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  • ID: I29057
  • Name: John BOURCHIER , Earl of Bath 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1499 in Bath, Somerset, England 2
  • Death: 10 FEB 1560/61 in London, Middlesex, England 1
  • Burial: 10 MAR 1560/61 Hengrave, Suffolk, England
  • Note:
    BARONY OF FITZWARIN (VI, 12)

    EARLDOM OF BATH (III)

    JOHN (BOURCHIER), EARL OF BATH, &c., only son and heir by 1st wife [John Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Bath by Cicely Daubney], aged 40 at his father's death. A few months later, by the death of Henry, Earl of Essex, on 13 March 1539/40, he became heir male of the body of William Bourchier, Count of Eu in Normandy, and, as such, was entitled apparently to that dignity, which, however, neither he nor his descendants ever assumed. On 8 April 1548, by the death of his maternal uiicle, Henry (Daubeney), Earl of Bridgwater, &c., he succeeded to any hereditary Barony that may be held to have been created by the writ (1295), addressed to Elias Daubeney. He was Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 1519; knighted 1523, P.C., 1553. He was one of the first to declare the right of Queen Mary to the Crown, and was, consequently, a Commissioner to decide on the claims made at her Coronation, and for the trial of Lady Jane Grey. Governor of Beaumaris Castle. Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall, 1556.

    He married, 1stly, Isabel, or Elizabeth, (named in her father's will, August 1515) daughter of Sir Walter HUNGERFORD (2nd son of Robert, 3rd LORD HUNGERFORI), by Jane, widow of Thomas Bolstred. She died s.p.m. He married, 2ndly, Eleanor, sister of Thomas, EARL OF RUTLAND, daughter of George (MANNERS), LORD ROS, by Anne, (niece of EDWARD IV) daughter and heir of Sir Thomas St. Leger. She was buried 16 September 1547, at Tawstock. He married, 3rdly, (contract dated 4 November) 1548, Margaret, widow of Sir Richard LONG, of Shengay, co. Cambridge, (who died 29 September 1546) and formerly of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, Suffolk (who died 11 September 1540), daughter of John DONINGTON, of Stoke Newington, Middlesex, by Elizabeth, daughter and heir of ------ PYE. To her he writes, 7 October 1553, "from my house in Milk Str." London. He died 10 February, and was buried 10 March 1560/1, aged 61, at Hengrave. His widow died at Stoke Newington, Middlesex, 20 December 1561, aged 52, and was buried 12 January 1561/2, at Hengrave. [Complete Peerage II:16-17 (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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    The following explains how Hengrave came into the Stafford family:

    Hengrave was bought [after 1419] by Thomas Hethe, who died without male heirs. It then became the property of Humphrey, Earl of Stafford who was soon after created Duke of Buckingham and married Lady Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Westmorland and granddaughter of Edward III. [Castles of Great Britain, website, on Hengrave Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, England]




    Marriage 1 Margaret DONINGTON b: ABT 1509 in Stoke Newington, London, Middlesex, England
    • Married: 4 NOV 1548 in 3rd husband 3rd wife 1

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:16-17
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:16-17
      Text: abt 40 at his father's death (30 Apr 1539)
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