James Boyd, 2nd Lord Boyd

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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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Cokayne 1912, p. 260.
  2. ^ Cokayne reported the opinion of Peerage writers (Cokayne 1912, p. 260), but Balfour was of the opinion that James Boyd's uncle James II did restore him to his title (Balfour 1904, p. 150).
  3. ^ Balfour 1904, p. 150.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Robert Boyd
Lord Boyd
Succeeded by
Alexander Boyd