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Margaret Bryan (Bourchier)

Also Known As: "Margaret Bourgchier"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Benningborough, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Howard, Countess of Surrey
Wife of Sir Thomas Bryan, II, Kt. and David Zouche
Fiancée of John Sands
Mother of Sir Francis Bryan I "The Vicar of Hell", Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Elizabeth Bryan, Lady Carew; John Bryan; Thomas Bryan and Margaret Guildford
Sister of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners and Anne Bourchier
Half sister of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk; Sir Edward Howard, KG, High Admiral; Edmund Howard; Henry Howard; Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and 5 others

Occupation: Baroness Lady Bryan, Governess to Henry VIII children including young Elizabeth I after Anne Bolyn beheaded., Governess to Henry iii Children Princess Mary, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Edward.
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Lady Margaret Bryan

Margaret, Lady Bryan born 1468, died c. 1551/52)

Margaret, Lady Bryan was Lady Governess to Henry VIII's children: Princess Mary, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Edward. The position of Lady Governess in her day resembled less that of the popular modern idea of a governess, more that of a nanny.

She was born Margaret Bourchier in about 1468 in Beningbrough, Yorkshire, England. Her mother was Elizabeth Tilney and her father was Sir Humphrey Bourchier, who was killed at the Battle of Barnet on 14 April 1471 during the series of dynastic civil wars known as the Wars of the Roses. Humphrey Bourchier was heir to the title Baron Berners but having predeceased his father, Margaret's brother John instead succeeded to the title as second Baron Berners. Humphrey Bourchier and Elizabeth Tilney had one further daughter who survived to adulthood. Margaret's younger sister was Anne Bourchier (1470–1530) who married Thomas Fiennes, 8th Lord Dacre in 1492. Their son, also Thomas, was the 9th Lord Dacre who was executed for murder in 1541.

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Lady Margaret Bryan's Timeline

1468
June 1, 1468
Benningborough, Yorkshire, England
1487
1487
Age 18
Yorkshire, England
1490
June 1, 1490
Age 22
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
1495
1495
Age 26
Beddington, Surrey, , England
1501
1501
Age 32
Beningborough, Yorkshire, England
1508
1508
Age 39
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
1517
1517
Age 48
1551
June 1, 1551
Age 83
Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England
1992
July 7, 1992
Age 83
July 30, 1992
Age 83