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Our common ancestors - Butler - Contents


Sir William Bullen,
mar Margaret Butler
and had issue:

  1. Sir Thomas Bullen (see here),
    of Hever Castle, Kent,
    granted title of Earl of Ormonde 1528 (taken away from the Butler family),
    there is picture of him in Hever as "Ormond",
    his family fell 1536, George and Anne executed,
    the Earldom of Ormonde went back to the Butler family 1538,
    he died 1539,
    had issue:

    1. George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, executed 1536.

    2. Mary Boleyn (see here),
      also mistress of Henry VIII,
      mar William Carey and had issue:

      1. Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (see here).
        It has been suggested that Henry VIII was his real father.

      2. Catherine Carey (see here).
        It has been suggested that Henry VIII was her real father.

    3. Anne Boleyn,
      courted by Henry VIII from 1526,
      she mar 1533 to Henry VIII and had issue.

    4. Thomas Boleyn,
      bur in Penshurst church, not far from Hever Castle.

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