Edward Boyd - Minister of Wigton

Edward Boyd

Born ca. 1701
Died 1765

Alias: 

Minister of Wigton

Biography: 

Son of William Boyd, minister of Dalry in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. Degree in Theology from the U. of Glasgow (1723). Ordained minister of Wigton (1730).

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell lodged with Boyd  at Wigton on the night between September 28 and 29, 1762. Boswell found him "a worthy man, not remarkable for great parts, but has a justness of sentiment and an easiness of manners which I liked greatly". They talked about various things, including Boswell's friend William McQuhae, who was born in the city and later on became an influential theologian.

Notes: 

Primary biographical source: Boyd's entry in Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae