Lords Boyd of
1st Lord Boyd, Robert Boyd, b.?, a.1454, d.1480-1482
Scion of an old
Scottish family, probably Anglo-Norman in origin and vassals of the powerful de
Moreville, Robert Boyd was Regent of Scotland during
the minority of James III in 1460, and was a Commissioner for a truce with
Edward IV of
2nd Lord Boyd, James Boyd, b.c.1469, a.1482, d.1484
Grandson of the 1st
Lord and Mariot Maxwell (b.?, d.1472-1473), and son
of Thomas Boyd, 1st Earl of Arran, and
Princess Mary Stewart of
3rd Lord Boyd, Alexander Boyd, b.?, a.1484, d.1508
Uncle of the 2nd Lord, being a younger son of the 1st Lord.
4th Lord Boyd, Robert Boyd, b.?, a.1508, d.1557-1558
Son of the 3rd Lord and Janet Colville, daughter of Sir Robert Colville of Ochiltree.
5th Lord Boyd, Robert Boyd, b.c.1517, a.1557-1558, d.1589-1590
of the 4th Lord and Helen Somerville (b.c.1489, d.1536), daughter of
Sir John Somerville of Quothquan.
He was a supporter of the Regent Arran
after the death of James V and became an advisor to Queen Mary, becoming a
Privy Counsellor in 1567 and fighting on her side at
the Battle of Langside. After her imprisonment, he
continued to operate on her behalf until her death. He continued as a Privy Counsellor for the Regent Morton
until his involvement in the Raid of Ruthven. After the Kingís escape he was
6th Lord Boyd, Thomas Boyd, b.c.1547, a.1589-1590, d.1611
Son of the 5th Lord and Margaret Colquhoun (b.?, d.1601). He fought alongside his father at the Battle of Langside.
7th Lord Boyd, Robert Boyd, b.1595, a.1611, d.1628
Grandson of the 6th Lord and Margaret Campbell, daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell of Loudoun, and son of Robert Boyd (b.b.1579, d.1597) and Lady Jean Kerr (b.?, d.1632), daughter of Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian.
8th Lord Boyd, Robert Boyd, b.c.1618, a.1628, d.1640
Son of the 7th Lord and Lady Christian Hamilton (b.1588-1594, d.1645-1646), daughter of Sir Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington.
9th Lord Boyd, James Boyd, b.1596-1597, a.1640, d.1654
Younger brother of the 7th Lord.
10th Lord Boyd, William Boyd, b.?, a.1654, d.1692
Son of the 9th Lord and Catherine Creyke. In 1661 he was created 1st Earl of Kilmarnock.
2nd Earl of Kilmarnock, William Boyd, b.1663-1664, a.1692, d.c.1692
Son of the 1st Earl and Lady Jean Cunningham, daughter of William Cunningham, 9th Earl of Glencairn. He outlived his father by only two months.
3rd Earl of Kilmarnock, William Boyd, b.1683-1684, a.1692, d.1717
Son of the 2nd Earl and Letitia Boyd.
4th Earl of Kilmarnock, William Boyd, b.1705, a.1717, d.1746
Son of the 3rd Earl and Eupheme
Ross, daughter of William Ross, 12 Lord Ross of Halkhead.
He was a Jacobite and led the Young Pretenderís
cavalry at the Battle of Culloden, where he was captured, and taken to
(Last updated: 24/06/2009)