BOLEYN FAMILY

Ralph BOLEYN

Died: 1402

Married: ?

Children:

1. John BOLEYN of Salle & Norfolk


John BOLEYN of Salle & Norfolk

Father: Ralph BOLEYN

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Thomas BOLEYN of Salle


Thomas BOLEYN of Salle

Died: 1411

Father: John BOLEYN of Salle & Norfolk

Mother: ?

Married: Anne BRACTON

Children:

1. Geoffrey BOLEYN of Salle

2. Bennid BOLEYN (d. 1436)


Geoffrey BOLEYN of Salle

Died: 1440

Father: Thomas BOLEYN of Salle

Mother: ?

Married: Alice ?

Children:

1. Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

2. Simon BOLEYN (Chaplain of Salle)

3. Cecily BOLEYN (b. 1408 - d. 1458)

4. Isabel BOLEYN


Isabel BOLEYN

Born: ABT 1410

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN of Salle

Mother: Alice ?

Married: Henry AUCHER (d. AFT 1440) (son of Henry Aucher of Otterden and Joan (Mary) St. Leger)

Children:

1. John AUCHER (m. Margaret Church)


Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Died: 1471

Buried: Norwich Cathedral

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN of Salle

Mother: Alice ?

Married: Anne HOO (b. 1425 - d. 1484) (dau. of Thomas, 1 Baron Hoo and Hastings, and Elizabeth Wychingham)

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Alice) BOLEYN

2. Isabella BOLEYN

3. Alice BOLEYN

4. Anne BOLEYN

5. Thomas BOLEYN (b. 1445 - d. 1471)

6. William BOLEYN (Sir)

7. Cecily BOLEYN (b. 1452)


Elizabeth (Alice) BOLEYN

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Anne HOO

Married: John FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Knight) ABT 1488

Children:

1. Adrian FORTESCUE of Salden (Sir Knight)

2. Mary FORTESCUE

3. John FORTESCUE of Ponsbourne

4. Anne FORTESCUE (b. ABT 1490)

5. Elizabeth FORTESCUE (b. ABT 1491)

6. Richard FORTESCUE of Hollacomb (b. ABT 1492)


Isabella BOLEYN

Died: 1485

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Anne HOO

Married: William CHENEY (Esq.) BEF 1484

Children:

1. Francis CHENEY (Gov. Queensborough Castle)


Alice BOLEYN

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Anne HOO

Married: John CLERE of Ormesby


Anne BOLEYN

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Anne HOO

Married: Henry HEYDON of Baconsthorpe (Sir Knight) ABT 1461

Children:

1. Bridget HEYDON

2. Dorothy HEYDON (B. Cobham)

3. Amy HEYDON

4. John HEYDON of Baconsthorpe (Sir Knight)

5. Henry HEYDON (Esq.)

6. William HEYDON

7. Elizabeth HEYDON

8. Anne HEYDON


William BOLEYN (Sir)

Born: 1451

Acceded: Blickling, Norfolk, England

Died: 10 Oct 1505

Father: Geoffrey BOLEYN (Lord Mayor of London)

Mother: Anne HOO

Married: Margaret BUTLER ABT 1465

Children:

1. Thomas BOLEYN (1 E. Wiltshire)

2. Margaret BOLEYN

3. Alice BOLEYN

4. William BOLEYN (Sir)

5. John BOLEYN (b. 1481-84)

6. Anthony BOLEYN (b. 1483)

7. Jane BOLEYN

8. Anne BOLEYN

9. Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

10. James BOLEYN (Sir)


Margaret BOLEYN

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: John SACKVILLE (Esq.)

Children:

1. Anne SACKVILLE

2. Richard "Fill Sack" SACKVILLE (Sir Knight)

3. Christopher SACKVILLE

4. Isabel SACKVILLE (b. ABT 1518)

5. Mary SACKVILLE

6. John SACKVILLE


Alice BOLEYN

Born: 1487

Died: 1 Nov 1538

Notes: in 1520 she was at the Field of Cloth of Gold. Around 1528, Thomas Cromwell defended her in an action for debt. In 1533, Princess Elizabeth was given a household at Hatfield with her half sister Mary as a lady in waiting. Lady Clare, who was Anne Boleyn’s aunt, was made governess to the Lady Mary, as the King’s out-of-favor elder daughter was then known. She is reputed to have befriended Mary. Her sister, Anne, was in charge of the joint household.

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Robert CLERE (Sir) (b. ABT 1453 - d. 1529) 1506

Children:

1. Thomas CLERE (Sir) (d. 1544)

2. John CLERE (Sir) (b. 1511 - d. 1557)

3. Richard CLERE

4. Son CLERE

5. Son CLERE


William BOLEYN (Sir)

Born: 1491

Died: 1571

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER


Jane BOLEYN

Born: 1485

Died: AFT 1543

Notes: in mid-Oct 1521, when Mary Tudor was five years old, Lady Calthorpe replaced Lady Bryan as her governess and Sir Phillip was put in charge of the household at joint wages of 40 per annum. In 1525, when Mary set up her household at Ludlow as Princess of Wales, Calthorpe was her vice-chamberlain and his wife was one of her gentlewomen. She sent Mary a New Year’s gift in 1542/3.

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Phillip CALTHORPE (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. Elizabeth CALTHORPE


Anne BOLEYN

Born: 18 Nov 1476, Blickling, Norfolk, England

Notes: with her husband Sir John she was appointed as governess to the Princess Elizabeth and custodian of the Lady Mary Tudor. By Feb 1534 Mary Tudor was in the care of Anne Shelton, because in a letter dated at that time by Chapuys the Ambassador from the Holy Roman Emperor, he says that Mary is nearly destitute of clothes and other necessities and that she was not allowed to attend Mass. He states that she is kept close at hand and nothing is done without the leave of the sister of Anne Boleyn's father. He notes that at this time the Duke of Norfolk and Lord Rochford reproach Lady Shelton with behaving with too much respect and kindness and that Mary ought to be treated as a bastard, Evidently Anne Shelton had enough pluck to disagree for according to Chapuys, she replied that even Mary were only the bastard of a poor gentleman, she deserved honor and good treatment for her goodness and virtues. In Mar or Apr of 1534 the household with Princess Elizabeth were moved to Hatfield and due to Mary's refusal to yield precedence to her sister she was forcibly placed in a litter and carried. In an Apr 1534 letter, Chapuys notes that the King and Anne Boleyn had come to pay a visit to Elizabeth and Mary was compelled to remain in her chambers. By this time, Anne Shelton may have lost patience with Mary's refusal to renounce her title and recognize his marriage to Anne Boleyn, for according to Chapuys she told Mary that if she were in the King's place she would kick her out of the house of disobedience. By Oct 1534 the King was dallying with a new mistress and it improved his treatment of Mary for he commanded that she should be well treated and was visited by most of the Court gentleman and ladies. In early 1535, Mary had fallen ill due to the stress of her situation. Lady Shelton sent for an apothecary. Unfortunately, the pills he provided made matters worse and for some time afterward, Lady Shelton feared she would be accused of trying to poison her charge. Chapuys attempted to influence her treatment by sending gifts and complimentary messages to Lady Shelton. He also intimated to her that if Mary were to die while in her charge, her own life would be in danger. Dr. Butts told Lady Shelton that there were rumors in London that she was poisoning Mary. Apparently concerned about that, Lady Shelton was very upset and went about in tears. Mary recovered. There is a letter in the Vienna archives from Anne Boleyn to Anne Shelton, written ABT 1536, in which she expresses contempt and anger at the stubborn behavior of Mary. In Jan 1536, Lady Shelton was the one who told Mary that her mother, Catalina of Aragon, was dead. Some sources say she showed little sympathy in doing so. After Catalina's death, Queen Anne sent orders to Lady Shelton that she should no longer try to pressure Mary into submitting to the King. In May 1536 disaster occurred when Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn and others were executed for treason. Mary and Elizabeth remained in the Sheltons' care until at least fall of 1536 for in a letter from Lady Margaret Bryan who was Elizabeth's governess who complains that John Shelton had Elizabeth dine in a stately manner every day. In 1548 Anne presented to the church at All Saints, Norwich (Blomefield). In 1552 she presented to the church at Surlingham. In 1554 she presented to the church at Thirsford as its patron. In 1556 she was granted Berking Manor in Rollesby co Norfolk for life free from rent 4 Dec 1556 a writ was issued to the "King's and Queen's servant Anne Shelton" to have the Queen's gift of an annuity of 6, 13 s, 4d and grant of the manor of Rollesby co Norfolk which was previously the property of Mary, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset, (Patent Rolls Mary and Philip iii p 526). Her will was proved in 8 Jan 1556/7 in Norwich where she was listed as Lady Anne Shelton, Norwich, widow (NRS). She asked to be buried in the chancel at Carrow and mentions her daughters Amy, Elizabeth, Gabriell, sons Sir John Shelton, Ralph Shelton and Thomas Shelton, daughter Margaret Woodhouse. Her sons were named executors and her son Sir John Shelton and brother Sir Geoffrey Boleyn were supervisors and each to have a gold ring with a death’s head. 

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: John SHELTON (Sir Knight)

Children:

1. John SHELTON (Sir)

2. Ralph SHELTON of Depeham (Sir)

3. Elizabeth SHELTON

4. Anne SHELTON

5. Gabriella SHELTON

6. Emma SHELTON

7. Mary SHELTON

8. Thomas SHELTON

9. Margaret SHELTON

10. Amy SHELTON


Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

Born: 1496

Died: BEF 1536

Notes: as Lady Boleyn, Anne Tempest was at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 and in 1536 was one of Queen Anne’s jailers in the Tower, charged to spy on her and report every word she said to the authorities.

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Anne TEMPEST (b. 1497 - d. AFT 1536) (dau. of Sir John Tempest of Great Houghton) ABT 1515

Children:

1. Mary BOLEYN

2. Ursula BOLEYN

3. Elizabeth BOLEYN

4. Amy BOLEYN

5. Anne BOLEYN


Mary BOLEYN

Born: 1516

Father: Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Anne TEMPEST

Married: James BRAMPTON ABT 1541


Ursula BOLEYN

Born: 1518

Father: Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Anne TEMPEST

Married: William PYGGE ABT 1543


Elizabeth BOLEYN

Born: 1520

Father: Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Anne TEMPEST

Married: Thomas PAYNE 1545


Amy BOLEYN

Born: 1522

Father: Edward BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Anne TEMPEST

Married 1: Edward WHINBOROUGH ABT 1546

Married 2: Nicholas SHADWELL ABT 1550


James BOLEYN (Sir)

Born: 1493

Died: 5 Dec 1561

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Elizabeth WOOD


Thomas BOLEYN (1 E. Wiltshire)

Born: ABT 1470/1477

Died: 12 Mar 1538/ 13 Mar 1539, Hever, Kent, England

Buried: Hever, Kent, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: William BOLEYN (Sir)

Mother: Margaret BUTLER

Married: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Wiltshire) BEF 1506

Children:

1. Mary BOLEYN

2. George BOLEYN (2 V. Rochford)

3. Anne BOLEYN (M. Pembroke/Queen of England)


Mary BOLEYN

Born: ABT 1500 / 1504 / BEF 1515

Died: 19/30 Jul 1543

Notes: See her Biography.

Father: Thomas BOLEYN (1 E. Wiltshire)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Wiltshire)

Married 1: William CAREY (Gentleman of the Privy) 31 Jan 1520/1

Children:

1. Henry CAREY (1 Baron Hunsdon)

2. Catherine CAREY (Chief Lady of Bedchamber)

Married 2: William STAFFORD of Grafton (Sir) ABT 1533

Children:

3. Son STAFFORD (b. 1535 - d. 1545)


George BOLEYN (2 V. Rochford)

Born: ABT

Acceded: 1529

Died: 17 May 1536

Buried: St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Thomas BOLEYN (1 E. Wiltshire)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Wiltshire)

Marrried: Jane PARKER (V. Rochford) 1526


Anne BOLEYN (M. Pembroke/Queen of England)

Born: ABT 1501 / 1507, Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England

Acceded: 1 Sep 1532

Died: 19 May 1536, Tower of London, London, Middlesex, England

Buried: Chapel Royal, Tower of London, England

Notes: See her Page.

Father: Thomas BOLEYN (1 E. Wiltshire)

Mother: Elizabeth HOWARD (C. Wiltshire)

Married: HENRY VIII TUDOR (King of England) Jan or Mar 1533, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England ANNULMENT 1536

Children:

1. ELIZABETH I TUDOR (Queen of England)

2. Henry TUDOR (D. Cornwall) (b. Jul 1534)

3. Son TUDOR (b. 29 Jan 1536)


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