James Errol Boyd, 18211894 (aged 73 years)

Name
James Errol /Boyd/
Given names
James Errol
Surname
Boyd
Birth
Baptism
Text:

Area - CORK & ROSS (RC),
Parish/Church/Congregation - CORK - SOUTH PARISH
Baptism of JAMES BOYDE on 12 August 1821
Name JAMES BOYDE
Father THOS BOYDE
Mother ELLEN ROCHE
Sponsor 1 JOHN BOYDE
Sponsor 2 ANNE SHEA
Recorded Parochial Area SOUTH PARISH, CORK (ST. FINBAR'S, CHRIST CHURCH, ST. NICHOLAS, ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM)

Immigration
Text:

List of those passengers [per John Barry] who remained in Sydney:
Privates...
Thomas Boyd
Wives
...Eleanor Boyd, bc 1796
Children
Eleanor Boyd, bc 1817
James Errol Boyd, bc 1821
John Boyd, bc 1823
Thomas Boyd, b 24 April 1826 (at sea)
with possibly Sarah Ann Lyles/Boyd?, bc 1819

Source: unknown
Text:

James Errol Boyd was the third child and eldest son of Thomas and Eleanor (Roach/Roche) Boyd. He arrived here on 8 July 1826 on the ship John Barry. His father was with the 1st Detachment of Royal Veterans' having fought in the Napoleonic Wars.
On his discharge, Thomas was given a grant of 100 acres at Turramurra on what is now the Pacific Highway and even then it was bisected by Kissing Point Road.
Thomas became an orchardist and named his property "Toulouseville" in memory of one of the battles in which he fought. Over the years this name was lost and the property became known as "Boyd's Orchard".
James purchased the Turramurra property from his father and raised his family thereafter Thomas went into the timber business and moved to a Kent Street dwelling. Later James joined his father in the business to some extent and he also engaged in property dealing and became a man of independent means.

Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Wed 12 Jul 1826 Page 2
Text:

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
THUS WE HOPE TO PROSPER
On Saturday evening last arrived, from England, the ship John Barry, Captain Roche. She sailed from London the 20th February, Portsmouth the 8th March; and the Cape of Good Hope the 28th of May. She brings a part of the New South Wales Corps, consisting of Captain Darcy, accompanied by his lady and infant son ; Lieutenant Bell, also accompanied by Misses Bell, and Masters Bell ; Lieutenant Collins, Lieutenant Tamers, Lieutenant Surney, and Assistant Surgeon Gibson, with 84 rank and file, and 66 women and 73 children.

Religious marriage
Address: Church of England
Text:

Name: James Boyd
Spouse Name: Mary Parnell
Marriage Date: 1842
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1842
Volume Number: V C

Marriage
Text:

Name: James Boyd
Spouse Name: Helena Deagan
Marriage Date: 1892
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: St Leonards, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1892
Registration Number: 6860

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Thu 17 May 1894 p. 1
Text:

BOYD.-May 15, at his residence, Turramurra, James
Errol Boyd, in his 73rd year.

Source: unknown
Text:

Haemorrhoids 30 years, senile decay and asthenia
For several years prior to his death James had gradually sold off large portions of his land. The property known as "Hillview", which in later years became a Community Health Resource and Information Centre for the Ku-ring-gai area stands on part of the original grant.

Burial
Cemetery: Roman Catholic Cemetery
Citation details: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wed 16 May 1894 Page 10
Text:

THE RELATIVES and FRIENDS of JAMES
ERROL BOYD of Turramurra are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral to move from his residence on THURSDAY AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock for the Gore Hill Cemetery. Mrs P. KIRBY and SON, Undertakers 88 Hunter street Telephone 875.

Family with parents
father
17921858
Birth: about 1792
Death: April 1858St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17961881
Birth: about 1796
Death: February 8, 1881St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageestimated 1816
2 years
elder sister
18171899
Birth: about 1817 25 21
Death: 1899St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
himself
18211894
Birth: about 1821 29 25 Cork, Munster, Ireland
Death: May 15, 1894Turramurra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18231896
Birth: about 1823 31 27
Death: 1896Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18261884
Birth: 1826 34 30 the high seas
Death: 1884Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18281863
Birth: 1828 36 32 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1863Tabulam, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
18321900
Birth: 1832 40 36 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1900Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18351887
Birth: 1835 43 39 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 19, 1887
5 years
younger sister
18391928
Birth: 1839 47 43 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1928Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary Purnell
himself
18211894
Birth: about 1821 29 25 Cork, Munster, Ireland
Death: May 15, 1894Turramurra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18251878
Birth: 1825 29 28 Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 12, 1878Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageMay 16, 1842Hunters Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
8 months
son
18421881
Birth: 1842 21 17 New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 13, 1881Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18431919
Birth: 1843 22 18 Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1919Newtown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
5 years
son
18481908
Birth: about 1848 27 23
Death: July 14, 1908North Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18501925
Birth: 1850 29 25 Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Helena Deagan
himself
18211894
Birth: about 1821 29 25 Cork, Munster, Ireland
Death: May 15, 1894Turramurra, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage Marriage1892St Leonards, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Baptism
Text:

Area - CORK & ROSS (RC),
Parish/Church/Congregation - CORK - SOUTH PARISH
Baptism of JAMES BOYDE on 12 August 1821
Name JAMES BOYDE
Father THOS BOYDE
Mother ELLEN ROCHE
Sponsor 1 JOHN BOYDE
Sponsor 2 ANNE SHEA
Recorded Parochial Area SOUTH PARISH, CORK (ST. FINBAR'S, CHRIST CHURCH, ST. NICHOLAS, ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM)

Immigration
Text:

List of those passengers [per John Barry] who remained in Sydney:
Privates...
Thomas Boyd
Wives
...Eleanor Boyd, bc 1796
Children
Eleanor Boyd, bc 1817
James Errol Boyd, bc 1821
John Boyd, bc 1823
Thomas Boyd, b 24 April 1826 (at sea)
with possibly Sarah Ann Lyles/Boyd?, bc 1819

Source: unknown
Text:

James Errol Boyd was the third child and eldest son of Thomas and Eleanor (Roach/Roche) Boyd. He arrived here on 8 July 1826 on the ship John Barry. His father was with the 1st Detachment of Royal Veterans' having fought in the Napoleonic Wars.
On his discharge, Thomas was given a grant of 100 acres at Turramurra on what is now the Pacific Highway and even then it was bisected by Kissing Point Road.
Thomas became an orchardist and named his property "Toulouseville" in memory of one of the battles in which he fought. Over the years this name was lost and the property became known as "Boyd's Orchard".
James purchased the Turramurra property from his father and raised his family thereafter Thomas went into the timber business and moved to a Kent Street dwelling. Later James joined his father in the business to some extent and he also engaged in property dealing and became a man of independent means.

Citation details: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Wed 12 Jul 1826 Page 2
Text:

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE
THUS WE HOPE TO PROSPER
On Saturday evening last arrived, from England, the ship John Barry, Captain Roche. She sailed from London the 20th February, Portsmouth the 8th March; and the Cape of Good Hope the 28th of May. She brings a part of the New South Wales Corps, consisting of Captain Darcy, accompanied by his lady and infant son ; Lieutenant Bell, also accompanied by Misses Bell, and Masters Bell ; Lieutenant Collins, Lieutenant Tamers, Lieutenant Surney, and Assistant Surgeon Gibson, with 84 rank and file, and 66 women and 73 children.

Religious marriage
Text:

Name: James Boyd
Spouse Name: Mary Parnell
Marriage Date: 1842
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Hunters Hill, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1842
Volume Number: V C

Marriage
Text:

Name: James Boyd
Spouse Name: Helena Deagan
Marriage Date: 1892
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: St Leonards, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1892
Registration Number: 6860

Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Thu 17 May 1894 p. 1
Text:

BOYD.-May 15, at his residence, Turramurra, James
Errol Boyd, in his 73rd year.

Source: unknown
Text:

Haemorrhoids 30 years, senile decay and asthenia
For several years prior to his death James had gradually sold off large portions of his land. The property known as "Hillview", which in later years became a Community Health Resource and Information Centre for the Ku-ring-gai area stands on part of the original grant.

Burial
Citation details: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wed 16 May 1894 Page 10
Text:

THE RELATIVES and FRIENDS of JAMES
ERROL BOYD of Turramurra are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral to move from his residence on THURSDAY AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock for the Gore Hill Cemetery. Mrs P. KIRBY and SON, Undertakers 88 Hunter street Telephone 875.

Note

At the age of 71 James was remarried to Helena Deagen on 22 February 189~ and she bore him a daughter. James died two years after the marriage and his will stipulated that Helena would lose her inheritance if she remarried - a harsh clause for a young bride of a very elderly bridegroom. She remained unmarried and lived well into her 80s.