Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan

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Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan, 3rd Baron Clifford, FRS (bapt. 12 December 1639 – 12 October 1694), was a British peer and politician. He was a member of a famous Anglo-Irish aristocratic family.

Boyle was the son of Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Cork, and his wife, Elizabeth, suo jure 2nd Baroness Clifford, and was styled with the courtesy title of Viscount Dungarvan from birth. In 1663, he was called to the Irish House of Lords in that viscountcy and became a Fellow of the Royal Society the following year.

From 1670 to 1679, Lord Dungarvan was Member of Parliament for Tamworth in the British House of Commons, then for Yorkshire from 1679. In 1689, he was called to the British House of Lords in the barony of Clifford of Lanesborough, which had been created for his father in 1644.

On his mother's death in 1691, he inherited her barony of Clifford. As he predeceased his father in 1694, his titles passed to his eldest son, Charles.

Family[edit]

On 7 May 1661, Dungarvan had married Lady Jane Seymour (1637-1679), the third daughter of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset and his wife, Frances. They had five children:

After the death of his wife in 1679, Dungarven married Lady Arethusa Berkeley (1664-1743, daughter of George Berkeley, 1st Earl of Berkeley) in 1688 and they had one child:

  • Hon. Arethusa (1688-?), married James Vernon.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
John Swinfen
and John Ferrers
Member of Parliament for Tamworth
with John Swinfen

1670–1679
Succeeded by
John Swinfen
and Thomas Thynne
Preceded by
Conyers Darcy
and Sir Thomas Slingsby, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Yorkshire
with The Lord Fairfax of Cameron 1679–1685,
Sir John Kaye, Bt. from 1685

1679–1689
Succeeded by
Sir John Kaye, Bt.
and The Lord Fairfax of Cameron
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Richard Boyle
Viscount Dungarvan
(writ of acceleration)

1663–1694
Succeeded by
Charles Boyle
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Richard Boyle
Baron Clifford of Lanesborough
(writ of acceleration)

1689–1694
Succeeded by
Charles Boyle
Preceded by
Elizabeth Boyle
Baron Clifford
1691–1694