'Bourchier1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bourchier of Bath, Bourchier of Essex, Bourchier of Ewe (Eu), Bourchier Lord FitzWarine

BE1883 ('Bourchier of Essex') identifies the arms of those earls as "Arg., a cross engrailed, gu., between four water bougets, sa.".
Sir John de Burcer (Bourchier) of Stansted Hall (Justice)
m. Helen (dau of Walter de Colchester)
1. Robert de Bourchier, 1st Lord, Chancellor of England (d 1349)
  m. Margaret Prayers (dau of Sir Thomas Prayers of Sible-Hedingham)
  A. Sir John Bourchier, 2nd Lord, Governor of Flanders (b 03.1329, d 21.05.1400) generation omitted by Ducatus Leodiensis
  m. Elizabeth Coggeshall (dau of Sir John Coggeshall)
i. Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Lord (d 1409)
  m1. Margaret (widow of Sir John de Sutton)
  m2. Idonea Lovey (d 12.09.1410)
  a. Elizabeth Bourchier, Baroness Bourchier (d 1432)
  m1. Sir Hugh Stafford (dsp)
  m2. Sir Lewis Robsart (dsp 1431, standard bearer)
B. William Bourchier (d 1365) the first mentioned by Vivian
  m. Alionora Louvaine (dau of Sir John de Louvaine)
  Vivian inserts an additional generation, showing Sir John Bourchier father of the following William by _ Cockfall. Thart is not supported by other sources such as TCP ('Eu'). Foster shows father William as son of Bartholomew, Lord Bourcher, and brother of Batholomew father of Elizabeth.
  i. William Bourchier, 1st Earl of Ewe (Eu) (d 28.05.1420)
  m. (20.11.1405) Anne Plantagenet, Countess (b 1383, d 16.10.1438, dau of Thomas Plantagenet of Woodstock, Duke of Gloucester)
  a. Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Ewe, 1st Earl of Essex (d 04.04.1483)
  m. Isabel (Elizabeth) Plantagenet (d 02.10.1484, dau of Richard Plantagenet of Conisburgh, Earl of Cambridge)
(1) William Bourchier (dvp)
  m. Anne Widvile (d 30.07.1489, dau of Sir Richard de Wydeville of Grafton, 1st Earl Rivers)
  (A) Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex (b by 1472, d 13.03.1539/40)
  m. (c1498) Mary Say (a 06.1535, dau of Sir William Say of Broxbourne and Essenden by Elizabeth, dau of Chief Baron Sir John Fray)
(i) Anne Bourchier
  m. (09.02.1526, div 1551) William Parr, Earl of Essex, Marquess of Northampton (d 28.10.1571)
  (B) Cecily Bourchier
  m. Sir John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Chartley (b 1463, d 05.03.1500-1)
  (2) Sir Henry Bourchier (dsp c08.1458)
  m. Elizabeth Scales (dau of Thomas, Lord Scales)
  (3) Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Lord Cromwell (dsp Barnet Field 1471)
  m. Jane Stanhope (dau of Sir Richard Stanhope of Rampton by Maud, sister of Lord Ralph Cromwell)
  (4) Sir John Bourchier (d 1495)
  m1. Elizabeth Ferrers (b 1419, d by 23.01.1482/3, dau of Sir Henry Ferrers, younger of Groby)
  m2. (before 06.07.1490) Elizabeth Chichele (d 02.04.1499, dau of John Chichelle of Wimpole)
  (5) Sir Thomas Bourchier
  m1. Isabel Barre (dau of Sir John Barre, widow of Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Devon)
  m2. Anne Andrews (d 25.07.1520, dau/coheir of John Andrews of Baylham & Weston, widow of Sir John Sulyard)
  (6) Sir Edward Bourchier (d Wakefield)
(7)+ other issue (d young) - Fulke, Isabel
  b. Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor (b 1404, d 30.03.1486)
  c. Sir William Bourchier, 1st Lord FitzWarine (d c1470)
  m1. Thomasine Hankeford (dau of Richard Hankeford or Hanford by Elizabeth FitzWarine)
  (1) Sir Fulke Bourchier, 2nd Lord FitzWarine (d 18.09.1479)
  m. Elizabeth Dynham (d 19.10.1516, sister of John, Lord Dynham)
(A) John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath (d 30.04.1539)
  m1. Cecilia Daubeney (dau of Giles Daubeney, 6th/1st Lord)
  (i) John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath (b c1499, d 10.02.1560)
  m1. Elizabeth Hungerford (dau of Sir Walter Hungerford)
  (a) Elizabeth Bourchier (a 1561)
  m2. Eleanor Manners (dau of Sir George Manners of Belvoir, etc, 12th Lord Ros)
(b) John Bourchier, Lord FitzWarine (dvp 28.02.1556)
  m. Frances Kitson (d 1586, dau of Sir Thomas Kitson of Hengrave)
  ((1)) William Bourchier, 3rd Earl of Bath (d 12.07.1623)
  m. (07.08.1583) Elizabeth Russell (d 24.03.1605, dau of Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford)
  ((A)) Sir Edward Bourchier, 4th Earl of Bath (d 1636)
  m1. Dorothy St. John (dau of Sir John St. John of Bletso by Dorothy, dau of Sir John Rede)
  ((i)) Elizabeth Bourchier (b 1622, dsp 22.09.1670)
m. (08.07.1641) Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh (b c1608, dsp 28.11.1675)
  ((ii)) Dorothy Bourchier (bpt 24.09.1626, a 1660)
  m1. (c04.06.1646) Thomas Grey (b 1623, dvp before 08.05.1657)
  m2. Gustavus Mackworth (d 08.1659)
  ((iii)) Anne Bourchier (b c1628, bur 09.09.1662)
m1. (03.03.1645/6) James Cranfield, 2nd Earl of Middlesex (b 11.1621, bur 13.09.1651)
  m2. (1653) Sir Chichester Wrey, 3rd Bart of Trebitch (b 1628, bur 17.05.1668)
  m2. (1633) Anne Lovet (dau of Sir Robert Lovet of Liscombe by Anne Saunders)
  ((B))+ other issue - Richard (dsp), Frances (d unm)
  (c) Sir George Bourchier (a 1580, General, 3rd son)
  m. Martha Howard (dau of William Howard, 1st Lord of Effingham)
  ((1)) Sir Henry Bourchier, 5th Earl of Bath (dsp 15.08.1654)
m. (13.12.1638) Rachael Fane (dsp 11.11.1680, dau of Francis Fane, Earl of Westmoreland)
  (d) Mary Bourchier
  m. (1535 (probably not 28.11.1566)) Hugh Wyot of Exeter
  (e) Cecilia Bourchier
  m. Thomas Peyton of Plymouth
  (f)+ other issue - Henry, Fulke
  m3. Margaret Donington (b c1509, d 20.12.1561, dau of John Donington (not Dodington))
  (h) Susannah Bourchier (a 1561)
(i) Bridget Bourchier (a 1561)
  m. Thomas or Arthur Price of Vaynor
  (ii) Elizabeth Bourchier (d 23.08.1548)
  m. Edward Chichester (dvp 07.1522)
  (iii) Dorothy Bourchier
  m1. Sir John Fulford
  m2. Walter Dennis of Holcombe
  m2. Florence Bonville (b 1472, dsp 10.1524, dau of John Bonville of Halnaker, widow of Sir Humphrey Fulford)
  m3. Elizabeth Wentworth (a 1542, dau of Sir Henry Wentworth of Nettlestead)
  (B) Joane Bourchier
  m. (c12.1488) James Touchet, 7th Lord Audley (b c1463, d 28.06.1497)
(C) Elizabeth Bourchier
  Vivian reports that this Elizabeth m1. _ Beaumont, m2. _ Verney, m3. Sir Edward Stanhope, m4. Sir Nicholas Pigot. BE1883 identifies her husbands as ...
  m1. Sir Edward Stanhope of Rampton (d 06.06.1512)
  m2. Sir Richard Page
  (2) Blanche Bourchier (d 04.01.1483) mentioned by Vivian
  m1. Philip Beaumont
  m2. Batholomew St. Leger of Kent
  m2. Catherine
  (3) Elizabeth Bourchier
  d. John Bourchier of West Horsley, 1st Lord Berners (d 16.05.1474)
  m. Margery Berners (d 18.12.1475, dau of Sir Richard Berners of West Horsley)
  e. (Anne or) Eleanor Bourchier (d 11.1474)
  m. (1424) John Mowbray, 4th Duke of Norfolk (d 06.11.1461)
2. John de Bourchier

Main source(s): BE1883 ('Bourchier of Essex'), BE1883 ('Bourchier of FitzWarine, Bath'), Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Bourchier', p106+), Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584, 'Bourchier of Benningborough, &c.')
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