Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington

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Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount

Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Death: April 26, 1718 (69-77)
Place of Burial: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Most Rev. Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Armagh and Mary (O'Brien) Boyle
Husband of Mary Parker and Anne Coote
Father of Charles Boyle, 2nd Viscount Blesington; Anne Boyle and Alicia Butler, Viscountess Ikerrin
Brother of Eleanor Hill and Honora Boyle
Half brother of Elizabeth Muschamp; Mary Synge and Martha Davys

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About Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington

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 have Mary, the 2nd wife.


  1. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland ..., Volume 5.  By Horace Walpole, Thomas Park. Page 262.
  2. A Genealogical History of the Dormant: Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct ... By Sir Bernard Burke. Page 70. "BOYLE-VISCOUNTS BLESINTON."
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Murrough Boyle, 1st Viscount Blesington's Timeline

Cork, Ireland
April 26, 1718
Age 73
April 1718
Age 73
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
October 14, 1967
Age 73