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Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork

Detail of Speed's map of Dublin, 1610.
"23" is Dublin Castle.
Cork House would be about where the "15" is, just outside Dublin Castle.

Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (see here),
"The great Earl of Cork", born 1566,
mar 1stly, 1595, to Joan Apsley [born 1578],
Joan died 1599,
he built Cork House, Cork Hill, Dame St, Dublin, 1600,
mar 2ndly, 1603, to Catherine Fenton [descendant of Edward III, see descent by Ed Mann, see descent by George Larson],
Catherine died 1630,
massive monument to her dated 1631 in St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin,
Lord Treasurer of Ireland 1631-43,
he died 1643,
bur St Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal, Co.Cork, massive monument to him there,
portrait in [NGI],
had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Alice Boyle,
    mar David Barry, 1st Earl of Barrymore [descendant of William de Barry and of Edward I],
    had issue:

    1. Ellen Barry, mar Sir Arthur Denny, Knt. and had issue.

    2. Catherine Barry, mar Edward Denny and had issue.

  2. Joan Boyle,
    mar George Fitzgerald, 16th Earl of Kildare and had issue.

  3. Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery (also here), had issue:

    1. Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery (also here), had issue:

      1. Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (also here), born 1674,
        patron of the sciences,
        the "orrery" (a mechanical model of the solar system) is named after him,
        died 1731, had issue:

        1. John Boyle, 5th Earl of Orrery and 5th Earl of Cork (also here),
          succ as 5th Earl of Orrery 1731,
          see his letters 1735,
          succ as 5th Earl of Cork 1753,
          died 1762.

  4. Robert Boyle,
    the father of chemistry (and indeed of experimental science),
    born 1627, Lismore Castle, Co.Waterford,
    devised "Boyle's Law",
    pioneer of the idea that diseases may have natural causes (since the New Testament and before, theology held that disease was caused by sin, or by demons or witches),
    died 1691, London, age 64 yrs,
    bur St Martin in the Fields, London,
    graveyard cleared in 19th century, grave lost.

Tomb of 1st Earl of Cork, St Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal.
Photo 2009. From Geograph.
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Thought to be David Barry, 1st Earl of Barrymore, 1636 (though apparently there is some doubt).

Robert Boyle.
From here.

Boyle monument, St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

In the SW corner. (In the SW door on the left.) Where the shop is now located.
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Boyle monument, St.Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Photo 2012. See larger and full size.
From James A. FitzSimmons. Used with permission.
See notice beside it.

Partial view of upper level.
Photo 2006. From here. Used with permission.

Detail of upper level.
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Photo 2006 by Lyn Gateley. From here. See terms of use.

Detail of lower level.
Photo 2006. From here. Used with permission.

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