642), married Sir William Cuninghame of Caprington
Lady Isobel Hamilton
. Marion Boyd was widowed on 23 March 1617/18 on the death of her husband James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn.
     Marion Boyd lived at Tyrone, Ireland, 12 May 1620.
     She was a prominent Roman Catholic who was excommunicated in the Kirk of Paisley 20 Jan 1628.
     Sep 4 1629, James, late Earl of Abercorn, had the custody, wardship and marriage of the body and lands of Randall M'Donald, now Viscount Dunluce, son and heir apparent of Randall, Earl of Antrim, by the name of Sir Randall M'Donald ... Lady Marion Boyd, widow, Countess of Abercorn ... sole executrix of his will.
     1630 Commission to Sir John Maxwell & John Wallace to take a surrender, for His Majesty's use, from the Lady Marion Boyde, Countess of Abercorn, of the wardship of Randall McDonnell, Viscount Dunluce. March 3, 4 1630 (6 Chas I). Surrendered Jan 12. ..
     Marion died on 26 August 1632 in Edinburgh, Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland. She was buried on 13 September 1632 in Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.

Children of Marion Boyd and James Hamilton Earl of Abercorn

Robert Boyd

     Robert Boyd was the son of Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun.
     Robert died. He was known as the Master of Boyd and before his father leaving no issue.

Robert Boyd

( - July 1611)
     Robert Boyd was the son of Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd and Margaret Colquhoun.
     Robert died in July 1611. He married Margaret, sister and heir of Robert Boyd of Badenheath.

Lord Robert Boyd

( - circa 1481)
     Robert was Regent of Scotland.
     Lord Robert Boyd married Mariota or Janet Maxwell, daughter of Sir Robert Maxwell. Lord Robert Boyd was the son of Sir Thomas Boyd.
     He took his seat as a Lord in Parliament before 18 July 1454, and was twice ambassador to Engalnd. In 1466, he kidnapped King James III, and was made sole governor of the realm of Scotland, and in 1467 Lord Great Chamberlain for life. The Regent Boyd ruled wisely and well, but fell from power in 1469. He fled abroad, fought in the English service in the French wars, and died in exile.
     Robert died in poverty circa 1481.

Sir Robert Boyd

( - after 19 July 1333)
     Said to have been so called from the Celtic Boidh, signifying fair or yellow. He as, Dominus Robertus de Boyd miles, was witness to a contract between Bryce de Elgin ton and the village of Irvine in 1205.
The following notes are founded on Wood's Edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland. Edited by Sir James Balfour Paul
Lord Lyon King of Arms, 1880. This electronic edition copyrighted by Richard G. Boyd (C) 1989
Owing to a certain similarity in their arms, old writers have assumed that the Boyds were a branch of the royal house of Stuart (Stewart). Crawfurd, writing in 1716, says "The common bearings of the Boyds and Stewarts have given ground to a conjecture that they are branched from the Royal Family of Stewart". Nisbet a few years later, says, "The first of the sirname of Boyd was Robert, son of Simon, third son of Allan, second Lord High Steward of Scotland, who died in 1153, which Robert is designed in the charters of Paisley nephew to Walter the son of Allan Dapifer, Great Steward of Scotland", and Chalmers adds that Simon, who was a witness to a foundation charter of the monastery of Paisley 1160, followed his brother into Scotland. So the story grew, and Wood accordingly begins his pedigree of the Boyds with the said Simon, and on the strength of this the descent has been accepted by subsequent writers. That Walter the Steward had a brother Simon, and that he witnessed the foundation charter of Paisley in 1160 as Simon, frater Walteri filii Allani, is not disputed, but this charter was executed, not at Paisley, but at Fotheringay
in Northamptonshire, and not only is there no evidence that he ever
subsequently came to Scotland, but Mr. J.H. Round appears to prove conclusively that this Simon was only uterine brother to Walter, and that he was the Simon "de Caisneto" alias "de Norfolc," who held the Manor of Mileham. Were Nisbet's statement, that the first recorded Robert Boyd is designed nephew of Walter the Steward in the cartulary of Paisley capable of proof, then it would establish the connection, though not necessarily a descent from Simon, but no such entry is to be found, and, without further evidence in support of it, this descent cannot be accepted.
The first reliable information we have of the family is as vassals of the de Morevilles in the regality of Largs, and it may be that their progenitor accompanied the first de Moreville to Scotland and obtained a grant of lands from him. However this may be, the fact that the Boyds were early proprietors in Renfrew, and possessed the barony of Nodsdale and several other lands of good value in the reign of Alexander III (1249-86) is attested by a charter, seen by Mylne, granted by "Sir John Erskine, knight, "Johanni filio suo, juniori, quem (uxore) sua, filia Gilronani, procreavit totam terram suam ex australi partae aquae de Goghow," which is bounded with the lands of Robert the Boyd"
The first person of the name of Boyd on actual record would seem to be: Sir Robert Boyd, said to have been so called from the Celtic BOIDH, signifying fair or yellow. He as Dominus Robertus de Boyd miles, was witness to a contract between Bryce de Eglington and the village of Irvine in 1205. Robert Dictus Boyd is mentioned in a charter by Sir John Erskine of the lands of Halkhill 1262. He is said to have greatly distinguished himself at the battle of Largs, 2 October 1263, and to have been rewarded by Alexander III with a grant of lands in Cunningham.
Robert Boyd occurs in the Ragman Roll as taking the oath of the 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 his country.
Sir Robert Boyd, the faithful companion of Robert the Bruce in the War of Independence. 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, a Duncan Boyd having been captured and hanged 4 August previously. Robert Boyd joined in a letter to the King of France, 16 November 1308, and he was one of the Scottish commanders at the battle of Bannockburn 4 June 1314. For his faithful adherence to his cause, he had a grant from King Robert to 'Roberto Boyd, militi, dilecto et fideli nostro,' of the lands of Kilmarnock, Bondington, and Hertschaw, which were John de Baliol's; the lands of ilbryd and Ardnel (Portincross), which were Godfrey de Ross's son to the deceased Reginald de Ross; 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 Hertschaw 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 Halidon hill, 19 July 1333, and died not long afterwards. He had three sons.... Sir Robert Boyd was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of Simon Boyd.
     Robert died after 19 July 1333. He had been taken prisoner at Halidon Hill and died not long afterwards..

Children of Sir Robert Boyd

Sir Robert Boyd

( - before 15 November 1385)
     Sir Robert Boyd was also known as Thomas in records.
     Sir Robert Boyd married Margaret Gifford, daughter of Sir Hugh Gifford (of Yester). Sir Robert Boyd was born in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of Sir Thomas Boyd.
     Robert died before 15 November 1385.

Child of Sir Robert Boyd and Margaret Gifford

Robert Boyd 4th Lord

(circa 1485 - before 10 May 1558)
     Robert Boyd 4th Lord was born circa 1485 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the son of Alexander Boyd (3rd Lord) and Janet Colville.
     Robert Boyd 4th Lord married Helen Somerville, daughter of John Somerville, before 1518.
     Robert Boyd 4th Lord married Elizabeth Napier before December 1542. Robert was confirmed in his honours in 1546.
     Robert Boyd 4th Lord married Marion or Mariot Colquhoun, daughter of Sir John Colquhoun (of Glins), before February 1548/49.
     Robert died before 10 May 1558 in Alnwick, Northumberland. On 29 July 1557 his son was still styled Master of Boyd but by 10 May 1558 his son was 'now Lord Boyd'.

Children of Robert Boyd 4th Lord and Helen Somerville

Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd

(circa 1517 - 3 January 1589/90)
     Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd was born circa 1517 in Scotland. Paul states that he was 72 at his death. He was the son of Robert Boyd 4th Lord and Helen Somerville.
     Robert Boyd 5th Lord Boyd married Margaret Colquhoun, daughter of George Colquhoun and Margaret Boyd, circa 1535. They were cousins german..
     Die xiiij mensis Nouembris, anno quo supra, is rentalit Robert Boyde,* the son and apperand ayre of Robert Boyd in Boide in Kylmarnok, in the landis of Baydlay, Molens, Cuynglaw, and Auch, be the consent of George Colquhoun, last possessour of the sammyn, be for this alienatioun efter the form of ane contrack betuix the sayd Robert, eldar, and George; the profettis of the saydis landis to remain with the sayd George and Margret Boyde, his spowsse, presently for thar lif tym.
     On 10 February 1548/9 he granted a charter to Marion Colquhoun, his father's wife.
     He was a devoted adherent of Mary Stuart and fought for her at Langside. Robert was one of the Wardens of the Marches in 1589.
     Robert died on 3 January 1589/90. He was buried in the Low Church, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.
     His will was proved on 8 June 1590 at Edinburgh.

Robert Boyd Master of Boyd

( - May 1597)
     Robert Boyd Master of Boyd was the son of Thomas Boyd 6th Lord Boyd and Margaret Campbell.
     He married Lady Jean Kerr, daughter of the second earl of Lothian. They had issue inc. Robert, 7th Lord Boyd, and James 9th Lord Boyd who succeeded his nephew.
     Robert died in May 1597.

Sarah Boyd (Shepherd)

(circa 1836 - 18 July 1901)
     Sarah Boyd (Shepherd) was born circa 1836 in Ireland. She was the daughter of Sam Boyd. She was listed in a directory dated 1852 as Mrs Robert Halahan at Gulistan Terrace, Ranelagh, Rathmiines, Dublin. This must be a previous Mrs Robert Halahan, not Sarah Shepherd.
     Sarah Boyd (Shepherd) married Robert Handy Halahan, son of George Augustus Frederick Halahan and Jane Fleming, on 25 July 1867 in the residence of George Lees, Port Augusta, South Australia.
     Sarah died on 18 July 1901 in Port Augusta, South Australia.

Simon Boyd

( - after 1159)
     Simon died after 1159.

Child of Simon Boyd

Sir Thomas Boyd

( - after October 1346)
     Sir Thomas Boyd was born in Scotland. He was the son of Sir Robert Boyd.
     Thomas died after October 1346. He was taken prisoner with King David II at battle of Durham in 1346.
     Thomas Boyd, 2nd of Kilmarnock (living 17 Oct 1346); m. a sister of Sir Malcolm Fleming of Biggar.

Child of Sir Thomas Boyd