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Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tickhill, Yorkshire, England
Death: March 13, 1540 (63-72)
Baas, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Bourchiers Chapel, Little Easton, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier
Husband of Mary Bourchier and Mary Bourchier
Father of Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier
Brother of Isabel Bourchier and Cecily Devereux, Lady Ferrers of Chartley
Half brother of Richard Grey, KG

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About Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex

  • Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex KG KB PC (died 13 March 1540) was an English soldier, peer and courtier at the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII. He married Mary Say, by whom he had one daughter, Anne, who became his heir.
  • Bourchier was the son of William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Anne Woodville. Through his mother, he was the nephew of Elizabeth Woodville, queen consort to Edward IV and in 1483, due to the death of his grandfather Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex, he inherited the earldom. The 1st Earl of Essex was a grandson of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester, the youngest son of King Edward III. The 2nd Earl's paternal grandmother was Isabel of Cambridge, Countess of Essex who by both parents was a descendant of King Edward III.
  • Bourchier was a member of Henry VII's privy council and was present at the siege of Boulogne in 1492. Five years later he led a detachment against the rebels at Blackheath. When Henry VIII became king, he was made captain of the new bodyguard, and in 1513 was lieutenant-general of the spears (light cavalry) at the sieges of Thérouanne and Tournai. The following year he was appointed Chief Captain of the King's forces. He was one of the judges at the trial of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham when the latter was tried on a charge of treason, and received the manor of Bedminster as his share of the Duke's forfeited estates.
  • In March 1540, he broke his neck after falling from his horse and died from his injury. His barony was inherited by his daughter, who was separated from her husband, William Parr, Baron Parr of Kendal, brother of Queen Katherine Parr, who was later created Earl of Essex in 1543 and Marquess of Northampton in 1547.[1]
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bourchier,_2nd_Earl_of_Essex
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  • Sir Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex, Viscount & Lord Bourchier, Count of Eu1
  • M, #90680, b. circa 1472, d. 13 March 1540
  • Father Sir William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier1 d. 14 Apr 1471
  • Mother Anne Wydeville1 d. 30 Jul 1489
  • Sir Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex, Viscount & Lord Bourchier, Count of Eu was born circa 1472 at England; Age 11 in 1483.1 He married Mary Say, daughter of Sir William Say, Sheriff of Somerset, Dorset, Essex, & Hertfordshire, Burgess of Plympton, Justice of the Peace for Hertfordshrie and Elizabeth Fray, circa 1498.1 Sir Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex, Viscount & Lord Bourchier, Count of Eu died on 13 March 1540 at Bass, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England; Buried at Little Easton, Essex. He was killed when he broke his neck by a fall from a German horse; d.s.p.m.1
  • Family Mary Say b. c 1483, d. a 5 Jun 1535
  • Citations
  • 1.[S11568] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 138-139.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3018.htm#...
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  • Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex1
  • M, #139895, d. 13 March 1539/40
  • Last Edited=5 Mar 2009
  • Consanguinity Index=0.02%
  • Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex was the son of William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Lady Anne Woodville.1 He died on 13 March 1539/40.1
  • He succeeded to the title of 3rd Count of Eu [Normandy, 1419] on 4 April 1483.1 He succeeded to the title of 6th Lord Bourchier [E., 1348] on 4 April 1483.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Earl of Essex [E., 1461] on 4 April 1483.1 He succeeded to the title of 2nd Viscount Bourchier [E., 1446] on 4 April 1483.1
  • On his death, the Earldom of Essex and Viscountancy of Bourchier became extinct. The Countship of Eu should have devolved on his cousin, John Bourchier, Earl of Bath, male heir of the 1st Count, although these heirs never assumed the title.1
  • Child of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex
    • 1.Anne Bourchier, Baroness Bourchier3 d. 28 Jan 1570/71
  • 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 249. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  • 3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 248.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p13990.htm
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  • William Henry BOURCHIER (2° E. Essex)
  • Born: 1472
  • Acceded: 1483
  • Died: 13 Mar 1539/40, Baas, Broxbourne
  • Buried: Little Easton Church, Essex
  • Notes: See his Biography.
  • Father: William BOURCHIER (V. Bourchier)
  • Mother: Anne WOODVILLE (V. Bourchier/C. Kent)
  • Married: Mary BLOUNT (C. Essex) ABT 1498
  • Children:
    • 1. Anne (Claire) BOURCHIER (16° B. Bourchier)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BOURCHIER1.htm#William Henry BOURCHIER (2° E. Essex)
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Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex's Timeline

1472
1472
Tickhill, Yorkshire, England
1472
Tickhill, York, England, Great Britain
1512
1512
PRESCOT Merseyside England
1540
March 13, 1540
Age 68
Baas, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England
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Bourchiers Chapel, Little Easton, Essex, England