Robert Boyd, 7th Lord Boyd

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


Robert Boyd was born November 1595 and educated at 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] He died 28 August 1628, aged 33.[2] Robert Boyd, styled Master of Boyd, son and heir apparent of Thomas Boyd, 6th Lord Boyd, married before 1595, Jean, daughter of Mark (Kerr), Earl of Lothian, by Margaret, daughter of John Maxwell, Lord Herries. Master Boyd died v.p. May 1597. His widow married between 4 March 1606 and 16 April 1610, David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford, by whom she had no issue, and from whom she was divorced. She married 3rdly, before 16 February 1618, Thomas Hamilton, of Robertoun.


He married firstly, before 24 March 1615 (contract date Oct. 1614),[nb 2] Margaret, widow of Hugh Montgomerie, Earl of Eglintoun, first daughter and, after 1613, heir of the Hon. Robert Montgomerie, of Giffen, by Jean, first daughter of Sir Matthew Campbell, of Loudoun. She was living as his wife 4 March 1616, but died s.p., in 1616. He married secondly (contract date 9 December 1617), Christian, widow of Robert Lindsay, Lord Lindsay of Byres, first daughter of Thomas Hamilton, 1st Earl of Haddington, by his first wife, Margaret, daughter of James Borthwick, of Newbyres.[2]

Boyd died 28 August 1628, aged 33. His will 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.[2]


  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 Cokayne 1912, p. 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). 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. 5. Edinburgh: D. Douglas. pp. 168–171.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Boyd
Lord Boyd
Succeeded by
Robert Boyd