A portrait of a woman believed to be Mary Boleyn, Hever Castle

Mary BoleynMary Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and his wife Elizabeth Howard. It is generally believed that she was born around 1499/1500 and that she was their eldest daughter, making her the older sister of Anne, George, Thomas and Henry Boleyn. She was married twice, to William Carey in 1520 and then to William Stafford in 1534, and she had two children: Catherine and Henry Carey. Mary died in July 1543.

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