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Thursday, May 16, 2013

9th Earl of Shannon 1924-2013

_. The Earl of Shannon, who died at his home in Berkshire, 9 May, 2013, aged 88, was the 9th Earl in the Peerage of Ireland (created 1756), Viscount Boyle and Baron Castle Martyr, and was Baron Carleton in the Peerage of Gt Britain. He was the former husband of the TV announcer and actress Katie Boyle. Richard Bentinck Boyle was born 23 Oct, 1924, son of the 8th Earl of Shannon (1900-63), by his wife the former Marjorie Walker (d 1981), and succeeded to the family honours, 29 Dec, 1963. He married firstly, 1947 (div 1955) Donna Catherine Irene Helen (Katie Boyle), daughter of the Marchese Demetrio Imperiali di Francavilla; secondly, 1957 (div 1979), Susan Margaret Hogg (descended from the Marquesses of Lothian); and married 3rdly, 1994, Almine, dau of Rocco Catorsia de Villiers, of Cape Town, and had issue from the second marriage, one son and two daughters. He is succeeded in the peerages byb his only son, Richard Henry John, styled Viscount Boyle, who was born 19 January, 1960. The funeral is the be held at The Minster, Croydon, 21 May. -=-

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