BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY BOURCHIER 2ND COUNT EU, 1ST EARL ESSEX 1404-1483

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BOURCHIER

Descent English Royalty: 1G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 3G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 11G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

In 1404 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex was born to William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (30) and Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (21)

On 28 May 1420 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (16) succeeded 2nd Count Eu

Before 25 Apr 1426 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York were married

In 1431 Humphrey Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (27) and Isabel York (22)

On 01 Jul 1433 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (29) succeeded 5th Baron Bourchier

Around 1438 John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers Groby was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (34) and Isabel York (29)

In 1440 Laura Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (36) and Isabel York (31)

In 1443 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (39) was appointed 1st Viscount Bourchier

In 1452 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (48) was appointed 171st Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 29 May 1455 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (51) was appointed as Lord Treasurer

In 1461 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (57) was created 1st Earl Essex (5C 1461)

On 18 Feb 1461 at the Second Battle of St Albans the Yorkist army included Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (33) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (43) , John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (61) and Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (57) . John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (30) was captured. Robert Poynings (42) and James Luttrell Baron Dunster (34) were killed.

On 29 Mar 1461 at the Battle of Towton the Yorkist army was commanded by Edward IV King England (18) with John Mowbray 3rd Duke Norfolk (45) , Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (30) , William Neville 1st Earl Kent (56) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings (30) (knighted), Walter Blount 1st Baron Mountjoy (45) , Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (57) , John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton (23) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (61) .

On 04 Apr 1483 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (79) died

After 04 Apr 1483 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex was buried at Beeleigh Abbey

After 04 Apr 1483 Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex was buried at Little Easton Church

William Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Henry Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Edward Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Thomas Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Florence Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Fulk Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Hugh Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

Isabella Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex and Isabel York

ANCESTRY

Father: William Bourchier 1st Count Eu

GrandFather: William Bourchier

1G GrandFather: Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier

2G GrandFather: John Bourchier

2G GrandMother: Helen Colchester

1G GrandMother: Margaret Prayers

GrandMother: Eleanor Louvaine

Mother: Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Thomas Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester (Son Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

2G GrandFather: Edward II King England (Son Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry III King England (Son John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Provence Queen Consort England

3G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Ferdinand III King Castile, III King Leon (1G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan Dammartin Count Ponthieu

2G GrandMother: Isabella Capet Queen Consort England (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Philip "Fair" IV King France (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry I King Navarre (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandFather: William Hainault I Count Hainault, III Count Avesnes, III Count Holland, II Count Zeeland (4G Grandson Stephen I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Hainault II Count Hainault, II Count Holland (3G Grandson Stephen I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Hainault I Count Hainault (4G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Adelaide Countholland (2G Granddaughter Stephen I King England)

3G GrandMother: Philippa Luxembourg (5G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Henry "Great" Luxembourg V Count Luxembourg, III Count Namur

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bar (4G Granddaughter William "Conqueror" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Joan Valois (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Charles Valois I Count Valois (3G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Philip "Bold" III King France (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Barcelona

3G GrandMother: Margaret Capet (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Charles II King Naples (2G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Mary Unknown

GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex

4G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex

4G GrandMother: Maud Fiennes

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Plantagenet (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Edward "Longshanks" I King England (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Elizabeth Badlesmere (4G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew Badlesmere 1st Baron Badlesmere

4G GrandFather: Gunselin Badlesmere

4G GrandMother: Joan Fitzbernard

3G GrandMother: Margaret Clare (3G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Clare (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Juliana Fitzgerald (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

1G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp