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Ireland Boyd Database

Ireland Boyd Database

Posted: 961329600000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1009827502000

Attention fellow BOYD Researchers,

I would like to invite fellow listers to use a database of birth, death, marriage, emigration, census, last wills, land records, & other records of BOYDS in Northern Ireland 1650 to 1900 that I compiled over the last several years while trying to find our Boyds - unfortunately, without success. This file is a bit rough, but it may help you find the people and information that you have been looking for. In return, we hope that one of you will just happen to have that precious bit of information that will connect us to our ancestors in Ireland. As someone once said "Hope Springs Eternal." You can access this file at For details, see below. This Web page also has Family Tree Maker pedigree files for several Boyd families in Northern Ireland, including Poyntzpass Boyds, Keady Boyds, & Richhill Boyds in County Armagh, and Causeway Boyds and Templepatrick Boyds in County Antrim. You are welcome to browse and search these files, as well.
Thanks for your assistance,
Larry Boyd
Tempe, Arizona

There are more than 1,300 BOYDs, 400 MCCLELLANDs, and 100 WARNOCKs in this database. Secondary sources, include several excellent genealogists from Ireland, Canada, and the U.S, our family research, and generous information from fellow listers and researchers. Primary sources include the Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith's Valuation, Irish Flax Growers, estate surveys, International Genealogical Index, census records, land records, church records, Wills, Paterson Papers, Bradshaw Directory, ship lists, family pedigrees, personal interviews, and many others.
You can access this file at Near the bottom of the page is the IrelandBoydDatabase html file. It is a fairly large file and may take a couple of minutes to download. Many of the items in this file were transcribed from handwritten notes and other difficult to read sources and it has NOT been thoroughly edited. Inevitably, there are errors, so please use this information with caution. If you would like a copy of the original MS Word file, you can download a zip file at the link below the html file link.

In the future, we hope to edit the Ireland Boyd data file and convert it to a standard database format for future Boyd researchers. In the meantime, you can browse it by locality or use your FIND capability to search the data. To go to a particular County, Parish, or Townland precede the place name with a dash, as in -Armagh County, or -Ballymore Parish, or -Demone. We made an effort to write out the full first and last names of the people mentioned in the records, so you can step though the file looking for example, for "James Boyd," and be fairly confident that you will see every occurrence of that name combination.

There has been some really fine research on Boyds, particularly Boyds who settled in the United States. We are making a special point of asking family researchers both in Ireland and the United States if they have heard of any Boyds who found their way to Canada in the early 1820's. While we are at it, we would like to mention that we have offered a £200.00 token of our appreciation for information that leads to the birthplace and parents' names in Ireland of our Irish/Canadian ancestors, Robert BOYD (b. 1795), David BOYD (b. 1797), and James BOYD (b. 1798). Our Canadian cousins and Boyd relatives in the United States have been looking for this information without success for over twenty years! We would dearly love to pass this information on to our children and grandchildren.
While you are at it, you might take the opportunity to browse our Canadian/American (Muskoka) Boyd family tree near the top of the page. It contains several hundred Boyd surnames and hundreds of other surnames related to our Boyds in Canada and the United States. It is available in the Boyd family page as a GEDCOM file. You might wish to search it for possible connections to your families. You also can search this family tree at the RootsWeb World Connect Project at

We speculate that our BOYD family, Robert, David, and James BOYD emigrated from Northern Ireland between 1820-1825. We think they were from County Armagh, but this is not at all certain. The three brothers may have spent some time in the United States or elsewhere in Canada, and then settled in Trafalgar Township, Halton County, of Upper Canada (Ontario). From Halton County, many migrated to Haldimand County and the Muskoka District. Later still, some found their way to the United States and Western Canada. Robert Boyd (b. 1795) married Elizabeth Miles in Canada, died relatively young, and had no children. David Boyd (b. 1797) married Susannah (probably in Ireland) and had 10 children. James Boyd (b. 1798), my great-great grandfather, married Rosannah (probably in Ireland) and had 6 children. The most common names in the early generations of our Boyds are Robert, James, David, John, Andrew, Hugh, Joseph, and William, Catherine, Eliza, Jane, Lucinda, Mary Ann, Melissa, Sarah, & Susannah

Here is an outline of the first two generations of our Boyds in Ontario, Canada.
Unknown Ancestor
Robert Boyd b: Abt. 1791 Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland d: June 01, 1839 Trafalgar Twp, Halton Co., Upper Canada b: Trafalgar Twp, Halton Co., Upper Canada
+Elizabeth Myles b: 1791 Ireland m: March 20, 1838 St. Peter's, Erindale, Toronto Twp, Toronto d: July 24, 1875 Toronto Twp, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada b: St. Peter's Church, Erindale, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
David Boyd b: 1797 Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland d: May 14, 1870 Died of heart disease, Jarvis, Haldimand Co., Ontario b: Walpole Twp, Haldimand Co., Ontario, Canada
.+Susannah b: Abt. 1800 m: Abt. 1825 d: Unknown Ontario?, Canada b: Ontario?, Canada
Robert Boyd b: 1826 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: March 25, 1892 Milton, Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario b: Hornby Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Esquesing Twp, Halton County
+Mary Patterson b: 1841 m: 1860 Canada West d: June 25, 1915 Hornby, Seneca Twp, Haldimand County, Ontario b: Hornby Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Esquesing Twp, Halton County
David A. Boyd b: 1830 Trafalgar Twp, Halton, Upper Canada d: 1907 Jarvis, Walpole Township, Norfolk, Ontario b: Jarvis, Walpole Twp, Ontario, Canada
+Sarah Ann Roulston b: 1845 Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario m: November 11, 1869 Hartford, Ontario, Canada d: November 26, 1918 Jarvis, Walpole Township, Halidmand County, Ontario b: Jarvis, Walpole Township, Haldimand County, Ontario
Nelson Boyd b: 1832 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: September 23, 1894b: Jarvis, Walpole Twp, Haldimand County, Ontario, Canada
+Catherine Brock b: 1840 Ireland m: May 27, 1858 Norfolk County, Canada West d: 1898 b: St. Paul's Anglican Church, Jarvis, Walpole Township, Halidmand County
Susannah Boyd b: 1833 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada
Eliza Boyd b: 1834 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: 1878 Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario b: Bethel Cemetery, Morrison Twp., Muskoka, Ontario
+William Robinson b: 1830 m: January 01, 1856 Talbot, Canada West d: Unknown
Lucinda Boyd b: 1836 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada
+George Smith b: Unknown m: January 06, 1859 Hartford, Canada West Sarah Catherine Boyd b: 1837 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada ............................ +Switzer
Joseph Boyd b: 1839 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada
Mary Ann Boyd b: 1842 Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: Unknown ............................ +Davis
Melissa A. Boyd b: 1845 Trafalgar Twp, Canada West
+Jacob Upper b: Bet. 1836 - 1846 m: December 25, 1866 Brantford, Ontario, Canada
James Boyd b: 1798 Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
+Rosanna b: Abt. 1796 m: Abt. 1825
John Boyd b: July 12, 1826 Hornby, Trafalgar Twp, Halton Co., Upper Canada d: January 11, 1895 Bracebridge, Monck, Ontario b: Bethel Cem, Morrison Twp, Ontario
+Anne McClelland b: 1829 County Armagh, Ireland m: February 26, 1847 York, Seneca Twp, Haldimand Co. d: September 12, 1880 Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario b: Bethel Cem, Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
A Male Boyd b: 1829 Hornby, Trafalgar Twp, Halton Co, Upper Canada d: Unknown Canada
James Bucky Boyd b: April 09, 1831 Hornby, Trafalgar Twp, Halton Co., Upper Canada d: May 05, 1899 Toronto, Ontario, Canada - (Etobicoke Twp, County York) b: Bethel Cem., Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
+Eliza McClelland b: 1835 County Armagh, Ireland m: May 23, 1855 Dunnville, Seneca Twp, Haldimand Co. d: August 08, 1884 Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada b: Bethel Cem. Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
*2nd Wife of James Bucky Boyd:
+Hannah Burns b: Abt. 1832 Ireland m: June 19, 1886 Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canadad: Unknown
Joseph Boyd b: September 04, 1832 Hornby, EsquesingTwp, Upper Canada d: Unknown
Andrew C. Boyd b: March 07, 1836 Hornby, Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: May 30, 1904 Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada b: Bethel Cem, Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
+Annette Inman b: January 06, 1845 N.Gwillimbury, Twp, York Co, Ontario, Canada m: October 27, 1876 N. Orillia, Simcoe Co, Ontario, Canada d: 1927 b: Bethel Cem, Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Jane Boyd b: 1837 Hornby, Trafalgar Twp, Upper Canada d: Unknown

Re: Ireland Boyd Database

Graham Paterson (View posts)
Posted: 1027956231000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boyd Paterson
My great grandfather Sam Boyd emigrated from Lislane to England in the second half of the nineteenth century. I tried accessing the Boyd databse to which your message refers but it seems no longer to be available. Has the url been changed?

Re: Ireland Boyd Database

Posted: 1072750516000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1086657346000
I have a Matilda Oliver of Lislane who married a Boyd mid-1800s. Do you know of any connection? Matilda was the sister of my greatgreatgrandfather Robert Oliver. There was another sister Peggy and a brother William. Robert came to the US. William stayed at Lislane on the farm.

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