How does your West connect to Staffords or Boleyns? Mary Boleyn was married to William Stafford, the two Stafford lines in England were joined at that time by William's second marriage to Dorothy Stafford. Mary and Anne Bolyn were related to the Staffords through their mother Elizabeth Howard. Those names pop up in my genetic tests but my original Stafford immigrant ancestor was one of about four William Staffords that arrived in the early 1600's. I have not been able to connect my immigrant William to any English Stafford although he did arrive from England. The William Stafford, born 1606, that landed in Virginia, and whose sons William and John went to North Carolina, that line has claimed Royal Stafford lineage, but to my understanding the link has never been proven. My immigrant William landed in Maryland.