Marion Boyd, Countess of Abercorn

Is your surname Boyd?

Research the Boyd family

Marion Boyd, Countess of Abercorn's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

About Marion Boyd, Countess of Abercorn

MARION BOYD

Marion Boyd is the daughter of Thomas, sixth Lord Boyd, and his first wife Margaret Campbell. The Scots Peerage etc. Edited by Sir James Balfour Paul, LL.D., Lord Lyon King of Arms. Volume V (David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1908), p. 167

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland

                   1

9 January 1595: Letters of Procuratory by Mrs Marion Boyd, lawful daughter to Thomas, Lord Boyd, and now spouse to James, Master of Paisley, to Thomas Ross in Broadland of Kilmarnock, John Darleith junior, of that ilk, as her procurators for resigning the 40 shilling land of Glaister, in the barony of Loudoun in the hands of the said Lord Boyd, superior. Dated at Paisley, 9 Jan 1595. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/402

                   2

17 January 1595: Procuratory of Resignation by Mrs Marion Boyd, lawful daughter to Thomas, Lord Boyd, now spouse to James, Master of Paisley, of the 5 shilling land of Glaister, in the barony of Loudoun. Dated at Kilmarnock, 17 Jan 1595. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/393

                   3

12 November 1595: Copy discharge by James, Master of Paisley, to Thomas, Lord Boyd, as principal and Alexander Colquhoun of Luss, William Muir of Rowallan, John Crawfurd of Crawfurdland, and Archibald Boyd of Portincross, as cautioners, of the sum of 5,000 marks, contained in Contract of Marriage, dated 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 28 Apr last, between the said Lord Boyd and Marion Boyd, his lawful daughter to the said James, Master of Paisley. Dated at Edinburgh, 12 Nov 1595. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/398

                   4

1 April 1595: Discharge by James, Master of Paisley, to Lord Boyd, of £10,000 of tocher, contained in the Contract of Marriage between the said James, Lord of Paisley, and Marion Boyd, daughter of the said Lord. Dated at Blackstone, 1 Apr 1597. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/416

                   5

1 April 1597: Discharge by James, Master of Paisley, to Lord Boyd, of £10,000 of tocher, contained in the Contract of Marriage between the said James, Lord of Paisley, and Marion Boyd, daughter of the said Lord. Dated at Blackstone, 1 Apr 1597. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/416

                   6

26 April 1598: Discharge by James, Master of Paisley, to Thomas, Lord Boyd, for 4,000 marks to complete the payment of 15,000 marks, which the said Lord, as principal, with his cautioners, was bound to pay to the granter, with Mrs Marion Boyd, his lawful daughter. Dated at Paisley, 26 Apr 1598. National Records of Scotland, Boyd Papers, Burgh of Kilmarnock, reference GD8/438

Genealogy

  1. Darryl Lundy's Peerage

BIOGRAPHY COPIED FROM DARRYL LUNDY'S PEERAGE

She married James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn, son of Claud Hamilton, 1st Lord Paisley and Margaret Seton.[1]

She died on 26 August 1632 at Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.[1]

She was buried on 13 September 1632 at Abbey Church, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.[2]

As a result of her marriage, Marion Boyd was styled as Lady Abercorn on 5 April 1603.[2] As a result of her marriage, Marion Boyd was styled as Countess of Abercorn on 10 July 1606.[2]

On 20 January 1628 she was excommunicated, in the Kirk of Paisley.[2]

Children of Marion Boyd and James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn

  • 1. Lady Anne Hamilton+[3] b. 1592, d. b 1620
  • 2. Lady Margaret Hamilton4 b. a 1592
  • 3. Lady Isobel Hamilton4 b. a 1593, d. a 4 Nov 1620
  • 4. James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Abercorn+2 b. c 1604, d. c 1670
  • 5. Hon. Sir William Hamilton, 1st and last Bt.5 b. c 1605, d. 25 Jun 1681
  • 6. Claud Hamilton, 2nd Lord Hamilton+2 b. c 1606, d. 14 Jun 1638
  • 7. Hon. Sir George Hamilton, 1st Bt.+2 b. c 1607, d. 1679
  • 8. Sir Alexander Hamilton+6 b. a 1607, d. b 4 May 1669
  • 9. Lady Lucy Hamilton7 b. b 1618

Citations

  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 2. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 3.
  • 3. [S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 4. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.
  • 4. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume I, page 48. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.
  • 5. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 10.
  • 6. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage, volume I, page 47.
  • 7. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 174.
view all 14

Marion Boyd, Countess of Abercorn's Timeline

1568
1568
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1592
1592
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1600
1600
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1603
1603
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland
1604
June 19, 1604
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1606
1606
Westlothian, Scotland
1607
September 1607
Donalong, Tyrone, Ireland
1608
1608
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1610
1610
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1632
August 26, 1632
Age 64
Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland