Charles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington

Charles Boyle, 3rd Earl of Cork and 2nd Earl of Burlington, 4th Baron Clifford, PC (died 9 February 1704) was an English peer, courtier and politician.

The Earl of Burlington
Lord High Treasurer of Ireland
In office
Preceded byThe 1st Earl of Burlington
Succeeded byThe Lord Carleton
Personal details
Died9 February 1704
Spouse(s)Juliana Noel
ChildrenElizabeth Boyle, Lady Bedingfeld
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington
Juliana Boyle, Countess of Ailesbury
Jane Boyle
Henrietta Boyle, Countess of Shannon
Parent(s)Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan
Lady Jane Seymour
OccupationAristocrat, politician

Early lifeEdit

Hon. Charles Boyle was the eldest son of Charles Boyle, 3rd Viscount Dungarvan and his first wife, Lady Jane Seymour.


In 1690, he became Member of Parliament for Appleby and also Governor of County Cork the following year. In 1694, he resigned his seat when he inherited his father's titles of Viscount Dungarvan, Baron Clifford and Baron Clifford of Lanesborough. In 1695, he was admitted to the Privy Council of Ireland and appointed Lord High Treasurer of Ireland. In 1698, he inherited his grandfather's titles of Earl of Burlington and Earl of Cork and was appointed a Lord of the Bedchamber that same year. In 1699, he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding of Yorkshire and in 1702 admitted to the Privy Council of England.

He died in 1704 and his titles passed to his eldest son, Richard.

Personal life and deathEdit

On 26 January 1688, at Ely House, Charles Boyle married Juliana Noel (1672–1750), the only daughter and heiress of Hon. Henry Noel (himself the second son of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden by his third wife, Hester Wotton).

They had five surviving children:[1]

The 2nd Earl of Burlington died on 9 February 1704. As Dowager Countess, his widow served as a Lady of the Bedchamber at the court of Queen Anne.[3]


  1. ^ Wilson, Rachel, Elite Women in Ascendancy Ireland, 1690–1745: Imitation and Innovation (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, 2015). ISBN 978-1783270392
  2. ^ UK and Ireland, Find a Grave Index, 1300s-Current
  3. ^ "Warrant Books: April 1713, 1-15 Pages 169-184 Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 27, 1713. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955". British History Online. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Appleby
With: William Cheyne
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Boyle
as Lord Treasurer of Ireland
Lord High Treasurer of Ireland
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of
the West Riding of Yorkshire

Succeeded by
Title last held by
The Marquess of Halifax
Custos Rotulorum of
the West Riding of Yorkshire

Preceded by Custos Rotulorum of
the North Riding of Yorkshire

Preceded by Vice-Admiral of Yorkshire
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by Earl of Cork
Succeeded by
Preceded by Viscount Dungarvan
Peerage of England
Preceded by Earl of Burlington
Succeeded by
Preceded by Baron Clifford
Baron Clifford of Lanesborough