Thomas Boleyn (priest)

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Thomas Boleyn was the Master of Gonville Hall, Cambridge from 1454-1472. He was the son of Geoffrey Boleyn (d. 1440) yeoman of Salle, Norfolk and brother of Sir Jeffery Boleyn, Lord Mayor of London. He was also the great grand uncle of Anne Boleyn, Queen consort of England.[1]

Boleyn was ordained deacon March 8, 1420-1 and then priest 1421. He served as rector of Hackford, Norwich 1436-7, rector of Chelsea 1442, prebendary of Hereford 1441-7, prebendary of St Paulas 1447-51 and sub-dean of Wells 1450. Boleyn was also Master of the College of All Saints, Maidstone 1458.[1]

Offices Held[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Attwood
Master of Gonville Hall , Cambridge
Succeeded by
Edmund Sheriffe


  1. ^ a b John Venn. THOMAS BOLEYN. Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College.