John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork
The only son of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Cecil (1687–1708), daughter of John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter. He was born at Westminster and attended Christ Church, Oxford. He published a translation of the letters of Pliny the Younger in 1751, and Remarks on the Life and Writings of Jonathan Swift in the same year, and the Memoirs of Robert Carey, 1st Earl of Monmouth. His Letters from Italy was published in 1774 by J. Duncombe.
Boyle married first to Henrietta Douglas, who had issue including:
- Elizabeth, who married Sir Thomas Worsley, 6th Baronet, and one of their children was Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Baronet.
He married secondly to Margaret Hamilton, who had issue including:
- Hamilton who died in 1764,
- Lucy Boyle, who married George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington and had issue.
- John Boyle, Fifth Earl of Orrery, Fifth Earl of Cork at the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive (ECPA)
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