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Ancestry report for Anne Tudor [Boleyn], Queen Consort, Anne of England, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Lady Elizabeth Boleyn [Howard]

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Anne Boleyn was born circa 1501 at Blickling in Norfolk to the courtier and diplomat Sir Thomas Boleyn and his wife Elizabeth Howard the daughter of the Duke of Norfolk. Anne was considered beautiful with dark eyes, long dark hair and a lively personality. At the age of 13 she worked in the French court. Here she worked for Mary, Henry VIII's sister, who had married the king of France. When the king, Louis, died, Mary returned to England. Anne stayed in France as maid-in-honour to the new queen.

In 1522, Anne returned to England and worked for Catherine of Aragon's household. Anne fell for a young man who worked at the court called Henry Percy. She became secretly engaged to Percy - who was already engaged to someone else. The engagement was ended after an intervention by both Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey. Percy was forbidden from ever seeing Anne again and Anne was banned from the Royal Court. However, by 1526 she had caught the eye of Henry who openly wanted her to be his mistress - which she refused to do.
Henry embarked on his plan to divorce Catherine and marry Anne. After seven years of intrigue, plotting and papal confrontation they were married in January 1533, Anne was crowned queen in June 1533 and she gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth in September. But Anne, now in her early 30's, had a sharp tongue on her and made enemies at court. Most significantly, her next two children were stillborn and Henry had befriended one of her maids of honour - Jane Seymour.

In May 1536, Anne was arrested, charged with treason and held in the Tower of London. Anne was executed on May 19th 1536 and her body was laid to rest in the Chapel of St Vincula at the Tower of London.


See also Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797, Hever Castle and Queen Anne Boleyn published in 1833, Historic Hever - The Church published in 1905 and
Generation No. 1
1. Anne Tudor [Boleyn], Queen Consort, Anne of England was the daughter of (2) Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and (3) Lady Elizabeth Boleyn [Howard]. She was born c 1501 at Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk; died 19th May 1536 at The Tower of London, City of London, executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery; buried after 19th May 1536 at Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, City of London
She married Henry VIII Tudor, King of England on 25th Jan 1533 at Westminster Palace, Westminster, London. He was born 28th Jun 1491 at Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent; crowned King Henry VIII of England 21st Apr 1509; coronation 24th Jun 1509; died 28th Jan 1547 at Whitehall Palace, London; buried after 28th Jan 1547 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire. They had the following children:
iElizabeth I who was born 7th Sep 1533 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent; christened 10th Sep 1533; died 24th Mar 1603 Richmond Palace, Richmond, London; buried after 24th Mar 1603 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London
iiHenry who was born Aug 1534; died Aug 1534, Stillborn
iiiUnnamed son who was born 29th Jan 1536 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent; died 29th Jan 1536 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent, Stillborn
 
Generation No. 2
2. Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire was the son of (4) Sir William Boleyn and (5) Margaret Boleyn [Butler]. He was born 1477 at Blickling, Norfolk; died 13th Mar 1538/39
He married Lady Elizabeth Howard on c 1495. She was born c 1475; died 3rd Apr 1538. They had the following children:
iGeorge Rochford who was born c 1500; died 17th May 1536, beheaded
iiAnne who was born c 1501 Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk; died 19th May 1536 The Tower of London, City of London, executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery; buried after 19th May 1536 Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, City of London
iiiMary who was born c 1505; died 19th Jul 1543
 
3. Lady Elizabeth Boleyn [Howard] She was born c 1475; died 3rd Apr 1538
She married Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire on c 1495. He was born 1477 at Blickling, Norfolk; died 13th Mar 1538/39. They had the following children:
iGeorge Rochford who was born c 1500; died 17th May 1536, beheaded
iiAnne who was born c 1501 Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk; died 19th May 1536 The Tower of London, City of London, executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery; buried after 19th May 1536 Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, City of London
iiiMary who was born c 1505; died 19th Jul 1543
 
Generation No. 3
4. Sir William Boleyn was the son of (6) Sir Geoffrey Boleyn and (7) Ann Boleyn [Hoo]. He was born 1449 at Blickling, Norfolk; died Oct 1505
He married Margaret Butler on c 1470. She was born c 1450; died 1539/40. They had the following children:
iAnne who was born 18th Nov 1475 Blickling, Norfolk; died 31st Oct 1479
iiThomas who was born 1477 Blickling, Norfolk; died 13th Mar 1538/39
iiiAnthony who was born c 1483 Blickling, Norfolk
ivJane who was born c 1485 Blickling, Norfolk
vAlice who was born c 1487 Blickling, Norfolk
viMargaret who was born c 1489 Blickling, Norfolk
viiWilliam who was born c 1491 Blickling, Norfolk
viiiEdward who was born c 1495 Blickling, Norfolk
 
5. Margaret Boleyn [Butler] She was born c 1450; died 1539/40
She married Sir William Boleyn on c 1470. He was born 1449 at Blickling, Norfolk; died Oct 1505. They had the following children:
iAnne who was born 18th Nov 1475 Blickling, Norfolk; died 31st Oct 1479
iiThomas who was born 1477 Blickling, Norfolk; died 13th Mar 1538/39
iiiAnthony who was born c 1483 Blickling, Norfolk
ivJane who was born c 1485 Blickling, Norfolk
vAlice who was born c 1487 Blickling, Norfolk
viMargaret who was born c 1489 Blickling, Norfolk
viiWilliam who was born c 1491 Blickling, Norfolk
viiiEdward who was born c 1495 Blickling, Norfolk
 
Generation No. 4
6. Sir Geoffrey Boleyn He was born c 1425, son of Thomas Boleyn and Anne Bracton; died 1463
He married Ann Hoo on c 1444. She was born c 1425; died 1484. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born 1445 Blickling, Norfolk; died 1471
iiSir William who was born 1449 Blickling, Norfolk; died Oct 1505
iiiAnne who was born 1450 Blickling, Norfolk
ivAlice who was born 1452 Blickling, Norfolk
vIsabel who was born 1453 Blickling, Norfolk
viCecily who was born 1454 Blickling, Norfolk
viiSimon who was born 1455 Blickling, Norfolk
 
7. Ann Boleyn [Hoo] was the daughter of (8) Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo and (9) Elizabeth Hoo [Wychingham]. She was born c 1425; died 1484
She married Sir Geoffrey Boleyn on c 1444. He was born c 1425, son of Thomas Boleyn and Anne Bracton; died 1463. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born 1445 Blickling, Norfolk; died 1471
iiSir William who was born 1449 Blickling, Norfolk; died Oct 1505
iiiAnne who was born 1450 Blickling, Norfolk
ivAlice who was born 1452 Blickling, Norfolk
vIsabel who was born 1453 Blickling, Norfolk
viCecily who was born 1454 Blickling, Norfolk
viiSimon who was born 1455 Blickling, Norfolk
 
Generation No. 5
8. Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo was the son of (10) Thomas Hoo and (11) Eleanor Hoo [de Felton]. He was born c 1400; died 13th Feb 1455
He married (1) Elizabeth Wychingham on c 1420. She was born c 1400, daughter of Nicholas Wychingham. They had the following children:
iAnn who was born c 1425; died 1484
He married (2) Elizabeth Welles on c 1445. She was born c 1420, daughter of Lionel Welles, Lord Welles. They had the following children:
iEleanor who was born c 1450
iiElizabeth who was born c 1451
 
9. Elizabeth Hoo [Wychingham] She was born c 1400, daughter of Nicholas Wychingham
She married Thomas Hoo, 1st Lord Hoo on c 1420. He was born c 1400; died 13th Feb 1455. They had the following children:
iAnn who was born c 1425; died 1484
 
Generation No. 6
10. Thomas Hoo was the son of (12) William Hoo and (13) Alice Hoo [de St. Omer]. He was born c 1375; died 23rd Aug 1420
He married (1) Eleanor de Felton on c 1395. She was born c 1375, daughter of Sir Thomas de Felton. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born c 1400; died 13th Feb 1455
He married (2) Elisabeth Echingham on c 1410. She was born c 1380, daughter of William Echingham
 
11. Eleanor Hoo [de Felton] She was born c 1375, daughter of Sir Thomas de Felton
She married Thomas Hoo on c 1395. He was born c 1375; died 23rd Aug 1420. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born c 1400; died 13th Feb 1455
 
Generation No. 7
12. William Hoo He was born c 1350
He married Alice de St. Omer on c 1370. She was born c 1350. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born c 1375; died 23rd Aug 1420
 
13. Alice Hoo [de St. Omer] She was born c 1350
She married William Hoo on c 1370. He was born c 1350. They had the following children:
iThomas who was born c 1375; died 23rd Aug 1420
 

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