Roger, known to his family as "Hodge," was the eldest son of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork. He was sent to England to attend school in Deptford, and died there. His father erected an elaborate monument for his son and for his brother-in-law Edward Fenton.
Inscription: Roger Boyle, eldest son of Richard, Earl of Cork, born in Ireland, died in Kent, his father's native land, where he was being educated. He was a boy of singularly brilliant parts, and he paid for the precocity of his intellect by an early death. Thus he lost the succession to a rich patrimony upon earth and obtained an inheritance in heaven. (Translation from Latin.)