'Boyd3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Boyd of Penkill (Pinkill), Boyd of Trochrigg

                               
Adam Boyd of Penkill & Trochrigg (d after 21.11.1577)
m. (before 12.1531) Helen Kennedy (dau of John Kennedy, 2nd Lord, widow of Robert Graham of Knockdolian)
1. Robert Boyd, younger of Penkill (dvp by 1572)
  TSP ('Kilmarnock') identifies Robert as the elder son & successor ("whose male issue failed in 1750 on the death of Alexander Boyd, ninth of Penkill"). Paterson says little about him other than that he succeeded his father in 1554 and that his son Adam succeeded him "prior to 1530" which is clearly inconsistent with the dates given by TSP.
  m. Catherine Gordon
  A. Adam Boyd of Penkill (Pinkill) (b c1547, d 1596)
Paterson shows 2 generations of Adams, the 1st married to Janet Kennedy, the 2nd being the one who died in 1596 aged 39. We suspect that there was just 1 generation of Adams.
  m. Janet Kennedy (dau of (Thomas) Kennedy of Bargany)
  i. Thomas Boyd of Penkill (d 1673)
  m1. Marion Mure (dau of ?? Muir of Rowollan)
  a. Thomas Boyd of Penkill
  m. Anna Melville (d before 1675, sister of George, Earl of Melville)
  (1) Thomas Boyd of Penkill (d 1715)
m. Isabell Lindsay (dau of David, 1st Lord Balcarres)
  (A) Alexander Boyd of Pinkill
  (i) Mary Boyd (bpt 06.08.1717, dvp?)
  b. Alexander Boyd
  m1/2. Helen Cathcart (dau of _ Cathcart of Carleton)
  Paterson mentions Alexander's marriage to Helen Cathcart and later identifies the undermentioned Alexander as his great-grandson. Our above-mentioned contributor (Sir John Hay of Park) suggests that Alexander was his grandson through ...
  m2/1. Janet Hay (dau of Thomas Hay of Park)
(1) (Thomas?) Boyd
  (A) Alexander Boyd of Penkill (dsp unm 1750)
  m2. (sp) Elizabeth Dick (dau of Sir Andrew Dick of Craighouse)
  B.+ other issue - William, Mark Alexander (poet)
2. James Boyd of Trochrigg, Archbishop of Glasgow (d 21.06.1581)
  m. Margaret Chalmers (dau of James Chalmers of Gadgirth)
  A. Thomas Boyd (d young)
  B. Robert Boyd of Trochrigg (b 1578, d 05/15.01.1627, "the celebrated divine", Principal of Glasgow then Edinburgh Univeristy)
Some details on Robert come from Wikipedia ("Robert Boyd (university principal)").
  m. (05.1611) Anna Maliverne (d before 14.12.1654, dau of Sir Patrick Maliverne of Vinola, m2. George Sibbald)
  i. John Boyd of Trochrigg (2nd son)
  a. Robert Boyd of Trochrig & Penkill (dspm 11.1761 (or 1750))
  m. ?? Craufurd (dau of William Craufurd of Auchinames)
  (1) Ann Boyd of Trochrig
  m. William Boyd Robertson
  (A) daughter, last of Trochrig
  (2) Grace Boyd
  b. James Boyd in America (physician) possibly of this generation, ancestor of Spencer
  (1) ?? Boyd presumed intermediary generation
  (A) Spencer Boyd of Pinkhill (d by 1782?, in America)
  (i) James Boyd of Pinkhill (dsp by 1792 in America)
m. Elizabeth Boyd
  (ii) Spencer Boyd of Pinkhill (d 1807, Captain)
  m. (1796) Sarah Wilkinson of Carlisle
  (a) Spencer Boyd of Pinkhill (d 1827) had issue
  m. Margaret Losh (dau of William Losh of Newcastle)
  (b) Sarah Boyd
  m. John Blair of Dulatur (Major)
  (c) Alice Boyd
  m. Elias Gibb of Glasgow
  c. Margaret Boyd 
  m. Sir William Bruce of Stenhouse, Bart (d 03.1721)
  d. Marion Boyd probably of this generation
  m. (c1682) James Kincaid of that ilk (b 1661, d 1703)
  ii.+ other issue - Lucretia, others (d young - Robert, Anne, Margaret, Janet)
3. daughter
  m. James Chalmers of Sauchrie

Main source(s): 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p394+) with some input from 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 2, 1852, p79+) and other input/support as reported above
[Some of the above was first uploaded to a temporary page on 21.05.05 where it was reviewed & expanded on 14.05.20. It was moved here to accommodate further review.]
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