Rachel Blair (Boyd) (c.1644 - 1700)

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Birthplace: Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Death: Died in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Rachel Blair (Boyd)

From what I understand : James Blair erected a stone in Aghadowey churchyard to the memory of his wife, Rachel Boyd, who died March 10, 1700 aged fifty-six years. They had a son named Robert who married Isabella Rankin, daughter of David Rankin, who came from Scotland in 1685 and died in Aghadowey in 1750 aged eighty-four years as is cut on his tombstone.

Robert Blair who married Isabella Rankin and was the son of James Blair and Rachel Boyd, was the ancestor of the New England Blairs.

  • James Blair, born between 1644 and 1650 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, died after 1732 in Massachusetts.
  • He married about 1660 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, Rachel Boyd, born 1644 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, died 10 March 1699/1700 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland.
  • They emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland, aboard The Robert arriving 4 August 1718 in Boston, Massachusetts

Children:

  1. 1. William, born 1682 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
  2. 2. Robert, born 1683 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland, died 2 February 1775 in Worcester, Massachusetts, buired at Common Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  3. 3. John, born 1683 in Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
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Rachel Blair's Timeline

1644
1644
Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1682
1682
Age 38
Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1683
1683
Age 39
Aghadowey, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland
1685
1685
Age 41
1685
Age 41
Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
1700
March 10, 1700
Age 56
Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
March 10, 1700
Age 56
Aghadowey, Antrim, Ulster, Ireland