James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd
James Boyd 2nd Lord Boyd (c. 1469–1484), grandson and heir of Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd being only son of Thomas Boyd, Earl of Arran, by Mary, eldest daughter of James II of Scotland, which Thomas was eldest son of the 1st Lord Boyd, but died while his father still lived, in about 1472.
In 1482 on the death of his grandfather, although a minor James became titular head of the Boyd family. James was restored to his lands 14 October 1482, but has been generally supposed by Peerage writers not to have been restored to his honours. He had, however, sasine of various lands, on three different dates in October 1482, as James Lord Boyd, and was witness to a charter, January 1484, under the same designation. He was killed in a feud with Hugh Montgomery of Eglintoun the same year, when he must have been under sixteen. According to Boyd of Trochrig "in ipso adolescentis flore periit inimicorum insidiis circumventus". He was unmarried, and on his death Kilmarnock reverted to the Crown.
- This article incorporates text from a work in the public domain: Balfour, Paul, James (1904). The Scots peerage; founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom. 5. Edinburgh: D. Douglas. pp. 149,150.
- This article incorporates text from a work in the public domain: Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1912). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (Bass to Canning). 2. London: The St. Catherine Press, ltd. pp. 260,261.
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