Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd

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Robert Boyd

November 1595
Died28 August 1628(1628-08-28) (aged 32)
Margaret Montgomerie, Countess of Eglintoun
(m. 1614; died 1616)
Christian Lindsay, Lady Lindsay
(m. 1617)
RelationsJames Boyd, 9th Lord Boyd (brother)
ChildrenChristian Scott, Lady Harden
Isabel Grierson, Lady Lag
Robert Boyd, 8th Lord Boyd
Marion Dundas, Lady Arniston
Parent(s)Jean Kerr
Robert Boyd
Alma materUniversity of Saumur

Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd (November 1595 – 28 August 1628),[1] was a Scottish noble.

Early life[edit]

Robert Boyd was born in November 1595. He was the son of Jean (née Kerr) Boyd and Robert Boyd, Master of Boyd, who died v.p. in May 1597 (the son and heir apparent of Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd). After the death of his father, his mother married David Lindsay, 12th Earl of Crawford. They later divorced and she married Thomas Hamilton, of Robertoun. His maternal grandparents were Mark Kerr, 1st Earl of Lothian, and Margaret Maxwell (a daughter of John Maxwell, Lord Herries).[2]

Boyd was educated at the University of Saumur.


In June 1611 he inherited the title of Lord Boyd on the death of his grandfather Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd.[nb 1]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Boyd was twice married. His first marriage was in c. 1614 to Margaret Montgomerie, Countess of Eglintoun, the widow of Hugh Montgomerie, Earl of Eglintoun. She was the eldest daughter, and, heir of Hon. Robert Montgomerie of Giffen and Jean Campbell (eldest daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell, of Loudoun).[nb 2] Margaret was living as his wife as of 4 March 1616, but died s.p., in 1616.[2]

Lord Boyd married, secondly, Lady Christian Lindsay (née Hamilton), widow of Robert Lindsay, 9th Lord Lindsay, on 9 December 1617. Lady Christian was the eldest daughter of Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington and Margaret Borthwick (a daughter of James Borthwick, of Newbyres).[3] Together they were the parents of:[2]

He died on 28 August 1628, aged 33.[3] Boyd's will was dated 17 October 1623, probated 7 May 1632. His widow, an ardent Presbyterian, born between 1588 and 1594, died "very comfortably" at the house of her daughter Lady Scott, of Ardross, in the parish of Elie, shortly before 22 January 1646 and was buried on 6 February.[3]


  1. ^ Cokayne 1912, p. 262
  2. ^ Julian dates with 1 January as the start of year (See Old Style and New Style dates)
  1. ^ Also known as Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock
  2. ^ a b c d e f Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003, volume 3, page 3169.
  3. ^ a b c Cokayne 1912, p. 262.
  4. ^ George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 351.
  5. ^ G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 262.


  • Cokayne, George Edward, ed. (1912). Complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct or dormant (Bass to Canning). Vol. 2. London: The St. Catherine Press, ltd. pp. 261, 262.
  • 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. Vol. 5. Edinburgh: D. Douglas. pp. 168–171.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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