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Kilmarnock, Baron (UK, 1831)


Creation: let. pat. 17 Jun 1831


Family name: Hay later Boyd




Quarterly:  1st, Azure a Fess chequy Argent and Gules (Boyd);  2nd, Argent three Inescutcheons Gules (Hay);  3rd, Argent three Gillyflowers within a Double Tressure flory counterflory Vert (Livingstone); 3rd, Sable a Bend between six Billets Or (Callendar)


A Dexter Hand erect in pale proper having the two outer fingers bowed inwards


On either side a Squirrel proper


Confido (I trust)



On 17 Jun 1831 William George [Hay], 18th Earl of Erroll, was created Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr.  The Barony of Kilmarnock was held by the Earls of Erroll from 17 Jun 1831 until 24 Jan 1941, when on the death of Josslyn Victor [Hay], 21st Earl of Erroll, 5th Baron Kilmarnock, etc., the Earldom of Erroll passed to his daughter and the Barony of Kilmarnock passed to his brother


Gilbert Allan Rowland [Hay later Boyd], 6th Baron Kilmarnock, MBE


15 Jan 1903

mar. (1)

12 Jul 1926 (div. 1955) Hon Rosemary Sibell Guest (d. 21 Mar 1971), 1st dau. of Ivor Churchill [Guest], 1st Viscount Wimborne, by his wife Hon Alice Katherine Sibell Grosvenor, 2nd dau. of Robert Wellesley [Grosvenor], 2nd Baron Ebury

children by first wife

1. Hon Alastair Ivor Gilbert Boyd, later 7th Baron Kilmarnock

2. Hon Robin Jordan Boyd, later 8th Baron Kilmarnock

1. Hon Laura Alice Boyd (b. 10 Jun 1934; d. 25 Feb 1999), mar. 11 Jan 1962 (Robert) Anthony Hyman, of 38a Downshire Hill, London NW3, son of A Hyman, of Richmond-upon-Thames, co. Surrey, and had issue

2. Juliet Boyd (b. 1 May and dvp. 2 May 1937)

3. Iris Boyd (b. and dvp. 1 May 1937)

4. Hon Caroline Juliet Boyd (b. 31 Jul 1939), mar. 1969 Alan Bloss

mar. (2)

17 May 1955 Denise Aubrey Doreen Coker (d. 1989), only child of Maj Lewis Coker, by his wife Doreen Margaret Helen Murray, former wife of Thomas Peter Murray and 1st dau. of Maj Spencer Frederick Chichester (by his wife Helen Elizabeth Coats, 1st dau. of Archibald Coats, of Woodside, Paisley), 1st son of Hon Frederick Arthur Henry Chichester, Gentleman Usher of the Scarlet rod (by his wife Frances Marianne Tighe, 1st dau. of Daniel Tighe, of Rossana, co. Wicklow), 3rd son of Arthur [Chichester], 1st Baron Templemore

children by second wife

3. Hon Jonathan Aubrey Lewis Boyd, heir presumptive to the Barony of Kilmarnock, of Evelyn Gardens, London (b. 1 Oct 1956), mar. 20 Mar 1982 Annette Madeline Constantine, 1st dau. of Joseph Constantine, of Kensington, London

4. Hon Timothy Ian Boyd, of Flat 2, 23 Ladbroke Crescent, London W11 (b. 5 Apr 1959), mar. 1988 Lucy Teresa Emily Gray, 2nd dau. of Michael Gray, and has issue


15 May 1975

suc. by

son by first wife


Alastair Ivor Gilbert [Boyd], 7th Baron Kilmarnock


11 May 1927

mar. (1)

10 Sep 1954 (div. 1969) Diana Mary Grant Hawkins (former wife of Derek Hawkins; d. 30 Jun 1975), only dau. of Donald Grant Gibson

mar. (2)

18 Feb 1977 Hilary Ann Bailey (b. c. 1929; former wife of (1) Sir Kingsley William Amis CBE, and (2) Dr (David Roy) Shackleton Bailey; d. 24 Jun 2010), 2nd dau. of Leonard Sidney Bardwell

only child by second wife (not in succession to the Barony of Kilmarnock)

1. Hon James Charles Edward Boyd (b. 27 Jan 1972)


19 Mar 2009

suc. by



Robin Jordan [Boyd], 8th Baron Kilmarnock


6 Jun 1941


The heir presumptive to the Barony of Kilmarnock is Hon Jonathan Aubrey Lewis Boyd, 3rd son of the 6th Baron Kilmarnock and half-brother of the present Baron.


 Last updated 20 Jul 2010




8th Baron Kilmarnock, of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 17 Jun 1831)

Chief of the Name and Arms of Boyd



276 Alexandra Park Road, London N22



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