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Mary (Bourchier) Whitaker (abt. 1596 - aft. 1626)

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Mary Whitaker formerly Bourchier
Born about in Lambeth, Surrey, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 16 Jul 1619 in Lamb's Chapel, Monkwell Street, Londonmap
Descendants descendants
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Died after [location unknown]
Profile last modified 6 Jul 2019 | Created 7 Aug 2013
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Biography

Mary Bourchier[1][2]

Mary was the daughter of John Bourchier, Knt., of Hanging Grimston, Yorkshire and Lambeth Marsh, Surrey, by Elizabeth, daughter of George Verney, Esq.[3] She married Jabez Whitaker on 16 July 1619 at Lamb's Chapel, Monkwell Street, London.[4][5] They had one son, William.[6] Jabez immigrated to Virginia by 1620 and settled in Elizabeth City County.[6] Mary was living 5 April 1626 when she was granted the administration of her father's estate within a few weeks of his death.[6][7] Her father had died intestate. The speed with which she secured the administration suggests that she may have been in London rather than Virginia at the time. The administration was clearly contested: in August 1627 letters of administration were issued to a servant of her father's, who was suing a lawyer over the handling of some Yorkshire lands of her father; in 1635 one of her brothers took over the administration.[8]

Research Notes

Name: Bourchier in most references. Spelt Bouchier in Boyd’s Marriage Index, but this may be a misreading of the handwriting in her parish register marriage entry.[5]

Estimated Birth Year: "About 1596", based on parents' marriage "by 1593",[8] husband's birth 5 December 1595,[9] and marriage in 1619.[4]

Death: Douglas Richardson does not give a death date for Mary. She was obviously alive in 1626 when she was granted the administration of her father's estate. She was likely to have been alive in 1635 when her brother Verney took over the administration. Her husband moved to Barbados (see his profile), and it is possible she died there. Trees on the internet postulate a death date of 1666, place Jamestown, Virginia, but do not give any source for this.

Sources

  1. 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 276-291 BOURCHIER.
  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.
  3. Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry, I:290-291 BOURCHIER 15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Parish register of Lamb's Chapel, London.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Boyd's marriage index, 1538-1850, in the collection of the Society of Genealogists, London, transcript viewable at FindMyPast.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, IV:332 WHITAKER 14.i.
  7. Susan Myra Kingsbury (ed.), Records of the Virginia Company, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1906-35, vol. I p.370, cited in Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215, 5th edition, Genealogical Publishing Company 1999, page 90.
  8. 8.0 8.1 History of Parliament Online: Sir John Bourchier (accessed 11 April 2019).
  9. Richardson, Royal Ancestry, V:360 WHITAKER 18.i.
  • 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.
See also:

Acknowledgments

  • Thank you to David Black for creating WikiTree profile Bouchier-16 through the import of David_s Family Tree_Ancestry_26Jun2013.ged on Jul 23, 2013.

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Magna Carta ancestry
Mary (Bourchier) Whitaker is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor, a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Baron Henry de Bohun.[1]
In January 2019, Michael Cayley joined the Magna Carta Project as Gateway Guardian for this profile. (See details about the role of Gateway Guardians and Trail Tenders here.) He posted her trail to Henry de Bohun as ready for review in April 2019, and it was approved 5 July 2019. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
This profile was developed in accordance with project standards (by Michael Cayley, 6 April 2019). The profile was reviewed/approved for the Magna Carta Project 11 April 2019 by Liz Shifflett.
Badged trails through Elizabeth Badlesmere (Mary's 8x-gr-grandmother) go to the de Clares, de Quincy, and Lacy.
Trails to Robert de Vere and the Bigods need just one more profile to be completed: Joan (FitzAlan) de Bohun (to de Vere through Joan's father and the Bigods through her mother).

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 Bourchier
  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 11 Apr 2019 at 21:59 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

update: name changed.

If there's no objection, the Last Name at Birth will be changed to Bourchier (see Research Notes).

On 11 Feb 2019 at 15:11 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have amended the death date, removed the death location, and added a research note briefly discussing her death.

On 10 Feb 2019 at 16:11 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Thanks, David. Nothing that I am aware of to justify Virginia as death place. Her husband moved to Barbados in his later life, so it is possible she died there.

On 10 Feb 2019 at 15:08 GMT David Douglass wrote:

Michael

Lacking a verifiable source for a death date and place your course of action seems reasonable. Is there anything that would indicate her death occurred in Virginia ?

On 10 Feb 2019 at 10:21 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

I have not yet found a source, other than unsourced Ancestry and Familysearch family trees, for the death date of 1666, nor the death place of Jamestown. Does anyone know of a source? She was clearly alive in 1626 when she was granted the administration of her father’s estate, and she was likely to have been alive in 1635 when a brother took over the administration. Unless anyone can give a good source, I think I should amend the death date to after 1626 and delete the death place.

On 28 Jan 2019 at 22:06 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Having become Gateway Guardian for Mary on behalf of the Magna Carta Project, I will be seeing what more can be done on her profile, and starting work on her Magna Carta trail. Wikitree being the wonderful collaborative enterprise it is, feel free to make suggestions or contribute! Please message me if you prefer.

On 11 Feb 2018 at 03:19 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, in 5 vols. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013), Vol. V. page 360.

Thank you!

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