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On Good Friday, April 19, 2019, God called an angel home. Mason Arnold Boyd passed away after a very short illness.
A native of Pulaski, Virginia, he came to Salem in 1959, where he met the love of his life, Ann Carroll Boyd, who survives him. Mason loved life to the fullest and he was always ready with a special smile and lots of laughter. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Sabine (A0-25). He loved all of his fellow servicemen. Mason loved his morning devotional and prayer time, and he loved the Lord.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 ½ years; his two sons, Lee Boyd (Pennie) of Boonville, NC; Kevin Boyd (Sarah) of Roanoke, VA; and his loving and devoted daughter, Karen Stephenson (Lee) of Salem, VA. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Logan and Lauren Boyd and their mom, Bonnie Boyd. A very special grandson left to carry on his legacy also survives him, Chip Stephenson. Chip and Pa-Paw spent many hours discussing all sports, especially Salem High School Baseball. Additional survivors include brother-in-law, Frank C. Carroll (Phyllis) and sister-in-law, Betty C. Richards, along with special nieces and nephews.
A time of visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, VA. A service will follow immediately with the Rev. Hilton Jeffreys.
Hopefully, you have already marched – with plenty of Boyds – and are now enjoying your second cup of coffee.
We will have to make it much bigger next year and I look forward to hearing your stories – both in Dean Road and personally.
I would have liked to have been with you, but this morning (7 April) I will have to just go to my local Genealogical Society for our regular English and Irish group meeting.
What is the date of the 2020 Parade? We will need to advertise that, so people can plan around it, etc
New Kent Parish Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday
Dick Eastman · April 5, 2019 · Online Sites · No Comments
The following announcement was written by Findmypast:
- Findmypast has published original parish registers online for the first time in partnership with Kent County Council
- Over 2.6 million records have been digitised, fully indexed and are now available to search
These new additions join Findmypast’s existing Kent collections to form the most comprehensive online archive of Kent parish registers in the world
- Leading family history website, Findmypast, has today announced the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council.
Leading family history website, Findmypast, has today announced the online publication of thousands of original Anglican parish registers in partnership with Kent County Council.
The new records have been created from over 3,000 handwritten registers currently held at the Kent History and Library Centre in Maidstone. These registers have been scanned and digitised in full colour to ensure the highest possible image quality.
Over 2.6 million fully indexed baptism, banns, marriage and burial records spanning more than 400 years of Kent history are now available to search online exclusively at Findmypast.
By improving access to these rich documents and making them searchable for the first time, Findmypast will provide family historians from around the world with even more opportunities to discover their Kent ancestors. Researchers can now uncover details of their families past and add new generations to their family tree with greater ease than ever before.
Today’s release builds on an existing partnership between Findmypast and archives in Kent that has already resulted in the online publication of over 2.5 million Canterbury Archdeaconry records held by the Canterbury Cathedral Archives.
Findmypast’s UK Data Strategy Manager, Paul Nixon, said; “Now with over 5 million indexed parish register entries for Kent, Findmypast really is the only show in town if your ancestors put down roots in the Garden of England. We’re thrilled to be working with the Kent History & Library Centre.”
These new additions have been merged with Findmypast’s existing Canterbury and Kent Family History Society collections to form the most comprehensive online repository of Kent parish registers in the word with over 7.3 million records. The new and improved combined collections include:
- Kent Baptisms – Discover when and where the baptism took place, as well as your ancestor’s parents’ names, professions, and residence.
- Kent Marriages & Banns – These records may reveal when and where your relative’s banns were read, as well as who announced them. These records may also reveal when and where your ancestor married, as well as the bride and groom’s full names and names of their fathers.
- Kent Burials – These records may reveal where and when they were buried, as well as their spouses’ and fathers’ names.
Other Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday
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British & Irish Newspaper Update
This week we have added 126,386 new pages to our collection. We have added four brand new titles this week, with the addition of Kent title the Thanet Times, London title the Harrow Leader, and Middlesex title the Staines & Ashford News. This week also sees the publication of a curious title from 1811, the Anti-Gallican Monitor, which was published during the the Napoleonic wars.
We have also updated two of our existing titles: adding over 60,000 pages to the Reading Evening Post, with additions also to the Kensington Post. Updates to both titles come from the 1990s.
Mike: You are right. I have seen this mish-mash of Boyd families all over the internet for years. Especially about the family of George and Isabella Boyd of Gap, Pa. and the St. John's Episcopal Church. Of all the early Colonial era Boyds, this particular family is probably the most famous, most written about, most researched, and most in error. I have always doubted the ages and marriage dates given on George and Isabella and all their sons. I think they were all born earlier than is generally shown. I always cringe when I see "the known sons of George and Isabella Boyd". We "know" very little and most of what we "know" is clouded by conflicting versions of this family history, usually written centuries after the fact. Like you, I would like to know what the Slaymaker Papers say. But even those events occurred 50 years after the fact. I wish someone would post a brief synopsis of the Slaymaker Papers. You know, just a few paragraphs on how it all began and what transpired down through the years. And I would love to know more about James Boyd, grandson of George and Isabella. He seems to be the biggest mystery to me. Apparently, he was the son of George Jr. who died in Pa. and was married to a Douglass? And son James never came to Virginia and somehow acquired a considerable fortune. I've read Amos Slaymaker was his lawyer and he began administering his estate after his death? I have seen a paraphrased version of his will that allegedly is in Lancaster County will book "O"? I have never seen the original will. James supposedly died in 1820 and left his fortune to his four uncles who had moved to Lunenburg county, Virginia. Of course, by then all his uncles were dead and all of their immediate heirs began coming out of the woodwork from all over the south and west. How did James acquire this large estate? What did he do for a living? Did he ever marry? Apparently, he had no children to leave his money to? Maybe Barry Boyd can answer some of this. I have no clue. Edwin
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.