||Charles Boyle KT was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery was born on 28 July 1674 at Little Chelsea, London, England.1 He was the son of Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery and Mary Sackville.3 He was baptised on 1 August 1674 at St. Mary's Church, Kensington, London, England.1 He married Lady Elizabeth Cecil, daughter of John Cecil, 5th Earl of Exeter and Lady Anne Cavendish, on 30 March 1706 at Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England.4 He died on 28 August 1731 at age 57 at Downing Street, London, England.1 He was buried on 11 September 1731 at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.1
He was educated at St. Paul's School, London, England.1 He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, on 5 June 1690.1 He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1694 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Charleville [Ireland] between 1695 and 1699.1 He was Receiver General in the Alienation Office on 18 October 1699.1 George Graham named his invention after the Earl, the astronomical instrument or 'orrery.5' He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Tory) for Huntingdon Borough between 1701 and 1705.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Lord Boyle, Baron of Broghill [I., 1628] on 24 August 1703.1 He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Orrery [I., 1660] on 24 August 1703.1 He was Colonel of the Regiment of Foot between 1704 and 1710.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Thistle (K.T.) on 30 October 1705.1 He was invested as a Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.) on 3 April 1706.1 He fought in the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709.1 He gained the rank of Brigadier-General on 1 January 1708/9.1 He gained the rank of Major-General on 17 August 1710.1 He was Colonel of the North British Fusiliers (21st Foot) between 8 December 1710 and July 1716.1 He held the office of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Flanders in January 1710/11, where he took part in the Treay of Utrecht.1 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 9 February 1710/11.1 He was created 1st Baron Boyle of Marston, co. Somerset [Great Britain] on 5 September 1711.1 He was a Lord of the Bedchamber between 1714 and 1716.1 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset from 1714 to 1715.1 From 28 September 1722 to 14 March 1722/23 he was imprisoned in the Tower of London on suspicion of being involved in the Layer's plot, however was was discharged.
Child of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery and Lady Elizabeth Cecil
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