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BOYD, Antigonish County

A settlement south east of Antigonish.

Originally part of the South River district, it was named for the Boyd family.
John Boyd, pioneer, settled at South River and his four sons, Alexander, Hugh,
John and Angus received a grant there in 1810.

The most notable member of this family was John Boyd (1823-1880) school
teacher and printer who set up the first primitive printing press in Antigonish
County in 1849 and printed some Gaelic pamphlets and books.  He founded the
Casket newspaper at Antigonish in 1852.