I am seeking to collaborate with others on the following individuals from Ayrshire:
Anne BOYD (d. 1822, buried at Laigh Churchyard, Kilmarnock) and Alexander DARBY, a "messenger" by occupation (1737-1792, buried at Laigh Churchyard, Kilmarnock) had a son named Boyd DARBY (1777-1865).
By 1800, Boyd had taken the last name of MILLER, and was involved in a London/Virginia mercantile firm called Miller Hart & Co. (along with a few other firms). In 1810, he married Margaret MONTGOMERIE in Irvine, Ayrshire, and they ultimately settled quite comfortably in Surrey.
Boyd Darby may have taken the surname of James Richard MILLER (1744-1825), who married Harriett BROWN in Surrey in 1800. James and Harriett settled in Bath, Somerset, and James was a partner in Miller Hart & Co., which was located at Castle Court, Budge Row, London, circa 1800.
W. Scott Breckinridge Smith
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States