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Anne de Shelton (Boleyn)

Also Known As: "Anne Shelton", "Anne de Boleyn"
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Birthplace: Blickling, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Norwich, Norfolk, England
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Daughter of William Boleyn, High Sheriff of Kent and Margaret Boleyn
Wife of John William Shelton, Sir and Sir John Shelton
Mother of Sir 22nd Baron Shelton Manor Shelton, Sir Knight; Sir John Shelton, 22nd Lord Shelton; Sir Ralph de Shelton, of Depeham; Elizabeth de Shelton; Anne Coote and 5 others
Sister of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire; Anthony Boleyn; Jane Calthorpe; Alice Clere; John Boleyn and 6 others

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with her husband Sir John she was appointed as governess to the Princess Elizabeth and custodian of the Lady Mary Tudor. By Feb 1534 Mary Tudor was in the care of Anne Shelton, because in a letter dated at that time by Chapuys the Ambassador from the Holy Roman Emperor, he says that Mary is nearly destitute of clothes and other necessities and that she was not allowed to attend Mass. He states that she is kept close at hand and nothing is done without the leave of the sister of Anne Boleyn's father. He notes that at this time the Duke of Norfolk and Lord Rochford reproach Lady Shelton with behaving with too much respect and kindness and that Mary ought to be treated as a bastard, Evidently Anne Shelton had enough pluck to disagree for according to Chapuys, she replied that even Mary were only the bastard of a poor gentleman, she deserved honor and good treatment for her goodness and virtues.

In Mar or Apr of 1534 the household with Princess Elizabeth were moved to Hatfield and due to Mary's refusal to yield precedence to her sister she was forcibly placed in a litter and carried. In an Apr 1534 letter, Chapuys notes that the King and Anne Boleyn had come to pay a visit to Elizabeth and Mary was compelled to remain in her chambers. By this time, Anne Shelton may have lost patience with Mary's refusal to renounce her title and recognize his marriage to Anne Boleyn, for according to Chapuys she told Mary that if she were in the King's place she would kick her out of the house of disobedience. By Oct 1534 the King was dallying with a new mistress and it improved his treatment of Mary for he commanded that she should be well treated and was visited by most of the Court gentleman and ladies. In early 1535, Mary had fallen ill due to the stress of her situation and Chapuys attempted to influence her treatment by sending gifts and complimentary messages to Lady Shelton. He also intimated to her that if Mary were to die while in her charge, her own life would be in danger.

Apparently concerned that Mary's illness was due to poison, the Lady Shelton was very upset and went about in tears. Mary recovered. There is a letter in the Vienna archives from Anne Boleyn to Anne Shelton, written ABT 1536, in which she expresses contempt and anger at the stubborn behavior of Mary. In May 1536 disaster occurred when Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn and others were executed for treason. Mary and Elizabeth remained in the Sheltons' care until at least fall of 1536 for in a letter from Lady Margeret Bryan who was Elizabeth's governess who complains that John Shelton had Elizabeth dine in a stately manner every day. Elizabeth appears to have spent time through out her childhood in Shelton where there was a pew named Lady Elizabeth's pew after her. In 1548 Anne presented to the church at All Saints, Norwich (Blomefield). In 1552 she presented to the church at Surlingham. In 1554 she presented to the church at Thirsford as its patron. In 1556 she was granted Berking Manor in Rollesby co Norfolk for life free from rent 4 Dec 1556 a writ was issued to the "King's and Queen's servant Anne Shelton" to have the Queen's gift of an annuity of £6, 13 s, 4d and grant of the manor of Rollesby co Norfolk which was previously the property of Mary Duchess of Richmond and Somerset (Patent Rolls Mary and Philip iii p 526). Her will was proved in 1556 in Norwich where she was listed as Lady Anne Shelton, Norwich, widow (NRS) The NRS Visitation says that her will was dated 19 Dec 1556 and was proved 8 Jan 1557.

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Anne Shelton nee Boleyn (28 November 1475 – 6 January 1555) was a member of the Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. She was the elder sister of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and an aunt of his daughter Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII.

She was married to John Shelton, by whom she had nine children, including the courtiers Margaret and Mary Shelton. From 1533, she and her husband were in charge of the households of the King's two daughters, Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth. There is some evidence that Lady Shelton was harsh towards the young Mary often taunting her with Elizabeths higher status, but it is widely believed that she never resorted to actually hitting the young girl to chastise her, despite the encouragement of Anne Boleyn.

Anne was born at Blickling, Norfolk to Sir William Boleyn and Lady Margaret Butler. She was married to Sir John Shelton, 21st Lord of Shelton, and settled at Shelton Hall, Shelton, Norfolk. They had nine children. Her husband died in 1539, leaving the family in financial trouble. When Princess Elizabeth was so persecuted during her [sister Queen Mary's] reign she fled to Sir John [21st Lord of Shelton] and Lady Shelton for protection. She was later secreted in the tower of Shelton Church when Sir John's mansion was not sufficient protection. When Elizabeth was crowned she summoned Sir John's family to the Palace where his descendants lived during her reign."

"Lady Anne Boleyn Shelton's will proven 1-6-1556."

In 1536, five women were appointed to serve Anne in the Tower of London, reporting back to William Kingston, Lieutenant of the Tower, and through him to Thomas Cromwell, all that the Queen said. These women included Anne Shelton. Lady Shelton had been entrusted with the care of Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth, but perhaps fell out with Anne during Henry VIII's affair with Anne's first cousin and Lady Shelton's daughter, Mary Shelton. The other women to attend Anne were Lady Kingston, wife of the Lieutenant of the Tower, Elizabeth Boleyn, Lady Boleyn, Anne's aunt by marriage, Margaret Coffin, the wife of Anne's Master of the Horse and Mrs. Stoner, wife of the King's sergeant-at arms.[1]

-------------------- Anne Boleyn (28 November 1475 – 6 January 1555) was a member of the Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England . She was the elder sister of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire , and an aunt of his daughter Anne Boleyn , the second wife of Henry VIII.

She was married to John Shelton , by whom she had nine children, including the courtiers Margaret and Mary Shelton . From 1533, she and her husband were in charge of the households of the King's two daughters, Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth . There is some evidence that Lady Shelton was harsh towards the young Mary often taunting her with Elizabeths higher status, but it is widely believed that she never resorted to actually hitting the young girl to chastise her, despite the encouragement of Anne Boleyn.

Life

Anne was born at Blickling , Norfolk to Sir William Boleyn and Lady Margaret Butler . She was married to Sir John Shelton, 21st Lord of Shelton, and settled at Shelton Hall , Shelton , Norfolk. They had nine children. Her husband died in 1539, leaving the family in financial trouble. When Princess Elizabeth was so persecuted during her [sister Queen Mary's] reign she fled to Sir John [21st Lord of Shelton] and Lady Shelton for protection. She was later secreted in the tower of Shelton Church when Sir John's mansion was not sufficient protection. When Elizabeth was crowned she summoned Sir John's family to the Palace where his descendants lived during her reign."

"Lady Anne Boleyn Shelton's will proven 1-6-1556."

Relationship with Anne Boleyn

In 1536, five women were appointed to serve Anne in the Tower of London , reporting back to William Kingston , Lieutenant of the Tower, and through him to Thomas Cromwell , all that the Queen said. These women included Anne Shelton. Lady Shelton had been entrusted with the care of Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth , but perhaps fell out with Anne during Henry VIII's affair with Anne's first cousin and Lady Shelton's daughter, Mary Shelton . The other women to attend Anne were Lady Kingston, wife of the Lieutenant of the Tower, Elizabeth Boleyn, Lady Boleyn , Anne's aunt by marriage, Margaret Coffin , the wife of Anne's Master of the Horse and Mrs. Stoner , wife of the King's sergeant-at arms.

Kingston described the five as honest and good women but Anne said that it was a great unkindness in the King to set such about me as I have never loved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Shelton_(courtier) -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Shelton_%28courtier%29

Anne was born at Blickling, Norfolk,[citation needed] the daughter of Sir William Boleyn and his wife, Lady Margaret Butler. She married Sir John Shelton before 1503.[1]

In 1533 she and her sister, Lady Alice Clere,[2] were placed in charge of the household of the King's daughter, Princess Mary. There is some evidence that Lady Shelton was harsh towards the young Mary,[3] often taunting her with Elizabeth's higher status, but it is widely believed that she never resorted to actually hitting the young girl to chastise her, despite the encouragement of Anne Boleyn. She received letters from Queen Anne criticising Mary.[4]

By July 1536 Sir John Shelton was controller of the household established for Princess Mary and Queen Anne Boleyn's daughter, Princess Elizabeth.[5] In the same year five women were appointed to serve Queen Anne while she was imprisoned in the Tower and to report to Sir William Kingston, the Lieutenant of the Tower, and through him to the King's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, all that the Queen said. These women included Lady Shelton, who had perhaps fallen out with Queen Anne during Henry VIII's affair with Anne's first cousin, Lady Shelton's daughter Mary Shelton. The other women to attend Anne were Sir William Kingston's wife, Lady Mary Kingston; Lady Elizabeth Boleyn, Queen Anne's aunt by marriage; Lady Margaret Coffin, the wife of Queen Anne's Master of the Horse; and Elizabeth Stoner, wife of the King's Serjeant-at-Arms.[6] Sir William Kingston described the five as "honest and good women", but Queen Anne said that it was "a great unkindness in the King to set such about me as I have never loved".[7]

When Princess Elizabeth was so persecuted during her [sister Queen Mary's] reign, she fled to Sir John and Lady Shelton for protection.[citation needed] She was later secreted in the tower of Shelton Church when Sir John's mansion was not sufficient protection.[citation needed] When Elizabeth was crowned she summoned Sir John's family to the Palace where his descendants lived during her reign.{{citation needed}

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Shelton_%28courtier%29

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/a/l/Kathryn-A-Wallis/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0103.html -------------------- Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Sir William Boleyn (1447-October 10, 1505) and Margaret Butler (1465-1539/40), daughter of the earl of Ormond. Wikipedia gives her life dates as November 28, 1475-January 6, 1555/6. She married Sir John Shelton of Shelton, Norfolk (c.1472-December 21, 1539) and was the mother of Sir John (1503-November 15,1558), Sir Ralph (d. September 26,1561), Anne (d. December 1563), Gabrielle, a nun at Barking (d. October 1558), Elizabeth (d.1561+), Margaret (d. before September 11,1583), Thomas, Mary (1512?-January 1571), Emma (d.1556+), and Amy (d. November 1579). In 1533, she was put in charge of both King Henry VIII's daughters, the baby Elizabeth and Mary, now declared illegitimate. She was specifically instructed by her niece, Queen Anne Boleyn, to teach the Lady Mary Tudor her place. In February of 1534, she was reprimanded for showing too much sympathy for her charge. According to Eustache Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador, she said that "even if the princess were only the bastard of a poor gentleman, she deserved honor and good treatment for her goodness and virtues." On the other hand, Lady Shelton was said to have boxed Mary’s ears and on one occasion in March of 1534, when Mary refused to climb into a litter with Lady Shelton because that would have meant following behind Elizabeth, a matter of precedence, Lady Shelton ordered one of gentlemen of the household to pick Mary up and force her into the litter. In September of 1534, when Mary was ill, Lady Shelton sent for an apothecary. Unfortunately, the pills he provided made matters worse and for some time afterward, Lady Shelton feared she would be accused of trying to poison her charge. In February 1535, Chapuys reported that she had been reduced to tears by the possibility that something might happen to Mary and she would be blamed for not being vigilant enough. In January 1536, Lady Shelton was the one who told Mary that her mother, Catherine of Aragon, was dead. Some sources say she showed little sympathy in doing so. After Catherine's death, Queen Anne sent orders to Lady Shelton that she should no longer try to pressure Mary into submitting to the king. Some sources paint Lady Shelton as Mary's tormentor, who changed her attitude only after she was told by Dr. Butts that there were rumors in London that she was poisoning Mary. It has also been said that after she learned from her daughter, Margaret (Madge) Shelton, who was a maid of honor to Queen Anne and possibly King Henry's mistress, that the queen was losing her influence with the king, Lady Shelton began to accept bribes from Chapuys to let his servants in to visit Mary. After Jane Seymour became queen, Lady Shelton retired, but one of her sons joined Mary’s household and was still in Mary’s service when Mary succeeded her brother Edward to the throne in 1553, a small indication that Lady Shelton was not entirely a villain. Some sources give Lady Shelton a second husband, Sir Thomas Calthorpe (1507-1559). Lady Shelton's will, dated December 19,1556, was proved on January 8, 1557. Portrait: stained glass window, St. Mary's Church, Shelton, Norfolk; in 1528, Anne and her husband had their portraits painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.

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Lady Anne de Shelton (Boleyn)'s Timeline

1475
November 18, 1475
Blickling, Norfolk, England
1497
1497
Age 21
Blickling, Norfolk, England
1502
1502
Age 26
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1504
1504
Age 28
1504
Age 28
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1509
1509
Age 33
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1510
1510
Age 34
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1511
1511
Age 35
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1512
1512
Age 36
Shelton, Norfolk, England
1513
1513
Age 37
Shelton, Norfolk, England