MECKLENBURG, January 22, 1771.
I INTEND to leave the Colony the ensuing Spring, and to return in the Fall. In my Absence the Business will be carried on, as formerly, by Mr. Joseph Speed. ALEXANDER BOYD.
Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon) January 31, 1771
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Boyd was back by 1773 when he advertised for a bay horse that strayed from Mr. Pasteur's pasture in Williamsburg. He was an independent merchant and planter of Scottich descent who served as a justice of the Meckenlenburg County court in 1792. He was licensed to keep an ordinary in 1795 and died in 1801.
Sources: Va Gaz