John Naylor [48006]
Roger Boyle [48004]
(-1576)
Joan Naylor [48005]
(-1586)
Richard Boyle 1st Earl of Cork [47153]
(1566-1643)

 

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Catherine Fenton [47154]

Richard Boyle 1st Earl of Cork [47153] 24

  • Born: 13 Oct 1566, Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Marriage: Catherine Fenton [47154] on 25 Jul 1603 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Died: 15 Sep 1643, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland at age 76
  • Buried: St. Mary's Abbey, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland
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Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of the County of Cork was born on 13 October 1566 at Canterbury, Kent, England .1 He was the son of Roger Boyle and Joan Naylor .1 He married, firstly, Joan Apsley , daughter of Captain William Apsley and Annabella Browne , on 6 November 1595 at Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland .2 He married, secondly, Catherine Fenton , daughter of Sir Geoffrey Fenton and Alice Weston , on 25 July 1603 at Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland .2 He died on 15 September 1643 at age 76 at Youghal, County Cork, Ireland .2 He was buried at St. Mary's Abbey, Youghal, County Cork, Ireland .2 His will (dated 24 November 1642) was probated in 1668.2
Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of the County of Cork also went by the nick-name of 'the great Earl of Cork'.3 He was educated at King's School, Canterbury, Kent, England .1 He matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England , in 1583.1 He was accused of embezzlement several times and spent2 months in the Gatehouse, but was acquitted to the discredit of his accusers.1 He was Clerk to Chief Baron Manwood.1 He emigrated to Ireland arriving on 23 June 1588.1 He was Sub-Escheator to the Excheator General in 1590.1 He was Clerk of the Council of Munster on 8 May 1600.1 On 7 December 1602 he bought all of the lands of Sir Walter Raleigh in Ireland, being 12,000 acres, for 1,500.1 He was invested as a Knight on 25 July 1603 at St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) for Munster on 12 March 1606.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Lismore between 1613 and 1615.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] on 15 February 1612/13.1 He held the office of Governor of Loughfoyle between 1614 and 1643.1 He was created 1st Lord Boyle, Baron of Youghal, co. Cork [Ireland] on 6 May 1616.2 He was created 1st Earl of the County of Cork [Ireland] on 16 October 1620.4 He was created 1st Viscount of Dungarvan, co. Waterford [Ireland] on 16 October 1620.2 He held the office of Lord Justice [Ireland] on 26 October 1629.2 He held the office of Lord High Treasurer [Ireland] between 9 November 1631 and 1643.2 He wrote the book The True Remembrancer, autobiography.5 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 28 June 1640.2 In 1641 he raised two troops of horse to fortify the Castle of Lismore, during the rebellion.2
Children of Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of the County of Cork and Catherine Fenton
Roger Boyle b. 1606, d. 16156
Lady Alice Boyle b. 20 Mar 1607, d. 23 Mar 16667
Lady Sarah Boyle b. 1609, d. 14 Jul 16332
Lady Lettice Boyle b. 1610, d. 16492
Lady Joan Boyle b. 1611, d. 11 Mar 1656/57
Sir Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of the County of Cork b. 20 Oct 1612, d. 15 Jan 1697/988
Lady Catherine Boyle b. 1615, d. 23 Dec 16912
Geoffrey Boyle b. 1616, d. 16176
Lady Dorothy Boyle b. 31 Dec 1617, d. 26 Mar 16689
Sir Lewis Boyle, 1st Viscount Boyle of Kinalmeaky b. 28 May 1619, d. 2 Sep 164210
Sir Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery b. 25 Apr 1621, d. 16 Oct 16793
Francis Boyle, 1st Viscount Shannon + b. 25 Jun 1623, d. c Apr 169910
Lady Mary Boyle b. 1625, d. 16782
Hon. Robert Boyle b. 25 Jan 1626/27, d. 30 Dec 169110
Lady Margaret Boyle b. 1629, d. 163711


1. G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume III, page 419. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 420.

3.Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 263.

4. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 266.

5. Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 898. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

6. Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message from <e-mail address <javascript:hemlink('timandmary','uwclub.net')>> (unknown address) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family".

7. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 443.

8. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 430.

9. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 606.

10. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 264.

11. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 34.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Acceded, 26 Oct 1620.

Will probated, 1668. His will (dated 24 November 1642) was probated in 1668


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Richard married Catherine Fenton [47154] [MRIN: 551611361], daughter of Sir Geoffrey Fenton [47155] and Alice Weston [57076], on 25 Jul 1603 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland. (Catherine Fenton [47154] died on 16 Feb 1628/29 in Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland and was buried on 11 Mar 1628/29 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland.)




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