15211456. Sir John de Bourchier & 15211457. Helen de Colchester
~1265, John de Bousser born in England, s/o §§Robert le Burser & Emma ?. (S) Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1905, P28.
~1275, Helen born in England, heir & d/o 30422914. Walter de Colchester & 30422915. Joan de Montchensie.
1292, Roger de Monchensi, son and heir of John, son of Roger de Monchensi, by his charter releases unto John de Burser all his right and claim in and to one moiety of the whole manor of Stansted, which said moiety the said John de Burser was then in possession of.
1298, John le Bourser acquired property in Stanstead, Essex. (S) Market Towns in Essex.
~1298, John married Helen.
1303, John and Ellen bought land in Stanstead from Giles de Colecestre. (S) Market Towns in Essex.
1304, John acquired property in Sible Hedingham from a member of the Munchensy family.
1306, John de Boussier, judge, sent by Robert de Vere, earl of Oxford, to represent him in parliament to address granting aid on the occasion of the Prince of Wales receiving kinghthood.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1308-09, Hertfordshire: Record and process of assize of novel disseisin before John de Bousser and others, justices of assize at Hitchin. (S) UKNA.
1309, Bourchier’s Hall in Messing, Essex, of John de Busser.
1311, John de Bourchier of Bourchier’s Grange in Great Coggeshall, Essex. (S) A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney, 1991, P371.
1312, John granted postponement of knighthood for 3 years for a fine of 100s.
1315, John appointed a justice of the Common Bench. (S) Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1905, P28.
1/15/1316, John de Bousser appointed with 2 others to take assizes in the counties of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. (S) CCRs.
12/3/1316, Oliver Gernoun of Stanstede acknowledges that he owes to John de Bousser £20; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the county of Essex. (S) CCRs.
5/22/1317, Commission of oyer and terminer to John de Bousser, … co. Essex, … (S) CPRs.
7/6/1318, To John de Bousser and his fellows, justices to take assizes and juries in the county of Kent. Order to permit the abbot of Battle to have cognisance of all assizes and juries arramed before them. (S) CCRs.
1319, John a Conservator of Peace.
9/20/1319, Commission to John de Bousser, John de Wengrave, … co Middlesex, … (S) CPRs.
7/20/1320, Appointment of Robert de Rocheford, John de Bousser and John de Dovorr to be conservators of the peace for the county of Essex. (S) CPRs.
1/6/1321, To John de Bousser … justices next in eyre at the Tower of London. Order not to put Bartholomew de Badelesmere in default by reason of the common summons of the eyre, as the king has warranted him his absence. (S) CCRs.
5/15/1321, John summoned to parliament at Westminster as a justice.
5/31/1321, John appointed a judge of the Bench of Common Pleas. (S) CPRs.
5/13/1322, Protection with clause volumus … John de Bousser, going on the king’s business to Wales. (S) CPRs.
10/14/1322, King Edward at the losing Battle of Byland, 20 miles north of York, against Robert Bruce. [This defeat compelled King Edward to recognize Scottish independence.]
2/14/1323, Writ of certiorari to John de Bousser and others, … (S) CIsPM.
5/15/1323, Order to come with all speed by day and night to York, there to await the coming of the king, who desires to have counsel and treaty … Henry de Scrop, John de Stonore, John de Mutford, John de Bousser, and Gilbert de Toudeby. (S) CCRs.
8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.
1324, John knighted.
10/25/1324, John son of John de Kelleveden acknowledges that he owes to John de Bousser, knight, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex. (S) CCRs.
12/26/1325, To the sheriff of Suffolk. Whereas the king has appointed John de Bousser and Adam de Brom to hear and determine the complaints … (S) CCRs.
1326, Fine between John de Bousser, quer., and John de Bucks, def., of 1 messuage, 85a. of arable land, 1a. of meadow, 6a. of wood, 3a. of alders, 12s. rent: and rent of 2 cocks, 4 hens, and 2 pullets: with appurtenances in Great Coggeshall, the right of John de Bousser who gave 40 marks of silver. (S) The Annals of Coggeshall, Dale, 1863, P84.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
3/24/1327, Appointment of John de Bousser as one of the justices of the Bench, during pleasure. (S) CPRs.
8/18/1327, To John de Bousser. Order to be at York in the octaves of Michaelmas to hold pleas in the Bench with others of the king's subjects, the king having ordained that the exchequer and the Bench shall be transferred to York. (S) CCRs.
11/24/1327, John Gisors is substituted for John de Bousser, absent on the king’s service. (S) CPRs.
5/11/1328, To John de Bousser, Gilbert de Thoutheby, and John de Cantebrigg, justices to take assizes in co. Sussex. (S) CCRs.
1/2/1329, John de Bousser on a commission of assize at Canterbury. (S) UKNA. [Same month on a commission of oyer and terminer.]
1329-31, John, of Halstead, Essex, died.
(S) Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal, Campbell, 1847, P194. (S) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1905, P367.
Child of John and Helen:
i. Robert Bourchier (7605728), born ~1300 in England.