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John BOYD & Jean CALDWELL

From: Diana C. Binks-Proulx  arbitrar@attcanada.ca 

 

I'm looking at this family in particular and have just begun my research.  The youngest son "Alexander" is the only one in Scotland who fits the MI inscription in Falkirk, Stirlingshire - "died August 29, 1849 - age 88".  My Alexander Boyd and his wife Helen Kerr had children - John, Agnes, Thomas, Helen and Jean. We know that Agnes married Andrew Graham - some of their offspring to Australia.  Thomas married Isabella McLennan in 1819 and these two came to Canada in 1820. 

The Register of Proclamations of Banns & Marriages of Lochwinnoch, Renfrew show the following:

"1735, Oct'r 25th John Boyd in Ardrossan-Miln and Jean Caldwell in this parish Booked & c. Consigned be married at Ardrossan ye May Restored ------"  and the family built as below, from reference to the IGI and Old Parochial Registers. 

There are a couple of children that don't really seem to fit yet - for example, the first child "Jane" from the IGI had a mother named "JANE" and the entry is for Stevenston.  I didn't find the corresponding OPR reference. The 2nd child "Robert" is most likely true but I still need to find the OPR entry. 

#8 "Agnes" I only found in the IGI and again mother's name is "Jane". 

#11 "John" is perplexing - christened September 21, 1760 according to the IGI - but I have the OPR in front of me for September and the original transcription for the IGI must be in error.  There were in fact, two "John"'s baptized Sept 21st, but sons of Patrick Jack and Archibald Mure.

The next entry in the register is for my Alexander Boyd in October.  My gut feeling is that the IGI entry is wrong.  Of course, I need to get to the local FHS to order that film from previous research for the IGI and also the film for the register of births & baptisms for Ardrossan. 

Anyway, the hunt is on and I would love to hear from other BOYD researchers if anything in this fits.  

**1.  Jane Boyd  b: September 1738 in Stevenston, Ayr, SCT IGI Reference: September 1738 C116152      IGI Reference (2): Mother: JANE Caldwell

**2.  Robert Boyd  b: August 09, 1740 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT    IGI Reference: August 09, 1740 Batch 7629438  -  1058793   Film  NONE      Sheet: 92      IGI Reference (2): Mother:  Jean CALWELL

3.    John Boyd  b: April 21, 1742 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT  Christened: April 25, 1742 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr   IGI Reference: April 25, 1742  7629438  -  1058793 Film  NONE      Sheet: 92

4.      William Boyd      b: April 30, 1744 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: May 06, 1744 OPR, Ardrossan, Ayr IGI Reference: May 06, 1744 7629438  -  1058793   Film  NONE      Sheet: 63

5.    Thomas Boyd  b: March 10, 1745/46 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: March 13, 1745/46 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr   IGI Reference: March 13, 1745/46  7629438  - 1058793   Film  NONE      Sheet: 64

6.    Ann Boyd  b: February 05, 1747/48 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: February 07, 1747/48 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr   IGI Reference: February 07, 1747/48 7629438  -  1058793   Film  NONE      Sheet: 67

7.    John Boyd  b: July 01, 1749 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: July 02, 1749 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr

**8.  Agnes Boyd  b: July 27, 1753 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT  IGI Reference: C115762      IGI Reference (2): Mother: JANE Caldwell

9.    Thomas Boyd  b: February 10, 1756 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: December 02, 1756 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr

10.   James Boyd  b: August 29, 1758 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT      Christened: September 03, 1758 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr   IGI Reference: September 05, 1758 7629439  -  1058793   Film  NONE     Sheet: 10

**11. John Boyd  b: September 21, 1760 in Ardrossan, Ayr, SCT IGI Reference: September 21, 1760 7629438  -  1058793   Film  NONE      Sheet: 70

12.      Alexander William Boyd  b: October 13, 1760 in Ardrossan, Ayr  Christened: October 19, 1760 OPR Ardrossan, Ayr Burial: August 29, 1849 West Falkirk Churchyard, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, SCT

+Helen Ker/Kerr      b: Abt. 1770      m: August 17, 1790 in Falkirk

Stirlingshire SCT

  

Diana Binks-Proulx, arbitrar@netcom.ca, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

 

   
 

 

 

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