In early June I was at the LDS Library at Salt Lake City and found quite a number of books
on Boyd families.
One of those that I was looking for were the Boyds of Bonshaw, in Stewarton Parish,
For memory, I did not find anything on this family. So during the last week, I have had a
“first” look at material that I have copies since 2005 form my trip to the UK, but in the
various books – such as George Robertson’s book of 1820’s and James Patterson’s book f the
1850’s and 1860’s, I could not find “BONSHAW” listed in any of the contents or families
that I could find.
Does anyone know if this Boyd family is listed in any of these early Ayrshire Family
I did find that a Mary Boyd of Bonshaw was the mistress of James Hamilton, first
(Hamilton) Earl of Arran and had at least one son, James Hamilton of Finnart.
This Mary Boyd, may be the third un-named sister of three sisters of Bonshaw in the late
But I will need to go through the various Hamilton Book in August after my own Boyd family
hold their fourth family re-union on Saturday 27 July.
Thank you for your assistance