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Shannon, Earl of (I, 1756)

 

Creation: let. pat. 17 Apr 1756

 

Family name: Boyle

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Arms:

Per bend embattled Argent and Gules, a Crescent for difference

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Lion's Head erased per pale embattled Argent and Gules, a Crescent for difference

Supporters:

On either side a Lion per pale embattled, the dexter Gules and Argent and the sinister Argent and Gules, each charged with a Crescent for difference

Mottoes:

Above the Crest:  Vivit Post Funera Virtus (Virtue outlives the grave);  Below the Shield:  Spectemur Agendo (Let us be judged by our actions)

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Henry [Boyle], 1st Earl of Shannon, PC

2nd but 1st surv. son of Col Hon Henry Boyle, of Castle Martyr, co. Cork (by his wife Lady Mary O'Brien, 3rd dau. of Murrough [O'Brien], 1st Earl of Inchiquin), 2nd son of Roger [Boyle], 1st Earl of Orrery

born

c. 1686

mar. (1)

1715 Catherine Coote (dsp. 5 May 1725; bur. at Ballyclogh, co. Cork), dau. of Chidley Coote, of Killester, co. Limerick, by his wife Catharine Sandys, dau. of Col Robert Sandys

mar. (2)

Sep 1726 his cousin Lady Harriet Boyle (b. 9 Feb 1700/1; d. 13 Dec 1746; bur. in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin), 3rd dau. of Charles [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Cork, by his wife Juliana Noel, dau. and hrss. of Hon Henry Noel, of North Luffenham, Rutland, 2nd son by his third wife of Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden

children by second wife

1. Hon Richard Boyle, later 2nd Earl of Shannon

2. Hon Henry Boyle later Boyle-Walsingham (d. 1756), mar. Lucy Martin (b. c. 1732; (dvp. mar. (2) 20 Mar 1760 James [Agar], 1st Viscount Clifden; d. 26 Jul 1802), 1st dau. of Col John Martin, and had issue

3. William Boyle (dvp. 1748)

4. Hon Charles Bo le (d. 1758), mar. 1755 Henrietta Price, only dau. of James Price, and had issue

5. Capt Hon Robert Boyle later Boyle-Walsingham RN MP, lost aboard HMS Thunderer in a West Indian hurricane (b. 1736; d. 1779), mar. 17 Jul 1759 Charlotte Hanbury-Williams (d. 1790), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams KB, by his wife Lady Frances Coningsby, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Coningsby], 1st Earl of Coningsby, by his second wife Lady Frances Jones, 2nd dau. and in her issue sole hrss. of Richard [Jones], 1st Earl of Ranelagh, by his first wife Hon Elizabeth Willoughby, 3rd dau. and in her issue sole hrss. of Francis [Willoughby], 5th Baron Willoughby of Parham (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Cecil, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Edward [Cecil], 1st Viscount Wimbledon), 2nd but 1st surv. son of William [Willoughby], 3rd Baron Willoughby of Parham, by his wife Lady Frances Manners, 2nd dau. of John [Manners], 4th Earl of Rutland and 16th Baron de Ros, and had issue:

1a. Richard Boyle-Walsingham (b. 1762; d. 1788)

1a. Charlotte Boyle-Walsingham, later suo jure Baroness de Ros

1. Lady Juliana Boyle (b. c. 1728; d. 22 Feb 1804), mar. 18 May 1745 Somerset Hamilton [Butler], 1st Earl of Carrick, and had issue

died

27 Dec 1764 (bur. in St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin)

created

17 Apr 1756 Baron Castle Martyr, of Castle Martyr in the County of Cork, Viscount Boyle, of Bandon in the County of Cork, and Earl of Shannon

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Member of Parliament for Midleton 1707-11, for Kilmallock 1713-15 and for co. Cork 1715-1756; Privy Councillor [I] 1733; Speaker of the Irish House of Commons 1733-56; Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland 1733-35 and 1739; Commissioner of the Irish Revenue 1735-39; a Lord Justice (Regent) of Ireland nineteen times between 1734 and 1764; Governor of co. Cork 1756

 

Richard [Boyle], 2nd Earl of Shannon, KP PC

born

30 Jan 1727/8

mar.

15 Dec 1763 Catherine Ponsonby (b. 2 Apr 1746; d. 30 Jan 1827), sister of William [Ponsonby], 1st Baron Ponsonby, and 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir John Ponsonby, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, 2nd dau. of William [Cavendish], 3rd Duke of Devonshire

children

1. Hon Henry Boyle, later 3rd Earl of Shannon

1. Lady Catherine Henrietta Boyle (b. 12 Jan 1768; d. 8 Jul 1815), mar. 12 Feb 1784 Francis [Bernard], 1st Earl of Bandon, and had issue

died

20 May 1807

created

6 Aug 1786 Baron Carleton, of Carleton in the County of York (Peerage of Great Britain)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Dungarvan 1749-60 and for co. Cork 1761-64; Privy Councillor [I] 1763 and [GB] 1782; Master General of the Irish Ordnance 1766-70; Muster Master and Clerk of the Cheque of the Armies in Ireland 1774-81; Vice-Treasurer of Ireland 1781-89; one of the original Knights of St Patrick 1783; Governor of Cork 1786; a Lord of the Irish Treasury 1793-1804; a strong supporter of the Union between Ireland and Great Britain

 

Henry [Boyle], 3rd Earl of Shannon, KP PC

born

8 Aug 1771

mar.

9 Jun 1798 Sarah Hyde (v. c. 1780; d. 6 Sep 1820), 4th dau. of John Hyde, of Castle Hyde, co. Cork, by his wife Sarah Burton, dau. of Benjamin Burton, of Burton Hall, co. Carlow

children

1. Hon Richard Boyle (b. 22 Feb 1802; dvp. c. 1803)

2. Hon Richard Boyle, later 4th Earl of Shannon

3. Hon Henry Charles Boyle (b. 10 Nov 1815; dsp. 6 Apr 1846), mar. 22 Sep 1841 Catherine Sophronia Jane Ede (d. 15 Jul 1844), 2nd dau. of James Ede, of Ridgway Castle, co. Hampshire

4. Capt Hon Robert Francis Boyle RN (b. 6 Oct 1818; dsp. 20 Jan 1883), mar. 2 Oct 1858 Elizabeth Hole (d. 18 Dec 1889), only dau. of Capt W Hole RN, of Bideford, co. Devon

1. Lady Catharine Boyle (d. 8 Jan 1867)

2. Lady Sarah Boyle (d. 15 May 1885)

3. Lady Louisa Grace Boyle (d. 1852)

4. Lady Jane Boyle (d. Mar 1876)

5. Lady Elizabeth Boyle (b. c. 1814; d. 19 Jan 1886)

6. Lady Charlotte Anne (b. c. 1819; d. 31 Oct 1894)

died

22 Apr 1842 (bur. at Castle Martyr, co. Cork)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Cloghnikelty 1794-97, for co. Cork 1797-1800 and (Tory) 1801-07, and for Bandon 1807; Custos Rotulorum of co. Cork 1807-42; Clerk of the Pells 1808-22; Knight of St Patrick 1809; Privy Councillor [I] 1809; Lord Lieutenant of co. Cork 1831-42

 

Richard [Boyle], 4th Earl of Shannon

born

12 May 1809

mar.

28 May 1832 Emily Henrietta Seymour (d. 1 Dec 1887), 2nd dau. of Lord George Seymour (by his wife Isabella Hamilton, dau. and cohrss. of Rev Hon George Hamilton, Rector of Taughboyne and Donagheady, Prebendary of Salisbury, Canon of Windsor 1783 (by his wife Elizabeth Onslow, only dau. of Lt Gen Richard Onslow, Governor of Plymouth), 4th son of James [Hamilton], 7th Earl of Abercorn), 7th son of Hugh [Seymour], 1st Marquess of Hertford

children

1. Hon Henry Bentinck Boyle, later 5th Earl of Shannon

2. Hon Frederick James Boyle (b. 16 Sep 1835; dvp. 10 Oct 1861)

died

1 Aug 1868

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for co. Cork 1830-32

 

Henry Bentinck [Boyle], 5th Earl of Shannon

born

22 Nov 1833

mar. (1)

12 Jul 1859 Lady Blanche Emma Lascelles (b. 18 Aug 1837; d. 26 Dec 1863), 3rd dau. of Henry [Lascelles], 3rd Earl of Harewood, by his wife Lady Louisa Thynne, 2nd dau. of Thomas [Thynne], 2nd Marquess of Bath

children by first wife

1. Hon Richard Henry Boyle, later 6th Earl of Shannon

2. Hon Henry George Boyle (b. 10 Feb 1862; d. 16 Dec 1908)

3. Vice-Admiral Robert Francis Boyle MVO (b. 12 Dec 1863; d. 11 Sep 1922), mar. 3 Aug 1899 Cerise de Crespigny (d. 7 Apr 1951), 2nd dau. of Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 4th Bt., by his wife Georgiana Louisa Margaret McKerrell, 2nd dau. of Robert McKerrell, and had issue:

1a. Cdr Vivian Francis Boyle RN (b. 9 Jan 1902;  d. 21 Sep 1962), mar. 25 Jun 1929 Margaret Ruth Howard Tripp, 1st dau. of Charles Howard Tripp, of Timaru, New Zealand, and had issue:

1b. Robert Francis Boyle, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Shannon, of 180 Moana Avenue, Nelson, New Zealand, forestry consultant (b. 15 Aug 1930), mar. 3 Apr 1956 Jsnet Eleanor Ashley Cooper, only dau. of Selwyn Ashley Cooper, of Rotorua, New Zealand, and has issue:

1c. David de Crespigny Boyle, of Mount Pleasant, Queensland, Australia (b. 2 Sep 1959), mar. 1996 Lesley Anne Paton, and has issue:

1d. Liam Francis Paton Boyle (b. 23 Feb 2001)

1d. Mara Eleanor Paton Boyle (b. 12 Mar 1997)

2c. Robert Andrew Boyle, of Auckland, New Zealand (b. 18 Jul 1961)

1c. Judith Eleanor Boyle (b. 19 Jun 1957), mar. (1) 1987 (div. 1992) Abid Ilahi, and (2) 1994 Nikiforos Papadakis, of 7 Ious, Kavouri, Athens, Greece, and has issue by her second husband

1b. Moyra Anne Boyle (b. 11 Jan 1936), mar. 26 Feb 1960 William Francis Leonard (d. 24 Sep 1997), son of William Alan Emmerson Leonard, of Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand, and has issue

2a. Lt Robin Lascelles Boyle (b. 13 Nov 1915;  k. in action Jun 1940)

1a. Moyra Blanche Boyle (b. 19 Feb 1903), mar. 10 Oct 1929 Capt Hercules Bradshaw Moorhead, 1st son of Wickham Hercules Bradshaw Moorhead DL, of Newry, co. Down

2a. Bridget Cérise Boyle (b. 13 Mar 1908;  d. 3 Mar 1968), mar. 24 Jun 1933 Lt Col John Rowson Saynor (d. 30 Jan 1965), only son of John Edward Saynor, and had issue

mar. (2)

14 Jan 1868 Julia Charlotte Cradock-Hartopp (d. 27 Dec 1921; bur. at Orsett, co. Essex), 6th dau. of Sir William Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 3rd Bt., by his wife Jane Mary Keane, 1st dau. of Henry Bloomfield Keane

children by second wife

4. Hon Walter John Harry Boyle CBE, Senior Official Receiver in Bankruptcy 1922-34 (b. 11 Mar 1869 ; d. 24 Feb 1939), mar. 25 Apr 1900 Ethel Horatia Fisher-Rowe (d. 8 Apr 1949), yst. dau. of Edward Rowe Fisher-Rowe, of Thorncombe, and had issue

5. Capt Hon Edward Spencer Harry Boyle RN, Acting Commander Royal Naval College Osborne 1914-18 (b. 8 Oct 1870; d. 8 Oct 1937), mar. 12 Dec 1904 Lily Gardner (d. 4 Apr 1953), 1st dau. of William Sanderson Beaumont Gardner, of Palermo, Sicily, Italy, and had issue

6. Admiral Hon Algernon Douglas Edward Harry Boyle KCB CMG MVO, ADC to King George V 1918-19, 4th Sea Lord 1920-24 (b. 21 Oct 1871; d. 13 Oct 1949)

died

8 Feb 1890 (bur. at Orsett, co. Essex)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Attaché at Frankfort 1852 and at Vienna 1852-53; Hon Col, 2nd Brigade South Irish Division, Royal Artillery

 

Richard Henry [Boyle], 6th Earl of Shannon

born

15 May 1860

mar.

19 Aug 1895 Nellie Thompson (d. 10 Apr 1910 on RMSS Nile; bur. at sea), dau. of Charles Thompson, of Bookham, co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Richard Charles Boyle, styled Viscount Boyle (b. 10 Jul 1896; dvp. 23 Jul 1896)

2. Hon Richard Bernard Boyle, later 7th Earl of Shannon

3. Hon Robert Henry Boyle, later 8th Earl of Shannon

1. Lady Helen Boyle (b. 24 Sep 1898; d. 19...), mar. 20 Sep 1922 (div. 1933) Maj Cyril Bouchier Barlow, son of Brig-Gen John Arthur Barlow, and had issue

died

11 Dec 1906

suc. by

son

note

settled in Canada as a ranch-owner 1883 and became a member of the Canadian Parliament

 

Richard Bernard [Boyle], 7th Earl of Shannon

born

13 Nov 1897

died

13 Apr 1917

suc. by

brother

note

served in World War I as 2nd Lieut, Royal Fusiliers; killed in action in Flanders

 

Robert Henry [Boyle], 8th Earl of Shannon

born

1 Feb 1900

mar.

27 Dec 1923 Marjorie Walker (d. 1981), dau. of Septimus Augustus Walker, of Ootacamund, South India

only child

1. Hon Richard Bentinck Boyle, later 9th Earl of Shannon

died

29 Dec 1963

suc. by

son

note

ADC to the Governor of Madras 1923 ; served in World War II as Captain, Indian Army

 

Richard Bentinck [Boyle], 9th Earl of Shannon

born

23 Oct 1924

mar. (1)

17 Sep 1947 (div. 1955) Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla (the actress and television presenter Katie Boyle; b. 29 May 1926; mar. (2) 1955 Greville Bayliss, racehorse owner (d. 1976), and (3) 1979 Sir Peter Saunders, the theatre impresario (d. 2002); d. 20 Mar 2018), dau. of Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla by his wife Dorothy Kate Ramsden

mar. (2)

25 May 1957 (div. 1979) Susan Margaret Rogers Hogg (b. 1930; d. 15 Dec 2011), dau. of John Percy Russell Hogg, by his wife Elizabeth Susan Kidd, dau. of Capt Henry Kidd, of Lowood, Melrose, by his wife Lady Mary Kerr, 3rd dau. of Schomberg Henry [Kerr], 9th Marquess of Lothian

children by second wife

1. Hon Richard Henry John Boyle, later 10th Earl of Shannon

1. Lady Georgina Susan Boyle (b. 7 Feb 1961)

2. Lady Caroline Mary Victoria Boyle (b. 12 Oct 1965), mar. 1990 Mark Nowell Waters, of Snowberry Cottage, Somerswey, Shalford, co. Surrey, only son of P N Waters, of Guildford, co. Surrey, and has issue

mar. (3)

1994 Almine de Villiers, dau. of Rocco Catorsia de Villiers, of Cape Town, South Africa

died

9 May 2013

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Richard Henry John [Boyle], 10th Earl of Shannon

born

19 Jan 1960

 

The heir presumptive to the Earldom of Shannon is Robert Francis Boyle, a great-grandson of the 5th Earl of Shannon and a second cousin once removed of the present Earl.

 

 Last updated 11 Jun 2018

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Titles:

10th Earl of Shannon

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Apr 1756)

10th Viscount Boyle, of Bandon in the County of Cork

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Apr 1756)

10th Baron Castle Martyr

(Ireland, let. pat. 17 Apr 1756)

9th Baron Carleton, of Carleton in the County of York

(Great Britain, let. pat. 21 Aug 1786)

 

Address:

Pimm's Cottage, Man's Hill, Burghfield Common, Berkshire RG7 3BD

Tel:  01189 832399

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