Boyd, Adam

Boyd, Adam a Presbyterian minister, was born at Ballymoney, Ireland, in 1692. He came to New England as a probationer in 1722; was received under the care of the New Castle Presbytery in 1724, and was sent to Octorara with directions to supply New Castle and Conestoga. He accepted a call from Octorara and Piquea, and was ordained. In 1727 he was directed to spend every sixth Sabbath at Middle Octorara. The Forks of Brandywine composed part of his field till 1734. In the progress of the great revival a large portion of his congregation left him and joined the Brunswick brethren. He continued pastor forty-four years, and resigned, his congregation agreeing to pay him twenty-five pounds yearly during his life. He died Nov. 23, 1768. (W. P. S.)

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