Bourchier was probably born in Ireland, the son of Charles Bourchier and his wife Barbara Harrison, daughter of Richard Harrison of Balls, Hertfordshire and MP for Lancaster. He entered the service of the East India Company and became Resident at Surat. He was the Governor of Bombay from 1750 to 1760. There he was responsible for the foundation of the English church and was a major contributor to its support.
- Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Asiatic Society of Bombay. 1900. p. 346.
- John Gough Nichols The Herald and genealogist (Volume 8) London : John Bowyer Nichols and Sons
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