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Richard Bernard Boyle, 7th Earl of Shannon, was born 13 November 1897 to Richard Henry Boyle, 6th Earl of Shannon (1860-1906) and Nellie Thompson (-1910) and died 13 April 1917 at the Battle of Arras (1917) of killed in action. Notable ancestors include William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329), Willem van Oranje (1533-1584). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, England, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Israel, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belarus, Italy, Denmark, Scotland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Bohemia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Barbados, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, the United States.

He died unmarried, and his titles were inherited by his younger brother.



Namesakes of Richard Bernard Boyle, 7th Earl of Shannon (1897-1917)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (1694-1753)Yorkshire, England, United KingdomLondesborough, United KingdomCharles Boyle, 2nd Earl of Burlington (bef1674-1704)Juliana Noel (1672-1750)Dorothy Savile (1699-1758)
Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Shannon (1728-1807)Henry Boyle, 1st Earl of Shannon (1682-1764)Henrietta Boyle (1701-1746)Catharine Ponsonby (1746-1827)
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington (1612-1698)Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (1566-1643)Catherine Fenton (-1630)Elizabeth Clifford (1613-1698)
Richard Boyle, 4th Earl of Shannon (1809-1868)Henry Boyle, 3rd Earl of Shannon (1771-1842)Sarah Hyde (-1820)Emily Henrietta Seymour (-1887)
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork (1566-1643)Canterbury, Kent, England, United KingdomYoughal, County Cork, IrelandRoger Boyle (-1576)Joan Naylor (1529-1586)Joan Apsley (1578-1599)+Catherine Fenton (-1629)
Richard Bernard Boyle, 7th Earl of Shannon (1897-1917)Arras, FranceRichard Henry Boyle, 6th Earl of Shannon (1860-1906)Nellie Thompson (-1910)
Richard Cavendish Boyle (1812-1886)Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork (1767-1856)Isabella Henrietta Poyntz (-1843)Eleanor Vere Gordon (1825-1916)
Richard Edmund St. Lawrence Boyle, 9th Earl of Cork (1829-1904)Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland40 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, England, United KingdomCharles Boyle (1800-1834)Catherine St. Lawrence (c1808-1879)Emily Charlotte de Burgh (1828-1912)
Richard Henry Boyle, 6th Earl of Shannon (1860-1906)Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon (1833-1890)Blanche Emma Lascelles (1837-1863)Nellie Thompson (-1910)



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • SHANNON.—In loving memory of 2nd Lieut. Richard B. Boyle, 7th Earl of Shannon, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action, April 13th, at Arras, France, aged 19 years. Inserted by his cousins, Rose and Cpl. J. Foster Webb, Highgate Hill.
The Brisbane Courier, 7 July 1917, page 4