Rev Humphrey Roberts Hay Boyd, vicar of Spratton from 1897 – 1906, probably at Spratton Grange. Humphrey Gordon Roberts was born in September 1866 in Waterloo, Liverpool. He was the son of Humphrey Roberts Esq. (b. 1819, Liverpool, director of the Electric Cable Company and latterly residing at Queen‘s Gate Place, London) and Margaret Thomson. He entered Jesus College, Cambridge in October, 1884, aged 17 and graduated B.A. in 1887 and M.A. in 1891. He was ordained deacon (Canterbury) in 1891. He was deacon of Sandgate in Kent from 1891 to 1894 and moved to a similar post at Spratton, Northants in 1894. He was vicar and patron of Spratton between 1897 and 1905. On 23rd March 1901, he married Mary Elizabeth Hay-Boyd (b. 1865 at Symington, Ayrshire), only child of Lieut-Col. James George Hay-Boyd, J.P., D.L. (d. 1904), of Townend of Symington and Mary Adeline McAlester (1824 – 1894). Her mother was the daughter of Lieut-Col. Charles Somerville McAlester of Loup and Kennox, Ayrshire.
After their marriage the couple changed their name to Roberts-Hay-Boyd and took up residence at Townend of Symington.
Humphrey Gordon Roberts-Hay-Boyd died on 25th October 1931, aged 64, in Greystones Nursing Home, Prestwick, Ayrshire. His occupation was given as a minister of religion but with no charge. He was survived by his wife and son, (George Edward Humphrey, b. 3.7.1902 at Townend of Symington, d. 1983 at East Dereham, Norfolk).