BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY BOURCHIER 2ND EARL ESSEX, 3RD COUNT EU -1540

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BOURCHIER

Descent English Royalty: 3G Grandson Edward III King England

Descent French Royalty: 5G Grandson Philip "Fair" IV King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 13G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 04 Apr 1483 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu succeeded 2nd Earl Essex (5C 1461), 3rd Count Eu, 2nd Viscount Bourchier, 6th Baron Bourchier

Around 1499 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu was appointed 251st Knight Garter: Henry VII

In 1512 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Saye were married

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII King England and Ireland (22) fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford (45) (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset (36) , Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (42) and Anthony Wingfield (25) . John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell (18) , William Compton (31) , John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford (48) and William Hussey (40) was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West (56) and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor (46) was created as Knight Banneret.

In 1517 Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Saye

On 10 Sep 1533 the future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was christened at the Palace of Placentia. Gertrude Blount (29) , Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury (44) and Margaret Wotton (46) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (49) escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk (16) carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford (36) carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney (56) carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (37) carried a taper of virgin wax. [Christening of Elizabeth I]

In 1536 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Say were married.

On 15 Oct 1537 Edward VI King England and Ireland was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London (62) at the Chapel Royal. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk (64) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (21) were Godparents. Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk (53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex (52) , Philip Boteler (44) , John Vere 15th Earl Oxford (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain (57) attended. Mary Scrope (61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex (54) carried the canopy. Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. The future Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland (4) carried the Chrisom. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. [Christening Edward VI].

On 13 Mar 1540 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu died

Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu was born to William Bourchier and Anne Woodville

ANCESTRY

Father: William Bourchier (2G Grandson Edward III King England)

GrandFather: Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: William Bourchier 1st Count Eu

2G GrandFather: William Bourchier

3G GrandFather: Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier

4G GrandFather: John Bourchier

4G GrandMother: Helen Colchester

3G GrandMother: Margaret Prayers

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Louvaine

1G GrandMother: Anne "Gloucester" Plantagenet (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Thomas Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester (Son Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

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

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

3G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

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

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

3G GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Bohun 1st Earl Northampton (Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

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

3G GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

GrandMother: Isabel York (1G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

1G GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge (Grandson Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York (Son Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Edward III King England (Son Edward II King England)

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

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

3G GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

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

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

2G GrandMother: Isabella of Castile (6G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile (5G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandFather: Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Constanza Manuel

3G GrandMother: Maria Padilla

4G GrandFather: Juan García Padilla 1st Lord Villagera

4G GrandMother: María González Henestrosa

1G GrandMother: Anne Mortimer (2G Granddaughter Edward III King England)

2G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March, 6th Earl Ulster (1G Grandson Edward III King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster (6G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Philippa Montagu

3G GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet 5th Countess Ulster (Granddaughter Edward III King England)

4G GrandFather: Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke Clarence (Son Edward III King England)

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Burgh 4th Countess Ulster (2G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

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

3G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Thomas Holland 1st Earl Kent (4G Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Plantagenet Princessss Wales (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

Mother: Anne Woodville (6G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

1G GrandFather: Richard Woodville Chamberlain to the Duke

2G GrandFather: John Woodville

1G GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

2G GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

2G GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

3G GrandFather: John Beauchamp

4G GrandFather: Hugh Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Idonea Lisle

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg (5G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

1G GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol (4G Grandson Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: John Luxembourg (3G Grandson Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny (8G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John Luxembourg (7G Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Alix Dampierre

3G GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon (2G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Jean Chatillon Count Saint-Pol (1G Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Jeanne Fiennes (5G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

2G GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

1G GrandMother: Margherita Baux (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

2G GrandMother: Sueva Orsini (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Roberto Orsini Count (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Sueva del Balzo

3G GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran