This is some more of the Jameson Papers. Note the reference to an Elizabeth
Woods Boyd. "Edward and Jonathan Jamison were brothers-in-law of Elizabeth
Woods Boyd who married a Jamison, probably a brother of theirs." As
Jonathan Jameson died in 1741, it is rather hard to determine which BOYD
family this Elizabeth Woods Boyd may have belonged to. Was it one of the
original 1718 Boyd families or one that came to NH at a later date?
" Jonathan Jamison was a cordwainer and a farmer from Dumboe parish,
Ireland in the Bann Valley.
He emigrated prior to 1725 settling in that year in Nutfield, NH. He was a
party to several land deeds and
a signer of the "Proposals of Peace" which a cousin, William Jamison, also
signed April 19, 1737. His
wife's name was Margaret. Who she was, and whatever vital statistics for her
have not been discovered as
yet. Jamison had a brother, Edward Jamison, still living in Ireland. Born
about 1690, Edward, resided in
Kilrea, Ulster, Bann Valley. His eldest son, John Jamison, resided in nearby
(Dumbough) parish. Edward Jamison had ten children. Both men had a sister,
still living in Ireland with
two children. According to several instruments of deed transactions Edward
and Jonathan Jamison were
brothers-in-law of Elizabeth Woods Boyd who married a Jamison, probably a
brother of theirs. They were
"intimately" in this case closely related to Margaret M'Conoghy, of
Coleraine, though that relationship
has not been relatively defined. John Jamison was Edward's son and
Jonathan's nephew. On December 4,
1741, Jonathan Jamison wrote out his will, the following being...
In the name of God Amen The fourth day of December 1741 I John Jamison of
Londonderry in his
Majesties province of New Hampshire in New England Cord Winder being very
Sick and weak of body *
* * I do ordain and appoint John McMurphy and James Rodgers both of Lo:derry
Imprimis I order all Just debts that I am justly due to be honnestly paid.
Item I order my real Estate that is to say my land with all the priviledges
and apurtenances thereunto
belonging unto John Jamison son of Edward Jamison in the parish of Dumbough
in the County of
Lo:derry in Ireland.
Item I order twelve hides of leather now in John dickeys tannhouse to my
Cusin Thomas Jamison in this
town he paying the tanner.
Item I ordeer one pair of mens Shoes to my Cusin James Cochran of Sohagan.
Item I order fifteen Shillings in Cash to be Given to my Sister and her two
Item I order six shillings in Cash together with one pair of shoe buckles he
had from to get mended and
neveer returnd them to my Cusin James Ewen.
Item I order one pair of shoes to be Given to my Cusin Alexr Jamison.
Item I order the Compleat works of Mr John flavel to my Cusin James Rodgers
of this town.
Item I order the sermons preached before the parliiment of England to John
Item I order my Confession of faith to the Revd Mr Macgregor.
Item I order my Exposision of Mathew & Luke to James Aiken.
Item I order Naphtan & Mr henry on the Sacrement to Willm & Nathaniel Aiken.
Item I order vincents Catichism to James Aikens wife & Mr dyers Golden Cahin
to Willm Aikens wife.
Item I order my book Account standing against Agnes Archibald widdow in this
town to be freely quit and
discharged for the good services she hath done me from time to time.
Item I order the houshold stuff to be Safley kept for the above named John
Jamison whom I appoint my
Item I order my book accompt Standing against James Reid of this town to be
paid to the Revd Mr David
Item I order my seat and working tools to my Cusin Thomas Jamison.
And I do hereby uterly disalow revoke and disanull all and Every other
former tastaments wils Legacies
and bequests and Executors by me in any wayes before named willed and
bequethed ratifying and
Confirming this and no other to be my last will & testament in witness
whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seall the day and year above written.
Signed Sealed published
pronounced and declared John Jamison Seal
by the said John Jamison as his last will and Tastament in the presence of
Everything, basically, was set off to his nephew John in Ireland. In
1742, John Jamison had Robert
Parkinson as his Power-of-Attorney to handle the manner of his uncle's farm.
In 1746, Jamison sold the
land for 5 pounds current money to his attorney, Parkinson, who in turn
emigrates with Hugh and
Elizabeth Jamison to New England settling upon Jonathan Jamison's old lot in
Nutfield, now Londonderry.
If anyone know about or have this Elizabeth Woods Boyd - who appears to have
married an Jameson - in their family, could you please let the group know.
Historical committee, HBS