If you have not been to any Games before, I strongly suggest that if you
live in or around CT that you spend a nice CT Saturday to visit.
I do not know what other Clans will be there for you to check out the spouse
families and learn "a little" more about your own family history.
I assume that there will be vendors there. So look to see if they carry any
Boyd products suitable for your family or your you to use for Christmas and
Watch the Scottish dancing and those wee young men throwing their logs and
other things in their kilts. At several of the games that I have been to,
this seems to be the ladies very excited, as the kilts fly about. And they
should have ladies sporting events as well. Plus other Scottish Cultural
events that you may not have seen. Oh yes one or two pipers playing - so
you may wish to do a sing-a-long as they play.
It is known that there were Boyds in CT as early as 1682, but we do not know
from where they came. That family moved to Kent, Dutchess co., NY during
the War of Independence. So a number of the Boyds form MA, NH, and Maine,
as they expanded could have moved south into CT. So go along to the Boyd
tent and add your family knowledge to what is already known. No single Boyd
has all the knowledge of our history and we need people to add to it.
HIitorical Committee, HBS
From: Melanie Gustin
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2017 10:13 AM
Subject: [BOYD] Round Hill Highland Games
Round Hill Highland Games, the third oldest games in the United States, are
coming next month! Save the date, Saturday June 25, 2017, 8 AM to 5 PM! I
will be hosting the first Boyd tent ever in Connecticut! The venue is
stunning, in the highlands of Litchfield County: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville,
For more details, go to their Facebook page or their website:
I look forward to seeing you there!
Melanie Boyd Webb Gustin