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Mary Boleyn Stafford
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Birth: 1501
Blickling
Norfolk, England
Death: Jul. 19, 1543, England

Mary Boleyn is believed to be the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard. She was the sister of Anne and George Boleyn.

Mary grew up at Hever Castle in Kent, and in 1514, she was sent to France to serve Mary Tudor, the Queen of France. Even after the Queen returned to England, Mary stayed, and it is believed that she was the mistress of King Francis I, and possibly others.

Mary Boleyn returned to England in 1519. Soon after, she married William Carey. She caught the eye of King Henry VIII, and she became his mistress. The affair is supposed to have ended about 1526. William Carey died in 1528, leaving Mary a widow with two young children. She married William Stafford, a soldier, in 1534, and when her sister Anne, now queen, found out, Mary was banished from the court. She probably spent the rest of her life in seclusion at Rochford with her husband and children.

It is unknown where she is buried, but some assume she was buried at the Boleyn home of Hever Castle.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Boleyn (1477 - 1538)
  Elizabeth Howard Boleyn (1480 - 1538)
 
 Spouses:
  William Carey (1495 - 1529)*
  William Stafford (1499 - 1556)*
 
 Children:
  Katherine Carey Knollys (1524 - 1568)*
  Henry Carey (1525 - 1596)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Boleyn (1499 - ____)*
  Mary Boleyn Stafford (1501 - 1543)
  George Boleyn (1502 - 1536)*
  Anne Boleyn (1504 - 1536)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Burial site unknown
 
Burial:
St Peter Churchyard
Hever
Sevenoaks District
Kent, England
 
Created by: M.M.
Record added: Apr 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35663231
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Sweet Mary, Much maligned! There is absolutely no proof of any kind that you were "naughty". You were the wisest of the Boleyns, I think. You survived the horror of Henry's vendetta against the Boleyn Family.
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014

- Scott Hayes
 Added: Oct. 6, 2014
Rest in Peace 12th Great Grand Mother~
- kendy49
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
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