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John Bourchier, Knight

Birthplace: Halstead, Stansted, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: 1328 (45-55)
(Unknown), Austria-Hungary
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Bourchier, Knight and Emma Bourchier
Husband of Helen de Colchester
Father of Robert de Bourchier, 1st Baron Bourchier, Lord Chancellor of England and John de Bourchier

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About Sir John Bourchier, Kt.

John Bourchier (1278-1328)

Sir John was a knight and on the Justices of the King's Bench. He was married to Helen, daughter of Walter of Colchester.


John BOURCHIER Lord of Stansted Born: Abt 1278, Halstead, Essex, England Married: Died: 1329, Stansted Hall, Halstead, Essex, England

General Notes: John Bourchier (Bousser or Burgchier), of Stansted, Essex; Judge of the Common Pleas 1321; m. Helen, daughter of Walter of Colchester, of Stansted, and d. 1329. [Burke's Peerage]

Marriage Information: John married Helen DE COLCHESTER, daughter of Sir Walter DE COLCHESTER of Stansted and Joan DE MUNCHENSY (Helen DE COLCHESTER was born about 1281 in Stansted Hall, Halstead, Essex, England.)

Welcome to the Bourchier Family

John Bourchier (1278-1328)

Sir John was a knight and on the Justices of the King's Bench. He was married to Helen, daughter of Walter of

Welcome to the Bourchier Family

In the following pages I will try and cover all aspects of the Bourchier family and their descendants. If you find anything missing, please email me so that I may correct things. I am also looking for any photo, portraits, certificates, etc. that I may add to these pages to make more of a history of the Bourchier family. Any help will be greatly appreciated. (The information on these pages have either been sent to me from various sources, or I have found through the internet or my local library. Some of the places I have visited and taken photos.) From Edward I to the start of the Commonwealth, some four centuries, few families equalled and none had as much wealth or political power as the Bourchier family. This family intermarried with the royal house of Loraine and with many Plantagenent princesses of England. Many of its member filled every important office and dignity of the state. There are, or were, many Bourchier families, and Burke's General Armoury gives eleven coasts of arms for the name spelt that way. Then there are coats under variations of the spelling. The family are of Norman descent, one of whom, we believe, was a Count Bourchier, (from Eu, in Normandy, France,) buried in Battle Abbey. (On a recent visit to Battle Abbey, I could find no known graves or stones indicating any burials, only that of King Harold - the spot where he died. I have made several enquiries both at Battle Abbey and at record departments and no one knows of any known graves. Apprently the soil is to acidic and bones would not have lasted long there.) The arms of this family seem to date from one of the Crusades and are very ancient. Those born by the first Earl of Eu and by all his descendants are: vix. Argent, a cross engrailed gules, between four water bougets sable. The crest or Bourchier knot (also described as a badge) was of a later date. It is engraved on the tomb of Archbishop Thomas Bourchier in Canterbury Cathedral, and it was also used by his brother Lord Berners in the reign of Edward IV (1461-83.)

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Sir John Bourchier, Kt.'s Timeline

Halstead, Stansted, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
October 6, 1306
Stansted, United Kingdom
Halsted, Essex, England
Age 50
(Unknown), Austria-Hungary
September 22, 1934
Age 50