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Lord William de Bourchier, Earl of Eu & Louvaine in Normandy

Lord William de Bourchier, Earl of Eu & Louvaine in Normandy

Male Abt 1330 - 1375  (~ 45 years)

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  • Name William de Bourchier  [1
    Title Lord 
    Suffix Earl of Eu & Louvaine in Normandy 
    Born Abt 1 May 1330  Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 1375  Little Eaton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I371  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2020 

    Father Sir Robert de Bourchier, 1st Baron Bourchier,   b. 6 Oct 1306,   d. 9 Apr 1349, Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Margaret de Prayers, Countess of Essex,   b. 7 Oct 1307, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1360, Little Eaton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor de Louvaine,   b. 27 Mar 1345,   d. 5 Oct 1397  (Age 52 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Lord William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu,   b. 4 Jul 1374, Little Eaton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1420, Troyes, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     2. John Bourchier,   b. Abt 1375,   d. 21 May 1400  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Fulk Bourchier,   b. Abt 1374
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    Caption Note: Canting arms of Bourchier: Argent, a cross engrailed gules between four water bougets sable
    Picture Note: from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bourchier,_1st_Count_of_Eu
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  • Notes 
    • William Bourchier (d. 1375), who married Eleanor de Louvaine (d. 1397), daughter and heiress of Sir John de Louvaine (alias Lovayne, etc.) feudal baron of Little Easton in Essex. Their son was William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu (1386–1420). The eldest grandson of William Bourchier (d. 1375) was Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1404–1483) who inherited the Barony of Bourchier from the senior line of the family, being the heir of his cousin Elizabeth Bourchier (d. 1433), suo jure 4th Baroness Bourchier.

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

    2. [S1870] Wikipedia, (en.wikipedia.org), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bourchier,_1st_Baron_Bourchier.