||Mary (Boleyn) Stafford was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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Mary's (c. 1499/1500 – 19 Jul 1543) sister was Ann Boleyn. She is also a direct descendant of Edward "Longshanks" I through their mother, Elizabeth Howard (1480-1539). Mary's date of birth has never been firmly established. But some historians claim she was Anne's younger sister, while her children believed she was the elder ... as do most historians today.
Rumored to have been a mistress of Francis I of France, she was mistress to Henry VIII, before Ann married the Tudor king. Although Henry obtained a papal dispensation, this affair would later be used to finish Ann Boleyn. It was rumored that Mary bore two of Henry VIII's children, but there is no proof and they were not acknowledged.
Mary Boleyn was married twice: in 1520 to Sir William Carey, and secretly in 1534 to William Stafford, a soldier of good family but few prospects. This secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary's banishment from the royal court; she spent the remainder of her life in obscurity.
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On 12 Oct 2019 at 16:53 GMT Heather Jenkinson wrote:
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On 18 May 2019 at 02:55 GMT Isaac Taylor wrote:
But, regardless Henry VIII shouldn't be listed as married to Mary Boleyn. You're surely right about that. How do we handle illegitimacy, or known-uncertainty, on this site?
Of course the best result would be eliminating the uncertainty. Thank you for your offer of DNA. It would be great if your paternal Carey haplogroup could resolve the paternity uncertainty for all the later Careys, and enthusiastic researchers.
The problem of course is the Tudor donor!
Who are the candidates?
1. Edmund Tudor 2. Henry VII 3. Henry VIII 4. Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales 5. Henry Fitzroy, natural son of Henry VIII by Bessie Blount 6. various stillborn sons of Henry VIII by multiple women, who may have known graves?
Am I missing anybody? We can't go back before Edmund because he may be the natural son of Edmund Beaufort (known to be his mother's lover before his birth) and NOT of his nominal father, Owen Tudor, right?
This has got to a y-haplogroup test only, right, as 15 generations is too far back for any "regular" DNA test to give meaningful insights?
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