Boyd Porterfield of Duchal

???? - 1795


Grandson of Alexander Porterfield of Porterfield (d. 1743). Became the main Porterfield heir on the death of his first cousin William Porterfield of Porterfield in 1752. Also inherited a share in Grand Vale estate in Jamaica from his step-grandmother Margaret Porterfield nee Campbell in 1754. He appears to have sold his share in Grand Vale at some point between 1775 and 1782.


George Robertson, A General Description of the Shire of Renfrew (Paisley, 1818) p. 402.

We are grateful to Sara Broadbent for her assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Christian Cunninghame
Alexander, Boyd, William, Margaret, Catherine, Camilla, Christian, Anne

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1754 [SY] - 1775 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Duchal House 
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Grade A listed building. 18th century mansion. Extended by Boyd Porterfield in...
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Relationships (2)

Grandson → Grandfather
Other relatives
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Step-grandson and main...

Addresses (1)

Duchal House, Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, Central Scotland, Scotland