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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sir William Bourchier & Dame Eleanor de Lovayne

3802864. Sir William Bourchier & 3802865. Dame Eleanor de Lovayne

~1332, William Bourghcher born in Little Easton, Essex, England, s/o 7605728. Lord Robert Bourchier & 7605729. Margaret Prayers.

3/27/1345, Alianore born in England, heir & d/o 7605730. Sir John de Lovayne & 7605731. Margaret Weston.

1/30/1347, Eleanor’s father died at Bildeston.                                                                                                                

2/14/1347, Grant to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, of the marriage of the daughter and heirs of John de Loveyne, tenant in chief, the king’s wards, … (S) CPRs.

1349, William’s father died; his older brother John the heir.

1350, Eleanor heir to her mother.

1354, Eleanor coheir to her maternal grandfather Thomas de Weston of a moiety of the manor of Denecourt.

8/12/1354, Inquisition made after the death of Thomas de Weston () … manor of Aytrop Rothyng … with remainder to Margaret, his daughter, … Margaret died during the lifetime of her father, … Eleanor, a daughter of Margaret by John de Loveyne, … Eleanor being in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.

1359, Eleanor’s sister Isabel died. [Isabel’s moiety of the manor of Denecourt would be held of John Putton in 1428.]

6/1359, William married Alianore, gaining lands in Essex and Suffolk.

1360, Eleanor, wife of William de Burghch[er] (Bourgchier), daughter and heir of John de Lovayne (Lovaine): Essex (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

11/12/1361, William’s older brother John cancelled a bond by which William owed him £500.

1365, William married Eleanor.

1365, Eleanor, wife of Sir William Bourchier, assigned a moiety of Denecourt, Hampshire.

3/13/1371, Licence … Thomas marchant … for William Bourcher, ‘chivaler,’ and Eleanor his wife to enfeoff him and Margery his wife … land in Billeston … (S) CPRs.

11/25/1372, Licence … for William Burghchier, ‘chivaler,’ and Eleanor his wife to enfeoff … land in Billeston … (S) CPRs.

1375, William died.


6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

10/5/1397, Alianore, “Dne Elionore de Bourgchier”, died; buried at Little Easton church, Essex.

10/8/1397, Writ for IPM of Eleanor late the wife of Williani Bourghcher, Knight. Suffolk: Bildiston. The manor , with the advowson of the church … She died on 5 October in the year aforesaid. William Bourghcher, knight, aged 23 years and more, is her son and heir. Essex: She held the under-mentioned manor and advowson of Rothyng Aytrop jointly enfeoffed with Thomas de Coggeshale … Eystans ad Turrim. The manor, with the advowson of the church, … Broxhed. The manor, … Rothyng Aytrop. The manor, with the advowson … Hants.: She held the under-mentioned parts of fees, croft and moieties in her demesne as of fee. La Clyve in the Isle of Wight. A moiety … Poulcroft. A croft … Merschcourt in the hundred of Sombourne. A moiety of the manor … Dennecourt. A moiety of the manor, … (S) CIsPM.

11/14/1397, Order to escheator in the county of Suffolk, to take the fealty of William son and heir of Eleanor late the wife of William Bourghcher, ' chivaler,' and cause him to have full seisin of all the lands which his mother. (S) CFRs.

(S) The Complete Peerage, Cokayne, 1890, P292. (S) Irish Pedigrees, O’Hart, P55. (S) Hist. of the Co. of Hampshire, V3, 1908, Houghton.

Child of William and Alianore:

i. William Bourchier (1901432), born 1374 in England.

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