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Sir William Bourchier Knight, Count of Eu
(Abt 1374-1420)
Anne Plantagenêt Countess of Buckingham
(1383-Between 1438)
Sir Richard Berners Knight
(Abt 1381-1421)
Philippa Dalyngridge
(Abt 1390-1421)
Sir John Bourchier Knight of the Garter, Lord Berners
(Abt 1410-Between 1474)
Margery Berners
(Abt 1410-1475)
Sir Humphrey Bourchier Knight of the Garter
(Abt 1435-1471)


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Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey

Sir Humphrey Bourchier Knight of the Garter

  • Born: Abt 1435, Halstead, Essex, England
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey 141,160,1229,1230
  • Died: 14 Apr 1471, Battle of Barnet, Hertfordshire, England about age 36 141,160

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 136:34, 160Elizabeth Tylney, heir of Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, married Sir Humphrey Bourchier, who died 14 Apr 1471, son and heir of Sir John Bourchier, Lord Berners, married as her second husband and his first wife.

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 141
, daughter and coheir of Edmund de Thrope by his wife Joan Northwode, married Philip Tylney and died 10 Nov 1436, being buried at Ashwellthorpe. M.I. Philip Tylney, who became a Canon Residentiary of Lincoln Cathedral, died 30 Oct 1453 and was buried with her. M.I. Their 1st son and heir, Frederick Tylney, of Boston, Lincs, married Elizabeth, daughter of Lawrence Cheney, of Ditton, co. Cambridge, and had an only daughter and heir, Elizabeth.

On the deaths of Frederick Tylney and of Joan, his aunt, both abovenamed, Ashwellthorpe and the rest of the Thorpe inheritance vested in Elizabeth last named, as heir of entail, before her 1st marriage. She also became entitled de jure to the Barony of Thorpe, as sole representative thereof.

Elizabeth married, 1stly, Sir Humphrey Bourchier (son and heir apparent of Sir John Bourchier [Lord Berners]), who died v.p., being slain at Barnet, 14 April 1471.

Eliazabeth married, 2ndly, as his 1st wife, 30 April 1471, Thomas (Howard) Duke of Norfolk (so created 1 Feb 1513/4, after her death), and died, as Countess of Surrey, 4 April 1497.

~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. XIIA, pp. 723-725

• Background Information. 1229
Manor of Colkirk

Sir Richard de la Rokele was found to die seized of it by the service of 3 fees, valued at 31l£ and chattels valued at 9£ in the 24th of the said King, and Richard was his son and heir, who by the eschaet rolls died in the 32nd of the aforesaid reign, lord of this town, held by two parts of three knights fees, with Margery his wife, who survived him, valued at 20£ and of the lordship of Gately valued at 5l£ 4s. per ann. leaving Maud his sister and heir, the 3rd part of these manors being held in jointure by his mother, whose name seems to be Cecilia.

Maud, sister and heir to her brother, appears to have married Sir Roger de Fraxino, or Atte-Ash: in the 35th of Edward I. he and Maud had a writ ad quod damnum, for changing a way in this town, and died lord in the 1st of Edward II. leaving Lucia his daughter and heir, aged 2 years, who afterwards was the wife of Robert Baynard, son of Robert Baynard of Whetacre: and in the 3rd of Edward III. Robert Baynard and Lucia, by a fine levied between them and Symon, parson of Whetacre, Adam de Sheringham, and John de L'Esh, settled on John, this manor and advowson, and the manor of Gatele, with messuages and lands in Gunthorp and Field-Dalling, paying to Robert for life 40 marks per ann. out of this, and 20 marks out of Gatele manor per ann. and in the next year this manor was settled by fine on Lucia for life, remainder to Thomas Baynard, son of Lucia, and Maud and Joan his sisters; remainder to Lucia's heirs.

On an inquisition taken April 16, in the 4th of Edward III. Robert Baynard was found to die seized of it for life, by the courtesy of England, being the inheritance of Lucia his wife, late deceased, held of the Bishop of Norwich of his manor of North Elmham, by the service of paying at the end of every 32 weeks 10d. castle guard.

In the 16th of Edward III. it appears that Sir Edmund de Thorp, lord of Ashwell-Thorp, held this manor in right of Joan his wife, sister and heir of Thomas Baynard, by virtue of a fine levied in the 6th of the said King: in this family it remained till Isabel, daughter and coheir of Sir Edmund de Thorp, (the last heir male of the family, being killed in the wars of France, about the end of King Henry V.) brought it by marriage to Philip Tilney, Esq. of Boston in Lincolnshire, whose son Frederick, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Lawrence Cheyney, Esq. of Ditton in Cambridgeshire, left a daughter and heir, Elizabeth, who married Sir Humphrey Bourchier, eldest son of John Lord Berners, slain at Barnet Field on Easter day, 1471, on the part of King Edward IV.

~An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: Vol. IX, pp. 471-477

Humphrey married Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey, daughter of Frederick Tilney and Elizabeth Cheyney 141,160,1229.,1230 (Elizabeth Tilney Countess of Surrey was born before 1448 in Ashwellthorpe, Depwade, Norfolk, England and died on 4 Apr 1497 in Abbot of Reading, Baynards Castle, London, England 141,160.)

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