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laptops. Watch that you have exposed the entire message, choose to reply
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Four us gmail users, we need to watch for those three dots... and click to
expose the entire screen view... delete that is not new before sending. I
try to be vigilant about this too!
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As I continue to sort through the information obtained from my visit to Bucks County, Pennsylvania last month, I'm getting a better picture of the early Boyd families there in the mid-1700s. I've discovered some new BOYD names that I hope someone on the list can place within their family. It seems that some remained in Bucks County while others moved West and South.
The Boyds of Bucks County did not own land in the 1700s nor did they appear on early tax records (with the exception of one) because they were either too poor or landless. So many of the earliest mentions of Boyds I discovered comes from civil and criminal records or witnesses to wills. The earlies mentions include the following:
- James Boyd (1751)
- John Boyd (1742)
- Joseph Boyd (1766)
- Nathaniel Boyd (1745)
- Thomas Boyd (1742)
Based on the other people named in the court cases or listed in the wills, I've been able to establish a loose connection among these Boyds to suggest possible kinship.
In 1742, John Boyd and Thomas Boyd were defendents against a William Barnett for debt. This establishes a connection between John and Thomas. Later in 1765, John Boyd was involved in another court case where he was a plaintiff against Joseph Ruckman. This case established that John Boyd (assuming the same individual) was said to be of Plumstead Township but living in Buckingham Township, which is adjacent to one another. Jared Erwin was the surety in this 1765 case; and as surety, Jared Irwin financially responsible to ensure John Boyd appears in court. Side note, this John Boyd had a son named Jared Boyd, a relatively uncommon name and a possible hint to family connections between the Erwin/Irwin/Irvine's. Coincidentally, in 1766, Jared Erwin is the plantiff in a case against a Joseph Boyd for debt. I believe this Joseph Boyd to be the same who moved to Patrick County, VA where his son James served in the Revolutionary War as his substitute. The pension application for this James Boyd states he was born in Bucks County in 1763. This loosely establishes a connection between John, Joseph, and Thomas Boyd.
In 1745, Nathaniel Boyd was sued for debt against Joseph Large, who lived in Solebury Township, which is adjacent to Plumstead Township. Given the aforementioned Plumstead connection in the John Boyd vs Ruckman case, it is likely that Nathaniel Boyd was also related to John, Thomas, and Joseph.
In 1751, James Boyd served as witness to the will of Henry Benson of Northampton Township, Bucks County PA. In 1757, James Boyd again served as a witness to a will for James Keen of Northampton Township. Also serving as a witness for James Keen was Hugh and Gayen Edams. My ancestor, William Boyd, who was born 1753 in Plumstead, volunteered to serve in the Revolutionary War as a substitute for Hugh Edams. Given the Edams and Plumstead connections, I believe this James is likely related to the aforementioned John, Thomas, Joseph, and Nathaniel Boyds.
Please provide me with any feedback, additional facts, or any other knowledge someone may have that can possibly connect their Boyd lines into one of these earliest mentions of Boyds. I'm happy to share acutal documents or any additional information that I have.
Rick WilsonAustin, TX
Hello fellow researchers,
Would any happen to know more on the larger line of John Boyd Sr. of England and Sarah Gryfyth Boyd married in 1754 in Colony Virginia. John Boyd Sr.’s father was a Robert Boyd of Ulster, b. 1706 d. 1761 PA.
I have some compelling reasons to believe they or their direct earlier Boyd generation may be of greater relation to my own Boyd ancestral line.
Would any know if any of their descendants or those pertaining to this larger line migrated as early Boyd families to Barren County, KY. in the later 1700s?
Thank you for any insight, additional information.
Laury Boyd Long
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Mile Failte! [A hundred thousand welcomes!] Yours Aye, Lauren Lauren Boyd
McLachlan, FSA Scot Boyd List Admin Rootsweb Volunteer since 1996
At the end of 2009 we were fortunate to have a very capable and highly
qualified young man step up to the position of Genealogist for House of
Boyd. His appointment was confirmed by the Executive Board on 12 January
2010. Christopher Smithson has been doing genealogy since he was 8 years
old. He has been an active member of a number of Historical and
Genealogically based societies. He has held and continues to hold
positions of leadership, including:
· National Genealogical Society 1993-present; joined at age 13 and
was their first student member.
· Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. 1994-present; volunteer
· Harford County Genealogical Society (Maryland) 1994-present; Past
Treasurer; Current member of Advisory Board.
· National Society Children of the American Revolution – Col. Thomas
Hartley Society (Pennsylvania Society) 1996-1998.
· National Society Sons of the American Revolution (Maryland
Society, Col. Aquila Hall Chapter) 1998-present;
Chapter President at age 20 [youngest since societies founding in 1889]
Asst. State Secretary; State Historian; State Genealogist (2002-2004,
2008-present); National Committees: Genealogy Committee since 2002, Young
Members Committee since 2002.
· General Society of the War of 1812 (Maryland Society) 2000-present
(Life Member); Asst. State Corresponding Secretary 2001-2002.
· Hereditary Order of the Signers of the Bush Declaration
2004-present (Founding Member & Life Member); President General 2004-2005,
Genealogist General 2005-2006; Treasurer General 2007-2009; Vice-President
· Order of the Crown of Charlemagne 2004-present (Life Member)
· Order of the Merovingian Dynasty 2009 (Life Member)
Christopher may have some updates to what has been posted to our website
for some 10 years now.
Members of the Socetty are encouraged to submit their genealogy to
Chrispher for the Society's Genealogical database.
Lauren Byd McLachlan
House of Boyd Society , Inc.
In the early 1990s, a small group of Boyds were visiting with each other at
the Clan Tent at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Gathering and Games.
This group included Dr. William Barneyback (then President), his wife
Marianna Barneyback, Marilyn DeReggi (then Secretary), her mother Jeannette
Boyd and sister Virginia Boyd Rogers, Grover Gore (former Executive Board
Member), his daughter Alison Gore Wikle (then Treasurer), and James Green.
This group decided that it would be a wonderful idea to use an email
mailing list as a place for all Boyds to gather and discuss their genealogy
and the family history. It was decided to keep the list 'open' and not
limit it to House of Boyd members only. So, to this day, the Boyd mailing
list (as it has come to be known) has welcomed all those interested in the
Boyd Clan Family History, and in researching their own Boyd family tree.
The process was begun and the list was formed. At first it was managed by
an individual who received the emails in his personal email mailbox and
forwarded copies to everybody on the list. It soon became too large and was
moved to a mailing list server. As time has passed we have moved the list a
few times, until most recently settling at Rootsweb.
We owe thanks to all those who created this list and those that have helped
to keep it going. We owe a debt of gratitude to all of those mentioned
above, and also those that did the work to keep it going -- thanks again
Sam Boyd, James Green III, David Hamiter, Margaret Olson and Lauren Boyd!
The mailing list is the oldest online Boyd discussion group. There are
hundreds of Boyds and Boyd researchers subscribed. The list can help with
researching your family tree, will give news about Highland Games, and
generally provide a forum talk with other Boyds about 'Boyd' topics. Note
that you do *NOT* need to be a member of the House of Boyd Society to join
our mailing list.
The Above History has been on the House of Boyd Society website(s) for many
years. It is a bit antiquated as it mentions recently moving to
Rootsweb.... that has been more than 20 years now!
Please bear in mind that although the origins of the list track to House of
Boyd Society in the1990s, ALL lists housed at Rootsweb.com are owned by
Ancestry/Rootsweb. This has always been so, since the list was "moved"
from the earlier listserv at Maiser to Rootsweb.
The Executive Board of the House of Boyd Society has NO authority over the
ist, nor with the management /administration of the list. Nor does the
Genealogist , nor the Historian for HBS.
If you have issues, or need help with your subscription, please contact the
admin directly (off list). The admin is the only person who has the tools
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Lauren Boyd McLachlan
Boyd List Admin
Rootsweb Volunteer since 1996
Ancestry Volunteer since 2000
Admin for 100+/- Rootsweb lists
Admin for 238 Message Boards
Just toured that today. On another rainy day in April, after a very many
days of rain, the Scott's lined up on the wrong side of a big, one flank up
to their knees in mud, 1500 Scots and only 50 federal troops (some were
Scott's living in England and one Spaniard who slept off a drunk, missed
his ship and so, took a job.
Doug Boyd 🌴
On my recent trip to Bucks County, PA, I found a court case pertaining to a Joseph Boyd who I believe is the same Joseph Boyd who moved from Bucks County PA to Surry County NC and Patrick County VA. I hope this information helps future researchers.
Previously, I had stumbled across the pension application in Fold3 for a James Boyd pertaining to his Revolutionary War service. In his pension application, James Boyd states that he served in place of his father, Joseph Boyd, from Surry County, NC. This James Boyd indicated he was born in Bucks County, PA on 8 May 1765. At the time James Boyd filed his pension application in 1832, he was living in Patrick County, VA, which is just over the border from Surry County, NC.
The court case I found in Bucks County on my recent trip is for Joseph Boyd versus Jered Erwin/Irwin, dated 1766, for debt. Joseph Boyd appears to have owed money to Jared Irwin. Details of the case are lost to history, but the appearence docket stated what I previously stated. From other research I have done in Bucks, I know that Jared Irwin lived in Hilltown Township in Bucks and was related to the Irwins/Erwins from Plumstead. As previously stated in another message to this listserv, my John Boyd ancestor lived in Plumstead during the same time period. In the court cases I found on John Boyd, and John's wife Mary, in 1766-1767 lists Jared Erwin as the surety or the person who will ensure John and Mary Boyd will appear in court.
I believe that my John Boyd and the aforementioned Joseph Boyd were likely brothers or cousins at the least given the information presented above. I also find a James Boyd who is found in records during 1751-1758 and associated with the same Scotch-Irish people from the same areas of Bucks County. At this point, it's too early to conjecture his connection, but he is likely a brother or cousin as well. Of particular note, this James Boyd has been associated with a Hugh Edams. William Boyd (my direct ancestor and son of the aforementioned John Boyd) served in the Revolutionary War in place of Hugh Edams.
Consequently, I would be interested to know if anyone can tie their Boyd ancestors to any of the following surnames of Scotch-Irish that lived near Plumstead and were asociated with these Boyds: Irwin//Erwin, Greer/Grier, Ferguson, Robison/Robinson, and Durroh. A few others that I'm not sure if they are Scotch-Irish were Williams, Campbell, Jenkins, Owen, and Shaw.
Rick WilsonAustin, TX
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.