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Boyd family Dundee
« on: Sunday 22 March 09 21:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone..

Im new to this, and was wondering if anyone out there has researched the Boyd family in Dundee?

I have set up a family tree on My heritage, and would email somebody a link to have nosey if they think they can get me further back.

There was a tale from my grandad that one of the Boyds from his side helped Bonnie Prince Charlie on a boat back to Ireland.. and we all thought it was just a tale, but, I found this webisite:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clanboyd/page16.htm

and it might just be true !

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 March 09 18:47 GMT (UK) »
hi

welcome to rootschat  :)

if you post how far you've got back on your boyd family then we'll see if we
can help

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #2 on: Monday 23 March 09 19:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ev.. thank you so much for your reply.

This is how far ive got back so far starting from the earliest date, ive not got very many dates as its a mismatch of marrige, death and birth certs that ive managed to get.

Im not to sure how to post it so it makes sense.. so sorry if its confusing.

Andrew Boyd (my grandfather): Died 2001.. DOB unknown

Andrew Gillan Boyd (Grt Grandfather): Died 15/04/1956.. DOB unknown.. born in 1902
married to Mary Ann McMurchie Nicoll (also went by the name of Marianne): Born 18/10/1908.. death unknown ( i remember it being in the 1990's.. scot people wont let me view the death cert)

Robert Boyd: Born 1887.. Died unknown
married to Elizabeth Wightman: Born 1873.. Died 19/04/22.... Robert Boyd is mentioned on her death certificate, but i cant make out what it reads. Her name is Elizabeth Kidd on her death certificate, so i can only presume she remarried as an Alex Kidd has signed her cert as widower

Thomas Boyd.. married to Julia Boyd.. i havent managed to find any information on these people.. they appear as Robert Boyds parents on his marriage certificate

Thomas Boyd snr Born 15/2/1854.. date of death unknown
married to Jane Boyle: Date of Birth & Death unknown


Sorry its quite vague.. im not having much luck on scotlands people for some reason.. any information & help would be greatly received.

Carolyn

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #3 on: Monday 23 March 09 20:06 GMT (UK) »
hi carolyn

i had this page open on rootsweb when you replied  :o
not saying it's correct but i think it may interest you

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3300512&id=I1612

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #4 on: Monday 23 March 09 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Blimey ev... thank you so much !

i cant believe it  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #5 on: Monday 23 March 09 20:28 GMT (UK) »
IGI has -

thomas boyd marriage julia heenan 17th nov. 1873 dundee angus

and this on CWGC

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=728243

not sure why his father is robert

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #6 on: Monday 23 March 09 20:46 GMT (UK) »
1881
eden cottages cupar fife

gourlay wightman 33 mill overseer born dundee
elizabeth wightman 38 wife born leslie fife
betsy wightman 7 daug. born springfield fife
alex wightman 4 son born springfield fife
jessie ann wightman 2 daug. born springfield fife

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #7 on: Monday 23 March 09 20:48 GMT (UK) »
ev.. im slightly confused

the IGI has the marriage date in 17 November 1770 but on the roots web thingy it has the marriage date of
7 sept 1873 ? which one do you think is right?

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Re: Boyd family Dundee
« Reply #8 on: Monday 23 March 09 21:12 GMT (UK) »
err ...... 1770  ???

17th nov 1873(marriage of thomas boyd & julia heenan IGI)

7th sept 1873 is elizabeth(betsy) wightman's birth date(also on IGI)
parents gourlay wightman and betsy(elizabeth) russell

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