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We are registered and ready for the Tartan Day Parade in NYC!! 16 days and so excited!
If you didn't want to commit before, but have decided to attend, please feel free to jump in, even from the sidelines on April 6th! We'll welcome all Boyds, spouses and families! And Scotties, Westies, Goldens, and Deerhounds, for that matter! Let's do this!
Melanie Boyd Webb Gustin
House of Boyd Society Convenor for Tartan Day Parade
Is anyone familiar with the ROBB and BOYD families of Chester County, Pennsylvania being connected in any way?
I've recently come across an interesting lead to my own Boyd line that suggests the possibility of a Boyd-Robb marriage. It's part DNA and part circumstantial evidence. Comments and suggested research directions are appreciated.
As some might be aware, AncestryDNA recently launched their ThruhLines DNA feature, which identifies possible ancestors not yet in your family tree by comparing your family tree to public and private family trees of your DNA matches. It's similar to Ancestry's DNA Circles, but it is supposedly a little more advanced. Since this new ThruLine feature relies on others' family trees, I'm somewhat suspect. However, I noticed this Robb ancestor ThruLine suggestion in several of my thrid cousins' family trees, too, who only share in common a 5x great grandparent named William Boyd. This Robb line and my Boyd line both lived in Chester County, PA in the 1700 and 1800s.
Using this ThruLine suggestion as an impetus, I investigated the Robb line in Chester County PA and found two circumstantial pieces of evidence suggesting a possible link to some Boyds:
- 1744 will for William Robb of Londongrove Township, Chester County PA. Witnesses were William Boyd and Archibald Wood.
- 1755 land sale from John & Mary Robb to James Sharp for a piece of land in Sadsbury Township, Chester County PA. Witnesses were James Boyd and John Miller Justice of the Peace. Robb's piece of land was adjacent to several Boyd properties (James, William and Adam Boyd).
I believe this William and John Robb were brothers. It's unclear who was the William Boyd who served as a witness to William Robb's will, but the James Boyd who served as a witness to John Robb's land sale appears to be the James Boyd who died in 1764 and married Jane/Janet Henderson. My William Boyd ancestor (not the same as the witness to William Robb's will) was later found living next to this James Boyd's son Andrew in East Nottingham, Chester County PA in 1800.
Does anyone have any other information connecteding the Boyds-Robbs of Chester County PA in the 1700s?
Rick WilsonAustin, TX
I am aware that Boyds live in and around Christchurch, New Zealand and I hope that none were amongst the 49 killed in Fridays shooting that occurred at the two mosques there in Christchurch.
Knowing the Boyds, and their spread of religion, I would not be at all surprised if there were not one or two at one of these mosques.
Any idea who the Boyd school was named after?
There is a James E Boyd building on the University of West Georgia campus
in Carrollton, Georgia, USA. A quick Google search said he had been a
president of the college.
Springfield School District buys Midtown property to house recommended $20 million new Boyd School campus
Posted: Sat 8:24 AM, Mar 09, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield School District announced on Friday, it purchased new property in Midtown to accommodate a new elementary school if Proposition S passes in the April 2 election.
"The school district being able to come through and secure enough property to relocate to be able to announce that prior to going to the ballot, we were very pleased with that," said David Hall, Co-Chair of Community Taskforce on Facilities, for Springfield Public Schools.
Springfield Public Schools says, for Boyd Elementary, it's time for an upgrade. That's because, they say the current building conditions are becoming a distraction.
"The ceilings low, the dimensions are small and every now and then it floods. there are restrooms in the school but they're down in the basement," said Tim Rosenbury, Vice President of Springfield's Board of Education. "So, you have 2nd graders who when they have to use the restroom, they have to come all the way down. so that just creates chaos."
Whether the district can build a new Boyd Elementary School like administrators want will depend on whether voters agree to raise their property taxes by $35 per every $100,000 in valuation.
But even before the vote in April, the district today used $430,000 in surplus funds to buy more than an acre and a half of land on Division, west of Sherman.
That's where the new Boyd Elementary would go, if voters say yes to Proposition S.
"I take a look at what the the school offered up to the voters the last time. And i look at what is being recommended now," said Hill. "There's really no comparison between the two and how much better this is. I think it truly does meet the needs of our local neighborhoods and our schools and i think when voters look at that that they're going to be very pleased that the differences that were made and the responsiveness the school district had."
Boyd. A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Boyd surname and variations in any place and at any time. The oldest Boyd discussion list online. Rootsweb archives of this list begin 12 July 1997. The discussion began in the early 1990s and some of the older messages will be found posted to this archive.
A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Boyd surname and variations in any place and at any time. The oldest Boyd discussion list online. Rootsweb archives of this list begin 12 July 1997. The discussion began in the early 1990s and some of the older messages will be found posted to this archive. The LIst was created by the House of Boyd Society -- a Scottish Clan Organization. From time to time there will be announcements and information posted in regard to it.