Michael Boyle (c.1609 - 1702):
Lord Chancellor of Ireland and Archbishop, of Armagh
Michael Boyle, the eldest son of Richard Boyle, Archbishop of Tuam, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1640 he became Dean of Cloyne. In 1641 he was Chaplain-General to the English army in Munster, and later became Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. In 1661 he became Archbishop of Dublin, and in 1665 he was appointed Lord Chancellor. During this period he founded a town, Blessington, in County Wicklow. In 1679 he became Archbishop of Armagh.