The Bourchier and Bowker Pages

Discovering the ancestry of the South African Bowkers, and the English Bourchiers

Bourchier Arms

The Bourchier Arms depicting 4 water Bougets and the engraved cross of st George is supposed to have origin at the crusades of Richard I - 1189 As a Lord, Bourchier upheld the tattered banner of St George and carried precious water in Bougets during these crusades. Click the image


Welcome to this website. It is the result of my, and many others research into trying to establish the link between the Bourchier families and the Bowker families in the 16th to 18th centuries in England

By clicking on either of the Coats of Arms, you will be taken to either the Bourchier family tree, or the Bowker family tree. I have cut the South African Bowker tree off at the first generation, as I have all the rest of the tree on my other sites.

You may also click on a surname from the display below, to take you to a list of all those in the database with that surname. You can then select a person to jump to their part in the tree, or use the Search facility on the top right.

Each person in the system has a unique personID which begins with an I followed by a number. If you need to contact me for updates, etc, quoting the personID number will help to keep us on the same page, as it were.

You can return to this page at any time by clicking the Home link, or on the headline banner.


Paul Tanner-Tremaine

  • Where do the Bowker names come from?
  • Bourchier descendants Chart    click the magnifier + to view full size and your browser. It will open in a new window
  • Bowker descendants Chart   click the magnifier + to view full size and your browser. It will open in a new window
  • Bowker Crest

    Miles Bowker (1758-1839) was the progenitor of the Bowkers in South Africa. He and his family were 1820 Settlers, and most of them had very distinguished careers in the formation of South Africa. This crest is based on a design by Ivan Mitford-Barberton. Click the image