BOYLE, Richard, 2nd Visct. Shannon [I] (c.1675-1740), of Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, Surr.
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b. c.1675, 1st s. of Richard Boyle (s. of Francis Boyle, 1st Visct. Shannon [I]) by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Ponsonby of Bessborough, Kilkenny. m. (1) aft. Aug. 1703, Mary (d. 26 June 1714) illegit. da. of Charles Sackville, M.P., 6th Earl of Dorset, wid. of his cos. Lionel Boyle, M.P., 3rd Earl of Orrery [I], s.p.; (2) Jan. 1721, Grace, da. and h. of John Senhouse of Netherhall, Cumb., 1da. suc. gd.-fa. as 2nd Visct. Apr. 1699.
Cornet 1693; at battle of Landen 19/29 July 1693; guidon and maj. 2 tp. Horse Gds. 1696; col. of Marines 1702; brig.-gen. 1704; maj.-gen. 1707; lt.-gen. and dep.-gov. Dover castle 1709; col. 25 Ft. 1715-21; lt.-gen. staff Ireland 1716; c.-in-c. [I] 1720-d.; col. 6 Drags. 1721-7; one of lds. justices of Ireland 1722, 1723, 1734; col. 4 tp. Life Gds. 1727-d.; gen. 22 Aug. 1735; gov. Portsmouth 1737-d.; f.m. 2 July 1739; gov. Sheerness.
Lord Shannon, the head of an influential Irish family, was returned for East Grinstead by his kinsman, the Duke of Dorset, voting for the Government in all recorded divisions, except that on the septennial bill, when he was absent.
He died 20 Dec. 1740 aged 65.1
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: J. B. Lawson
- 1. M.I. at Walton-on-Thames.