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Robert Boidh, of Gavin and Risk

Also Known As: "Robert Boyt"
Birthplace: Renfrew, Scotland
Death: after 1205
Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Jordan FitzAlan, of Norfolk and NN Fitzalan
Husband of wife of Robert Boidh
Father of Sir Robert Boyd of Noddsdale

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About Robert Boidh, of Gavin and Risk

Was fair like his father, and became known as Robert Boyt or Boidh, Gaelic varients of the world for Fair. And so the name "Boyd" was developed. He appeared as a witness in a contract between Ralph de Eglington and the town of Irvine in 1205, in which he is escribed as "of Gavin and Risk" , properties in northeryn Ayrshire. In the chartulary of Paisley he appears described as nephew of Walter the High Steward. He was the father of the first Sir Robert.



Simon fitz Alan (died c. 1200) was a 12th-century noble who was the ancestor of the Boyds. Simon was the third son of the Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.[1][2]

Simon followed his brother Walter fitz Alan into Scotland in the service of King David I. Simon witnessed Walter's foundation charter to the monastery of Paisley Abbey in 1160, in which he is designated as "frater Walterii, filii Alani, dapiferi".

He had a son Robert, who styled himself Boyt.


Does not appear in the Scots Peerage

The Scots peerage founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom.Published 1904 by D. Douglas in Edinburgh .  Vol Vl, page 10


  1. Round, J. H., Studies in Peerage, p.123
  2. Barrow, G. W. S.; Harrison, B., Stewart family (per. c. 1110–c. 1350, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.), Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8063, retrieved 16 February 2009
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Robert Boidh, of Gavin and Risk's Timeline

Renfrew, Scotland
Age 41
Ayrshire, Scotland
Age 41
Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom