Arizona Boyds - Front: Jack & Gloria (Dalder), Rear: Larry & Bill
Children of Lawrence Boyd, Sr. & Bessie Johnson of Muskoka, Ontario
Larry & Gail Boyd, Tempe, Arizona, Enjoying Traditional Irish Pub
Our Muskoka BOYDS began with the emigration of JAMES BOYD and his wife ROSANNAH from Northern Ireland in the early 1800ís. James first settled near Hamilton and then moved to Seneca Township. It is not known what happened to him after 1843. We have been trying for years to find some trace of James so that we might find a link back to Ireland. In addition to eternal gratitude for the first information leading to his whereabouts after 1843, we will treat for a dinner for two persons at a favorite restaurant.
We know that between 1850 and 1860 three of James Boyd's sons, John, James (Jr.), and Andrew C., settled in Morrison Township, Muskoka District. By the late 1880ís, the Muskoka BOYDS included John BOYD & Anne MCCLELLAND, James M. BOYD & Isabella ANDERSON, Mary Jane BOYD, David BOYD & Harriet CUYLER, John BOYD, Jr. & Margaret WOODS, Gilman BOYD & Lillian MCIVOR, Joseph BOYD & Mary Ann COX, Andrew BOYD & Margaret HOFFMAN, Ann Elizabeth BOYD & Harold BROWN, Abel BOYD & Eliza MCCLINCHNEY, Melissa Ann BOYD & William MCDONNELL, Mary BOYD & Thomas WOODS, and Hugh BOYD & Elizabeth BROWN. The children of James BOYD (Jr.) and Eliza McClelland, m. 1855, were William BOYD (m. Amelia SEEHAVER), Alonzo G. BOYD (m. Matilda LOCKHART), Albert BOYD (m. Mary Ann ROBINSON), Hugh BOYD (m. Kate Rebecca CLEMMENS), Melissa Ann BOYD (m. Moses ROBINSON), Mary Jane BOYD (m. Donald SMITH), David James BOYD (m. Mary Jane MCMASTER), and Teresa BOYD (m. Vaughn SANDERSON).
Hugh BOYD and Kate R. CLEMMENS settled in South River and had five children: Eva, Charles, Earl, Myrtle, and Lawrence, Sr. Lawrence married Bessie Johnson of Gravenhurst and moved to Detroit, Michigan, where Larry, Gloria, William, and Jack, were born. Eventually, all four wound up in Arizona. Details of this family tree are contained in several locations, below. The World Connect Boyd Page is particularly good for searching and browsing this family tree.
Boyd Web Pages and Databases
RING OF BOYDS- CONFIDO: Network of BOYD family web pages
Hosted by Lawrence G. Boyd: See bottom of page.
Boyd database compiled by John H. Boyd, WorldConnect
Boyd Family Trees: Clan Boyd International: See Clan Boyd Societies, below.
Ireland BOYD Birth, Marriage, and Other Records (1750-1850):
Compiled by Larry Hugh Boyd, See near bottom of page.
Other Boyd Families in Ireland (Family Tree Outlines)
Templepatrick, County Antrim. BOYD family in Templepatrick Parish area near the City of Antrim, County Antrim, 1800-1900. Three generations of descendants of the brothers James, Thomas, & Francis BOYD (b. abt. 1800). Four of the children of James BOYD(1838), son of Francis, husband of Ellen CRAWFORD, (Grace, Agnes, James, and John BOYD) immigrated to Morrison Township, Muskoka District, Ontario, Canada, 1883.
TemplePatrick, Co. Antrim Boyds Outline
Poyntzpass, County Armagh. BOYD family in Poyntzpass area near the City of Newry, County Armagh, 1750-1900. Descendants of John BOYD & Mary of Drumbanagher. Son James BOYD (1796) & Mary FINCH stayed in the area. Daughter Jane BOYD (1799) & James LITTLE went to Australia (abt 1841), Elizabeth BOYD (1810) & Robert HESLIP went to Minnesota, Isaac BOYD (1806) & Mary went to Albany, New York (1856), & John BOYD (1803) & Elizabeth FINCH went to Hamilton area, Ontario, Canada. Grandson James BOYD (1843) & Isabella PATTEN went to Erie, Pennsylvania (abt 1856). Related families, WHITESIDE, HESLIP, MCCULLOUGH, MURRAY, SMITH, WILSON, HEWITT.
Poyntzpass/Drumbanagher, Co. Armagh Boyds Outline
Causeway (Antrim) & Poyntzpass (Armagh). BOYD family many years in village of Dervock near Giants Causeway, north coast County Antrim. Joseph BOYD (b. 1730-1745) and Elizabeth MCCLELLAND. Brother of Elizabeth married the sister of Lord BLANEY in County Monaghan. William BOYD (1768), son of Joseph & Elizabeth, married Jane KELLY of Magherally, County Down and settled in Poyntzpass area near the City of Newry, County Armagh. Only son Robert died in infancy. Daughter Elizabeth BOYD (1810) married John BENNET. Large family of BENNETS, now living in England. Related families, BENNET, KELLY, MCCLELLAND.
Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim - Poyntzpass, County Armagh BOYD/BENNET Family Outline
Keady, County Armagh. BOYD family in Keady area, Lisnadill Parish, south of Armagh City, 1798-1950. Descendants of Andrew BOYD (1798) and Mary of Keady. As far as we know, all stayed in Ireland.
Keady, Co. Armagh Boyds Family Outline
Richhill, County Armagh. BOYD family in Richhill area, Mullaghbrack Parish, east of Armagh City, County Armagh, 1726-1900. Descendants of James BOYD (1726) & Susannah BROWNE. The family of son Robert BOYD and Martha TURKINGTON was a prominant family Marlacoo and later Tandragee, County Armagh. James Browne BOYD (1798), son of Robert and Martha was a man of means and reputation in the town of Balleer, near Armagh City. He married Dorcas JACKSON and had no children. A later Robert (b. 1880) married Rosa Green JACKSON and immigrated to Western Canada and then Mill Valley, California. Related families, TURKINGTON, PURDON.
Richhill, Co. Armagh Boyds Family Outline
Ireland BOYD Birth, Marriage, and Other Records (1750-1850).
Boyd Database. This HTML file has over 1300 entries of the surname BOYD mostly for Northern Ireland and several hundred McClellands, Warnocks, and Lockharts. It is a long HTML file and may take several minutes to download. Also, some of the formatting is lost. If you would like a copy of the original MS Word document, you can download the zip file, below. These files have not been edited, so please use with caution. Boyd HTML Database
If you would like to download the IrelandBoydDataBase MS Word document:
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Ontario Boyd Marriages(1874-1890) and Deaths (1869-1890).
Ontario Boyd Marriage Records, 1874-1890. This HTML file contains all of the registered marriages of BOYDS in Ontario between 1874 and 1890. Compiled and made available by Gordon Hillman, Sarnia, Genealogist.
Boyd Marriages, Ontario, 1874-1890.
Ontario Boyd Death Records, 1869-1890. This HTML file contains registered deaths of BOYDS in Ontario between 1869 and 1890. Compiled and made available by Gordon Hillman, Sarnia, Genealogist.
Boyd Deaths, Ontario, 1869-1890.