Sir William Boleyn

Brief Life History of William

When Sir William Boleyn was born in 1451, in Blickling, Norfolk, England, his father, Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, was 45 and his mother, Lady Anne Elizabeth Hoo of Hastings, was 26. He married Lady Margaret Butler in 1475, in Blickling, Norfolk, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. In 1500, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as high sheriff of norfolk and suffolk in England. He died on 10 October 1505, in Hever, Kent, England, at the age of 54, and was buried in Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

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Family Time Line

Sir William Boleyn
1451–1505
Lady Margaret Butler
1454–1539
Marriage: 1475
Anthony Boleyn
1475–1493
Lady Anne Boleyn
1475–1556
Sir Thomas Boleyn
1477–1539
John Boleyn
1481–1484
William Boleyn
1483–1571
Jane Boleyn
1485–1555
Alice Boleyn
1487–1538
William Boleyn
1487–1552
John Boleyn
1489–1493
Lady Margaret Boleyn
1489–1550
James Boleyn
1493–1561
Sir Edward Boleyn
1496–1571

Sources (3)

  • William, Sir Boleyne, "Ireland Deaths, 1864-1870"
  • Geoffrey Boleyn (1406-1462) in Family Group Records Collection, Archives Section, 1942-1969; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9QT-JWFZ?cc=2060211&wc=WWJR-JJB%3A352088201%2C353690801
  • William Boleyn, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (1)

1455 · Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Bullen .

Flemish: derivative of the personal name Bol, from Baldwin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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