I have these records for James Boyd of the Trochrig family who became the 11th Larid of
S1 James Boyd, eleventh Laird of Penkill, bc 1776 (Scot.?), d 17xx, m 18xx, Betty
Boyd, dau of Boyd, b 17xx, d 18xx, and had no issue:-
- said never left America. The Boyds of Penkill and Trochrig their Ancestors and
Descendants, Seymour Clarke, 1909, p 22 said he succeeded to Penkill in 1782. Then in
1792 Spencer's younger son, also Spencer, inherited the Scottish estate from his
brother and decided to live there. Assume James died 1792.
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America - 1625-1825, Volume VI by David Dobson
1986: (Page 12)
"Boyd, James - Probative certificate by Betty Boyd, widow of James Boyd, King and
Queen County, Virginia, on the one hand, and on the other Robert Ware, Middlesex County,
attorney for Spencer Boyd in Ayrshire, regarding an agreement entered into on 12 August
1796 and filed in the Chancery District Court, Williamsburg, Virginia, in a suit commenced
by the said Betty Boyd against Lyne Shackleford, executor of Thomas Brown. Reference to
the lands of Penkill, Ayrshire. Subscribed in Richmond, Virginia, on 26 October 1823.
Witnesses Thomas C Howard, Richmond, Virginia, and John Adams, Mayor of Richmond,
Does anyone live near Williamsburg, Virginia to be bale to look at these records in the
Chancery District Court? Or were these records destroyed during the Civil War?
I would like to see what details it has on this Boyd family and what lands were part of
this Estate in Ayrshire?
Historical Committee, HBS