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Robert Martin Boyd

Also Known As: "Master of Boyd"
Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: May 1597 (25-33)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and Margaret Campbell
Husband of Jean Kerr, Countess Crawford
Father of Robert Boyd, VII Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock and James Boyd, 9th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock
Brother of Isabel Boyd; John Boyd; James Boyd; Marion Boyd, Countess of Abercorn; Adam Boyd and 1 other
Half brother of The Right Reverend Mr. Andrew Boyd, Bishop of Lismore

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About Robert Martin Boyd, Master of Boyd

Robert Martin Boyd

mar. (1)

bef. 1568 Margaret Campbell, 2nd dau. of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun by his wife Isabel Drummond, dau. of Sir John Drummond of Innerpeffry

children by first wife

  • 1. Hon Robert Boyd, Master of Boyd (dvp. May 1597), mar. bef. 1595 Lady Jean Kerr (mar. (2) betw. 4 Mar 1606 and 16 Apr 1610 David [Lindsay], 12th Earl of Crawford, and (3) bef. 16 Feb 1618 Thomas Hamilton of Robertoun), 1st dau. of Mark [Kerr], 1st Earl of Lothian, by his wife Hon Margaret Maxwell, 1st dau. of Sir John Maxwell, jure uxoris Lord Herries of Terregles, by his wife Hon Agnes Herries, suo jure Lady Herries of Terregles, and had issue:

1a. Hon Robert Boyd, later 7th Lord Boyd

2a. Hon James Boyd, later 9th Lord Boyd

2. Hon Sir Thomas Boyd of Bedlay (d. after 1634), mar. after 22 Oct 1603 Grizel Cunningham

3. Hon Adam Boyd, mar. Marion Galbraith, sister of Robert Galbraith of Kilcroich

4. Hon John Boyd (d. after 10 Dec 1641)

5. Hon James Boyd (d. after 28 Aug 1628)

1. Hon Marion Boyd (d. 26 Aug 1632), mar. James [Hamilton], 1st Earl of Abercorn, and had issue

2. Hon Isabel Boyd (d. after Nov 1641), mar. (1) after 5 Jul 1589 John Blair, Yr of that Ilk (dvp. Jan 1604), and (2) bef. 1613 Sir Dougal Campbell of Auchinbreck

3. Hon Agnes Bond, mar. after 9 Jul 1600 Sir George Elphinstone of Blythswood, Provost of Glasgow

mar. (2)

Jane Stockdale, yst. dau. of William Stockdale, of Green Hammerton, co. York, by his second wife Dorothy Mill, dau. of Thomas Mill

mar. (3)

Elizabeth Wallace (d. after 1611)


Jun 1611

suc. by



fought with his father at the Battle of Langside 1568; resigned his whole estate to King James VI 1591/2 and obtained a new charter "erecting the same into a free Lordship and Barony, to be called the Lordship and Barony of Kilmarnock", to himself for life with remainder to his son and heir, Robert, Master of Boyd, in tail male, after whom to "heirs male", thereby excluding the heirs general

Robert Master of Boyd, married Jean Ker (descended from Sir Andrew Ker, of Cessford, and from King Robert Bruce (see Robertson) and they had two children: Robert, sixth Lord Boyd (25), and James, Eighth Lord Boyd (27). Robert, Master of Boyd died in May, 1597, before the death of his father, and his widow married, secondly, David, Tenth Earl of Crawford. Robert is given a middle name of "Martin" by Mr. W.P. Boyd.

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Robert Martin Boyd, Master of Boyd's Timeline

May 15, 1567
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
November 1595
Age 28
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
May 1597
Age 29
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
July 1, 1597
Age 30
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland