John Boyle (1563?–1620) was an English Protestant bishop in Ireland.
He was born in Kent about 1563, the son of Roger Boyle and Joan Naylor, and the elder brother of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. John Boyle obtained the degree of D.D. at Oxford, and became Rector of Elstree sometime between 1598-1611. 
He was collated prebendary of Lichfield on 5 February 1611. Through the interest and pecuniary assistance of his brother the Earl of Cork, and other relatives, he was, in 1617 appointed Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, the consecration taking place in 1618.
He died at Cork on 10 July 1620, and is laid to rest with his brother Richard in an impressive tomb in St Mary's Collegiate Church at Youghal. There is also a memorial to his parents in Preston church. 
He left a daughter, Barbara, who married firstly Sir John Browne of Hospital, County Limerick, who was killed in a duel, and secondly Colonel John FitzGerald. By her first husband, she had two children, Thomas and Elizabeth. Thomas died within issue. Elizabeth married her cousin Thomas Browne, younger son of Sir Valentine Browne, 1st Baronet.
Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, also known as the Great Earl of Cork, was an English politician who served as Lord Treasurer of the Kingdom of Ireland.
John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and 5th Earl of Orrery, FRS was a writer and a friend of Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Samuel Johnson.
John Moore (1646–1714) was Bishop of Norwich (1691–1707) and Bishop of Ely (1707–1714) and was a famous bibliophile whose vast collection of books forms the surviving "Royal Library" within Cambridge University Library.
Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, KG, known as Lord Burghley from 1598 to 1605, was an English politician, courtier and soldier.
Lord William Howard was an English nobleman and antiquary, sometimes known as "Belted or Bauld (bold) Will".
George FitzGerald, 16th Earl of Kildare was known as the "Fairy Earl", apparently for no other reason than that his portrait, which is extant, was painted on a small scale."
Events from the 1610s in England.
Events from the year 1585 in Ireland.
Nicholas Monck was a Bishop of Hereford and Provost of Eton College, both royal appointments made by King Charles II following the 1660 Restoration of the Monarchy which was largely effected by his elder brother George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–1670), KG. Nicholas Monck was "a great assistant in the Restoration to his brother".
Sir Anthony Browne QS (1509–1567), sometimes referred to as Antony Browne, was a British justice.
Ralph Bathurst, FRS was an English theologian and physician.
The post of Lord President of Munster was the most important office in the English government of the Irish province of Munster from its introduction in the Elizabethan era for a century, to 1672, a period including the Desmond Rebellions in Munster, the Nine Years' War, and the Irish Rebellion of 1641. The Lord President was subject to the chief governor, but had full authority within the province, extending to civil, criminal and church legal matters, the imposition of martial law, official appointments, and command of military forces. Some appointments to military governor of Munster were not accompanied by the status of President. The width of his powers led to frequent clashes with the longer established courts, and in 1622 he was warned sharply not to "intermeddle" with cases which were properly the business of those courts. He was assisted by a Council whose members included the Chief Justice of Munster, another justice and the Attorney General for the Province. By 1620 his council was permanently based in Limerick.
Michael Boyle, was Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.
Richard Boyle was an English bishop who became Archbishop of Tuam in the Church of Ireland. He was the second son of Michael Boyle, merchant in London, and his wife Jane, daughter and co-heiress of William Peacock. His younger brother was Michael Boyle, bishop of Waterford.
Michael Boyle, the younger was a Church of Ireland bishop who served as Archbishop of Dublin from 1663 to 1679 and Archbishop of Armagh from 1679 to his death. He also served as Lord Chancellor of Ireland, the last time a bishop was appointed to that office.
Sir Edward Harris (1575–1636) of Cornworthy in Devon, was an English-born judge and politician in seventeenth-century Ireland. He was Chief Justice of Munster in Ireland, and sat as Member of Parliament for Clonakilty 1613–15 in the Irish House of Commons of the Parliament of Ireland. He was the grandfather of the faith healer Valentine Greatrakes, and brother of the poet Lady Anne Southwell.
Catherine Fenton Boyle, Countess of Cork was an Irish aristocrat and wife of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork.
Sir Valentine Browne, 1st Baronet, of Molahiffe, owned a large estate in south-west Ireland and was a lawyer who served as sheriff of County Kerry.
Thomas D'Oylie or D'Oyly (c.1548-1603) was a leading English physician and Spanish scholar of the Elizabethan era.
Sir Charles Vavasour, 1st Baronet, of Killingthorpe was an English soldier who fought the insurgents in the Irish Rebellion of 1641 where he excelled at the Battle of Liscarroll in 1642 but was defeated in the Battle of Cloughleagh of the ensuing Irish Confederate Wars. After the cease-fire of September 1643 he was sent to England to fight the Parliamentarians in the First English Civil War but his regiment mutinied and he resigned his commission, dying soon after in Oxford.