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F: Quinton McConnell b Dally ,Ayr
M; Elizabeth Bradbury b England
son: James Edward McCONNELL b 01 Jan 1815 Ireland
son: Quintin MOCoNNELL b 17 Sep 1820 , Dailly, Ayr.
This genealogy can get confusing!
Looking far back to 1700s fo ANY information on Quinton McConnell b 03 Mar.
1785 d 1820 Dailly, Ayr, m to Elizabeth Bradbury, probably b England. ?
Had son, John Edward McConnell b abt. 1815 - 1820, in Fermony, Co. Cork,
Need help on this brick wall!!
8th Baron Kilmarnock [BOYD] listed in Debrett’s Illustrated Peerage of 2016.
Last weekend I went to our State Library in the Brisbane CBD, about 20 miles from me, and while I was waiting for a book to come out, I looked at a copy of Debrett’s Illustrated Peerage of 2016 that was on the shelf. (I normally do not look at Debrett’s, as it I does not show the families origins and it is much harder to work out the family structure. However, as I checked Boyd, I found “KILMANROCK, BARON (BOYD) (Baron UK 1831)” … “Chief of Clan Boyd” on page P693.
To my surprise there was listed “Robin Jordan Boyd, 8th Baron; s 2009”, along with his three children and his sisters and his half-brothers. And it stated that he was “Chief of Clan Boyd.”
Since Lord Alistair, the 7th Baron, died in 2009, we - in the Clan - have been told that Dr Robin had no interest in Clan Boyd matters.
So, I then went to the House of Boyd Society’s website – http://www.clanboyd.org – to see what was said on that website on this matter and only found this on the front page of that website –
“Alistair Ivor Gilbert Boyd, Lord Kilmarnock, 27 May 1927” along with a photo of the 7th Lord Boyd.
There was no advice on whom was the Chief of Clan Boyd, nor was there any list from the first Chief, Sir Robert Boyd, whom King George II, said in August 1746, when he executed the 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, William Boyd, that the Boyd name started in 1111 A. D.
I am sure that when I looked at this website a few years ago, it used to have that Lord Alistair died in March 2009 but I can’t recall what other words were there with it.
I was one of a group of people that spoke to the Lord Lyon in 2016 at the Boyd Tent at the Loon Mountain, NH, Games in 2016 about Clan Boyd not having a “accepted” or “recognised” Chief. And we talked for sometime about how this might happen and what might be done.
It would seem, from Debrett’s, that prior to 2016, that Dr Robin Boyd has taken some action to become the 8th Baron of Kilmarnock, with the English Authorities.
Our State Library only has the 106th Edition of Burke’s Peerage & Baronetage, published in 1999, when Lord Alistair was still alive. And it does not have the 107th Edition, so I can not look at that to see when it was published and if Burke’s now also lists Dr Robin Boyd, as the 8th Baron Kilmarnock and Chief of Clan Boyd.
It seems that the House of Boyd Society is somewhat behind the times and, for whatever reason, our President has not been telling members the real situation.
Does anyone have access to the 107th Edition of Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage, or a later edition, to see what they now say about this situation?
I will have to go to my local Library on Tuesday, and see if they can’t find a copy in Australia to see what the situation is?
House of Boyd Society
As you can see I posted this reply to David, to see what "research" and
"information" he had on this Alexander Boyd, born about 1801 and that came
to New Brunswick, Canada about 1830, two days ago.
This morning when I logged on I got this plus another two rejections to
replies to other Boyd queries.
"Your request to the boyd(a)rootsweb.com mailing list
Posting of your message titled "Re: [BOYD] Boyds of Bathurst , New
has been rejected by the list moderator. The moderator gave the
following reason for rejecting your request:
"[No reason given]"
Any questions or comments should be directed to the list administrator
---------- Original Message ----------
<Language [en] English (USA)>"
As the list "owner" is Lauren Boyd McLachlan, President of the House of Boyd
Society, I assume this is an effect by her to stop me providing advice and
guidance to other Boyd researchers from my own 40 years of trying to
research my own Boyd family and going to Irish Libraries since 2004 and to
Scottish Libraries since 2005 to search for any Boyd families. And going to
the USA since 2010. By spending my holidays at these various Libraries, I
now have a very large "body" of Clan Boyd family history, which I quite
freely provide to anyone researching their own Boyd family. I now have some
950 Boyd Family trees of families that descend from a Boyd marriage and thus
from part of the Clan Boyd Pyramid.
At this point, I am not quite sure what I should do and if it is worth
contacting someone at Rootsweb.com" or just post the replies back through
another Net list.
The other small problem is that Mrs McLachlan at the last three Society
AGM's, since 2016, has very poor eye sight, where she needs an magnifying
glass to read any written text on paper or a screen. And from her effects
at Stone Mountain in 2018, this problem with her eyes seems to be getting
worse. From her own claims she Administers a "few hundred" Rootsweb.com net
lists. I just hope that she is doing a better job on those than she is
doing with the Boyd net list, where it can be over a few weeks between
messages for more than the last six months or so. So rejection an answer to
assist someone seems quite strange to me?
From: Mike Boyd
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 9:37 AM
To: boyd(a)rootsweb.com ; mortgagemann(a)shaw.ca
Subject: Re: [BOYD] Boyds of Bathurst , New Brunswick, Canada
I have to do some house keeping so will write to you more fully in a few
1) In the 1994 IGI for Scotland for the UK, there are only 2 or 3 entries
for an Alexander Boyd in that period. So, that may just meant that your
"Alexander Boyd" is just not recorded.
2) If he has arrived in about 1830's - I THINK - THAT this would suggest
that he had come from North of Glasgow and most likely from those part of
"western" Scotland that were still reducing population to raise sheep. So
Argyllshire, Inverness and those areas perhaps west of Perth. But there are
some other "records" that you should look at first!
3) Are there any Passenger lists for arrivals in the 1830's into New
Brunswick? And did ships come directly into Bathurst? If so, might the
local History or Genealogical Society in Bathurst have compiled any such
Passenger listings? However, the ship may have come out of Glasgow, but he
may have come form another area of Scotland. Or you maybe lucky and the
ship has sailed form some other Scottish Port, which may indicate where he
came from. Such as Oban, Argyllshire, Isle of Skye
3) When did your Alexander Boyd marry? Was it before 1830, when he was
in Scotland? And did they have any children in Scotland. You may need to
look at the "Scotlandspeople" website. If you are not familiar with it ask
your local Library and they should be able t provide you with some pointers
to find Alexander's birth entry, his marriage and birth of any children.
4) Do you have his death Certificate? Or does that just only show that
he was born in Scotland and not the County?
5) Are the Canadian Census of any assistance to finding generally where
he was born?
6. I am not sure where you live now in Canada, but are you may wish to
see what "Histories" of Bathurst or the County around it in northern New
Brunswick say about where people were coming from in this period. It may
also be worth contact the Library at Bathurst, NB to see if they can give
you a list of such Books or help you with data on Boyd families in that
There were Boyd arriving in New Brunswich, Canada from 1800 - if not
earlier - I have a feeling that these were coming from Argyllshire. But
could be from other areas of Scotland from north of a line from Glasgow, to
Stirling to Perth.
There were Boyds in Kintyre, Argyllshire form the early 1600's and at
Ardgour - opposite Fort William - from 1430's. I fully expect that these
Ardgour Boyd's spread to other northern areas of Scotland as the farming
land is not very good and even the sheep might have trouble. More goat
So the background in these Scottish families since 1800, may provide you
with some background as to where your Alexander Boyd came from, as he may
have been following the previous generation to New Brunswick.
In 2016, I had the pleasure of going to the Loom Mountain, NH Games - think
it was in September - but it was surprising how many Boyd came up form
Boston, MA and about half of them had come form New Brunswick. Hopefully
some of these people are on this list.
Historical Committee, HBS
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 6:26 AM
Subject: [BOYD] Boyds of Bathurst , New Brunswick, Canada
I am interested in finding my ancestor, Alexander Boyd , and where he came
from . Unfortunately when he applied for a land grant all he said was that
he was "a British subject ,born in Scotland and does not own any land" - not
much help as there are lots of Alex Boyds in Scotland. I am hoping that
someone may have a Alexander Boyd born 1801 in Scotland, removed to New
Brunswick circa 1830. There are twins in every generation since then . I'm
not sure if that is a Boyd trait or from the maternal side of the family.
The Boyds of Trochrig and Barneil, Ayrshire.
In the book The Thurburns, Contains also the Anderson, Stevenson, Boyd, and Cumming families. By Lieut. Col. F. A. V. Thurburn... London, Printed by R. K. Burt, 1864, p 32. [19-3631 (USLC), 27-33], it says –
“Adam Boyd’s son was –
James Boyd of Trochreg and Barneil, in Ayrshire. He was made Episcopal Archbishop of Glasgow, in 1573, by the influence of his cousin, the Lord Boyd. *… “ [Wording as spelt in the text]
[*] This was Robert Boyd, fifth Lord Boyd, who was a councillor to Mary Queen of Scots during her captivity in England and later in life was a member of the Privy Council in Scotland at various times.
This is the first time, in over three decades of Boyd research, that I have seen this second Cadet Branch of the Boyds of Penkill, who is the third child of Alexander Boyd (and nominal third Lord Boyd) and third son of Robert Boyd, first Lord Boyd, being termed “and Barneil”.
As Trochrig is in Carrick, Ayrshire (South Ayrshire), does anyone know where Barneil is located?
And more importantly, are there any Boyd families from this location that became their own “Cadet Branch”? If so, what happened to them?
In my various trips to Scotland since 2005, I have not come across this location previously from the number of sources that I have looked at. So, this location is new to me.
House of Boyd Society
I believe that you would find this blog amazing http://lrbschwartz.blogspot.com/
I understand that AB Paton, (page 20 of 59) never married and did not have children.
He bought the Hareshawmuir Estate, ( now postal address; Hareshawmuir Lodge, Waterside, Fenwick, Ayrshire) which you will find in the above blog.
Upon his death 1908 or 1913, his nephew, E.R. Paton, a Cambridge Blue, B.A. in Natural History and Botany, his sole benefactor, made Hareshawmuir Lodge his home.
Hope you find this helpful.
The Family of Agnes Boyd of Trochrig and James Stevenson, Physician in Ayr.
For a decade or more, I have only had that a Daughter of the Boyds of Trochrig had married this James Stevenson.
P2 Daughter Boyd, b / /166x ( , Scotland?), d , Scotland?), d / /17xx ( ), m / /1685 (Church, town, county, etc), James Stevenson, son of Rev Mr Stevenson, Minister of Dalmellington and Jean Lindsay, b / /166x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , and had issue :-
- The age of James Stevenson is not given but his parents were married in 1660, so suggesting he was born in the 1660's. If this assumption is correct, it would question if John Boyd (N2), third Laird of Trochrig, is the father of the Miss Boyd who married James Stevenson in about 1685 and had 10 children. It is MORE LIKELY that she is the daughter of his son - Robert Boyd (O1), fourth Laird of Trochrig, (bc1633-16xx). Robert's own son - John Boyd (P1) - is given as being born in about 1680, so it can't be his daughter that married James Stevenson in about 1685.
These children do not seem to be in order of birth, but I will put them in the order they appear on the Chart.
From the book: -
FASTI ECCLESI.E SCOTICAN^E THE SUCCESSION OF MINISTERS IN THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND FROM THE REFORMATION, BY HEW SCOTT, D.D., NEW EDITION, Revised and continued to tJie Present Time under the Superintendence of a Committee appointed by the General Assembly, VOLUME III, SYNOD OF GLASGOW AND AYR, 1920 Page 32 “DALMELLINGTON [PRESB. OF 1708 ALEXANDER STEVENSON, above- mentioned; returned under the 1687 Toleration an( j was present at first meeting of Presb. 3rd Aug. 1687 ; restored by Act of Parliament 25th April 1690; died after 12th Sept. 1694. He marr. Jean Lindsay, and had issue Alexander, W.S. ; James, physician, Ayr ; a son, a doctor in Edinburgh. [Reg. Sec. Sig. ; Glasg. Tests. ; G. R. Inhib., 17th Feb. 1675.] “
I not beleive this this “Miss Boyd” is “Agnes Boyd”. And that she is the daughter of John Boyd, third Laird of Trochrig.
From the book The Thurburns, Contains also the Anderson, Stevenson, Boyd, and Cumming families. By Lieut. Col. F. A. V. Thurburn... London, Printed by R. K. Burt, 1864, it gives us this family for this couple –
Q1 son Stevenson, b / /168x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , unm?
Q2 Eldest son, Stevenson, b / /168x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , unm ?
- Advocate. [Where?]
Q3 Alexander Stevenson, b / /169x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , unm.
Q4 William Stevenson, b / /169x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , m ?
- Physician in Virginia. [Did James Boyd (Q2) of Trochrig follow him to Virginia?]
Q5 John Stevenson, b / /169x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , m / /171x (Church, town, county, etc), Marion Rogers, dau of and (nee ) Rogers, Heiress of Daldilling, b / /169x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , and had issue:-
Q6 daughter Stevenson, b / /169x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , m ?
Q7 daughter Stevenson, b / /170x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , m ?
Q8 Anne Stevenson, b / /170x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , unm.
Q9 Isabella or Isobel Stevenson, b / /171x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , m / /172x (church, town, county, etc), Mr MacCall, son of and (nee ) MacCall, b / /171x ( ), d / /173x ( ), bu , and had issue: ? 2ndly m 27/3/1732 (Church, town, county, etc), the Rev. John Thurburn, Minister of Kirknewton, son of and (nee ) Thurburn, b / /171x ( ), d / /17xx ( ), bu , and had issue:-
- Rev Thurburn seems to have been a minister at Smailholm, in Roxburghshire and Kirknewton, in Mid-Lothian (but no dates are given). [Thurburn, p 32] Kirknewton is in West Lothian - just south of the A71 and about half way between Livingston and Edinburgh. Chart only gave one son and did not list any daughters. Did they only have a single son in this family without any daughters?
R1 James Thurburn, b / /1733 (Keith?, Banaffshire/Morayshire? ), d / /18xx ( ), bu , m 18/6/1774 (Church, town, county, etc), Barbara Anderson, dau of Robert and Marjory (nee Anderson) Anderson, b / /17xx ( ), d 26/2/1809 ( ), bu Elgin Cathedral?, and had issue:-
And as you can see there are a number of spouse families details that still need to be collected for this family pyramid.
And it is not clear, who many children “other” children Isabella or Isobel Stevenson, [Q9] may have had with Mr MacCall and the Rev. John Thurburn, Minister of Kirknewton.
Both Alexandros Papageorgiou (EMAIL AlexandrosPapageorgiou(a)outlook.com) and I would like ot get further information on this family.
House of Boyd Society
This is my initial reply to Alexandros
From: Mike Boyd
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 8:40 AM
To: boyd(a)rootsweb.com ; AlexandrosPapageorgious(a)outlook.com
Subject: Re: [BOYD] Boyds of Trochrig
It is good to hear from you for the first time in your Email of 10 February
2019. It seems your message has slipped onto the Boyd net list after the
10th February 2019, as I did not see come in on that day and have only just
found it while trying to find another message.
It is good to have a living contact for this Branch of the Boyds of
Trochrig. This would make you about the 13th person, that can trace their
family back to the Lord Boyd’s before 1758 out of all the Boyds in the world
I am going to have to do some research on this on this and get back to you
in a few days’ time.
I current details that I have are -
O1 Robert Boyd, fourth Laird of Trochrig, bc 1633, d 16xx, m late 16xx,
Miss Crawford, dau of William Crawford, of Auchinames, b 16xx, d 16xx, and
- Clarke does not say when he succeeded his father. (This Miss Craufurd
is the sister of Archibald Craufurd [P3] in chapter 8/425, whom go back to
the Porterfields in chapter 8/423 and to the Sixth Lord Boyd. Robert’s date
of birth would have to be questioned, as he was born only 15 years after his
P1 John Boyd, fifth Laird of Trochrig, bc 1680 (Scot.), d 17xx, mc 1700,
wife unknown, b 16xx, d 17xx, and had issue:-
- Clarke does not say when he succeeded his father.
And for the marriage of Miss Boyd to James Stevenson are –
O3 Daughter Boyd, b / /164x ( , Scotland?), d
, Scotland?), d / /17xx ( ), m / /1685 (Church,
town, county, etc), James Stevenson, son of Rev Mr Stevenson, Minister of
Dalmellington and Jean Lindsay, b / /166x ( ), d /
/17xx ( ), bu , and had issue :-
- The age of James Stevenson is not given but his parents were married in
1660, so suggesting he was born in the 1660's. If this assumption is
correct, it would question if John Boyd (N2), third Laird of Trochrig, is
the father of the Miss Boyd who married James Stevenson in about 1685 and
had 10 children. It is MORE LIKLEY that she is the daughter of his son -
Robert Boyd (O1), fourth Laird of Trochrig, (bc1633-16xx). Robert's own
son - John Boyd (P1) - is given as being born in about 1680, so it can't be
his daughter that married James Stevenson in about 1685.
[See Chapter 7/356, Volume 7, for the descendants of this family of
O4 Marion Boyd, b / /166x (town, etc), d / /17xx (town, etc), bu
, m / /1682 (?) (Church, town, county, etc), James Kincaid, of that Ilk,
son of and (nee ) Kincaid, b / /166x
(town, etc), d / /17xx ( ), bu , and had
- Details? According to the website below, she is the second lawful
daughter of Mr John Boyd of Trochrig. Likely N2 given that this contact was
made at Kilmarnock on 4th December 1674, and recorded on 11th March 1682,
between James Kincaid of that Ilk, and Marion Boyd, second lawful daughter
of Mr. John Boyd of Trochrig. [Mike Boyd’s GUESS is that 11 March 1682 was
the date of their marriage – suggesting Marion was born in the early 1660’s.]
While on Peter A. Kincaid. All rights reserved. 70 Royal Road Fredericton,
NB Canada E3A 4V2 website
It has –
“On 3 March 1660, an instrument of sasine was issued by John, Earl of
Cassillis, in favour of John Boyd of Trochreg, Anna Whytfuird, his spouse,
and Adam Boyd, his son, following on this contract of wadset [National
Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. GD25/6/9]. On 12 August 1670, Letters
of Renunciation, containing procuratory of resignation, were issued by John
Boyd of Trochreg to John, Earl of Cassillis, following on the contract of
wadset in GD25/6/1 and sasine in GD25/6/9 [National Archives of Scotland,
Edinburgh, UK. GD25/6/146b]. On 22 April 1663, a Contract of Wadset,
containing precept of sasine, of the lands of Chanter, etc.,• Parish of
Kirkoswald, barony of Turnberrie in Carrick, Sheriffdom of Ayr, was made
between John, Earl of Cassillis, and John Boyd of Trochreg, Anna Whytfuird,
his spouse, and Marion and Agnes Boyd, his daughters, under reversion for
2,000 merks Scots [National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
GD25/6/39b]. An instrument of sasine followed on 23 May 1663 [National
Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. GD25/6/40d]. On 12 November 1670,
Letters of Renunciation, containing procuratory of resignation, were granted
by John Boyd of Trochreg to John, Earl of Cassillis, following on the
contract of wadset in GD25/6/39b and the sasine in GD25/6/40d [National
Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. GD25/6/148a]. John Boyd of Trochraig
had his testament testamentary registered in the Glasgow Commissary• Court
on 11 February 1696. According to this he died in March 1682. His Will dated
11 March 1682 appointed his eldest son Robert Boyd, feurar of Trochraig, his
only executor, and persons noted included his sister Margaret Boyd, his
son-in-law, Mr. George Hamilton of Cairnes, and his daughter Agnes Boyd,
spouse of Mr. James Stevensone, appothecarie and chirurgion in Air.
Discussion: George Hamilton of Cairns was a minister at St. Giles. The
following is a• brief biography: George Hamilton of Cairns, born 1635,
eldest son of George H., min. of Pittenweem; M.A. (St Andrews, 13th May
1653); ord. to Newburn 10th Feb. 1659; deprived 1662; restored 1690;
returned to Newburn 1692; trans. to St Leonard's, St Andrews, 26th Feb.
1696; Principal of St Leonard's College; trans. and adm. after 27th Jan.
1697; Moderator of Assembly 20th Jan. 1699; dem. 18th Jan. 1710; died 26th
May 1712. He marr. (1) Margaret, daugh. of John Boyd of Trochrig, and had
issue-Margaret (marr. Robert Clelland, min. of Kilrenny); Sophia (marr.
Thomas Spence, writer, Edinburgh) (2) Elizabeth (died 2nd Oct. 1708), sister
of Dr John Hay of Cousland [Scott, Reverend Hugh. Fasti ecclesiae
Scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland. 1914.
Vol. 1: Synods of Lothian and Tweeddale].
This website gives “Miss Boyd’s” name as Agnes Boyd. Plus, other details
which I have yet to enter into this Family Chapter.
Adam Boyd the first laird of Penkill and Trochrig, first wife was the
youngest daughter of the 2nd Lord Kennedy. Lord Kennedy’s ancestors go back
to the first Lord Montgomery, whose wife was Lord Boyd’s Aunty.
There are several connections between the Boyds and the Crawfords of
Auchinames and I am sure that there are other connections to the Lord
Hopefully, you are able to – in due time – to update the book The Thurburns,
Contains also the Anderson, Stevenson, Boyd, and Cumming families. By
Lieut. Col. F. A. V. Thurburn... London, Printed by R. K. Burt, 1864, p 32.
[19-3631 (USLC), 27-33],
I will write you in a few days-times when I finish two other projects that I
am working on.
House of Boyd Society
I will forward you message to the Boyd net list to the Ayrshire Ne t list,
as it will also affect a number of families there as well.
The Boyd of Trochrig as part of the Boyd of Penkill. Adam Boyd in 1532
married 2nd Lord Kennedy's youngest daughter.
The Boyds have a number of connections to the the Crawfords of Auchinames;
I think that there are other connections to the Lord Semple/Sempill - not
sure if is the third Lord or earlier?
While in my reply, which I will also sent to the Ayrshire list after this,
it was Miss Agnes Boyd of Trochrig, the daughter of the third Laird of
Trochrig, John Boyd, that married James Stwvenson. They had 10 children, so
I suspect that a number of "SPOUSE' families will also be interested in
House of Boyd Society
From: Alexandros Papageorgiou
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 3:01 AM
Subject: [BOYD] Boyds of Trochrig
To Mr Mike Boyd
I am a descendant of Robert Thurburn, H.M.’s Consul in Alexandria, Egypt.
Recently, I happened to stumble upon a message you had posted in rootsweb
titled ‘New Female branch of the Boyds of Trochrig’. Your syllogism relating
to ‘Miss Boyd of Trochreg’ been the daughter of Robert Boyd, 4th Laird of
Trochrig and therefore granddaughter of John Boyd, 3rd Laird of Trochrig, on
grounds of chronology, seems rather logical.
It is no secret that although my distant uncle, Lieut. Col. F. A. V.
Thurburn, compiled a most valuable and extensive genealogical research, his
sources on precise dates are, sometimes, proven erroneous.
For the past two years I have undertaken to extend the range of the lineage
that is based on his findings. Having in my possession a number of primary
academic documents, including the latest versions of ‘Burke's Peerage’ and
older documents such us ‘The Scots Peerage’ I am in the process of mapping
as many lines of descent to Robert Thurburn as possible.
Relating to the matter of the Boyds of Trochrig, I turn to you for
assistance with hope that you may help me decipher a most vexing issue.
In James Paterson’s, ‘History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton’, Volume II,
Carrick, page 260, we become aware that John Boyd, 3rd Laird of Trochrig,
‘served heir to his father (Robert Boyd, 2nd Laird of Trochrig), April 21,
1640’, had two children: A daughter (possibly named Isobell Boyd), married
to Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, 1st Baronet and a son Robert Boyd, 4th
Laird of Trochrig, who had ‘sasine of an annual, 27th April, 1697’ and, in
an unspecified period, married a certain Miss Crawford, daughter of William
Crawford, of Auchinames.
The question that arises in thus:
Determining that ‘Miss Boyd of Trochreg’, wife of James Stevenson, Physician
in Ayr, was probably daughter of Robert Boyd, 4th Laird of Trochrig, can we
consider Miss Crawford as her mother. If so, and this is the most urgent
inquiry, who is her father, William Crawford, of Auchinames? (for there are
several of that name in his line). Also, what was his wife’s name?
According to Hardy Bertram McCall’s, ‘Memoirs of my ancestors: A collection
of genealogical memoranda respecting several old Scottish families’, page
65-66, Watson, Birmingham, 1884:
William Craufurd, of Auchinames, married to Anna Lamont (daughter of Sir
Collin Lamont of Ineryne and his wife Barbara Semple/Sempill, daughter of
Robert, 4th Lord Semple/Sempill) had a son, Archibald, his successor and
several daughters. The fourth (unnamed) daughter, married to ‘Boyd of
Trochrig’, without specifying his name.
With the above in mind and realizing you are an authority on the matter, I
pose the following question. Do you consider that ‘Miss Boyd of Trochreg’,
stated by F. A. V. Thurburn to be the wife of James Stevenson (and mother of
Isobel Stevenson), is the great-granddaughter of Robert, 4th Lord Sempill?
Your insight on this issue would be most appreciated
Looking forward hearing from you
Alexandros L. Papageorgiou