Glasgow, Scotland. Andrew, born 1825, died 1899, was a writer, and son of Reverend Dr. Boyd of Glasgow. He was originally intended for the Bar in England but entered the Church of Scotland, and was minister in St. Andrews, Fife. He graduated B.A. at Glasgow in April 1846, and at the end of 1850 was licensed as a preacher by the presbytery of Ayr. For several months Boyd was assistant in St. George's parish, Edinburgh, and on 18 September 1851 he was ordained parish minister of Newton-on-Ayr, where he succeeded John Caird. In 1854, he became minister of Kirkpatrick-Irongray, near Dumfries. In April 1859, Boyd was appointed to the parish of St. Bernard's, Edinburgh. In May 1890, he was appointed moderator of the general assembly. Boyd married, in 1854, Margaret Buchanan, eldest daughter of Captain Kirk, 71st regiment, of Carrickfergus, Ireland. She predeceased him in 1895. In 1897, he married, for the second time, Janet Balfour, daughter of Mr. Leslie Meldrum, Devon, Clackmannan, She survived him, with five sons and one daughter of his first wife's family. He died in 1899 and was interred in the Eastern Cemetery of St Andrews. South of the cathedral, against the south wall, with his first wife.
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