Elizabeth BOURCHIER

Born: 1474

Died: 8 Aug 1557

Father: Fulke BOURCHIER (2 B. Fitzwaryn)

Mother: Elizabeth DYNHAM (B. Fitzwaryn)

Married 1: Henry BEAUMONT

Married 2: Son VERNEY

Children:

1. Catherine VERNEY

Married 3: Edward STANHOPE (Sir)

Children:

2. Anne STANHOPE (D. Somerset)

Married 4: Richard PAGE (Sir) (See his Biography)

Children:

3. Elizabeth PAGE (m. Sir William Skipwith)


Daughter of Fulke Bourchier, Baron FitzWarin, by Elizabeth Dynham, daughter of Sir John Dynham and Joan Arches, and the sister and coheir of John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham (d. 1501). After the death of Fulke Bourchier, she married Sir John Sapcote (d. 1501) of Elton, Huntingdonshire, and after his death, Sir Thomas Brandon of Duddington, Northamptonshire, brother of Charles Brandon. There were no issue of Elizabeth Dynham's marriage to Thomas Brandon, and after his death she took a vow of celibacy before Bishop Fisher on 21 Apr 1510.

Elizabeth Bourchier had two siblings, John Bourchier, 1st Earl of Bath, and Joan Bourchier, second wife of James Touchet, Baron Audley.

After the death of Sir Edward Stanhope, Elizabeth Bourchier married her fourth husband, the courtier Sir Richard Page, by whom she had a daughter, Elizabeth Page, who married Sir William Skipwith.

In the month of Jun 1537, Lady Page's servant is recorded as having received two shillings as a reward for bringing strawberries and cream to the Lady Mary. When her daughter, Anne Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1552, her mother Elizabeth, then styled Lady Page, was granted permission to visit her.

 Elizabeth Bourchier died 8 Aug 1557, and was buried at Clerkenwell, as noted in Machyn's diary.

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