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Bath, Earl of (E, 1536 - 1654)

 

Creation: let.pat. 9 Jul 1536

 

Extinct: 16 Aug 1654

 

Family name: Bourchier

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Arms:

Argent a Cross engrailed Gules between four Water Bougets Sable

Crest:

A Man's Head in profile proper ducally crowned Or with a Pointed Cap Gules

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John [Bourchier], 11th Baron FitzWarine later 1st Earl of Bath, PC

only son and heir of Fulke [Bourchier], 10th Baron FitzWarine, by his wife Elizabeth Dinham, sister and cohrss. of John [Dinham], 7th Baron Dinham, 1st dau. of Sir John Dinham, of Hartland, Buckland, Denham, etc., co. Devon

born

20 Jul 1470

mar. (1)

bef. 1499 Cicely Daubeney, sister and hrss. in her issue of Henry [Daubeney], 1st Earl of Bridgewater, and only dau. of Giles [Daubeney], 1st Baron Daubeney, by his wife Elizabeth Arundel, dau. by his second wife of Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne, co. Cornwall

children by first wife

1. Hon John Bourchier, later 2nd Earl of Bath

1. Lady Elizabeth Bourchier, mar. Edward Chichester, of Hounditon, co. Devon, and had issue

2. Lady Dorothy Bourchier, mar. Sir John Fulford, of Great Fulford, co. Devon, Sheriff of Devon (b. c. 1504), and had issue

mar. (2)

Florence Fulford (b. 1472; widow of Sir Humphrey Fulford; dsp. Oct 1524), 1st dau. and cohrss. of John Bonville, of Halnaker, co. Sussex, by his wife Katharine Wingfield, dau. of Sir Robert Wingfield

mar. (3)

as her third husband Elizabeth Wyndham (widow of (1) Sir Roger Darcy, of Danbury, co. Essex, and (2) Sir Thomas Wyndham, of Felbrigg, co. Norfolk; d. aft. 1542), 2nd dau. of Sir Henry Wentworth, de jure 4th Baron le Despencer, by his first wife Ann Say, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir John Say, of Sawbridgeworth, Little Berkhampstead and Broxbourne, co. Hertford

died

30 Apr 1539

created

9 Jul 1536 Earl of Bath

suc. by

son by first wife

note

suc. his father as 11th Baron FitzWarine 12 Sep 1479; Knight of the Bath 1494; Privy Councillor 1520; a signatory to the letter to Pope Clement VII in 1530

 

John [Bourchier], 2nd Earl of Bath, PC

born

c. 1499

mar. (1)

Elizabeth Hungerford (dspm.), dau. of Sir Walter Hungerford (by his wife Jane Bulstrode), 2nd son of Robert [Hungerford], 3rd Baron Hungerford

mar. (2)

Eleanor Manners (bur. 16 Sep 1547), sister of Thomas [Manners], 1st Earl of Rutland, and dau. of George [Manners], 12th Baron Ros, by his wife Anne St Leger, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas St Leger, by his wife Lady Anne Holland (former wife of Henry [Holland], 2nd Duke of Exeter), sister of King Edward IV and 1st dau. of Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Duke of York

children by second wife

1. Hon Sir John Bourchier, styled Lord FitzWarine (b. 1529; dvp. 28 Feb 1556), mar. 11 Dec 1548 his step-sister Frances Kitson (mar. (2) c. Sep 1557 William Barnaby, of Great Saxham, co. Suffolk; bur. 4 Apr 1586), 3rd dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk, Sheriff of London 1533, by his wife Margaret Donington, dau. of John Donington, of Stoke Newington, co. Middlesex. and had issue:

1a. Hon William Bourchier, later 3rd Earl of Bath

2. Hon Henry Bourchier

3. Hon Sir George Bourchier, Member of Parliament for King's County 1585-86, Master of the Ordnance of Ireland 1592, Privy Councillor [I] (d. 24 Sep 1605), mar. Hon Martha Howard, dau. of William [Howard], Baron Howard of Effingham, and had issue:

1a. Charles Bourchier (dvp. 17 Sep 1584)

2a. Frederick Philip Bourchier (dvp. 8 Mar 1587)

3a. Thomas Bourchier (dsp. c. 1608)

4a. Sir John Bourchier, of Clare, co. Armagh, Member of Parliament for County Armagh 1613-14 (dsp. 25 Mar 1614)

5a. Henry Bourchier, later 5th Earl of Bath

4. Hon Fulke Bourchier

1. Lady Mary Bourchier, mar. Hugh Wyot, of Exeter, co. Devon

2. Lady Cecilia Bourchier, mar. Thomas Peyton, of Plymouth, co. Devon

mar. (3)

11 Dec 1548 Margaret Long (widow of (1) Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk, Sheriff of London 1533, and (2) Sir Richard Long, of Shengay, co. Cambridge; d. 20 Dec 1561), dau. of John Donington, of Stoke Newington, co. Middlesex, by his wife Elizabeth Pye, dau. and hrss. of ..... Pye

children by third wife

3. Lady Susanna Bourchier

4. Lady Bridget Bourchier, mar. Thomas Price, of Vaynor, co. Montgomery

died

10 Feb 1560/1

suc. by

grandson

note

Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset 1519; knighted 1523; suc. his cousin 13 Mar 1539/40 as 4th Count of Eu; suc. his maternal uncle 8 Apr 1548 as de jure 12th Baron Daubeney (cr. by writ 1295); Privy Councillor 1553; a Commissioner for the trial of Lady Jane Grey; Governor of Beaumaris Castle; Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall 1556

 

William [Bourchier], 3rd Earl of Bath

born

1557

mar. (1)

(annulled) Mary Cornwallis, yst. dau. of Sir Thomas Cornwallis, of Brome, co. Suffolk, by his wife Anne Jernegan, dau. of Sir John Jernegan

mar. (2)

7 Aug 1583 Lady Elizabeth Russell (d. 24 Mar 1605), 2nd dau. of Francis [Russell], 2nd Earl of Bedford, by his first wife Margaret Gostwick, widow of Sir John Gostwick, sister of Oliver [St John], 1st Baron St John of Bletso, and dau. of Sir John St John, of Bletso, co. Bedford

children by second wife

1. Hon John Bourchier, styled Lord FitzWarine (bapt. 24 Nov 1585; bur. vp. 12 Mar 1586/7)

2. Hon Robert Bourchier, styled Lord FitzWarine (bapt. 3 Mar 1586/7; bur. vp. 27 May 1588)

3. Hon Edward Bourchier, later 4th Earl of Bath

died

12 Jul 1623

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Vice Admiral of Devon 1586; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1587

 

Edward [Bourchier], 4th Earl of Bath

bapt.

1 Mar 1590

mar. (1)

14 Jul 1623 his second cousin Hon Dorothy St John (d. 20 Aug 1632), sister of Oliver [St John], 1st Earl of Bolingbroke, and dau. of Oliver [St John], 3rd Baron St John of Bletso, by his wife Dorothy Rede, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Rede, of Odington, co. Gloucester

children by first wife

1. Hon John Bourchier, styled Lord FitzWarine (b. 21 Jan 1630; bur. vp. 5 Oct 1631)

1. Lady Elizabeth Bourchier (b. 1622; dsp. 22 Sep 1670), mar. 8 Jul 1641 as his third wife Basil [Fielding], 2nd Earl of Denbigh

2. Lady Dorothy Bourchier (bapt. 24 Sep 1626; living aft. 4 Jun 1660), mar. (1) 4 Jun 1646 Hon Sir Thomas Grey MP, styled Lord Grey of Groby (b. 1622; dvp. 4 Apr 1657), 1st son and heir of Henry [Grey], 1st Earl of Stamford, and (2) Gustavus Mackworth, 5th son of Sir Henry Mackworth, 2nd Bt., of Normanton, co. Derby, and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Anne Bourchier (b. c. 1628; bur. 9 Sep 1662), mar. (1) 3 Mar 1645/6 James [Cranfield], 2nd Earl of Middlesex, and (2) Sir Chichester Wray, 3rd Bt., of Trebich, co. Cornwall, and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

1633 Anne Lovet (mar. (2) as his second wife Baptist [Noel], 3rd Viscount Campden; d. bef. 25 Jan 1638/9), dau. of Sir Robert Lovet, of Lipscombe, co. Buckingham, by his second wife Anne Saunders, dau. of Richard Saunders, of Dinton

died

s.p.m. 2 Mar 1636/7

suc. by

cousin

note

Knight of the Bath at the creation of the Prince of Wales 1610; on his death the Barony of FitzWarine (and perhaps also that of Daubeney, cr. by writ 1295) fell into abeyance between his three daughters whilst the Earldom of Bath passed to his cousin as heir male of the original grantee,

 

Henry [Bourchier], 5th Earl of Bath, PC

born

c. 1587

mar.

18 Dec 1638 Lady Rachael Fane (bapt. 28 Jan 1612/3; mar. (2) 1 May 1655 (sep. 1661) Lionel [Cranfield], 3rd Earl of Middlesex; dsp. 11 Nov 1680), 5th dau. of Francis [Fane], 1st Earl of Westmorland, by his wife Mary Mildmay, only surv. dau. and hrss. of Sir Anthony Mildmay, of Apethorpe, co. Northampton

died

s.p. 16 Aug 1654

note

knighted 1621; Privy Councillor 1641; Lord Privy Seal 1644

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Bath the Earldom of Bath became extinct

 

 First written 2 Mar 2003

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