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2 Joan Boyle, Mother of the First Earl of Cork
3 Joan Boyle, First wife of the First Earl of Cork
Lady Joan Boyle, Daughter of the First Earl of Cork
Lady Joan Boyle (June 14, 1611 - March 11, 1656/ 7) was the fourth daughter and fifth child of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork and his second wife Catherine Fenton.
She had three children:
She married Roger Boyle of Faversham, Kent, England, when she was 35 and he was 41 (quite a late marriage and thus perhaps particularly notable for its productivity in terms of issue) on October 6, 1565 in Canterbury.
Note that the date of John Boyle's birth appears to possibly precede his mother's marriage, which, considering his title, would potentially be historically interesting.
Her third child, Hugh Boyle was born in about 1568 in Canterbury, Kent, England
Her first daughter and fourth child, Elizabeth Boyle was born in about 1570 in Canterbury, Kent, England
Her second daughter and fifth child (Lady?) Mary Boyle was born in about 1572, when Joan was 43, in Canterbury, Kent, England
Joan died at the age of 56 and was buried in the upper end of the chancel of the Parish Church ofPreston near Faversham, Kent, England.
She was born in about 1578 in Limerick.
This marriage brought her husband an estate of £500 a year, which he continued to receive until at least 1632.
Unlike many of his other close relatives whom he took great care to commemorate, Richard took no trouble to have his first wife commemorated after her death, leading to the conviction among some that his (in every sense) monumental commemorative endeavours were were entirely practical (in terms of securing his personal objectives) rather than sentimental (Joan's connections being of no direct use to him after her passing).
His strongest commemoration of Joan might be in the name he gave his fourth daughter (see above) but this may of course have been given in memory of his mother (also above).