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Subject: Re: [BULLEN] Bullen/Anne Boleyn
Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 13:57:23 -0000
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A recent subscriber raised doubts about the connection between the present day BULLEN families and ANNE BOLEYN. Anne's line died out, of course, after her daughter's death in 1603. Another subscriber quoted the old myth re "Boleyn" being more refined. Anne's G.Grandfather, Sir Geoffrey Boleyn used both spellings 75 years before Anne's birth - vide the Mercers Company in London, of which he was once Master. Sir G's ancestor, Simon de Boleyne acquired land at Salle, near Blickling in Norfolk around 1236. Simon came from Somerset, where a descendant of Eustace II,the Count of Boulogne, settled after the Conquest. This descendant, together with another family member, Pharamus de Boulogne, of Carshalton, became progenitors of the English Bullens. Eustace's troops at Hastings were known to contemporaries as "Bulleners".
It is well worth researching these old myths (there are so many of them) and refuting them with fact.
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