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George Boleyn (abt. 1504 - 1536)

George "2nd Viscount Rochford" Boleyn
Born about in Blickling Hall, Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 1525 [location unknown]
Died in Tower of London, Middlesex, Englandmap
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George Boleyn was born about 1504, the son of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk and his first wife, Elizabeth Tilney, daughter of Sir Frederick Tylney.[1]

George married in or about 1526, to Jane Parker, daughter of Henry Parker, Lord Morley and Alice St. John of Bletsoe.[1]

George was created Baron/Lord Rochford on the 13th of July 1530.[1]

George Boleyn, was executed at Tower Hill, on the 17th of May 1536.[1] It was the exact same day that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had their marriage annulled.

George and Jane Boleyn are believed to have had no children.[1]

Research Notes

Alternate birth place; Hever Castle, Kent, England


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Cokayne, George E.(1825-1911): The Complete Peerage Of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain And The United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, Or Dormant, Vol. 10. 2020. Familysearch.Org.>George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Vol 10, pps 140-2
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry. Vol II, pg 57.

See Also:

  • Camden Society Series (London, 1846) Vol. 35: "The Chronicle of Calais, in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII to the Year 1540" Page 46: 1536: "The words of ser Gorge Boleyne, brothar to qwene Anne, warden of the v. portes, on the xvij. of May, when he toke his deate at the Towre Hill at London, ..."
  • Find a Grave, database and images  : accessed 29 December 2020), memorial page for George Boleyn (1502–17 May 1536), Find A Grave: Memorial #12380850, citing Chapel of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .
  • Wikipedia: George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford

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I will be reinserting some bio headers, story to the bio and a source citation. According to Cokayne, the title Viscount Rochford was created for his father, and George was created Lord Rochford in 1530.
posted by David Urquhart
Hi Sarah-Jane,

I am not quite sure how your DNA is picking up a cousin relationship, when most DNA only confidently traces back 5 generations. I would like to suggest that you read this post.


posted by David Urquhart
Mary Boleyn is my 13th great grand mother, sister of George. Thank you for this work you have done. Geni is also picking up a cousin relation to him as well as 14th great Uncle.