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Source: Trigg County History, Cadiz,Kentucky, Volume One 1986, Trigg County Historical and Preservation Society, Inc., Cadiz, Kentucky 42211, Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, TX: The Archibald Boyd ancestors came to America in the 1720's from Northern Ireland to Chester County, Pennsylvania -- partially due to feuding between Catholics and Protestants. The Boyds were of Anglo-Norman descent from Northern France. Robert de Boyd went to England from Normandy with William the Conqueror, who became King of England. After the Battle of Hastings, Robert settled in England; other deBoyds followed; later on to Scotland, then Ireland with the name changing to Boid, Boide, Boyt, Boyde, then Boyd. Simon Boyd was brother to Walter, forefather of Royal House of Stuart. This entitles Boyds to wear Stewart Tartans. The Boyd Coat-of-Arms was granted in 1263 to Robert, son of Robert "The Fair" Boid. King James II titled Sir Robert of Kilmarnock (Kilmarnock and Dean Castle -- ancestral estate of Scottish Boyds -- granted by King of Scotland) as Lord Boyd in 1454. Lord Boyd's son, Thomas (Earl of Arran) married Pricness Mary, sister of King James III; their daughter Elizabeth, married Archibald Douglas, Earl of Angus in 1467 -- thence name Archibald in family.Among sources historical data was found on the Boyds is, "History of the Boid Clan" by Frederick Boyd, and "The Boyds of Boyds Tank" by Frank Boyd.George Boyd (1691 - 1731), wife Isabella, and five sons (John, Patrick, George Jr., James and Robert) were Irish Protestants and among those who elected to leave Ireland for America. All but George Jr. of sons later moved from Pennsylvania to Halifax County, Virginia, about 1732. John and Patrick remained there; James and Robert moved to Granville County, North Carolina. Patrick (1710? - 1762) a licensed fur trader, married 7-25-1732 Rachel Grissom in Pennsylvania. Their eight children: John, Henry (relocated to Logan Todd County, KY area), Patrick Jr., George, James (descendants including son Archibald came to Trigg County, KY), Polly, William, and Mary. Patrick had two sons (Richard and Henry) by second wife, Ann Wells.Among children of Archibald's parents (James and Sarah Boyd) were: Elizabeth (died 1851, Caldwell County), married 8-3-1800 in Halifax County to Moza Gresham (died 1841 Caldwell County, KY); Jane married 1-29-1794 in Halifax County, VA, to George Gresham (brother of Moza); Abner and Archibald.Archibald was born in Halifax County, about 1783, 13th child of James and Sarah, being named Archibald Jr., after his oldest brother who died young. Archibald was in Kentucky before 1820 per Trigg County Census, also appraiser of an estate in 1823. Archibald married Elizabeth Noel (born 1799, Virginia).Per Census and records, Archibald and Elizabeth had about 12 children, some being: Samuel, Armstrong Sr. (born 1819) married 1-29-1840 to Laurana Cooper (born 1821), 2nd Mrs. Martha Hendricks; Permetus (born 1822); Jane (born 1825) married 8-27-1834, died Dayton, Ohio; Ann (born 1837); and Margaret (born 1838) married 2-25-1857 to Marcus Boyd.Archibald died 12-30-1853, age 70, Trigg County. Extensive Boyd research was done by Eula Greenwood Holloway, granddaughter of Permetus Boyd, son of Archibald.
Change Date: 21 Oct 2003 at 20:28:06Marriage 1 Jennett (unknown) Boyd
George Boyd Sr. b: 1691 in County Antrim in Ulster, Northern Ireland
Title: Email CorrespondenceAuthor: Jim Durham,
Robert Boyd was a tailor. He bought 500 acres of land in Sadsbury Township of Chester County in 1726. He and his wife Jennet deeded 200 acres of that land to his second son John in 1736. The remainder seems to be in the possession of James Boyd, the elder son. The deed was witnessed by Robert Boyd, Jr., probably another son. William is speculative. There may have also been daughters. Birth: ABT 1678 in Northern Ireland ? Death: APR 1743 in Sadsbury Twp, Chester Co, PA 1 Burial: Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church Note:
Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, Rt. 1, Box 602, Parkesburg, PA 19365. Located a mile north of Parkesburg, the Octorara Church was organized in 1720 and prior to its organization , the church was supplied by Revs. David Evans and David Magill. Its first regular pastor was Adam Boyd, a native of County Antrim, Ireland, who was installed in 1724. Ten days after his ordination, Mr. Boyd was married to Jane, the daughter of Rev.Thomas Craighead. Rev. Boyd died in 1768 and was succeeded by Rev, William Foster who was pastor until his death in 1780. Rev. Foster was followed by Rev. Alexander Mitchell. After 1796, Octorara was without a regular minister until Rev. James Latta was installed in 1810.This is located in Sadsbury Township, Chester County.
Immigration: 1718 America Note: He may have been one of a group of Scotch-Irish who sailed in 5 ships to New England. Robert may have come south to Pennsylvania with the Rev. Adam Boyd who started the Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church in 1720. Event: Living 1736 Chester Co, PA 2Marriage 1 Jennet UNKNOWN
Married: ABT 1700
John BOYD b: ABT 1705
Robert Boyd BOYD
Abbrev: Jones, Howard VallanceTitle: Howard Vallance Jones, 18 Winter Ridge Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4782
Abbrev: Jones, Howard VallanceTitle: Howard Vallance Jones, 18 Winter Ridge Rd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613-4782 Page: Land deeded to his second son, John. (Chester Co. PA DB H-2, 17 ff, 19 Feb. 1736). The land is situated in Sadsbury Twsp, and tax records of Chester Co indicate Robert on the list there from 1729 to 1748-- the later years being some other Robert.