Bourchier, Henry

Birth Name Bourchier, Henry
Gender male
Age at Death unknown


Henry Bourchier, Viscount of Exeter. In 1456, Queen Margaret deprived him of his office. Had son Thomas, who m. Isabel, wife of Humphrey Stafford, Earl of Devon.
(Dunham Genealogy English and American Branches of the Dunham Family)

Henry Bourchier, 5th Baron Bourchier, 1st Viscount Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (c.1404/c.1406 - April 4, 1483), was the eldest son of William Bourchier and Anne Plantagenet. His mother was a grand-daughter of Edward III and, through her mother, great-great-granddaughter of Edward I. He was thus a great-grandson of Edward III.

He inherited the title of Lord (or Baron) Bourchier from his cousin Elizabeth on her death in 1433, became 1st Viscount Bourchier in 1446, a Knight of the Garter in 1452, and was finally created Earl of Essex in 1461.

He was Lord High Treasurer from 29 May 1455 - 5 October 1456, 28 July 1460 - 14 April 1462, and 22 April 1471 - 4 April 1483. He also became Justice in Eyre south of the Trent in 1461, holding that title till his death.

Prior to 1426, he married Isabel Plantagenet, another great-grandchild of Edward III (through her father - she was also Edward's great-great-great granddaughter, through her mother). She was elder sister to Richard Plantagenet, and aunt to Richard's two sons, the future Edward IV and Richard III.

Henry and Isabel were parents to at least ten children. On his death she did not remarry and died more than a year later.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1405 Little Eaton, Essex, England   1a


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bourchier, William1386-05-281420-05-28
Mother Plantagenet, Anne1383-04-001438-10-16
    Brother     Bourchier, Thomas 1404
         Bourchier, Henry 1405
    Brother     Bourchier, John 1410
    Sister     Bourchier, Eleanor 1417
    Brother     Bourchier, William

Source References

  1. RCKarnes: Carrie's Family Tree
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        # ID: I25867
        # Name: *William BOURCHIER
        # Sex: M
        # Birth: 1386 in Little Eaton, Essex, England 1
        # Death: 28 MAY 1420 in Troyes, Aube, France 2
        # Occupation: Count of Eu 2
        # Note:

        son of William and Eleanor de Lovaine

        William Bourchier (1386-1420) was a Count of Eu in Normandy.
        He was the son of William Bourchier and Eleanor Lovain. He married Anne Plantagenet, Countess of Stafford and Eu,the daughter of the English prince, Thomas of Woodstock.





        Father: *William BOURCHIER b: ABT 1330 in Halstead, Essex, England
        Mother: Eleanor LOUVAIN b: 27 MAY 1345 in Little Eaton, Essex, England

        Marriage 1 *Anne of GLOUCESTER b: APR 1383 in Pheshy, Essex, England

        * Married: 1404 3


        1. Has No Children Eleanor BOURCHIER b: ABT 1417
        2. Has No Children William BOURCHIER
        3. Has No Children Thomas BOURCHIER b: ABT 1404
        4. Has Children Henry BOURCHIER b: BET 1404 AND 1406 in Little Eaton, Essex, England
        5. Has Children *John BOURCHIER b: 1410 in Little Eaton, Essex, England



        1. Title: 1Wikipedia
        2. Title: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
        3. Title: Dunham Genealogy English and American Branches of the Dunham Family



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