James Boyes

16 August 1786–5 September 1894
Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Boyes was christened on 16 August 1786, in Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew Boyes, was 30 and his mother, Agnes Mcgowan, was 26. He married Isabella Paxton on 11 December 1807, in Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 September 1894, in Downie, Perth, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 108, and was buried in Perth, Ontario, Canada.

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James Boyes
Isabella Paxton
Marriage: 11 December 1807
John Boyes
James Boyes
Thomas Boyes
Richard Boyes
Joseph Boyes
Margaret Boyes
Richard Boyes
Jennet Boyes
Robert Boyes
Janet Boyes

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    11 December 1807Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire) and Irish: variant of Boy , with post-medieval excrescent -s.English and Scottish: variant of Boyce .In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of French Bois .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (7)

    • James Boyes in entry for Robert Boyes and Ann Todd, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
    • James Boyes in entry for Robert Boyes, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
    • James Boyes in entry for Margaret Boyes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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