I am descended from James Boyce(James Boyce and Elizabeth Hamilton)and Mary Dickenson, who emigrated from Donaghadee, Co. Down in 1845/6. They lived in Dalry, Kilwinning, Dalmellington mainly, and had 15 children. A number of these were miners like James. Four brothers came to New Zealand, including my g-grandfather George in 1873.
There are other Boyce families, particulary in Dalry that are probably related- Hugh Boyce and Jane Murray, William Boyce and Ann Allen, Charles Boyce and Isabella Crawford.
I look forward to hearing from interested folk.