Boyle, Richard, 1st Earl of Burlington (1612 -1697)
Richard Boyle was the second but eldest surviving son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, and his second wife Catherine daughter of Sir Jeffrey Fenton. In 1624 he was knighted at Yougall by Lord Falkland, Lord Deputy of Ireland. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Henry Clifford, Earl of Cumberland, and was created Lord Clifford of Lansborough in Yorkshire by Charles I, and Earl of Burlington by Charles II in 1674. He had two sons and five daughters. Charles the elder son died in his father’s lifetime, while the younger, Richard, was killed in the Dutch wars unmarried. His grandson, another Charles succeeded to the earldom.