John Bourchier, 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby

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Sir John Bourchier (c. 1438 – 1495) was a 15th-century English knight and nobleman. He was steward of the Honour of Richmond.[1] Bourchier fought in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 on the side of King Richard III.[1]

Bourchier was the fourth son of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex and his wife Isabel of Cambridge, Countess of Essex.[1]

Before 2 May 1462, Bourchier married to the heiress Lady Elizabeth Grey, widow of Sir Edward Grey, jure uxoris 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby (d. 18 December 1457).[1] Lady Elizabeth was the granddaughter and heiress of William Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby in her own right.[1] When Lady Ferrers remarried to Bourchier, he received the title of Baron Ferrers of Groby (jure uxoris).[1] They had no issue.[1]

After the death of Lady Ferrers, Bourchier remarried to Elizabeth Chichele before 6 July 1490.[1]

Bourchier left a will dated 4 June 1495 in which he requested his burial in Bilegh Abbey, Essex, next to the tomb of his parents.[1]

According to some sources Bourchier died in Spain.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Douglas Richardson. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011. pg 161–164.