George Boyd, Sr. (1691 - 1731)

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Birthplace: Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
Death: Died in Gap, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: immigrated in 1720, Episcopalian Minister in Chester County, PA
Managed by: Ann Vermeulen
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About George Boyd, Sr.

myfolks.org... ; George Boyd, his wife Isabella, and five sons (John, Patrick, George Jr., James and Robert) were Irish Protestants who elected to leave Ireland for America. All of the sons, except George Jr., later moved from Pennsylvania to Halifax County, VA, about 1732. John and Patrick remained there, while James and Robert moved to Granville County, North Carolina.

George Boyd was an Episcopalian Minister in Chester County, PA.

George Boyd Sr.'s tombstone is the oldest in St. John's Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery in Chester County, PA,

near the border of Chester and Lancaster Counties. An upright gravestone was erected bearing the names of

George Boyd, Sr. (d. 1731), George Boyd, Jr. (d. 1763) and George Boyd II (d. 1753). The Boyd's were among

the charter members of St. John's Episcopal Church at Compass, Pequea Twp., PA, organized in 1729.

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From As I Have Been Told on Ancestry.com George Boyd (1691-1731) was born in Scotland and migrated first to Antrim, County Ulster, Northern Ireland. His wife was Isabella ______ and they had five sons. The family migrated to Chester (now Lancaster) County, Pennsylvania in the 1720s. He had been among the charter members of St. John's Episcopal Church organized in 1729. His gravestone in the churchyard is one of the earliest, and his son George and grandson George are also buried there. His son Patrick Boyd (1711-1762) married Rachel Grissom in 1752 in Chester County before his move to Lunenburg (now Halifax) County, VA. Their children were Mary, Sarah, Rachel, George, James, John, William, and Harrison Patrick. After Rachel's death, he married Ann Douglas who was the mother of Richard.

Harrison Patrick Boyd (c. 1748-1782) was probably only three or four years old when his mother died and in his teens when father died. We have no other information about his life except that he was a widower himself when he died at about 34 years of age. In his 1782 Halifax County will, he mentioned his orphan heirs, daughters Rachel, Hannah, Elizabeth and Rebekah, and appointed his brother George their guardian. The estate must have been considerable as the administrator, A. Bulington Dunn, made several accountings.

Three of his daughters married brothers: Rebekah married Sylvester Adams . esource: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aihbt/ _______________________________________________________________________________

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George Boyd, Sr.'s Timeline

1691
1691
Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
1707
1707
Age 16
Antrim,Ulster,Ireland
1712
1712
Age 21
Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
1714
1714
Age 23
Antrim,Ulster,Ireland
1715
1715
Age 24
Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
1717
1717
Age 26
Ireland, UK
1717
Age 26
Ulster, Antrim, Ireland
1731
1731
Age 40
Gap, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1980
October 21, 1980
Age 40
November 8, 1980
Age 40