Elizabeth Killigrew Viscountess of Shannon

Female16 May 1622–4 January 1680

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Killigrew Viscountess of Shannon was born on 16 May 1622, in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, her father, Sir Robert Killigrew, was 42 and her mother, Mary Woodhouse, was 37. She married Francis Boyle 1st Viscount Shannon on 24 October 1638, in Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 4 January 1680, at the age of 57, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Francis Boyle 1st Viscount Shannon
Elizabeth Killigrew Viscountess of Shannon
Marriage: 24 October 1638
Francis Boyle
Richard Boyle
Grizel Boyle
Charles Boyle
Elizabeth Boyle

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth Killigrewe Boyle, "Find A Grave Index"
  • wikipedia: Elizabeth Killigrew, Viscountess Shannon

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1638Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (3)


    Age 19

    Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.


    Age 27

    The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. A great part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster (Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers.


    Age 50

    Over 6,000 Irish boys and women sold as slaves since England gained control of Jamaica.

    Name Meaning

    Cornish: locative name from Killigrew in Saint Erme (Cornwall).

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    Short Biography of Eizabeth Killigrew

    At the funeral of Anne of Denmark in 1619, Lady Killigrew walked in procession with the ladies of the queen's privy chamber.[4] The Killigrews's circle of friends included; the poet John Donne, the p …

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