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I am looking for any information on William Boyd (my 6x great grandfather) born in 1697. I have information from other family members that he was a tailor living in Tanfield in Durham, England at some point during his life. His 1st wife Isabel died in 08/1761 and is buried at St Margaret of Antioch in Tanfield on 25/08/1761
A couple of baptisms at Tanfield St Margaret of Antioch,18 Nov 1739. George Boyse (possibly my 5x great grandfather), of Tanfield, son of William Boyse ( possibly my 6x great grandfather) & 9 Apr 1743. William Boyse, of Tanfield, son of William Boyse.. If these are correct then I am back to the 1690's and I would like to get back further if I can
Some baptisms at Saint Cuthberts Chapel an at Pontop Hall-Roman Calanche, Lanchester, Durham, England. In Latin so my best translations :
George Boyd/Bois (my 4x great grandfather) Baptized 18 Oct 1779, born 27 Jul, son of George Bois, Catholic, by his wife Mary, nee Cowtrip, Protestant. Of Tanfield. Sponsors : Joseph Bois (paternal uncle) and Mary Gordon. married Jane Lumsden 15/07/1804 All Saints Church, Newcastle upon Tyne. Possibly died in 12/1836 in Newcastle upon Tyne
Brothers & Sisters of George 4x great grandfather
Isabella Baptized 5 Aug 1780, born 4 Feb (?), daughter of George Bois, Catholic, by his wife Mary, nee Cowtrip, Protestant. Of Tanfield Sponsors : William Bois, (paternal uncle), and Anna Tinkler.
Joseph. Baptized 19 Jan 1784, born (?), son of George Bois, Catholic, by his wife Mary, nee Cowtrip, Protestant. Of Tanfield. Sponsors : William Bois, (paternal uncle), and Elizabeth Soulsby.
William. Baptized 28 Mar 1786, born 10 Dec, son of George Boyd or Bois, Catholic, by his wife Mary nee Cowtrip, Protestant. Of Tanfield. Sponsors: Joseph Solesby and Mary Solesby.
Burial recorded in the same Register:
Died 9 April 1787. Joseph Boyd, of Causey, Tanfield (possibly brother of George 5x great grandfather).
Maybe family name changed from Bois/Boyse to Boyd, or they were just interchangeable.