Person:Mary Boleyn (1)

Mary Boleyn
d.19 JUN 1543
  1. Anne Boleynbet 1501 and 1507 - 1536
  2. Mary Boleyn1504 - 1543
  3. George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford1504 - 1536
m. 31 Jan 1520/1
  1. Sir William Carey1518 - 1569
  2. Catherine Careyabt 1524 - 1568/9
  3. Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon1526 - 1596
Facts and Events
Name Mary Boleyn
Gender Female
Birth? 1504 Chilton Folis Whiltshire England
Marriage 31 Jan 1520/1 to William Carey
Death? 19 JUN 1543

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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. It has been rumoured 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 rumoured to have been a mistress of Henry VIII's rival, King Francis I of France. 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 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.

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  2.   Mary Boleyn, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.