The earliest references so far authenticated for the Border Hoy Family date from
1483 when a Thomas Hoy was witness to a sasine at Earlston in the Scottish Borders
associated with the Learmonth family.
A further reference has been found from 1538 to a Mr Thomas Hoy, Chaplain at Holyrood
Edinburgh, with well documented details of a John Hoye elder, and John Hoye younger,
his son, being feuars of the lands of Melrose Abbey at Colmisliehill in the Scottish
Borders in 1608.
The links from these references to the present generation of Scottish Border Hoy
Family are being
researched by Mr William Boyles of the USA, and by Dr Charles Hoy in the Scottish
Borders. From the MELROSE RECORD OF BAPTISMS the direct links from the birth on
20 Apr 1746 to John Hoy, soldier, and Esther Martine in Melrose, of a son named John
with witnesses John Hoy and George Martine, to William Hoy of Hume Mill is currently
Which leads to a large site with related family histories.
Contact Dr Charles Hoy, use the contact us service from the index page (Member of
Scottish Genealogical Society, Northumberland & Durham Family History Society, and
former committee member of the Scottish Borders Family History Society) with any
INFORMATION YOU MAY POSSESS ON THE SCOTTISH ANCESTORS OF YOUR HOY FAMILY. Links to
Hoy families in Ireland, England (particularly Essex),Canada, the US and Australia
Hoy family name appears as a witness to a sasine transfer in the Scottish Borders
as 'John Hoy (Hoye or How) of Cumlyhill in the case of the venerable priests Robert
Liddaill and Thomas Mersair, lord and Dean of Melross, and sir Andrew Dure, Abbot
of Melross' by John and Ninian Brydin, Notarys Public, on 23 October 1534, in a publication
of The Stair Society, Edinburgh and the Walter Mason Trust, Selkirk (1993):