Can someone help me clarify my connection to Mary Boleyn sister of Anne Boleyn, its through the West's in my family

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WikiTree profile: Mary Boleyn
asked in Genealogy Help by Stuart Sutton G2G1 (1.7k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Mary and Stuart are first cousins 15 times removed me and Mary are both descendants of thomas Howard KG kb

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The best way to approach this would be to start building your tree and work back until you either find a connection or disprove your theory. Since you have no ancestors showing at the moment it is difficult to help you.
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (618k points)
I do have a tree on ancestry which connects me to her
Then if you add sourced information from your Ancestry tree to Wikitree perhaps someone will be able to help you with your question.
Maggie, Thanks for the best answer star.
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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.
answered by Cindy Schneider G2G1 (1.1k points)
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Mary Boleyn and Henry Carey, or somebody, had Katherine, who married Francis Knollys.

Their daughter Anne Knollys married Thomas West, 2nd Lord la Warre.

Several of their kids emigrated, at least temporarily.

Other Wests have been linked up to this family who don't actually belong.
answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (406k points)
Thomas West is in my tree spouse Anne knollys
"or somebody" - :}

If you're descended through Francis West, then you're my cousin, but I have doubts about the line before that. We need a few people on both sides of that line to take DNA tests before we'll be able to tell whether that connection is correct or not.

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