950716. Lord John Bourchier & 950717. Marjorie Berners
10/24/1409, Majorie born in England, d/o 1901434. Sir Richard Berners & 1901435. Philippe Dalyngridge.
1413, Majorie heir to her father’s estates, except those of dower to her mother.
~1415, John Bougchier born in Essex, England, s/o 1901432. Sir William Bouchier & 1901433. Anne of Woodstock.
[––Majorie & John Feriby––]
Majorie 1st married to John Feriby, Esq. [No children.]
10/2/1420, Majorie, wife of John Feriby, heir to her mother. (S) IPM of Philippa widow of Thomas Leukenore, Knight.
5/22/1422, To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to … meddle no further with a third part of the manor of Berners in Ikelyngham, …; as it is found by inquisition, …, that Philippa who was wife of Thomas Leukenore knight at her death held that part for life in dower, by endowment of Richard Berners sometime her husband, of the heritage of Margery their daughter and heir and wife of John Feryby. (S) CCRs.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
12/13/1423, To John Halle escheator in Surrey. Order to give John Feriby and Margery his wife seisin of the manor, park, warren and advowson of 'Westhorsle'; … Philippa who was wife of Thomas Leukenore knight at her death held the premises for life …, made with licence of the king to Richard Berners late her husband and her and to the heirs of their bodies, … John Feriby, who has taken the said Margery to wife, has proved her age … (S) CCRs.
5/19/1426, John knighted by the Duke of Bedford.
1427-40, John and Margery were holding manor courts at Berwick Berners, Surrey.
12/2/1430, ... the king granted to John Feriby and Margaret his wife a licence that they could give the Prior and convent of the Charterhouse outside London some land in Islington with a spring in it. (S) UKNA.
1432-33, Indenture of Fine between John Corve, ..., querents, and John Feriby, esquire, and Margery his wife, deforciants, of the manor of West Horslegh, ...: Surrey. (S) UKNA.
1436-39, John Feriby, Comptroller of the Household of King Henry VI, died. (S) UKNA. [No definitive contemporary records found beyond this date.]
[––Majorie & John Bourchier––]
John married Majorie.
4/11/1451, “Indenture, marriage settlement. 1) John Bourgchier, kt. 2) John Say esqs. Laurence Cheyne esqs. Humfrey, s. of (1) to espouse Eliz., d. of Frederyk Tylney, esq., "that is to God passed", she being ward of J.S., before next All Saints. … If Humfrey die before Eliz. 14 yrs., she is to marry next son, or in default to be returned unmarried with any property. …” (S) UKNA.
10/27/1451, Feoffment 1) William Aubrey and Isabel his wife 2) Sir John Bourgchier, .... All their lands ... in Artington, Compton, St Nicholas and Holy Trinity, Guildford, Puttenham and Godalming and elsewhere in the hundreds of Godalming and Woking. [Surrey] (S) UKNA.
5/22/1455, John fought at the 1st battle of St. Albans on the side of King Henry VI.
5/26/1455, John created 1st Lord Berners by writ.
7/12/1455, Feoffment 1) Richard Strode 2) Sir John Bourgchier, Lord Berners, .... All his lands in the parishes of Chiddingfold and St Nicholas, Guildford. (S) UKNA.
Bef. 4/23/1459, John made a Knight of the Garter
6/20/1459, Feoffment 1) Sir John Burgchiers [Bourgchier], Lord Berners, ... [Surrey] (S) UKNA.
6/11/1460, If any man aide or comfort those attained … ‘Richard late duke of York, Edward late erle of March, Richard late erle of Warrewyk, Richard late erle of Salisbury, Edmond late erle of Rutlond, …, Thomas Haryngton, …, James Pykeryng, John Conyers, Thomas Parre knyghts, John Bourghchier squyer neveu of the seid duke,… upon payn of forfaiture of his goodes and his body to prison.’ (S) CCRs.
10/2/1460, Thomas [Bouchier], archbishop of Canterbury, ... to John Bourgchier, lord Berners, and Margery his wife, Manors of East Lee, ...; Bernemerssh and Polemersshe (Essex); Seend [in Melksham]: Essex, Wilts. (S) UKNA.
3/14/1461, Edward [earl of March] proclaimed himself King Edward IV as the rightful heir.
3/29/1461, John at the battle of Towton in Yorkshire, a Yorkist victory, fighting for King Edward. This battle was the largest and bloodiest fought on British soil. As many as 28,000 died at the battle between Towton and Saxton in Yorkshire. Yorkist forces, with a wind at their back in a blinding snow storm giving their archers and spearmen a significant advantage. [King Henry and Queen Margaret fled to Scotland.]
1461, Letter from W. Paston to John Paston soon after the Battle of Towton. “... Lady of York [King Edward’s mother] hath by a letter ... of our sovereign lord King Edward ... was seen and read by me, William Paston. First, our sovereign lord hath won the field; ... received into York ... grace by Lord Montagu and Lord Berners, which before coming into the said city, desired him of grace for the said city ... (S) Original Letters, Fenn, 1840, P127.
1461-74, John, Constable of Windsor castle [Berkshire].
1467, Margaret, Lady Berners, governess of Elizabeth and Mary, daughters of Queen Elizabeth [Woodville], wife of Edward IV. (S) The Wars of the Roses, Weir, 1995, P342.
12/21/1467, Feoffment 1) Sir John Bourgchier, lord of Berners, ... All the lands and rents ..., which they had from William and Isabel Aubrey. [See 10/27/1451] (S) UKNA.
1/17/1470, Feoffment; 1. Jn Bourgchier miles dominus de Berners, Thos Basset arm., ... [Surrey]. (S) UKNA.
10/3/1470, Henry VI regained the throne of England. [Earl of Warwick & Duke of Clarance effectively ruling.]
12/10/1470, John and Margerie named in the will of their daughter Jane.
5/11/1471, Edward IV regained the crown after the Battle of Tewkesbury.
3/21/1473, John wrote his will: “Will of Sir John Bourgchier or Lord Berners”. (S) UKNA. [Proved 6/21/1474.]
1473, Plaintiffs: George Neville, archbishop of York ... Bill to compel the defendant, ... the manor of Hinton Pipard in Wiltshire, to release the manor .... Also mentions Alice Thorp, John Bourgchier, Lord Berners, ... (S) UKNA.
5/1474, John, died; buried at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey.
12/18/1475, Margery died.
1475-76, IPM of Berners, Margery [Berners], who was the wife of John Bourgchier, kt, Lord Surrey, Middx, Herts, Suff, Essex, Wilts. (S) UKNA.
(S) Letters of Queen Margaret of Anjou, Monro, 1863, P122.
Children of John and Marjorie:
i. Humphrey Bourchier (475358), born ~1440 in England.
ii. Elizabeth Bourchier, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married Robert de Welles, 8th Lord Willoughby de Eresby.
3/19/1469, Robert died.
1470, Elizabeth died.
iii. Jane Bourchier, born ? in England.
Jane married Sir Henry Neville, s/o Sir George Nevill, 1st Lord Latymer, 8th s/o Ralph Nevill, 1st Earl of Westmorland & Joane de Beaufort.
7/14/1469, Henry slain at the Battle of Edgcote Moor.
10/2/1470, Dame Jane Neville, widow, wrote her will: “I desire to be buried in the Chapel of our Lady, within the College of Warwick, where the body of Sir Henry Neville, Kt., late my husband, lieth buried. ... I give to my good and gracious lady and moder, a ring of gold with a great diamond. ... to my brother Sir Humphrey Bourgchier, Kt., a ring of gold with a floure de lis of rubies. ... to my brother Sir Thomas Bourgchier, and once of gold made like a trinke, with a diamond, two rubies and two perles. ... to Dame Elizabeth, Lady Wells, my sister, a floure of gold with a ruby and two half pearls ... To my son [Richard] Lord Latymer, my wedding ring. ... executors – Sir John Bourgchier, Kt., Lord Berners, my fader ; Dame Margerie, his wife, my moder; ... to Thomas Neville, my son, my great primer.” (S) Warwick Castles and its Earls, 1903, P833. [Proved 10/16/1470.]