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Families covered: Boyd of Kilmarnock, Hay of Erroll

Robert Boyd, 5th Lord of Kilmarnock (b c1517, d 03.01.1589-90)
As reported on Boyd1, sources disagree on the numberings of these Lords. Some sources name this Robert the 4th Lord.
m. (mcrt 1535) Margaret Colquhoun (d 08.1601, dau of George Colquhoun, 5th of Glens)
1. Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord (b c1547, d 06.1611)
  TSP reports some uncertainty as to his wives so it is possible that Margaret, who is the only wife mentioned by BE1883, was not the mother of all of Thomas's children. TCP (Boyd) reports of his first marriage that he married Margaret "before 1568, when she was still living" which strange wording might indicate that she died shortly after that marriage.
  m1. (before 1568) Margaret Campbell (dau of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun)
  A. Robert, Master of Boyd (dvp 05.1597)
  m. Jean Ker (d 17.08.1632, dau of Mark Ker, 2nd Earl of Lothian)
i. Robert Boyd, 7th Lord (b 11.1595, d 28.08.1628)
  m1. (mcrt 10.1614) Margaret Montgomery (b c1590, dsp 1615/6, dau of Robert Montgomery of Giffen)
  m2. (mcrt 09.12.1617) Christian Hamilton (b before 1594, bur 06.02.1646, dau of Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington)
  a. Robert Boyd, 8th Lord (b c1618, dsp 17.11.1640)
  m. (mcrt 10.09.1639) Anne Fleming (d 20.04.1661, dau of John Fleming, 2nd Earl of Wigtown)
  b. Helen Boyd (d unm before 17.04.1647)
  c. Agnes Boyd
  m. (before 17.04.1647) Sir George Morison of Dairsie
d. Jean Boyd
  m. (after 11.07.1637) Sir Alexander Morison of Prestongrange
  e. Marion Boyd
  m. (mcrt 12.11.1641) Sir James Dundas, 2nd of Arniston (d 1679, senator as Lord Arniston)
  f. Isabel Boyd
  m1. (mcrt c29.05.1638) John Sinclair, younger of Stevenston (dvp 1643)
m2. (mcrt 10.10.1646, sp) Sir John Grierson of Lag (d 04.1658)
  g. Christian Boyd
  m. (mcrt 26.10.1641) Sir William Scott of Harden (not Ardross) (d 02.02.1699)
  ii. James Boyd, 9th Lord (b c1600, d 03.1654)
  m. (before 1640) Catherine Crayke (bpt 03.01.1618-9, dau of Robert (not John) Crayke of York by Margaret Thornborough)
  a. William Boyd, 1st Earl of Kilmarnock (d 03.1692)
  m. (25.04.1661) Jean Cunningham (dau of William Cunningham, 9th Earl of Glencairn)
  (1) William Boyd, 2nd Earl of Kilmarnock (b c1663-4, d 20.05.1692)
  m. (07.1682) Letitia/Lettice Boyd (d before 20.12.1707, dau of Thomas Boyd of Dublin (by Mary, dau of Sir Adam Loftus of Rathfarnham), m2. John Gardiner or Gardner)
(A) William Boyd, 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock (b 1683-4, d 09.1717)
  m. (c1700) Eupheme Ross (b 10.11.1684, d before 19.07.1729, dau of William Ross, 12th Lord)
  (i) William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock (b 12.05.1705, d 18.08.1746)
  William was executed for treason, and his honours and estates were forfeited, for his support of the Jacobite rising.
  m. (15.06.1724) Anne Livingston (b 01.1709, d 16.09.1747, dau of James Livingston, 5th Earl of Linlithgow, by Margaret, dau of 12th Earl of Erroll)
  (a) William, Master of Boyd (b 16.03.1725, d before 10.02.1728)
(b) James Boyd, later Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll (b 20.04.1726, d 03.07.1778)
  (1) Although he had lost the earldom of Kilmarnock, he inherited the earldom of Erroll through his mother's mother, Margaret Hay.
(2) The following is supported by BP1934 (Erroll).
  m1. (15.09.1749) Rebecca Lockhart (d 02.05.1761, dau of Alexander Lockhart of Craighouse, Lord Covington)
  ((1)) Mary Hay (b 24.07.1754)
  m. (05.11.1770, div) John Scott of Balcomie (d 07.12.1775, General)
  m2. (10.08.1762) Isabella Carr (b 31.03.1742, d 13.11.1808, dau of Sir William Carr, 'Bart' of Etal)
  ((2)) George Hay, 16th Earl of Erroll (b 13.05.1767, dsp 14.06.1798)
m. (25.01.1790) Elizabeth Jemina Blake (d 17.01.1831, dau of Joseph Blake of Ardfry)
  ((3)) William Hay, later Carr, later Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll (b 12.03.1772, 26.01.1819)
  m1. (09.01.1792) Jane Bell (d c1770, d 14.04.1793, dau of Matthew Bell of Woolsingham)
  ((A)) Dulcibella Jane Hay (b 1793-4, d 10.01.1885)
  m. (1821) Charles Nourse Wodehouse (d 17.03.1870)
m2. (03.08.1796) Alicia Eliot (d 24.04.1812, dau of Samuel Eliot of Antigua)
  ((B)) William George Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll (b 21.02.1801, d 19.04.1846, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (04.12.1820) Elizabeth Fitzclarence (natural dau of King William IV, sister of 1st Earl of Munster)
  ((C)) Samuel Hay (b 09.01.1807, d 25.11.1847)
m. (02.04.1832) Louisa Bouverie (d 18.04.1898, dau of Vice Admiral Hon. Duncombe Pleydell Bouverie)
  ((D)) Isabella Hay (b 24.02.1800, d 28.07.1868)
  m. (14.04.1820) William Wemyss (d 30.11.1852, Lt. Gen)
  ((E)) Harriet Jemima Hay (b 09.01.1803, d 08.02.1837)
  m. (12.12.1822) Daniel Gurney of North Runcton (d 14.06.1880)
  ((F)) Caroline Augusta Hay (b 05.1805, d 19.08.1877)
  m. (18.09.1823) John Morant of Brockenhurst (d 05.05.1857)
((G)) Emma Hay (b 29.01.1809, d 17.07.1841)
  m. (08.08.1826) James Wemyss (d 03.04.1854, Rear Admiral)
  ((H))+ other issue - James (b 07.07.1797, d Waterloo (Quatre Bras) 16.06.1815), Alicia (b 12.12.1798, d 21.01.1799)
  m3. (14.10.1816) Harriet Somerville (b 23.05.1786, d 28.01.1864, dau of Hon. Hugh Somerville)
  ((J))+ other issue - Somerville (b 20.07.1817, m. Alicia Diana Erskine, had issue), Fanny (b 18.08.1818, m. Rev. Stephen Ralph Cartwright), Margaret Julia (b 31.08.1819, m. Frederick Astell Lushington)
  ((4)) Charlotte Hay, later Carr of Etal (b 13.07.1763, d 09.02.1800)
  m. (18.05.1797) William Holwell, later Carr (vicar of Menheniot)
  ((5)) Augusta Hay (b 25.08.1766, d 23.07.1822)
  m. (08.03.1788) George Boyle, 4th Earl of Glasgow (b 18.09.1765, d 03.07.1843)
  ((6)) Margaret Hay (b 12.12.1769, d 1832)
  m. (06.08.1789) Charles Cameron (banker in London)
  ((7)) Maria Elizabeth Hay (b 30.04.1771, d 03.06.1804)
  m. (26.06.1795) George Moore (rector of Wrotham, son of the Archbishop of Canterbury)
  ((8)) Flaminia Hay (b 24.09.1774, d 1821)
  m. (06.05.1809) George James (Captain)
((9))+ other issue - James (b 27.04.1778, d 26.05.1797), Isabella Anne (b 08.02.1765, d 12.11.1793), Harriet Jane (b 26.06.1768, d 24.09.1812), Frances (b 26.07.1773, d 29.08.1806), Jemima (b 18.07.1776)
  (c) Charles Boyd (b 10.02.1728, d 03.08.1782)
  m1. ?? (a French lady)
  ((1)) Charles Boyd (d 06.10.1792)
  m. (20.11.1784) Elizabeth Halyburton (dau of John Halyburton of Edinburgh)
  ((A)) Charles (?) Boyd (b 09.1785)
  ((2)) Charlotte Boyd
  m. (22.04.1773) Charles Edward Gordon, 4th of Wardhouse & Kildrummie (d 09.05.1778)
  m2. Anne Lockhart (dau of Alexander Lockhart of Craighouse, Lord Covington)
  (d) William Boyd (b 10.02.1728, d unm 12.1780)
  (B) Robert or Thomas Boyd (b 13.09.1689, d 02.1716)
  m. (1715) Eleanora Nicolson (dau of Sir Thomas Nicolson, 1st Bart of Kemnay)
  (i) Margaret Boyd (d unm 07.05.1781)
  (C) Margaret Boyd (d unm)
(2) Robert Boyd (b 08.1689, d 11.1762, 4th son) had issue
  m. (25.10.1714) Margaret Thomson
  TSP records these details but throws some doubt on them. BE1883 does show a Robert as a son of the 1st Earl.
  (3) Mary Boyd
  m. Sir Alexander Maclean
  (4) Catherine Boyd
  m. Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield (d before 14.11.1743)
  (5)+ other issue - James (a 1692, captain), Charles (d 10.1737), Alexander, Margaret
  b. Robert Boyd of Kipps possibly of this generation
  (1) Margaret Boyd possibly of this generation
  m. David Sibbald ("keeper of the Great Seal")
  Their son Robert inherited Kipps.
  (2) Christian Boyd "niece of the Earl of Kilmarnock"
  m. Andrew Menteith of Caribber (a 1640)
c. Jean Boyd (d 08.05.1665)
  m. Sir David Cuningham, 2nd Bart of Robertland (dsp by 02.11.1671)
  d.+ other isue - Margaret, Eva
  B. Sir Thomas Boyd of Bedlay (a 1634)
  m. (mcrt 22.10.1603) Grizel Cunningham (a 1634, dau of Jean Blair, Lady Montgrenan)
  C. Adam Boyd of Nethermains
  m. Marion or Margaret Galbraith (sister of Robert Galbraith of Kilcroich)
D. John Boyd of Whiteside
  E. James Boyd (a 28.08.1628)
  F. Marion Boyd (d 26.08.1632)
  m. James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn (b c1575, dvp 23.03.1618)
  G. Isabel Boyd (a 11.1641)
  m1. (mcrt 05.07.1589) John Blair, younger of that ilk (dvp 01.1604)
  m2. (before 1613) Sir Dugald Campbell, 1st Bart of Auchinbreck (d 1641)
  H. Agnes Boyd
  m. (mcrt 09.07.1600) Sir George Elphinstone of Blythwood (Provost of Glasgow)
  m2. (??) Jane Stockdale (dau of William Stockdale of Green Hamerton)
  m3. (??) Elizabeth Wallace (a 1622)
  partner unknown
  I. Andrew Boyd, Bishop of Lismore / Argyll (d 21.12.1636) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Cunyngham (a 1618, dau of Adam Cunyngham)
2. Robert Boyd of Badenheath (d 07.1611)
  m. Margaret Boyd (d before 02.1572-3, dau of William Boyd of Badenheath)
3. Margaret Boyd
  m. (mcrt 07.12.1554, sp) John Cuninghame, 6th of Cuninghamhead
4. Helen Boyd
5. Egidia/Giles Boyd
  m. (mcrt 05.1576) Hugh Montgomery, 4th Earl of Eglinton (b 1563, d 1586)
6. Agnes Boyd (d 18.07.1584)
  m. (15.11.1564) Sir John Colquhoun of Luss (d 01.1574-5)
7. Christian Boyd
  m. (mcrt 09.01.1570-1) Sir James Hamilton of Evandale & Libbertoun
8. Elizabeth Boyd
  m. (before 06.02.1575-6) Sir John Cunningham of Drumquhassill (d before 05.06.1590)
9. daughter probably of this generation
  m. Hugh Montgomery of Hessilhead (Hazlehead)
10. Katherine Boyd probably of this generation
  m. (before 12.11.1569) David Boyle of Figgidoch or Legdeth (d 06.1614)
partner unknown
11. David Boyd of Tourgill (Provost of Edinburgh 1613 ??)
  m. Margaret Wallace (Lady Hayning)

Main source(s): TSP (Kilmarnock), BE1883 (Boyd of Kilmarnock) with some input from TSP (Erroll)
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