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Elizabeth (Verney) Bourchier (bef. 1574 - aft. 1626)

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Elizabeth Bourchier formerly Verney
Born before in Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 1587 in Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Died after [location unknown]
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Elizabeth was the daughter of George Verney of Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Her father died on 8 April 1574: the tombstone mentions four daughters, of whom Elizabeth will have been one, and she will have been born before that.[1]

Before 1593 (when her daughter Elizabeth was baptised)[2] she married John Bourchier and Jane Lucy. They had eight sons and four daughters.[3][4]

She was alive at the time of her husband's death in 1626: she renounced the administration of his estate.[3][5]


  1. Image of tombstone with inscription at Find A Grave: Memorial #159533855
  2. Clay, JW: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, with Additions, Vol 1, pub. William Pollard, 1899, pages 305-6
  3. 3.0 3.1 Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry, volume I, pages 290-291 BOURCHIER
  4. History of Parliament Online: Sir John Bourchier
  5. 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, p.90
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City: the author, 2013, vol. 1 p.492: BOURCHIER. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry, volume I, pages 290-291 BOURCHIER. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.'

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On 11 Feb 2019 at 15:28 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

... I have now reminded myself that Douglas Richardson states that, when Elizabeth's husband died in 1626, she renounced the administration of his will. Assuming that is right, she died after that. I have amended the death info and added a short paragraph to the bio. But if anyone has a reliable source for the previously given death date of 18 Jan 1612, it would be good to have it. It is possible there has been confusion between two Elizabeth Bourchiers.

On 11 Feb 2019 at 14:59 GMT Michael Cayley wrote:

Elizabeth's death date is given as 18 January 1612, place Warwickshire. Does anyone know of a reliable source for this information, which is found quite widely in unsourced trees on the web? (She was likely to have been alive in May 1610 when her youngest child was baptised.)

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