Wednesday, 5 May 2010

From Ballycastle To Bexley


For this special lecture, Daniel McGill of the Ballycastle Historical Research Group will travel from Northern Ireland to give an account of how the Boyd family came to build Danson in the 1760s. From Jean Boyd, a Huguenot of Bordeaux, to John Boyd, Baronet of Danson Hill, this talk will be illustrated with portraits and documents which record the family’s participation in the 18th century triangular trade, the source of their wealth – sugar and slaves.