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Kilmarnock, Earl of (S, 1661 - forfeited 1746)

 

Creation: let.pat. 17 Aug 1661

 

Forfeited: 18 Aug 1746

 

Family name: Boyd

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Arms:

Azure a Fess chequy Argent and Gules

Crest:

A Dexter Hand erect pointing with the thumb and two fingers proper

Supporters:

On either side a Squirrel proper

Motto:

 Confido

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William [Boyd], 10th Lord Boyd later 1st Earl of Kilmarnock

only son and heir of James [Boyd], 9th Lord Boyd, by his wife Catherine Creyke, 1st dau. of Robert Creyke, of York

born

mar.

25 Apr 1661 Lady Jean Cunningham, 1st dau. of William [Cunningham], 9th Earl of Glencairn, by his first wife Lady Anne Ogilvy, 2nd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of James [Ogilvy], 1st Earl of Findlater

children

1. Hon William Boyd, later 2nd Earl of Kilmarnock

2. Capt Hon James Boyd (d. after 1692)

3. Capt Hon Charles Boyd (d. at Battle of Namur Oct 1737)

4. Hon Robert Boyd (b. Aug 1689; d. Nov 1762), mar. 25 Oct 1714 Margaret Thomson, and had issue

5. Hon Alexander Boyd

1. Lady Mary Boyd, mar. Sir Alexander Maclean

2. Lady Catherine Boyd, mar. Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield (d. 14 Nov 1743), and had issue

3. Lady Margaret Boyd

died

Mar 1692

created

17 Aug 1661 Earl of Kilmarnock, with remainder to his heirs male

suc. by

son

note

suc. his father Mar 1654 as 10th Lord Boyd

 

William [Boyd], 2nd Earl of Kilmarnock

born

mar.

Jul 1682 Lettice Boyd (mar. (2) John Gardner; d. bef. 20 Dec 1707), only surv. child of Thomas Boyd, of Dublin, merchant, by his wife Mary Loftus, dau. of Sir Adam Loftus, of Rathfarnham

children

1. Hon William Boyd, later 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock

2. Hon Robert Boyd (b. 13 Sep 1689; d. Feb 1716), mar. Eleanora Nicolson (mar. (2) John Craufurd of Craufurdland; d. after 6 Mar 1780), dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Kemnay, 1st Bt., by his wife Margaret Nicolson, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock, 2nd Bt., and had issue

1. Lady Mary Boyd (d. unm.)

died

20 May 1692

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Boyd], 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock

born

c. 1683

mar.

c. 1700 Hon Euphemia Ross (b. 11 Nov 1684; mar. (2) Feb 1727 John Murray; d. bef. 19 Jul 1729), 1st dau. of William [Ross], 12th Lord Ross, by his first wife Agnes Wilkie, dau. and hrss. of Sir James Wilkie of Foulden

only child

1. Hon William Boyd, later 4th Earl of Kilmarnock

died

Sep 1717

suc. by

son

note

a supporter of the Union; received a new charter of the Earldom 22 Jan 1707, with remainder to heirs male of his body, which failing to his daughters in succession and the heirs male of their bodies, with a final remainder to his legitimate heirs and assignees whatsoever; fought against the Jacobites in the 1715 Rising

 

William [Boyd], 4th Earl of Kilmarnock

born

12 May 1705

mar.

15 Jun 1724 Lady Anne Livingston (bapt. 18 Jan 1709; d. 16 Sep 1747), only dau. and hrss. of James [Livingston], 5th Earl of Linlithgow, by his wife Lady Margaret Hay, sister of Lady Mary Hay, suo jure Countess of Erroll, and 2nd dau. of John [Hay], 12th Earl of Erroll

children

1. Hon William Boyd, styled Lord Boyd (b. 16 Mar 1725; dvp. bef. 10 Feb 1728)

2. Hon James Boyd later Hay, styled Lord Boyd, later 15th Earl of Erroll

3. Capt Hon Charles Boyd (b. 10 Feb 1728; d. 3 Aug 1782), mar. (1) .... ....., and (2) Anne Lockhart (d. after 18 Aug 1801), sister of his brother's first wife and dau. of Alexander Lockhart of Covington, a Lord of Session, and had issue by his first wife

4. Capt Hon William Boyd (b. 10 Feb 1728; d. Dec 1780)

died

18 Aug 1746

note

Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons 1742-43; supported the Government until 1745, when he joined Prince Charles Edward Stuart at Edinburgh; Col of the Prince's Horse Grenadiers at the Battle of Falkirk 1746; captured at the Battle of Culloden 1746, convicted of high treason and executed on Tower Hill, forfeiting all his titles to the Crown following his attainder

 

The Earldom of Kilmarnock was forfeited following the attainder of the 4th Earl of Kilmarnock in 1746. On 17 Jun 1831 his great-grandson, William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll, was created Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr.

 

 First written 30 Dec 2003

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