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Ralph Bourchier (abt. 1531 - 1598)

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Sir Ralph Bourchier
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Husband of — married 3 Feb 1557 in St. Denis Backchurch, Londonmap
Husband of — married 29 Nov 1577 in St. Bennet, Gracechurch, Londonmap
Husband of — married after 1578 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Barking, Essex, Englandmap
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Biography

Ralph Bourchier, Knt., of Haughton, Staffordshire and Beningbrough, Yorkshire, England[1][2][3]

Born about 1531.[4]
Father: James Bourchier, Knt., "man of arms at Calais, France, Lieutenant of Ambleteuse (Pas-de-Calais), illegimate son" of John Bourgchier, K.B.[1] Ralph succeeded his father about 1555.[4]
Mother: Mary Bannaster, daughter of Humphrey Bannaster, Knt., of Calais.[5]

Ralph married three times and had six children by his first wife (see below).

He was heir in 1556 to his uncle John Bannaster, Esq., and as a result the manor of Beningbrough (in Newton-upon-Ouse), Yorkshire passed to him.[3] Following this, he sold lands he had previously inherited in Staffordshire.[4]

In 1559 he was appointed Keeper of Rochester Castle, Kent. He was Justice of the Peace in the North Riding of Yorkshire from about 1573, and in the East Riding from about 1584.[4]

He was knighted on 6 March 1583/4 (1584 in modern reckoning),[4][6] and was a Member of Parliament for:[4]

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in 1571 and 1572
  • Newport, Isle of Wight in 1584
  • Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1586
  • Yorkshire in 1589

In 1591 he and others were commissioned to investigate a dispute relating to the clerkship of the castle and county court of York.[4]

Sir Ralph Bourchier died intestate on 11 June 1598 and was buried at Barking, Essex[3] the same day.[4] His widow, Anne, died intestate in August 1598.[3]

Marriages and Children

Ralph Bourchier married:
  1. Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Francis Hall, Esq., Comptroller of Calais, and Ursula Sherington, daughter of Thomas Sherington and Katherine Pyrton.[7] They married on 3 February 1556/7 at St. Denis Backchurch, London.[3][6] Elizabeth died before 29 Nov 1577, the date of the license for Ralph's second marriage.[3]
  2. Christian Shakerley, daughter of Rowland Shakerley of London; widow of John Harding, Esq., Alderman of London. They married at St. Bennet, Gracechurch, London.[3] The marriage licence was dated 29 November 1577.[6][8]
  3. Anne Coote, widow.[3][9]
Children (two sons and four daughters by his first wife, Elizabeth Hall):[3][6]
There appears to be no record of surviving children by his second and third marriages.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), volume I, pages 479-492 BOURCHIER.
  2. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), volume I, pages 277-291 BOURCHIER.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, I:290 BOURCHIER 14.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 History of Parliament Online: Ralph Bourchier (c1531-1598) accessed 28 Feb. 2019
  5. Richardson, Royal Ancestry, I:490-491 BOURCHIER 15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 J W Clay. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, volume 1, William Pollard, 1899, page 305
  7. Richadson, Royal Ancestry, III:193 HALL 13.
  8. London Marriage Licences 1521-1869, FindMyPast
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Richardson, Royal Ancestry, I:491 BOURCHIER 16.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Clay, J W. Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, volume 1, William Pollard, 1899.
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Acknowledgements

Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta ancestry
Ralph Bourchier, grandfather of Gateway Ancestor Mary Bourchier, is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Henry de Bohun. This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by Michael Cayley, 6 April 2019) as part of the trail between Mary Bourchier and Henry de Bohun that was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project on 5 July 2019 by Liz Shifflett. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
Badged trails through Elizabeth Badlesmere (Ralph's 6x-gr-grandmother) go to the de Clares, de Quincy, and Lacy.

Trail from Mary Bourchier to Henry de Bohun

  1. Mary Bourchier is the daughter of John Bourchier
  2. John Bourchier is the son of Ralph Bourchier
  3. Ralph Bourchier is the son of James Bouchier
  4. James Bourchier is the son of John Bourchier
  5. John Bourchier is the son of Humphrey Bourchier
  6. Humphrey Bourchier is the son of John Bourchier
  7. John Bourchier is the son of Anne of Gloucester
  8. Anne of Gloucester is the daughter of Eleanor de Bohun
  9. Eleanor de Bohun is the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun
  10. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of William de Bohun
  11. William de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  12. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  13. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  14. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Humphrey de Bohun
  15. Humphrey de Bohun is the son of Surety Baron Henry de Bohun. Already has MC Badge, other Trail.
  16. Henry de Bohun, Surety Baron.




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On 18 Feb 2019 at 10:19 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

In accordance with WikiTree policy, this profile, being under development and scheduled for future review by the Magna Carta Project as being within a trail from a known Magna Carta Gateway Ancestor to a Surety Baron, is now being co-managed by the project.

On 12 Feb 2019 at 21:33 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have now attached James to the right parents. A merge of the profile for James has been proposed with the clearly duplicate Bourchier-10.

On 12 Feb 2019 at 09:27 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Is there any evidence that Ralph Bourchier and Elizabeth Hall had a son called James, profile at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bourchier-206? There seems to be none in the source cited on James’s profile (Tudor Place) which agrees with Douglas Richardson and Dugdale in saying that Ralph had only 2 sons, William and John. There is another James Bourchier profile, with different Bourchier parents, for about this period - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bourchier-10 - and he died at Whepstead, Suffolk like the James shown as son of Ralph is said to have done. Are these 2 James Bourchiers the same?

On 11 Feb 2019 at 16:06 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I intend shortly to do some work on this profile as part of what I am doing on the Magna Carta trail of Ralph's granddaughter Mary Bourchier, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bouchier-16. All help welcomed!

Ralph is 19 degrees from Cari Starosta, 13 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 5 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.