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I believe i have a connection to these Boyd's.
James Boyd had three daughters (Mary, Margaret & Anna Maria), as well as a son James
Richie Boyd. His wife was Isabella Pringle.
I'm descended from Margaret, through her husband Capt William Hugh Jameson Henderson
& son Ronald Leslie Jameson Boyd, who had 3 children with Rhoda Steveson Marshall (not
positive if married), one of which was Mabel Elizabeth Margaret Laurie Henderson, who
married Charles Ernest Bevan & had 3 daughters, one of which was Joan Margaret Bevan,
who in turn married Ronald Cecil Lawrence Wilkins & had me...Anthony Paul Wilkins
This connection to BOYD came to light when my mother received a small inheritance in 1971,
as a result of the will of James Richie Boyd from 1901.
More recently i've followed the trail & connected some of the points in between.
James inherited "Orchard & Law" castle from Marion Boyd when she died 15th
Dec 1852. She was last of three daughters of Thomas Boyd, whom I understand was the son of
I'm not certain whether it was Thomas or Robert who purchased the property in
1759.(the documents can be read either way & as don't know their birth dates
it's not clear).
Also, what i'm not sure of, is who was James Boyd's father & mother, &
their father & mother in turn. (ie was Robert Boyd his grandfather & therefore
that was why Marion Boyd bequeathed the property to him? Can you help.
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