Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon

Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon

Infobox Person
name = Field Marshal The Viscount Shannon

image_size = 200px
caption =a faithful photographic reproduction of an original two-dimensional work of art
birth_date = 1675
birth_place = Westminster, Middlesex
death_date = 1740
death_place =
education =
occupation =
spouse = Mary Sackville
parents =
children =

Field Marshal Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon PC (1675 – December 20, 1740) was a British military officer and statesman.

Born in Westminster, Middlesex, Boyle inherited the title of Viscount Shannon from his paternal grandfather, Francis Boyle, 1st Viscount Shannon, in 1699. On July 7, 1702, he married Mary Sackville, who died twelve years later, bearing no children. He entered the House of Commons in 1708 as Member of Parliament (MP) for Arundel, then he served successively as MP for Hythe and East Grinstead. In January 1720, Boyle remarried, this time to Grace Senhouse, and they had one child, Grace Boyle. That same year, Boyle was constituted the Commander in Chief of the Irish military forces by King George II, and in 1721, he was appointed to the Privy Council. In 1739, he received a promotion to the rank of field marshal; however, he died a year after receiving it.


* [ Boyle Family Genealogical Entry]
* [ List of British Field Marshals]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Viscount Shannon — Viscount Shannon, in the County of Limerick, was a title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created in 1660 for the Hon. Francis Boyle, fourth son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. He was succeeded by his son, the second Viscount. He was a Field …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Boyle — may refer to:*Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork *Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington and 2nd earl of Cork *Richard Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork *Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th earl of Cork * Richard Boyle (footballer), footballer who… …   Wikipedia

  • Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork — The 1st Earl of Cork. Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (13 October 1566 – 15 September 1643), also known as the Great Earl of Cork, was Lord Treasurer of the Kingdom of Ireland. Boyle was an important figure in the continuing English colonization… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington — The Earl of Burlington (centre) with Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston upon Hull (left) and John Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton (right). Charles Boyle, 3rd Earl of Cork and 2nd Earl of Burlington, 4th Baron Clifford, PC (died 9… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Sackville, 2nd Duke of Dorset — The Duke of Dorset Personal information Full name Charles Sackville, 2nd Duke of Dorset Born 6 February 1711 England Died 5 January 1769 London, England Batting style unknown hand Bowling style underarm Role occasion …   Wikipedia

  • Earl of Shannon — is a title in the Peerage of Ireland, created in 1756 for the prominent Irish politician Henry Boyle, who served as Speaker of the Irish House of Commons and as Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer. Overview of holdersThe first holder was made… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon — Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon, PC (I) (1682 ndash; 28 December 1764), was a prominent Irish politician.Boyle was the second son of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Boyle, second son of Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery. His mother was Lady Mary O Brien …   Wikipedia

  • Бойл, Ричард (фельдмаршал) — В Википедии есть статьи о других людях с такой фамилией, см. Бойл. Ричард Бойл, 2 й виконт Шэннон Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon Фельдмаршал Ричард Бойл …   Википедия

  • December 20 — << December 2011 >> Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 …   Wikipedia

  • 1740 — Year 1740 (MDCCXL) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 11 day slower Julian calendar). Events of PAGENAME January June * February 20 The… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.