Biography of Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu

Timeline

On 04 Apr 1483 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu succeeded 2nd Earl Essex (5C 1461), 3rd Count Eu, 2nd Viscount Bourchier, 6th Baron Bourchier.

Around 1499 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu was appointed 251st Knight Garter: Henry VII.

In 1512 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Saye Countess Essex, Count Eu were married. Mary Saye Countess Essex, Count Eu by marriage Countess Essex (5C 1461), Count Eu.

Battle of the Spurs

On 16 Aug 1513 Henry VIII fought at Thérouanne during the Battle of the Spurs. Henry's army included George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford (commanded), Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset, Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham, Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and Anthony Wingfield. John "Tilbury Jack" Arundell, William Compton, John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford and William Hussey was knighted by Henry VII King England and Ireland. Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West and Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor was created as Knight Banneret.

In 1517 Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier was born to Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Saye Countess Essex, Count Eu.

Christening of Elizabeth I

On 10 Sep 1533 the future the future Elizabeth I was christened at the Palace of Placentia.
Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter, Walter Blount, Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury and Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the covered gilt basin. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk escorted the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Salt. Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk carried the Chrisom. Agnes Tilney Duchess Norfolk carried Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter carried a taper of virgin wax.
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby, Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Henry Grey 4th Earl Kent and George Boleyn 2nd Viscount Rochford supported the train of the mantle.
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, William Howard 1st Baron Howard and John Hussey 1st Baron Hussey Sleaford carried the canopy. .

In 1536 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu and Mary Say Countess Essex, Count Eu were married. Mary Say Countess Essex, Count Eu succeeded Earl Essex (5C 1461), Count Eu.

Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex, Philip Boteler, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford and John Gage Lord Chamberlain attended. Mary Scrope carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire, Edward Neville, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley, Richard Long and John Wallop carried the canopy.

On 13 Mar 1540 Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu died.

Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu was born to William Bourchier and Anne Woodville.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Bourchier

Descendants Family Trees:

Edward III King England

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Son of Egbert King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 12 Grand Son of Gruffudd ap Cynan King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 3 Grand Son of Edward III King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 9 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 5 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France

Ancestry

Father: William Bourchier Great x 2 Grandson Edward III King England

GrandFather: Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: William Bourchier 1st Count Eu

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Bourchier

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier

Great x 3 GrandMother: Margaret Prayers Baroness Bourchier

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Louvaine

Great GrandMother: Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Count Eu, Countess Stafford Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas of Woodstock Plantagenet 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 1st Duke Gloucester Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Bohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess Gloucester Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford, 6th Earl Essex, 2nd Earl Northampton Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Countess Essex, Countess Hereford, Countess Northampton Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandMother: Isabel York Count Eu, Countess Essex Great Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great GrandFather: Richard York 1st Earl Cambridge Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Edmund of Langley 1st Duke York Son Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward III King England Son Edward II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Hainault Queen Consort England Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Isabella of Castile Duchess York Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Peter "Cruel" I King Castile Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maria Padilla

Great GrandMother: Anne Mortimer Countess Cambridge Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Roger Mortimer 4th Earl March, 6th Earl Ulster Great Grandson Edward III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, 5th Earl Ulster Great x 6 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Philippa Plantagenet Countess March, 5th Countess Ulster Granddaughter Edward III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland Countess March, Countess Ulster Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Mother: Anne Woodville Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Woodville

Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beauchamp

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Luxembourg Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny Great x 8 Grandson William "Conqueror" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne

Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran