Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington
|Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington|
|Died||9 February 1704|
|Children||1 son, 3 daughters|
|Parent(s)||Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan
Hon. Charles Boyle was the eldest son of Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan and his first wife, Jane.
In 1690, he became Member of Parliament for Appleby and also Governor of County Cork that year. In 1694, resigned his seat when he inherited his father's titles of Viscount Dungarvan, Baron Clifford and Baron Clifford of Lanesborough. In 1695, he was admitted to the Privy Council of Ireland and appointed Lord High Treasurer of Ireland. In 1698, he inherited his grandfather's titles of Earl of Burlington and Earl of Cork and was appointed a Lord of the Bedchamber that year. In 1699, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire and admitted to the Privy Council of England in 1702. He died in 1704 and his titles passed to his eldest son, Richard.
Personal life and death
On 26 January 1688, at Ely House, Burlington married Juliana Noel (1672–1750), the only daughter and heiress of Hon. Henry Noel (himself the second son, by his third wife, of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden). They had five surviving children:
- Lady Elizabeth (1690–1755), married Sir Henry Bedingfeld, 3rd Baronet.
- Richard, styled Viscount Dungarven (1694–1753), later 4th Earl of Cork and 3rd Earl of Burlington.
- Lady Juliana (c.1697–1739), married Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin.
- Lady Jane (1699-1780), died unmarried
- Lady Henrietta (1701–1746), married her distant cousin Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon in 1726.
Boyle died on 9 February 1704.
- Wilson, Rachel, Elite Women in Ascendancy Ireland, 1690-1745: Imitation and Innovation (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, 2015). ISBN 978-1783270392