Tudors descendants in the audience. Are you one of them?

Tudors descendants in the audience. Are you one of them?

I once read somewhere that the real purpose of reading is to trap the mind into thinking.

Well it just happened to me while I was reading the new Family Forest® Descendants of Earl Sir Thomas Boleyn ebook. He is a man who has been portrayed by Nick Dunning in 20 episodes of Showtime’s hugely popular series The Tudors. My thinking drifted to the fans of The Tudors, and the fact that millions of them are actually watching portrayals of their own ancestors. Most of them probably haven’t made this AhHa! discovery yet, and you may quite likely be one of them.

For instance consider just one good possibility of a person who may be one of your own ancestors. Thomas Boleyn’s genes began appearing in America at Jamestown, VA at least a decade before the Mayflower arrived. His genes also appeared in Boston and other parts of MA in the 1600s.

According to the ancestral pathways already networked into the Family Forest® National Treasure Edition, Thomas Boleyn’s genes have been born into many locations around the globe, including such diverse places in America such as Reidsville, NC, Jarratt, VA, Topeka, KS, Atlantic City, NJ, Red Rock and Fort Dodge, IA, Vienna Crossroads and Toledo, OH, Buffalo and Brooklyn, NY, Portland, OR, Rock Island, IL, Olympia, WA, Bryn Mawr, PA, Newburyport, MA, Houston, TX, Sulphur, OK, Morley, MO, and many more.

Some of his famous descendants include Charles Darwin, Tim Berners-Lee, John D. Rockefeller, Howard Dean, Princess Diana and her two sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, Admiral Dennis Blair, Rachel Ward, Cary Elwes, Hilary Duff, and Skandar Keynes. Many of Thomas’ known descendants are also Pocahontas descendants. Most of his descendants are everyday people.

His royally-descended genes are known to have already spread into families with surnames of Abbott, Adams, Alexander, Allen, Ames, Anderson, Arms, Armstrong, Atkinson, Avery, Baker, Bannister, Barnard, Marnes, Barton, Batchelder, Beekman, Bell, Bennett, Bigelow, Bingham, Bishop, Blood, Bolling, Bowen, Bowers, Boyle, Bradlee, Breed, Brent, Brett, Brooks, Bryant, Buchanan, Burke, Burwell, Butler, Butts, Campbell, Carlton, Chandler, Chase, Church, Churchill, Claiborne, Clark, Clement, Cleveland, Cobb, Cocke, Coffin, Colby, Cole, Collins, Corbin, Cox, Creilly, Crump, Culbertson, Cunningham, Currier, Cushman, Dalton, Dandridge, Davis, Devereux, Dodge, Drummond, Dunlap, Dunlop, Edwards, Emery, Evans, Ferguson, Fleming, Folger, Fontaine, Fowler, Freeman, Gage, Garnsey, Gault, Goodale, Goode, Gorham, Graham, Grant, Griffin, Guest, Hale, Hall, Harrison, Haseltine, Hazeltine, Henry, Herrick, Hills, Hinckley, Hitchcock, Holloway, Hopkins, Houghton, Howard, Howe, Hunter, Huntington, Hussey, Ingalls, James, Johnson, Jones, Kennedy, Kerr, Kimball, Leavitt, Lee, Lewis, Lincoln, Lindbergh, Logan, Lott, Lynn, Macy, Marston, Mason, Mather, McCall, Merrill, Metcalf, Meyers, Miller, Moore, Morgan, Morrison, Morrow, Morse, Moses, Mott, Moulton, Muir, Newton, Oliver, O’Neill, O’Reilly, Paget, Paine, Parker, Parks, Payne, Peabody, Pelham, Perkins, Perry, Pinkham, Porter, Preston, Quincy, Raines, Rich, Rindge, Roberts, Robertson, Rockefeller, Regers, Roosevelt, Rose, Ross, Rothschild, Royce, Russell, Safford, Saltonstall, Sargent, Savage, Severance, Seymour, Shannon, Shaw, Shelden, Shepard, Singleton, Smith, Snow, Spencer, Stanton, Starbuck, Starr, Stebbins, Stetson, Stickney, Stone, Tarbox, Telford, Thompson, Thornberry, Toler, Traxler, Vail, Wade, Walden, Wall, Warfield, Warren, Washington, Waterhouse, Watkins, Watts, Wayland, Webster, Wendell, Wentworth, West, Wheeler, Wilcox, Williams, Willis, Wilson, Wingo, Winslow, Winston, Woodman, Worth, and probably thousands of additional surnames, including quite possibly yours.

Some historians believe that all of these descendants in the new Family Forest® Descendants of Earl Sir Thomas Boleyn are also descended from King Henry VIII.

There are many other named characters in The Tudors you may be descended from. We have just posted 15 free Tudors Ancestors-at-a-glance™ charts for fans of The Tudors, history buffs, and descendants. You can see them here.

The edutaining Family Forest® Project is Networking Family History with Hollywood™ and connecting audiences through actual family ties better than any other digital resource, either online or offline, as the new Family Forest® National Treasure Edition can easily show you.

36 thoughts on “Tudors descendants in the audience. Are you one of them?”

  1. Henry VIII didn’t have any descendants. His three legitimate children – and his one illegitimate son – died without issue.

    1. Yes, KING HENRY, VIII, was the father of QUEEN ELIZABETH, I, wit ANN BOLEYN for one and he, most likely, had other children through ANN’s sister MARY BOLEYN & her marriage to WILLIAM CAREY as there were children of MARY’s who were treated very much as his own by HENRY inclusive of estates, etc. that they were given.

      1. It shows my 2nd great grandmother Satah Vale Bolman born in 1784 is related to king henry viii by 18 degrees. So curious now and it shows on my great grandfathers side a 73 degree relation to Henry. Going to research .

  2. What you say may be so. That’s the official story. But some historians believe Henry is the father of Mary Boleyn’s two children, and they have plenty of descendants today.

  3. Charles E. Miller, Jr., AB,Old Dominion University; MA, Liberty University--Former Officer, Bank of America says:

    I wish to greet each of my distant cousins. I am Charles Edward Miller, Jr., a second cousin once removed to artist Ralph Wolfe Cowan and a distant cousin to Professor Alf Mapp of Old Dominion University. Through the Mapps, I am related to King Alfred the Great of Wessex. I am also related to the Wynns of Gwydyr and descend from Sir John Wynn. His stepmother, Catherine Tudor of Berain, was a great-granddaughter of Henry Tudor who became the first Welsh King of England. That was revenge on King Edward I of England who conquered Wales in 1282. King Rhodri Mawr and King Llewellyn of Wales are my forebearers as well. King Llewellyn’s great-grandfather was the notorious King John of England. I hope this of interest.

    1. I descend from Rhodri Mawr, Beli Mawr & many Tudors in many lines inclusive of my MEURIG – MEURIC – MERYK – MEYRICK – MERRICK – MYRICK & so many others & possibly from Henry & Mary. My 14th GFF was a Cousin of HENRY, VIII through both sides of his family & was CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD for the Coronation of HENRY, VIII. Too much more to write here inclusive of PERCY, the speculative CAREY & many more confirmed.

      1. I have royal blood throw the bowns ,miller and Dickenson family’s so far . but there maybe more this is so amazing looking back,in time and finding out mine and my sons heritage I love it

  4. Charles E. Miller, Jr., AB,Old Dominion University; MA, Liberty University--Former Officer, Bank of America says:

    I also agree with you concerning Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn. Elizabeth I had half-siblings who were also her cousins through her mother’s sister, Mary Boleyn.

  5. i am a descendent of margaret tudor. i was told one or two of her grandchildren settled in early jamestown. trying to figure this one out. anyone have some help?

    1. I am also a descendant of Margaret Tudor and her second husband, Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus. I do believe that my ancestors settled somewhere in early Jamestown, but I have to check my ancestry tree to make sure it is confirmed.

  6. Laura Kelly and Belinda Myrick-Barnett, I am descendant of Margaret as well, and very interested in any possible Jamestown ancestors as well, if you happen to find anything!

  7. i am related to some tudors royals presidants walt disney winston churchill and a lot others through eli whitney

  8. I learned of my Tudor connection when I researched my Payne family’s Huntington’s Chorea. I wrote a book about my family’s suffering , and as went farther back, the royals started popping up on my family tree. I now believe that quite a few royals also had it. I’m related back to Jacquetta Tudor of Luxembourg. She may have had it and produced 16 children. My family settled Long Island in the 1600’s. If any of you know of any similar connections, especially about the disease, please contact me. I am Susan MacNeill, 18 New St. Walton, NY 13856 USA

    1. Thank you. I can see how one would have read it like that but the author meant for it to mean: Thomas Boleyn’s genes began appearing in America at Jamestown, VA at least a decade before the Mayflower arrived.

      I have changed it. Aloha Kristine

  9. According to 23andMe DNA kit I ordered, I am related to King Richard III. My mother and grandmother are German and my father was British-Irish. His last name was Smith. I don’t know anything else about him. I have no idea how I am a descendent but one gentleman who studied Richard III said we may have shared the same great grandmother.
    I wish I knew more about my ancestors.

  10. I am a direct decendant of Owen Tudor through Jane Verch Tudor. I have the lineage going back from my Grandmother to Virginia then back to Wales. If anyone has information on this bloodline I am interested in learning. Thank you.

    1. I too descend from Tudor family through Tibod fetch Maredudd , Owain Tudor’s sister then throug Vaughan family of Golden grove. I also have Bollen/ Boleyn ancestors that match to George Boleyn dean of litchfield purported son of George viscount Rochfield AnneBoleyns brother. I have Plantagenet and Stewart descent . All these are both paper trail And dna corroborated.

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  12. I have traced my lineage to Mary Boleyn as my 14th Great grandmother.Was Martha Dandridge Custis Washington related to her? Is there a DNA currently available to have positive proof of being from the Tudor family?

    1. Aloha, I am not sure that any DNA co. can put a name like Tudor to any DNA test but you could certainly check with them to see. I would advise you to ask questions also regarding their use of your DNA before submitting it to them. Thanks for your interest in our Family Forest Project!

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  13. Mary Boleyn is my direct decendant… my 14th Great grandmother. When we go back that many centuries though … it’s crazy how many great grandparents one has. It is still amazing! I have found many royal connections on all my lines, however knowing that I am related to the Boleyns, Queen Elizabeth etc … it is pretty cool and gives me a sense of strength.

  14. I’m not related to the Tudors that I’m aware of. My grandmother said she had the family tree traced back to Mary Flemming. I couldn’t find the tree in any of her papers, but my maiden name was Adams. I live in Fort Wayne Indiana.

  15. I relish, result in I discovered just what I used to be taking
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    God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  16. I recently did some research into my family lineage and discovered I am a direct ancestor of Queen Elizabeth of Tudor and King Henry Viii of England through the matriarchal line. I am also related to Baroness Cecilia Grey of Bonville and Anne Bradstreet, one of the first American poets. All matriarchal lines. I could only trace the patriarchal line back a few generations. It was very interesting.

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