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Name: Richard Boyle Determine relationship to...
Birth: 3 OCT 1566 Father: Mother:
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Married: Catherine Fenton
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Alice Boyle 20 MAR 1607 23 MAR 1666
Death: 15 SEP 1643
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Remarks: An original paper still extant states that John and Robert Naylor, the uncles of Richard first Earl of Cork, followed him to Ireland. They were the brothers of Joan, the Earl's mother. The Earl of Cork gave his cousin, Margaret Naylor, in marriage to John Drew Esq, with an additional fortune and was a party to the settlement, as appears from a deed still extant. He died May 30th, 1672. Barry Drew, their son, the first of the Drewscourt family in the County Limerick, married Ruth Nettles of Tourin, daughter of John Nettles, Esq, by Mary, sister of the celebrated Valentine Greatrakes of
Affane Castle, in the same county. He possessed the extraordinary power of curing diseases by simply stroking the parts affected with his hands. Robert Boyle, the great Christian Philosopher, frequently bore witness to the fact. His own life, written by himself, and printed in 1666, is still extant, and seems to have been with truth and candour. His memory is still fresh in the County of Waterford (see an account of him by Granger). The Nettles family get possession of Tourin Castle on the forfeiture of the Lord Roche in 1641. Barry Drew's brother Francis Drew married Rebecca Pomeroy, daughter of Lieutenant Samuel Pomeroy, descendant of the Pomeroy family of Pomeroy Castle, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England.

(From Tom Magness)


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