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Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Knight, 1st and last Lord Bourchier of Cromwell

Sir Humphrey Bourchier, Knight, 1st and last Lord Bourchier of Cromwell

Male 1444 - 1471  (~ 31 years)

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  • Name Humphrey Bourchier 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Knight, 1st and last Lord Bourchier of Cromwell 
    Born Between 1440 and 1444  Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID F6E9F64C29D7D711BA22AAFF03D374360ED7 
    Died 14 Apr 1471  Battle of Barnet, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Westminster Abbey, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bourchier, Humphrey gravestone drawing
    Bourchier, Humphrey gravestone drawing
    Picture Note: This is the drawing of the Top of Sir Humphrey Bourchiers tomb in Westminster Abbey. It is in St Edmunds chapel. The Latin inscription can be translated:
    Picture Note:
    Picture Note: Behold lying here the warrior at Barnet, eager for fierce fights; he fights like Eacides [another name for Achilles]; the knight is wounded on all sides; he falls smitten; Mars brings him a wound; his armour spattered in many places with blood grows red. Lo, the tearful grief of the hour. He falls, indeed, from the light, whither Christ rose from the dead. Humphrey Bourgchier, sprung from the glorious line of King Edward, called the Third, the son and heir of John, Lord Berners. And lo, Edward the Fourth has the triumph in the battle, in which Humphrey dies a true servant of the king. He was an attendant at the table of the king's wife Elizabeth; so his virtue grows with honour; once this man was distinguished in arms and dear to Britons; ask in your prayers that he may live in heaven
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    Keywords: Picture
    Person ID I112  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2020 

    Father John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners,   b. Abt 1415, Little Eaton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1474, Chertsey, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Margorie Berners, Baroness Berners,   b. 30 Nov 1408, West Horsley, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1475, Little Eaton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Tylney, Countess of Surrey,   b. 1446,   d. 4 Apr 1497  (Age 51 years)  [2
    _UID F7E9F64C29D7D711BA22AAFF03D374360FE7 
    Children 
    +1. Lord John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners,   b. Abt 1467, Tharfield, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1533, Calais Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +2. Margaret Bourchier,   b. 1 Jun 1468, Beningborough, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1551, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Anne Bourchier, Baroness Dacre of the South,   b. Abt 1470,   d. 29 Sep 1530  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F87  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Humphrey_Bourchier 1440-1471
    Humphrey_Bourchier 1440-1471
    Keywords: Picture

  • Notes 
    • Killed in the Battle of Barnet.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Tudor Place Website, (http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/BOURCHIER1.htm).

    2. [S1] The Complete Peerage, Vicary Gibbs (ed.) and others, (13 volumes (in 14 parts). London: The St Catherine Press Ltd. 1910-1959 Volume 14 (addenda and corrigenda). Stroud: Sutton Publishing Ltd. 1998. Microprint edition of volumes 1-13. Gloucester: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. First published 1982; reprinted 2000.), Volume 9, page 614.