Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick

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Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick Gender: F
Mary Boyle
born on 11 November 1624 Jul.Cal. (21 Nov 1624 greg.) at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Lismore, Ireland, 52n08, 7w55
Timezone LMT m7w55 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°06 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 06°46'

Countess of Warwick Mary Rich


Irish noblewoman and diarist well known for her great love for literature and writing, which included many of the current events in seventeenth-century Ireland as well as her own domestic issues (Occasional Meditations).

She was the seventh daughter of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, and his second wife, Catherine Fenton (only daughter of Sir Geoffrey Fenton and Alice Weston). Her father called her "my unruly daughter." After her mother's death in 1628, she was raised by relatives in Mallow before becoming a maid of honour to Queen Henrietta Maria. In 1641 she married Charles Rich, 4th Earl of Warwick , and they had two children who died young.

She died on 12 April 1678, aged 52.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • sibling relationship with Boyle, Robert (born 25 January 1627 Jul.Cal. (4 Feb 1627 greg.))


  • Relationship : Marriage 1641 (Charles Rich, 4th Earl of Warwick)
  • Death of Mate 24 August 1673 Jul.Cal. (3 Sep 1673 greg.) (Charles Rich)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 April 1678 Jul.Cal. (22 Apr 1678 greg.) (Age 52)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites father's journal quoted in The Lismore papers, Autobiographical notes, remembrances and diaries of Sir Richard Boyle, first and 'great' Earl of Cork, Vol 2, edited by Alexander B. Grosart (Brooklyn House, Blackburn, Lancs., 1856), p. 111: "My seaveneth daughter named Mary Boyle was borne at yoghall on St. Martyns day being the xjth daie of November 1624 and Thursdaie, about three of the clock, in thafternoon, the signe in Aries." St Martin's Day is observed on 11 November which was indeed a Thurday in the 1624 Julian calendar. Wikipedia gives 8 November 1625 in error.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Boyle family)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Diarist)