Boyd, William a Presbyterian minister, was born in Franklin County, Pa., in 1758. He graduated at Princeton College in 1778, and was engaged for two years thereafter in teaching. He was licensed to preach by Donegal Presbytery in 1783. In 1784 he accepted a call from the Presbyterian Church at Laminngton, N. J., where he continued his labors until his death, May 17, 1807. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 3, 444.