Name: George Boleyn
Change Date: 15 APR 2013
See Notes & Queries 9 Dec 1911, p465?
?...the opinion that Anne, Lady Newcomen, was also a Bulleyn of Clonony.?
(BOLEYN by WELPLY Notes and Queries.1952; 197: 89-91)
Anne Boleyn [wife of Robert Newcomen] had two sisters who are interred in the old burial ground at Clononey [aka Clonoona] Castle, near Shinrone in King's County (now Offaly). The tombstone over their grave bears the following inscription : ? Here under leys Elizabeth and Mary Bullyn, daughters of Thomas Bullyn, son of George Bullyn the Son of George Bullyn Vicount Rochford son of Sr Thomas Bullyn Erle of Ormond and Willsheere.
I used to wonder how these two sisters came to be buried in Ireland, and imagined that in all probability, thye had come over from England with their sister Anne, when she married Sir Robert Newcomen.
(The house of Gregory. Vere Richard Trench Gregory - 1943.)
George son of George Bullyn ( 1504?-1536) had a son named Thomas who fathered Mary & Elizabeth Bullyn,
There are 2 paintings at Birr Castle, Co Offaly (the home of the Earl of Rosse) which are believed to be portraits of the daughters Mary and Elizabeth Bullen (they bear the inscriptions ?anno aetatis 17/18? i.e. ?in the 17th /18th year of their age?.
Welply (genealogist /historian) says it is very likely that Ann Bulleyn who married Sir Robert Newcomen 4th Bt (died 1677) was also a sister of the Mary and Elizabeth and heralded from Clonony Castle.
Father: George Boleyn
Joan van Buren ?
- Thomas Boleyn