1847, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
February 16, 1928, London, England.
Boyd studied under Sabine Baring-Gould, then attended Worcester College, Oxford.
Ordained an Anglican priest in 1877, he eventually became Vicar at All Saints Church in Norfolk Square, London (1893–1918).
He contributed his tune Pentecost to the 1868 collection Thirty-Two Hymn Tunes Composed by Members of the University of Oxford.