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Orrery, Earl of (I, 1660)

 

Creation: let.pat. 5 Sep 1660

 

Family name: Boyle

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Arms:

See Earl of Cork

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Roger [Boyle], 1st Baron Boyle of Broghill later 1st Earl of Orrery

3rd surv. son of Richard [Boyle], 1st Earl of Cork, by his second wife Catherine Fenton, only dau. of Sir Geoffrey Fenton, Principal Secretary of State for Ireland

born

25 Apr 1621

mar.

27 Jan 1640/1 Lady Margaret Howard (bapt. 11 Feb 1622/3; bur. 24 Aug 1689), 3rd dau. of Theophilus [Howard], 2nd Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Home, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of George [Home], 1st Earl of Dunbar

children

1. Hon Roger Boyle, later 2nd Earl of Orrery

2. Col Hon Henry Boyle, of Castle Martyr, co. Cork (d. 1693), mar. Lady Mary O'Brien (mar. (2) Rear Admiral Sir John Dilkes, and (3) Col John Irwin), 3rd dau. of Murrough [O'Brien], 1st Earl of Inchiquin, by his wife Elizabeth St Leger, dau. by his first wife of Sir William St Leger, Vice-President of Munster 1627-42, and had issue:

1a. Roger Boyle (d. 1705

2a. Henry Boyle, later 1st Earl of Shannon

3a. Capt Charles Boyle RN, commanded HMS Bristol

4a. Capt William Boyle, Commissioner of Appeals in Ireland (d. 1725), mar. Martha Beaufoy Garth, dau. and hrss. of Sir Samuel Garth, Physician-General to the Forces in Ireland, and had issue

1a. Margaret Boyle, mar. Rt Hon Joseph Deane, of Crumlin, co. Dublin, Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer, and had issue

1. Lady Elizabeth Boyle (dsp. 17 Oct 1709), mar. bef. 29 Sep 1660 Folliott [Wingfield], 1st Viscount Powerscourt

2. Lady Margaret Boyle, Lady in Waiting at the Hague to Mary of Orange (b. 1679/80; bur. 27 Dec 1683), mar. c.Dec 1665 as his first wife William [O'Brien], 2nd Earl of Inchiquin, and had issue

3. Lady Catherine Boyle, mar. Richard Brett, of Richmond-on-Thames, co. Surrey

4. Lady ..... Boyle

5. Lady Barbara Boyle (dsps. 20 Nov 1682), mar. bef. 1676 as his first wife Arthur [Chichester], 3rd Earl of Donegall

died

16 Oct 1679

created

28 Feb 1627/8 Lord Boyle, Baron of Broghill

5 Sep 1660 Earl of Orrery

suc. by

son

note

knighted 1628; fought at Berwick under his brother Viscount Dungarvan 1639; Capt of a Troop of Horse in the Irish Rebellion 1641-43; declared for Parliament 1644 and was Col of a Regiment of Horse under Lord Inchiquin; Governor of Youghal 1644; General of the Horse in Munster 1644/5-47; Master of the Irish Ordnance 1647/8; although not totally an anti-Royalist, he greatly helped in Cromwell's subjection of Ireland 1649-52, defeating loyalist forces at the Battles of Macroom 1650 and Knockbrack 1651; Member of Parliament at Westminster for Co. Cork 1654-55 and for Edinburgh 1656-58; President of the Council in Scotland 1655-56; sum. to Oliver Cromwell's "Other House" 1657 and also sat in Richard Cromwell's House of Lords; although a Commissioner of Government for Ireland in 1659/60, he favoured the Restoration of King Charles II; a Governor (Lord Justice) of Ireland 1660 and 1661-62; Member of Parliament for Arundel 1660 and 1661-79; Privy Councillor [I] 1660; President of Munster 1660-72; Governor of Co. Clare 1660/1-72; Governor of Limerick Castle 1660/1-79; Sergeant-Major-General of the Army in Ireland 1662; Privy Councillor [E] 1665-79; impeached in the English House of Commons for high treason 1669, but the matter was dropped when Parliament was prorogued later in that year

 

Roger [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Orrery

bapt.

24 Aug 1646

mar.

6 Feb 1664/5 Lady Mary Sackville (b. 4 Feb 1647/8; d. 4 Nov 1710), 4th dau. of Richard [Sackville], 5th Earl of Dorset, by his wife Lady Frances Cranfield, sister and hrss. of Lionel [Cranfield], 3rd Earl of Middlesex, and only dau. by his second wife of Lionel [Cranfield], 1st Earl of Middlesex

children

1. Hon Lionel Boyle, later 3rd Earl of Orrery

2. Hon Charles Boyle, later 4th Earl of Orrery

died

29 Mar 1682

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Co. Cork 1665-66; Capt of a Troop of Horse 1666; Vice-President of Munster 1669

 

Lionel [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Orrery

born

1670

mar.

bef. 23 Feb 1692/3 his cousin Mary Sackville mar. (2) as his first wife Richard [Boyle], 2nd Viscount Shannon; d. 26 Jun 1714), illegitimate dau. of Charles [Sackville], 6th Earl of Dorset

died

s.p. 24 Aug 1703

suc. by

brother

note

attainted by the Irish Parliament 1689 but took his seat 1697; Member of Parliament (Tory) for East Grinstead 1695, 1698-1700 and 1701-02

 

Charles [Boyle], 4th Earl of Orrery, KT

born

28 Jul 1674

mar.

30 May 1706 Lady Elizabeth Cecil (b. 1687; d. 12 Jun 1708), 4th dau. of John [Cecil], 5th Earl of Exeter, by his wife Lady Anne Rich, widow of Hon Charles Rich, styled Lord Rich, 1st son and heir ap. of Charles [Rich], 4th Earl of Warwick, and only dau. of William [Cavendish], 3rd Earl of Devonshire

only child

1. Hon John Boyle, later 5th Earl of Orrery later 5th Earl of Cork

died

28 Aug 1731

created

5 Sep 1711 Baron Boyle of Marston, of Marton in the County of Somerset

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Charleville 1695-99; Receiver-General of the Alienation Office 1699; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Huntingdon 1701-05; Col of a Regiment of Foot 1704-10; Knight of the Thistle 1705; FRS 1706; Brig General 1708/9 serving under Marlborough and taking part in the Battle of Malplaquet 1709; Maj General 1710; Col of the North British Fusiliers 1710-16; Envoy to Flanders 1710/1 and Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Treaty of Utrecht 1713; Privy Councillor 1710/1; a Lord of the Bedchamber 1714-16; Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1714-15 ; relieved of his military command 1716 and imprisoned in the Tower of London 1722-23 as suspected of involvement in Layer's Plot; his name was given to a new astronomical instrument by its inventor, George Graham

 

John [Boyle], 5th Earl of Orrery later 5th Earl of Cork

note

suc. his third cousin 3 Dec 1753 as 5th Earl of Cork

 

The Earldom of Orrery has been held by the Earls of Cork since 3 Dec 1753.

 

 First written 11 Jun 2006

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