On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1543, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn died.
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On 19th July 1543, Mary Boleyn died. It is not known where she was laid to rest.
Mary was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, and his wife, Elizabeth Howard. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and sister of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford.
At the time of her death, Mary was married to William Stafford, but had previously been married to William Carey, a member of Henry VIII’s Privy Chamber and an Esquire of the Body. She had two children during the course of her first marriage: Catherine and Henry. Carey died of sweating sickness in 1528 and in 1534 Mary married Stafford secretly and without her family’s permission.