Boyle, John (1707-1762), son of the Charles last mentioned. Earl of Cork and Orrery. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, but his poor health precluded him from adopting an active life, and he devoted himself to literature, without, however, producing work of any high order of merit. He was a friend of Pope and Swift, and published The Letters of Pliny the Younger, a Life of Swift, and The Memoirs of Robert Carey, Earl of Monmouth. There was a posthumous edition of his Letters from Italy.