Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd (1595 - 1628) MP

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Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
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About Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd

Biography

  • Robert Boyd was born November 1595 and educated at University of Saumur. In June 1611 he inherited the title of Lord Boyd on the death of his grandfather Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd.[nb 1] He died 28 August 1628, aged 33.[2]

Family

  • He married firstly, before 24 March 1615 (contract date Oct. 1614),[nb 2] Margaret, widow of Hugh Montgomerie, Earl of Eglintoun, first daughter and, after 1613, heir of the Hon. Robert Montgomerie, of Giffen, by Jean, first daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell, of Loudoun. She was living as his wife 4 March 1616, but died s.p., in 1616. He married secondly (contract date 9 December 1617), Christian, widow of Robert Lindsay, Lord Lindsay of Byres, first daughter of Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington, by his first wife, Margaret, daughter of James Borthwick, of Newbyres.[2]
  • Boyd died 28 August 1628, aged 33. His will dated 17 October 1623, probated 7 May 1632. His widow, an ardent Presbyterian, born between 1588 and 1594, died "very comfortably" at the house of her daughter Lady Scott, of Ardross, in the parish of Elie, shortly before 22 January 1646 and was buried on 6 February.[2]

Notes

Footnotes

  • ^ Cokayne 1912, p. 262 notes that: Robert Boyd, styled Master of Boyd, son and heir apparent of Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd, married before 1595, Jean, daughter of Mark (Kerr), Earl of Lothian, by Margaret, daughter of John (Maxwell), Lord Herries. Master Boyd died v.p. May 1597. His widow married between 4 March 1606 and 16 April 1610, David (Lindsay), Earl of Crawford, by whom she had no issue, and from whom she was divorced. She married 3rdly, before 16 February 1618, Thomas Hamilton, of Robertoun.
  • ^ Julian dates with 1 January as the start of year (See Old Style and New Style dates)

Citations

  • ^ Also known as Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock
  • ^ a b c Cokayne 1912, p. 262.

References

Attribution

  • Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1912). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (Bass to Canning). 2. London: The St. Catherine Press, ltd.. pp. pages - 261-262.

Further reading

  • Balfour, Paul, James (1904). The Scots peerage; founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. 5. Edinburgh: D. Douglas. pp. 168-171
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Robert Boyd, VII Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock's Timeline

1595
November, 1595
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
1617
December 9, 1617
Age 22
Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
1618
1618
Age 22
UK
1620
1620
Age 24
UK
1621
1621
Age 25
Scotland
1622
1622
Age 26
UK
1624
1624
Age 28
Scotland
1626
1626
Age 30
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
1628
August 28, 1628
Age 32
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
1628
Age 32
Scotland