John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (c.1467 - 1522) MP

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Birthplace: Bourchier,Devonshire,England
Death: Died in Calais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Occupation: Lord Berners
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About John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners

  • 'Sir John Bourchier, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2nd Lord Berners, Deputy of Calais1,2,3,4,5,6
  • 'M, #47707, b. circa 1467, d. 19 March 1533
  • Father Sir Humphrey Bourchier10,7,8,9 b. c 1444, d. 14 Apr 1471
  • Mother Elizabeth Tilney7,8,9 b. c 1445, d. 4 Apr 1497
  • ' Sir John Bourchier, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2nd Lord Berners, Deputy of Calais was born circa 1467 at of West Horsley, Surrey, England; Age 7 in 1474.11,2,12,6 He married Katherine Howard, daughter of Sir John Howard, Lord Howard, Duke of Norfolk, Sheriff of Norfolk, Suffolk, & Oxfordshire, Earl Marshal of England and Margaret Chedworth, before 13 May 1490; Fined for marriage in 1491/2. They had 1 son (Thomas) and 3 daughters (Joan/Jane, wife of Sir Edmund Knyvet; Margaret; & Mary).11,2,13,3,4,5,6 Sir John Bourchier, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2nd Lord Berners, Deputy of Calais left a will on 3 March 1532.3,6 He died on 19 March 1533 at Calais, Normandy, France; d.s.m.legit. Buried at Calais. He also had 3 illegitimate sons (Sir James; Humphrey, Esq; & George, Esq.) and 1 illegitimate daughter (Ursula, wife of Sir William Sherington). Their mother was not Elizabeth Bacon. She was the wife of his illegitimate son, Humphrey.11,2,3,6 His estate was probated on 4 February 1534.3
  • 'Family 1 Katherine Howard b. c 1468, d. 12 Mar 1536
  • Child
    • Jane Bourchier+14,2,15,4,6 b. c 1492, d. 17 Feb 1562
  • 'Family 2
  • Child
    • Sir James Bourchier, Lt. of Ambleteuse in Pas-de-Calais+3,6 b. c 1504, d. 1554
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 153-154.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 142.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 287-288.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 322.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 414.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 487-488.
  • 7.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 141-142.
  • 8.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 284-285.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 484-485.
  • 10.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 153.
  • 11.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 154.
  • 12.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 289-290.
  • 13.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 236.
  • 14.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. II, p. 155.
  • 15.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 368.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1587.htm#i47707
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  • 'John BOURCHIER (2nd B. Berners)
  • 'Born: 1467, Bourchier, Devonshire, England
  • 'Died: 16 Mar 1533
  • Father: Humphrey BOURCHIER (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth TILNEY (C. Surrey)
  • 'Married 1: Catherine HOWARD 8 Nov 1497, Tendring, Essex, England. DIVORCED
  • Children:
    • 1. Joan BOURCHIER (B. Berners)
    • 2. Mary BOURCHIER
    • 3. Christopher BOURCHIER
  • 'Married 2: Elizabeth BACON ABT 1505, Stoward Peel, Northumberland, England
  • Children:
    • 4. James BOURCHIER
    • 5. Ursula BOURCHIER
  • 'Associated with: ¿?
  • Children:
    • 6. Humphrey BOURCHIER
    • 7. George BOURCHIER
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/JohnBourchier(2BBerners).htm
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  • 'John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners was born circa 1467.1 He was the son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tylney.1 He married Katharine Howard, daughter of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk and Margaret Chedworth.1 He died on 19 March 1532/33 at Calais, France, without legitimate male issue.1 He was buried at Calais, France.1 His will (dated 3 March 1532/3) was probated on 4 February 1533/34.1
  • 'John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Berners [E., 1455] in May 1474, by writ.1 He was invested as a Knight Bachelor on 17 January 1477/78.1 He wrote the book He translated many of Froissart's works into English.1 He was Marshal of the Earl of Surrey's army in Scotland in 1513.1 He fought in the capture of Thérouenne in 1513.1 He held the office of Chamberlain in 1514, to Princess Mary, wife of King Louis XII.1 He held the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1516 and 1527.1 He was at the field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520.1,2 He was Deputy of the town and marches of Calais in 1520.1 He and Elizabeth Bacon were associated.1 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.3
  • ' On his death, his Barony by writ lay dormant until it was re-established in 1720.1
  • 'Children of John Bourchier, 2nd Lord Berners and Katharine Howard
    • 1.Mary Bourchier1 d. b 1533
    • 2.Jane Bourchier+1 d. 17 Feb 1561/62
  • Citations
  • 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 154. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 89. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  • 3.[S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference "John Bourchier". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p2573.htm#i25730
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[following was downloaded 2009 from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bourchier,_2nd_Baron_Berners]

"John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467 – 1533) was a translator, born at Sherfield, Hertfordshire, England, and educated at Oxford University. He held various Offices of State, including that of Chancellor of the Exchequer to King Henry VIII, and Lieutenant of Calais.

He translated, at the King's desire, Froissart's Chronicles (1523-1525), in such a manner as to make distinct advance in English historical writing, and the Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius (1534); also The History of Arthur of Lytell Brytaine (Brittany), and the romance of Huon of Bordeaux.

A portrait of John Bourchier was painted by Ambrosius Benson, 1520-1526.

He died at Calais in 1533."

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John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners's Timeline

1467
1467
Bourchier,Devonshire,England
1487
1487
Age 20
1490
1490
Age 23
Ashwillthorpe,,Norfolk,England
1497
November 8, 1497
Age 30
Tendring,Essex,England
1498
1498
Age 31
Of, Ashwillthorpe, Norfolk, England
1500
1500
Age 33
of, Ashwillthorpe, Norfolk, England
1510
1510
Age 43
Benningborough, Yorkshire, England
1522
March 16, 1522
Age 55
Calais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
1929
April 13, 1929
Age 55
April 13, 1929
Age 55