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Boyd Family Notes, Strabane, Co. Tyrone 1831-91

Transcribed from various sources, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com
Londonderry Sentinel - April 30, 1831

 

EXTRACTIONS FROM NEWSPAPERS

July 20 1822

[Married] In Drung Church, Mr. JOHN BOYD, of Strabane, to ELIZA JANE, eldest daughter of H. N. ELLIOTT, Esq., of Leslin, county Cavan (Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette)

January 24 1832

[Died] On Wednesday last, after a short illness Mr. JOHN BOYD, of this town merchant, who through life bore the character, and we may safely say, deservedly, of ‘an honest man,’ leaving a wife and three small children to deplore his loss. The general esteem in which he was held, by his neighbours and inhabitants generally was fully testified by their numerous attendance at the funeral to the grave yard at Leck[patrick] (Strabane Morning Post)

September 17 1833

[Died] On Wednesday last, Mrs. BOYD, wife of Mr. JOHN BOYD, Printer, Castle Street. She had been labouring under severe indisposition for some time, and has left behind her a husband and small family to deplore the severe loss of a most affectionate wife and mother (Strabane Morning Post)

February 6 1839

At Strabane on the evening of the 1st inst., Mrs. BOYD, relict of the late Mr. JOHN BOYD, merchant in that town (Londonderry Sentinel)

April 27 1839

On the 25th inst., by the Rev. Samuel Dill, Donoughmore [Co Donegal], WILLIAM BOYD, Esq., Strabane, to FANNY, third daughter of JOHN CRAIG, Esq., of Killygordon [Co Donegal] (Londonderry Sentinel)

March 11 1843

On Thursday, 2nd inst., of a lingering illness, JANE, the beloved wife of Mr. JOHN BOYD, Strabane (Londonderry Sentinel)

February 12 1852

FIRE AT STRABANE. – On the morning of the 4th inst., the large steam mill belonging to Mr. WILLIAM BOYD, of Strabane, was discovered to be on fire. Although immediate alarm by the ringing of the bells of the town, and every effort made to extinguish it, the entire building and its contents were reduced to a perfect ruin, with the exception of the boiler and engine. Too much praise cannot be given to the constabulary under G. R. LYNCH, Esq., who were immediately on the premises, and used every exertion to extinguish the flames. The constabulary also, from Lifford, were prompt in their attendance. None of the property adjoining the mill was injured, and we are happy to say that Mr. Boyd’s otherwise heavy loss will, it is supposed, be covered by insurance. We feel ourselves specially bound to allude to the services of Head-constable ROBERT RISK, of the Strabane Constabulary. The general impression among the inhabitants is that the prevention of greater damage to the adjoining premises was, in a great measure, owing to his exertions, and the example of daring given by him to the crowd. A very large quantity of property, consisting of flaxseed, grain &c. was saved by him: and we understand that he also preserved the life of a man, who during the progress of the fire, had accidentally fallen into the canal (Londonderry Standard)

October 26 1860

October 18, at Strabane, by the Rev. Mr. Russell, Mr. JOHN BOYD, whitesmith, to Miss HENRIETTA STEWART (Londonderry Sentinel)

January 22 1861

[Married] On Jan. 17, at Strabane Church, by the Rev. George Craig, rector of Aghanloo, uncle to the bride, assisted by the Rev. William Alexander, rector of Camus-Juxta-Mourne, JAMES McFARLANE, Esq., Melmount, to LIZZIE, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM BOYD, Esq., Strabane (Londonderry Journal)

August 2 1871

[Married] GROSE & BOYD – July 27, in the Parish Church, Strabane, by the Rev. William Craig, A.M., assisted by the Rev. Mervyn Wilson, A.M., Rector of the parish, DANIEL CHARLES GROSE, Esq., Staff Assistant Surgeon, to MARGARET GWYNNE, youngest daughter of the late WM. BOYD, Strabane (Londonderry Standard)

August 12 1874

[Birth] GROSE – Aug 14, at the residence of her mother, Mrs. BOYD, Strabane, the wife of Staff Assistant-Surgeon D. C. GROSE, of a daughter (Belfast Newsletter)

November 9 1891

[Died] BOYD – November 5, at her residence, the Bowling-green, Strabane, FRANCES MARGARET, widow of the late WILLIAM BOYD, of Strabane, aged 80 years (Derry Journal)

November 11 1891

THE FUNERAL OF MRS. BOYD, STRABANE

On Monday the remains of the late Mrs. BOYD, mother of Dr. BOYD, of Strabane, were interred in the family burying ground, Strabane Old Graveyard. The deceased lady, who had attained to the ripe old age of 80 years, was very highly respected, and a very large concourse of the clergy, gentry and business people of Strabane, and surrounding districts of all denominations attended to pay the last tribute of respect to her memory. The coffin, with chaste brass mountings, and covered with beautiful wreaths, was borne from the late residence of deceased to the church on the shoulders of the servants of the Dr. Boyd and Mr. McFARLANE, J.P. At the entrance gate the mournful procession was met by the Rev. MERVYN WILSON and the Rev. A. H. DELAP, who read the opening sentences of the burial service, and when the service in the church had concluded, the remaining portion was conducted at the grave by the Rev. Mr. Delap. The chief mourners were Dr. Boyd, son of deceased; Mr. JAMES McFARLANE, J.P., son-in-law; and Mr. CRAIG, nephew. The lid of the coffin bore the simple inscription –“FRANCES M. BOYD. Aged 80 years. Died 5th November, 1891”. Dr. Boyd and Mrs. McFarlane received many expressions of sympathy in their bereavement from friends unable to attend, besides wreaths from the following: - Mr. WHITE, Mrs. CLARKE, Mr. and Mrs. HARPUR, Mr. and Mrs. HAMILTON, Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT, Mr. and Mrs. KEATLY, Mrs. SMYTH, Mr. and Mrs. STEELE, Mr. and Mrs. CLARKE, (Porthall), Mr. and Mrs. MASON, Mrs. John HERDMAN, Miss BROWNE, Mrs BOVILL, Mrs. BOYD, Mrs. McFARLANE, and the grandchildren of the deceased. The coffin was supplied, and the funeral arrangements were carried out very satisfactorily by Mr. JOHN HOUSTON (Derry Journal)


 

CHURCH REGISTERS

2nd Strabane Presbyterian Church

#37

October 27 1860

JOHN BOYD full age bachelor whitesmith Strabane. Father: CHARLES BOYD whitesmith

&

HENRIETTA STEWART full age spinster Strabane. Father: JOSEPH STEWART brushmaker

Witnesses: JOHN STEWART & GEORGE STEWART


 

Camus Parish Church, Christ Church, Strabane

#88

January 17 1861

JAMES McFARLAND full age bachelor gentleman Melmount, Parish of Urney. Father: CHARLES McFARLAND gentleman

&

ELIZABETH S. BOYD minor spinster Strabane. Father: WILLIAM BOYD merchant

Witnesses: T.W.D. HUMPHERYS, & E.J. HERDMAN


 


 

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK, PARISH OF CAMUS 1827

BOYD Charles Strabane Fields & Gardens


 

GRIFFITHS VALUATION, CAMUS PARISH 1858

BOYD Susan Meetinghouse Street, Strabane


 

DIRECTORIES

PIGOT’S DIRECTORY OF STRABANE, CO. TYRONE 1824

Extracted from Pigot & Co.’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory

STRABANE

Grocers BOYD John, Back Street

Whitesmiths and Gunsmiths BOYD Charles, Meetinghouse Street


 

THE NEW DRECTORY FOR THE CITY OF LONDONDERRY and COLERAINE, including STRABANE, with LIFFORD, NEWTOWNLIMAVADY, PORTSTEWART & PORTRUSH 1839

STRABANE

Chandlers and Soapmakers BOYD, William, Canal Basin

Grocers and General Shopkeepers BOYD, William, Canal Basin