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Thomas Boyd and Joanna Montgomery

Thomas Boyd. Title: Dnus de Kylmornowe. [BOYD Family Chart].
Born (about 1385)(about 1405) in Kilmarnock, Renfrew, Scotland; son of Thomas Boyd and Alice Gifford.

Acted as hostage for King James I, who had been held prisoner for 19 years. Held in England 1424-1425. (S1).

In 1406, King James I became heir to the throne of Scotland, but was unable to claim it for ninetteenyears as he was held prisoner by the English in the Tower of London. In 1424, he was ransomed, Sir Thomas Boyd III being one of the hostages sent to take his place. Sir Thomas was imprisoned at Fotheringay and Dover castles in 1424-1425. The King was released on the promise of the Scots to pay a ransom of 40000 pounds. The payment was nevermade. The King wasted the money raised for the hostage release. (S1).

Thomas died on 7 July 1432 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. (S1).

He was bured with his wife in the old kirk at Kilmarnock, their tomb bearain the inscription (S1):
Hic jacte Thomas Boyde, Dominus de Kilmarnock.
Qui ojijt septison die mensis Julii 1432.
Et Johanna de Montgomerie eius spouce
Orate pro iis

The old kirk collapsed in 1800, and was replaced by the present Laigh Kirk. (S1).

Joanna Montgomery. (Johanna)(Jeanna)(Joan).
Born about 1390, of Ardrossan, Ayr, Scotland; daughter of Sir John Montgomery of Ardrossan and Margaret Maxwell.

CHILDREN of Thomas Boyd and Joanna Montgomery:
  1. Sir Thomas Boyd . [BOYD Family Chart]. of Kilmarnock. He married Isabell.


Thomas Boyd, 4th Baron of Kilmarnock  (c1385-1432) md Joanna Montgomery
Thomas Boyd, 5th Baron of Kilmarnock  (c1405-1439) md Isabell
Robert Boyd, 1st Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock (c1415-1482)  md Mariot Maxwell
Alexander Boyd, 3rd Baron of Boyd  (1452-1508)  md  Janet Colville   
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Robert Boyd  (?-1557)   md  Helen Somerville     Margaret Boyd md  George Colquhoun            
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Robert Boyd (c1517-1590).  ----    md    ----    Margaret (Mariot) Colquhoun (c1525-1601) 
Agnes BOYD (1523-1574).  md  John Colquhoun, Lord of Luss (c1523-1574)   
Alexander Colquhoun  (1573-1636) md Margaret Helen Buchanan
John Colquhoun (1632-?) md Katherine Graham (miss Montrose)	
William Cahoon (Colquhoun) (1635-1675) md Deliverance Peck
Joseph Cahoon (1665-c 1710)  md  Elizabeth Scranton
Ebenezer Cahoon (1706-?) md  Mary Reynolds (step sister of Reynolds Cahoon)
William Cahoone (1733-1813)  md  Elizabeth Vaughan	
William Cahoon  (1765-1828) md  Mary Smith
Mary Cahoon (1810-?) md   David Elliott	
Peter Mack Elliott (1833-1885)  md   Charlotte Alvord
Harriett Louisa Elliott  (1860-1902) md   James Newberry Morris  
Eli Ray Morris (1892-1980) md Tina Matilda Kunzler	
LeGrand Elliott Morris (1916-2005) md Dorothea Berta Ernestine Kersten
Rodney Allen Morris and Deborah Lee Handy