'a tawny Moore' christened 1665
'Being Sunday my wifes Page the little Tawny Moore was Christened in the church by Mr Bland the minister my son Clifford & Sr Fra. Cobbe being god father and my daughter Anne being godmother'
Burlington Diary, Chatsworth House Archive, Lismore Misc MS, vol. 4,
19 November 1665.
The Earl, Richard Boyle (1612-1698) and his wife, Elizabeth Clifford Boyle (1613-1691) were regular visitors to Ireland in this period and it is likely her page accompanied her. The baptism occurred in Yorkshire.
In 2020, historian Dr. Ann-Maria Walsh recovered the page's name, Carloe and also that he was aged twelve in 1665.
Walsh, Ann-Maria, The daughters of the first Earl of Cork: writing family, faith, politics and place (Dublin & Chicago, 2020), p. 104.
With thanks to Irish historian Dr. Coleman Dennehy, author of The Irish parliament, 1613-89, editor of Law & Revolution in seventeenth-century Ireland and Restoration Ireland: always settling and never settled and co-editor with Robin Eagles of Henry Bennet, Earl of Arlington, and his World