Name: Robert Boyd
Suffix: 1st Lord Boyd
Birth: 1420 in Kilmarnock, Renfrew
Death: BEF OCT 1482 in Alnwick, Northumberland
Occupation: Great Chamberlain
Change Date: 21 MAR 2006
Lord Robert, first Lord Boyd was doubtless the Robert Boyd who slew Sir James Stewart of Drumglass in May, 1443.
He was created by King James II, Lord Boyd in 1454.
On the death of James II in 1460 he was appointed Regent during the new King's minority.
In 1466 he seized the King at Linlithgow and took him to Edinburgh.
The King publicly expressed his approval, and a few days later Lord Boyd was made Sole Governor of the Realm.
He married Mariota Maxwell and had issue:
1. Thomas, Earl of Arran
2. Alexander, succeeded his nephew
3. Archibald of Bonshaw - had five children of whom Margaret the youngest, when very young became mistress of King James IV, by whom she was mother of Alexander Stewart, Archbishop of St. Andrews, and of Catherine, wife of the Third Earl of Morton. It was partly through her influence that the King restored the lands and title to his nephew James and second Lord Boyd.
5. Elizabeth - married Archibald, fifth Earl of Angus
6. Annabelle - married Sir John Gord of Lochinvar
7. Margaret - married her cousin Robert Boyd of Badonheath
Lord Boyd lived in exile in Alnwick in England till his death c.1482.
Father: Thomas Boyd
Janet or Mariota Maxwell
- Thomas Boyd
- Alexander Boyd
- Archibald Boyd
- Elizabeth Boyd
- Annabella Boyd b: ABT 1448 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland
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