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Mary Boleyn

Also Known As: "Mary Boylin"
Birthplace: Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 19, 1543 (39-48)
Hungerford, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Hever, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire. and Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire
Wife of Sir William Carey, Kt. and Sir William Stafford, Kt., of Grafton
Partner of Henry VIII, King of England
Mother of Catherine Carey, Chief Lady of the Bedchamber; Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon; John Carey; George Carey; Robert Carey and 2 others
Sister of Anne Boleyn; Thomas Boleyn, the Younger; Henry Boleyn and Sir George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford

Daughter Catherine's Father: Believed to be King Henry VIII's child
Managed by: Anne Brannen
Last Updated:

About Mary Boleyn


"Mary Boleyn (c. 1499/1500 – 19 July 1543) was the sister of English queen consort Anne Boleyn and a member of the Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Some historians claim she was Anne's younger sister, but her children believed Mary was the elder, as do most historians today.

Mary was one of the mistresses of Henry VIII, from a period of roughly 1521 to 1526. It has been rumored that she bore two of the king's children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them as he had done with Henry FitzRoy, his son by Bessie Blount. Mary was also rumored to have been a mistress of Henry VIII's rival, King Francis I of France, for some period between 1515 and 1519.[1] She was the maternal aunt of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Mary Boleyn was married twice: in 1520 to William Carey, and secretly in 1534, the year after sister Anne married the king, to William Stafford, a soldier of good family but few prospects. This secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary's banishment from the royal court; she spent the remainder of her life in obscurity. dying seven years after sister Anne's execution."


A short summary from Wikipedia:

Mary Boleyn

Spouse(s) :

Sir William Carey, Aldenham

William Stafford, of Chebsey


Catherine Knollys, Lady Knollys

Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon

Anne Stafford

Edward Stafford

Noble family: Boleyn

Father: Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire

Mother: Lady Elizabeth Howard

Born: c. 1499/1500

Blickling Hall, Norfolk

Died: 19 July 1543 (aged 43-44)
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Citations / Sources:

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Mary Boleyn's Timeline

Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
May 19, 1524
Chilton Folist, Wiltshire, England (United Kingdom)
March 4, 1525
Hengrave, Suffolk, England (United Kingdom)

Thought to be the bastard son of Henry VIII Tudor, King of England, who was married to her sister Anne Boleyn.

Hengrave, Suffolk, England
Hengrave, Suffolk, England
June 22, 1528
Age 33
Bristol, Bristol, England (United Kingdom)