Mike-Where can we see "ch 5/266" mentioned in your post below?
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 10:03:52 +1000
From: "Mike Boyd" <mikejboyd(a)bigpond.com>
Subject: [BOYD] The Boyd Tent at the Lancaster County Games at the end of
As many of you will know in the 1790 US Census one third of the 3,300 listed
Boyds came from PA. It is THOUGHT that most of these came from Ireland and
most likely from the Northern Counties that now make Northern Ireland plus
Many of these Boyds were in Chester County ? which was an original County in
PA. Then in 1729 Lancaster County was cut off from Chester and I assume at
that time just ran ?west?.
I have about 20 Boyd Family Chapters for Chester County and about the same
for Lancaster County.
Here are the 1790 entries for Chester County, PA
BOYD,Andrew PA Co:Chester Twp:E.Nottingham
BOYD,Catherine PA Co:Chester Twp:Fallowfield
BOYD,George PA Co:Chester Twp:Sadsbury
BOYD,Hannah PA Co:Chester Twp:Sadsbury
BOYD,James PA Co:Chester Twp:Oxford
BOYD,James Jr PA Co:Chester Twp:Sadsbury
BOYD,James Jr PA Co:Chester Twp:Oxford
BOYD,John PA Co:Chester Twp:E.Fallowfield
BOYD,John PA Co:Chester Twp:Londonderry
BOYD,Thomas PA Co:Chester Twp:W.Caln
You can see the townships these Boyds lived in and you may be able to make a
Here are the Lancaster County 1790 entries
BOYD,Alexander PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Martick
BOYD,Charles PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Lancaster Borough
BOYD,James PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Martick
BOYD,James PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Salisbury [see ch 5/266 - S2/T3]
BOYD,John PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Dunmore (This should be Drumore)
BOYD,John PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Martick
BOYD,John PA Co:Lancaster Twp:May Town
BOYD,John PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Salisbury [see ch 5/266 - S2/T1]
BOYD,Samuel PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Dunmore (This should be Drumore)
BOYD,Samuel PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Lancaster Borough
BOYD,William PA Co:Lancaster Twp:Salisbury [see ch 5/266 - g/s of S2?]
So these 21 families must have quite a lot of descendants who have spread
west and south.
It would be quite a good idea to join Jean Burchett when she host the Boyd
tent at the end of June.
The city of Lancaster, has quite a good Library at the Lancaster County
Historical Society (if you are not a member you will need to pay for the
days research) Charlene Kemp and have been to this Library twice and pick
up ?most? of the Boyd data at that time. While it is not too far to go to
the State Capital at Harrisburg and visit the State Library there. BUT YOU
WILL HAVE TO MAKE SURE it is opened on the days you wish to visit. While
some of the Philadelphia Libraries might also be quite useful to visit to
see what extra data you can find including SPOUSE FAMILIES.
If you can't join Jean this year at the Boyd tent and make a visit to the
various Libraries around Lancaster County ? before or after the Games ? you
may wish to start working to build your tree so you can go in June 2017.
Has anyone been to the Chester County Library and does it have any Boyd
Family data in it?
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