John McNeil Boyd

Born:1812
Died:Feb 9 1861 (at age ‎~49‏)In:  Kingstown, Ireland
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Cordelia Boyd
His wife
Archibald Boyd
His father
Anne Boyd (born MacNeill)
His mother
Rev. Archibald Boyd
His brother
Robert Boyd
His brother
Hester Elizabeth Carpender (born Boyd)
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Elizabeth Hester Colby (born Boyd)
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Alexander Boyd
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John McNeill Boyd
Birth: 1812
Death: Feb 9 1861
Cemetery: Saint Patrick's Cathedral, County Dublin, Ireland

Source: Find a Grave
Confidence: Direct and primary evidence
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John McNeil Boyd
Birth: 1812
Death: Feb 9 1861
Cemetery: Saint Columb's Cathedral, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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St Patrick's CathedralEast Pier, Dun LaoghaireSt Columb's, LondonderryPhoto copyright David Conway Inscription

IN MEMORY OFCAPTAIN JOHN McNEILL BOYDOF HER MAJESTY'S SHIP AJAXAND COMMANDING THE DUBLIN DISTRICTOF THE IRISH COAST GUARDWHO PERISHED WITH FIVE OF HIS CREW WHEN NOBLY ENDEAVOURING TO SAVE THE LIVES OFSHIPWRECKED SEAMENIN A STORM AT KINGSTOWN, IRELANDFEBRUARY 9TH 1861_______________THIS TABLETHAS BEEN ERECTED IN HIGH APPRECIATION OF HIS SERVICESAND ADMIRATION FOR HIS CHARACTERBY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS OF HER MAJESTY'S NAVY

Further InformationJohn McNeill Boyd joined the navy in September 1825, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1841, Commander in 1850 and finally Captain in 1856. During his career he served as Lieutenant on the St Vincent under Henry John Codrington, later transferring to the Winchester, Eurydice and Thetis before joing Superb as Second in Command under Edward Purcell. He was appointed Captain on the Conway in 1857, transferring to the Ajax in 1858.

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