About Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount
Murragh Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington (c.1645–1718) was an Irish peer and member of the House of Lords.
Murrough (or Murragh) Boyle was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of The Most Reverend Michael Boyle, Archbishop Bishop of Armagh. He married twice; firstly Mary Parker, daughter of Dr. John Parker, Archbishop of Dublin and secondly Lady Mary or Ann Coote, daughter of Charles Coote, 2nd Earl of Montrath. By his first wife he had a daughter Mary and by his second a son and heir, Charles and two daughters Amelia and Anne.
Murrough was author of a tragedy, entitled "The Lost Princess". Baker, a contemporary dramatic critic, characterised this production as "truly contemptible", and added that the "genius and abilities of the writer did no credit to the name of Boyle". (1)
On his death in Dublin on April 26, 1718 he was buried at St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. His title was inherited by his son Charles Boyle, 2nd Viscount Blesington
- Burke's (below) says his mother was Margaret; Wikipedia & the peerage.com have Mary, the 2nd wife.
- A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 5. By Horace Walpole, Thomas Park. Page 262.
- A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke. Page 70. "BOYLE-VISCOUNTS BLESINTON."