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John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bourchier,Devonshire,England
Death: Died in Chalais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Cause of death: Chalais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Place of Burial: St. Mary's Church, Chalais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Surrey
Husband of Catherine Howard, Lady Berners
Partner of Elizabeth Bacon
Father of Baroness Jane Bourchier,; Christopher Bourchier; Mary Bourchier; Catherine Bourchier; Adam Bourchier and 5 others
Brother of Anne Bourchier; Lady Margaret Bryan and Anne Bouchier
Half brother of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk; Sir Edward Howard, KG, High Admiral; Lord Edmund Howard; Henry Howard; Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and 5 others

Occupation: Lord Berners
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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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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  • John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467 – 19 March 1533) was an English soldier, statesman and translator.
  • John Bourchier, born about 1467, was the only son of Sir Humphrey Bourchier (d.1471) and Elizabeth Tilney (d.1497), the daughter and sole heir of Sir Frederick Tilney of Boston, Lincolnshire. Through his father, Bourchier was descended from King Edward III; his great-grandmother, Anne of Gloucester, was the daughter of Thomas of Woodstock, King Edward's youngest son.[1]
  • By his mother's first marriage, Bourchier had two sisters, Anne, who married Thomas Fiennes, 8th Baron Dacre of Gilsland, and Margaret, who married firstly, John Sandys, secondly, Sir Thomas Bryan, and thirdly, David Zouche.
  • After the death of Sir Humphrey Bourchier, his widow, Elizabeth, married Thomas Howard, then Earl of Surrey, and later 2nd Duke of Norfolk.[2] By his mother's second marriage Bourchier had ten siblings of the half blood, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Lord Edward Howard, Lord Edmund Howard, Sir John Howard, Henry Howard, Charles Howard, Henry Howard (again), Richard Howard, Elizabeth Howard, and Muriel Howard.[3]
  • After his father was slain fighting on the Yorkist side at the Battle of Barnet in 1471, Bourchier became a ward of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk. As noted above, Bourchier's mother, Elizabeth, had married as her second husband Thomas Howard, the eldest son and heir of Bourchier's guardian by his first wife, Katherine Moleyns. In 1474 Bourchier's grandfather, John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners, died, and Bourchier inherited the title at the age of seven.[4]
  • He was educated at Oxford University.
  • Bourchier held various offices of state, including Lieutenant of Calais from 28 November 1520 and Chancellor of the Exchequer from 14 July 1524 that of to King Henry VIII.
  • He translated, at the King's desire, Froissart's Chronicles (1523–1525), in such a manner as to make a distinct advance in English historical writing, and the Golden Book of Marcus Aurelius (1534), as well as The History of Arthur of Lytell Brytaine (Brittany), and the romance of Huon of Bordeaux.[5]
  • Bourchier died at Calais in 1533.
  • Before 13 May 1490 Bourchier married his step-father's half-sister, Katherine Howard, the daughter of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife, Margaret Chedworth, daughter of Sir John Chedworth, and by her had a son and three daughters:[6]
    • Thomas Bourchier, who predeceased his father.
    • Joan Bourchier (d.1561), who married Sir Edmund Knyvet (d. 1 May 1539), sergeant porter to King Henry VIII, and was her father's heir.
    • Margaret Bourchier, who predeceased her father.
    • Mary Bourchier, who married Alexander Unton of Wadley, but died without issue, predeceasing her father.
  • By a mistress[7] Bourchier had three illegitimate sons and an illegitimate daughter:[8]
    • Humphrey Bourchier (d.1540), esquire, who married Elizabeth Bacon, but had no issue. After Humphrey Bourchier's death his widow married George Ferrers, esquire.
    • Sir James Bourchier (d.1554), who married Mary Bannaster, daughter of Sir Humphrey Bannaster.
    • George Bourchier
    • Ursula Bourchier, who married Sir William Sharington.[9]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bourchier,_2nd_Baron_Berners

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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
Chalais, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
1929
April 13, 1929
Age 55
April 13, 1929
Age 55