James Boyd Sr (son of Anne Barrett & Hugh Boyd) did not inherit the Ballinvilla family farm until the death of his father in 1880.
Prior to that, from 1864–68, James ran a butcher's in Carrick-on-Shannon. His premises was on Bridge Street, next door to the merchant store of his mother’s first cousin, P. Barrett & Co. James leased his shop from Martha Browne (widow of the County Inspector for Constabulary Police).
On 22 November 1865, the Dublin Evening Mail reported James Boyd of Carrick on Shannon, “grocer/shopkeeper” was bankrupt and due to surrender on Friday 1 December.
On 2 November 1867: John & James Boyd appear together on Carrick Petty Court records.
In 1868 James' kinsman, Patrick Barrett Esq. bought out Martha Browne in Carrick and awarded James Boyd’s lease to Henry Kirwin, but the premises remained vacant on and off from 1870-1886. It is still a butcher's to this day (see “Beirne’s Meats” or #106 on old OS map).
On 28 October 1869 James Boyd of Ballinvilla, age 30, married Catherine Jane Shivenan (pronounced Shevenan) of Crossna (Civil Parish of Keadue). Witnessed by William Boyd & Mary Anne Shevnan.
WILL & PROBATE 1900
Administration of the estate of James Boyd of Ballinvilla Croghan Co Roscommon farmer who died 30 Jan 1900 granted to Catherine J. Boyd the widow effects £251 5s.
|Date of Birth||15th Feb 1834|
|Date of Death||30th Jan 1900|
|Associated Building (s)||Ballinvilla townland, CROGHAN villageTD|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Anne Barrett||VIEW SOURCE|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||Hugh Boyd (1800-1880) Ballinvilla||VIEW SOURCE|
|Place & Date of Baptism||RC Parish of Killucan (now Croghan) on 15/2/1834. Godparents Hugh McDonnell & Brigid Moraghan (wife of Pat Barrett of Ballinvilla)|
|Names of Siblings||Eleanor 14/5/1826 | Patrick 2/3/1828 | William Boyd b. Apr 1830 | Thomas Boyd 17/7/1836-1900 >Ohio USA | Mary 12/1/1839 | John Boyd 4/7/1841 | Hugh Boyd Jr 25/9/1843 | Anne Jr 29/9/1846 | Douglas 29/8/1848 | Mary b. 1850|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Catherine aka Jane Shivenan, daughter of Pat Shevenan of Crossna (pronounced Shevenan)|
|Place & Date of Marriage||On 28 October 1869 in Crosna Church, Keadue parish. Witnessed by William Boyd & Mary Anne Shevnan.|
|Names of Children||Mary Anne 9-12-1870 m. CAHILL | John Boyd 7-4-1872 | Catherine 17-1- 1875 | Elizabeth 17-12-1876| James Boyd Jr. 5-4-1879 |Hugh Boyd | Bridget 25-1-1883|Patrick Joseph Boyd 7-4-1885 | Celia Theresa 20-12-1886 | William Boyd 1870-1961|