Record

CodeNA6721
Dates1705-1746
Person NameBoyd; William (1705-1746); Earl of Kilmarnock
SurnameBoyd
ForenamesWilliam
EpithetEarl of Kilmarnock
ActivityColonel in Jacobite army. Went in 1715 with his father to oppose the Earl of Mar during the Rebellion of 1715. Succeeded to the earldom of Kilmarnock in 1717. Joined the Jacobite Rebellion in 1745 after the Battle of Prestonpans and was made a colonel in the Jacobite army. Surrendered after the Battle of Culloden and was subsequently executed on Tower Hill, London in 1746.
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