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1844. Marriage solemnized at Bathurst in the Parish of Bathurst, in the District of Albany.

No When married Names and Surnames Ages Condition Rank or Profession Residence at the time of marriage After Banns or License Consent by whom given or Judges Order
120 Jany. 25th 1844 Octavius Bowker

Mary Ann Wilmot Full age
Do. Bachelor

Spinster Farmer Tharfield Bathurst
Bathurst After Banns

Married in the Protestant Episcopal Church at Bathurst aforesaid after Banns by me.
James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

This marriage was solemnized between us {Octavius Bowker (signed)
{ Mary Ann Wilmot (signed)

In the presence of us {Alexn. B. Armstrong (signed)
{Henrietta ? Armstrong (signed)
{James Wilmot (signed)
Family: Octavius Bourchier Bowker / Mary Anne Stubbs (F474)
3 - 6th wife of Henry VIII, Sister of William Parr who married Anne Bourchier.

Catherine Parr (alternatively Katherine or Kateryn) (1512[1] – 5 September 1548) was Queen of England and of Ireland (1543–47) as the last of the six wives of King Henry VIII. She married him on 12 July 1543, and outlived him by one year. She was also the most-married English queen, with four husbands, and the first woman to be queen of both England and Ireland.

Catherine enjoyed a close relationship with Henry's three children and was personally involved in the education of Elizabeth and Edward, both of whom became English monarchs. She was influential in Henry's passing of the Third Succession Act in 1543 that restored both his daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, to the line of succession to the throne.[2]

Catherine was appointed Regent from July to September 1544 while Henry was on a military campaign in France and in case he lost his life, she was to rule as regent until Edward came of age. However he did not give her any function in government in his will. In 1544, she published her first book, Psalms or Prayers, anonymously.[3] On account of Catherine's Protestant sympathies, she provoked the enmity of powerful Catholic officials who sought to turn the King against her—a warrant for her arrest was drawn up in 1546. However, she and the King soon reconciled. Her book Prayers or Meditations became the first book published by an English queen under her own name. She assumed the role of Elizabeth's guardian following the King's death, and published a third book, The Lamentations of a Sinner.

Henry died on 28 January 1547. Six months after Henry's death, she married her fourth and final husband, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley. The marriage was short-lived, as she died in September 1548, probably of complications of childbirth.

Parr, Catherine (I20)
4 widow of John Glevant / widow of Sir John de Broolksburn Lovet, Idoine (I1080)
5 widow of Sir John Sutton - no issue Margaret (I1079)
6 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014), Thomas Bowker in entry for Benjamin Bowker, 17 Mar 1760; citing ST NICHOLAS PARISH REC AND NONCONF ,NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE,NORTHUMBERLAND,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 95,017, 95,018, 847,912, 847,913. Bowker, (F) Benjamin (I1026)
7 (1) Earl of Hereford and Essex, aged 22 at his father's death, Inq.p.m. 27 Edw. I, No.142; Gave Powderham to his d., Margaret, as a marriage portion;
Killed at Borough Bridge 1322; cr. 8th Earl of Essex 1302-1304: ped.--Vp106

(2) 8th Earl of Hereford; (suc'd in 1229--Dates); conveyed lands in 1302; slain 1321; md 1302-4 Princess Elizabeth, 1282-1316, d. of Edward I--CPv4p669; and "widow" of John, Earl of Holland--BGT; had 8 sons and 9 daus.--CPv4; had 4 daus.--Dw v1p57

(3) Humphrey de Bohun VIII: (b.1276, d.March 16, 1322 at the Battle of
Boroughbridge, buried at Friars Preachers Church, County York). He married
November 25, 1302 at Westminster, Lady Elizabeth Plantagenet, daughter of King Edward I and widow of John, Count of Holland. Humphrey was fourth Earl of Hereford and third Earl of Essex and Constable of England. In 1301 he joined the barons in their letter of protest to the pope from the parliament of Lincoln. He took a leading part in the tournaments of Fulham in 1305 and at Wallingford in 1307. In 1308 he was sent to Scotland to oppose Robert Bruce.
He was one of the twenty-one ordainers appointed to reform the government and the king's household. The ordinances were accepted in October 1311, but three months later the king recalled his banished favorite, Gaveston, and immediately:the barons, including de Bohun, took arms against Gaveston, captured and beheaded him. Edward was powerless to punish the rebellious lords; negotiations for peace were opened and in October 1313 the earls and their followers were pardoned. In 1314 the war with Scotland was renewed and de Bohun was taken prisoner at the battle of Bannockburn. He was later exchanged for Elizabeth, wife of Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, who had long been held captive in England. During the next six years the resentment of the barons increased as the power of the two Despensers, father and son, grew over the king. It finally came to a head at the battle of Boroughbridge in which the king finally defeated the barons and de Bohun lost his life. Elizabeth was born August 5, 1282, Rhudlan Castle, County Carnarvon and died May 5, 1316 and was buried at Walden Abbey. By her Humphrey had six sons and four daughters.

de Bohun, Humphrey 4th Earl of Hereford and Essex (I935)
8 (privately) Family: King Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall / Jane Seymour (F14)
9 (privately) Family: Earl of Hertford Edward Seymour / Catherine Grey (F131)
10 (secretly) Family: King Edward York, King Edward IV / Elizabeth Woodville (F3)
11 (secretly) Family: Baron Seymour of Sudeley Thomas Seymour / Catherine Parr (F26)
12 1891 UK census RG12; Piece: 12; Folio 40; Page 24;
There is a ships passenger record showing that she was on board the Johann de Wit which docked in Southampton 9 Aug 1930. She embarked at Genoa in Italy. 
Mitford, Yseulte Helen (I723)
13 19 Apr 1888
1888, April 19
Bourchier Bowker
aged: Full, Widower
residence: Signal Kop Albany
Charlotte Jemima Hallier
aged: Minor, Spinster, Magistrate
residence: Signal Kop Albany
married by Banns by Robert J. Mullins
groom signature: Bourchier Bowker
bride signature: Charlotte Jemima Hallier
witnessed by: J.K.B. Hallier, Alice E Hallier
Transcriber remarks: Minister's name unclear
Source: Grahamstown - Christchurch (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1879-1904, page 41, entry no 79. Repository: Cory Library, MS 17 631/1. Transcribed by Eileen de Jager and Fay Lea as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois 
Family: Bourchier Bowker / Charlotte Jemima Hallier (F635)
14 19 Apr 1888
1888, April 19
Bourchier Bowker
aged: Full, Widower
residence: Signal Kop Albany
Charlotte Jemima Hallier
aged: Minor, Spinster, Magistrate
residence: Signal Kop Albany
married by Banns by Robert J. Mullins
groom signature: Bourchier Bowker
bride signature: Charlotte Jemima Hallier
witnessed by: J.K.B. Hallier, Alice E Hallier
Transcriber remarks: Minister's name unclear
Source: Grahamstown - Christchurch (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1879-1904, page 41, entry no 79. Repository: Cory Library, MS 17 631/1. 
Family: Bourchier Bowker / Charlotte Jemima Hallier (F635)
15 1st Baronet of Middleton Assheton, Sir Ralph 1st baronet of Middleton (I890)
16 1st of the BERNERS line
Knight of the Garter. Fought for Henry VI at the first battle of St. Albans. Afterwards changed sides.

"Sir John Bourchier, 1st Lord Berners was born circa 1415. He was the son of Sir William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu and Anne of Woodstock, Countess of Buckingham. He married Marjorie Berners, daughter of Sir Richard Berners and Philippe Dalyngridge, after 1441. He died on 16 May 1474. He was also reported to have died on 21 May 1474. He was buried at Chertsey Abbey, Surrey, England. His will was probated on 21 June 1474.

He was invested as a Knight on 19 May 1426 at Leicester, Leicestershire, England, by the Duke of Bedford. He was created 1st Lord Berners [England by writ] on 26 May 1455. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) before 23 April 1459. He held the office of Constable of Windsor Castle between 17 December 1461 and 1474. His last will was dated 21 March 1473/74."

The title was created in 1455 for Sir John Bourchier, youngest son of William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu, and younger brother of Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex and William Bourcher, Baron FitzWarine (from whom the Earls of Bath descended). He was the husband of Margery Berners, daughter of Sir Richard Berners. The barony was created by writ, which means that it can descend through both male and female lines. Lord Berners was succeeded by his grandson, the second Baron. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1516 and 1527.

He died without male heirs and was succeeded by his daughter Jane Knyvett, the de jure third holder. However, she never assumed the title. Jane was the wife of Edmund Knyvett. Their grandson, the de jure fourth Baron, obtained a certificate of his right to the title but died before obtaining the King's confirmation. His great-great-grandson Thomas Knyvett, the de jure seventh Baron, sat as a Member of Parliament for Dunwich and Eyre. On his death in 1693 the peerage technically fell into abeyance between his two sisters, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Glenham, and Katherine, wife firstly of John Harris and secondly of Richard Bokenham
Bourchier, John 1st Baron Berners (I325)
17 1st of the ESSEX Line de Bourchier, Sir Robert (I383)
18 1st s. Kt 7 May 1603 by Jas I at Theobalds. 1st bart on 29 Jun 1611. MP for Essex. Barrington, Sir Francis Bart (I1185)
19 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Mitford, Deborah Vivien Duchess of Devonshire (I973)
20 8 sons, 3 daughters Verney, Elizabeth (I301)
21 see her Wikipedia Entry Parr, Anne (I1120)
22 a papal dispensation was given Family: King Henry Tudor, King Henry VIII, Duke of Cornwall / Catherine of Aragon (F12)
23 According to The Barbers of the Peak, p 210, this Miss Holden of Holden, was a maternal descendant of the Egertons of Tatton, and had three sons, Benjamin, Holden and Thomas.??? A generation out ? Holden, Miss ? (I1053)
24 Acquired land from Charles II. Mitford, Robert (I491)
25 Admitted to Cambridge University in 1611 see Cambridge University alumni 1261-1900
Name: Ralph Bourchier
Entered: 1611
More Information: Adm. Fell.-Com. at EMMANUEL, Dec. 3, 1611. S. and h. of Sir John, Knt., of Hanging Grimston, Yorks. Matric. 1611. Adm. at Gray's Inn, Aug. 12, 1617. Brother of Richard (1611). (Vis. of Yorks., 1665.) 
Bourchier, Ralph (I1386)
26 Allegations for Marriage Licences Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury at London 1543-1869 - Harleian Society
1548 Dec. 11 John Bowcher [Bourchier], Lord Fytz Warren [Fitz Warine] , & Frances Kytson, of the City of London. 
Kytson, Frances (I426)
27 Also known as Alfred Burton, author of Johnny Newcombe in the Navy Mitford, Admiral, Rn. John (I479)
28 Alternate parents of Thomas Bowker
Three possible Josephs:
1. b 25.4.1703 Manchester father Thomas
2. b 7 Nov 1702 Cromsall father Robert, siblings James and Peter - no
3. b 30.4.1704 Croston father John - Croston is too far from manchester

Joseph was Miles Bowker's grandfather! No question about it, from the death report of his father Thomas b 1726.

Joseph's father was Thomas b 1666 and mother Judith Scofield. See the baptism records of John b 1697, Houldon b 1701, Joseph b 1703 and Benjamin 1707. All 4 say their father was Thomas Bowker junior!

Joseph's occupation of Chapman : By 1600, the word chapman had come to be applied to an itinerant dealer in particular, but it remained in use for "customer, buyer" as well as "merchant" in the 17th and 18th centuries. The slang term for man, "chap" arose from the use of the abbreviated word to mean a customer, one with whom to bargain. › wiki › Chapman_(occupation)

Merchant - in the 17/18c, before the advent of factories, a Chapman would invest in the raw materials of the cotton, woolen or silk trade, put out the work to spinners and weavers at home on piece-rates, and sell the product for profit
Bowker, Joseph (I1426)
29 Anna Maria was born at Mitford Manor in the village of Mitford, Northumberland in 1782.

Mitford, Anna Maria (I473)
30 Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714)[n 1] became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state known as Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death.

Anne was born in the reign of her uncle Charles II, who had no legitimate children. Her father, James, was first in line to the throne. His suspected Roman Catholicism was unpopular in England, and on Charles's instructions Anne was raised as an Anglican. Three years after he succeeded Charles, James was deposed in the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688. Anne's Dutch Protestant brother-in-law and cousin William III became joint monarch with his wife, Anne's elder sister Mary II. Although the sisters had been close, disagreements over Anne's finances, status and choice of acquaintances arose shortly after Mary's accession and they became estranged. William and Mary had no children. After Mary's death in 1694, William continued as sole monarch until he was succeeded by Anne upon his death in 1702.

As queen, Anne favoured moderate Tory politicians, who were more likely to share her Anglican religious views than their opponents, the Whigs. The Whigs grew more powerful during the course of the War of the Spanish Succession, until in 1710 Anne dismissed many of them from office. Her close friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, turned sour as the result of political differences.

Anne was plagued by ill health throughout her life. From her thirties onwards, she grew increasingly lame and obese. Despite seventeen pregnancies by her husband, Prince George of Denmark, she died without any surviving children and was the last monarch of the House of Stuart. Under the terms of the Act of Settlement 1701, she was succeeded by her second cousin George I of the House of Hanover, who was a descendant of the Stuarts through his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth, a daughter of James VI and I.

She had 17 pregnancies of which 12 ended in miscarriages or stillborns. The other 5 all died young.

Stuart, Queen Anne Gloria - Queen Anne of Great Britain (I1331)
31 Anne Boleyn (/ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/)[3][4] (c. 1501[1] – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII, and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right.[5] Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation. Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Claude of France. She returned to England in early 1522, to marry her Irish cousin James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond; the marriage plans were broken up by Cardinal Wolsey, and instead she secured a post at court as maid of honour to Henry VIII's wife, Catherine of Aragon.

Early in 1523 Anne was secretly betrothed to Henry Percy, son of the 5th Earl of Northumberland. In January 1524, Cardinal Wolsey broke the betrothal, Anne was sent back home to Hever Castle, and Percy was married to Lady Mary Talbot, to whom he had been betrothed since adolescence. In February/March 1526, Henry VIII began his pursuit of Anne. She resisted his attempts to seduce her, refusing to become his mistress – which her sister Mary had been. It soon became the one absorbing object of Henry's desires to annul his marriage to Queen Catherine so he would be free to marry Anne. When it became clear that Pope Clement VII would not annul the marriage, the breaking of the power of the Catholic Church in England began. In 1532, Henry granted Anne the Marquessate of Pembroke.

Henry and Anne married on 25 January 1533. On 23 May 1533, Thomas Cranmer declared Henry and Catherine's marriage null and void; five days later, he declared Henry and Anne's marriage valid. Shortly afterwards, the Pope decreed sentences of excommunication against Henry and Cranmer. As a result of this marriage and these excommunications, the first break between the Church of England and Rome took place and the Church of England was brought under the King's control. Anne was crowned Queen of England on 1 June 1533. On 7 September, she gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth I. Henry was disappointed to have a daughter rather than a son but hoped a son would follow and professed to love Elizabeth. Anne subsequently had three miscarriages, and by March 1536, Henry was courting Jane Seymour.

Henry had Anne investigated for high treason in April 1536. On 2 May she was arrested and sent to the Tower of London, where she was tried before a jury of peers – which included Henry Percy, her former betrothed, and her own uncle, Thomas Howard – and found guilty on 15 May. She was beheaded four days later. Modern historians view the charges against her, which included adultery, incest, and witchcraft, as unconvincing. Following the coronation of her daughter Elizabeth as queen, Anne was venerated as a martyr and heroine of the English Reformation, particularly through the works of John Foxe.[6] Over the centuries, she has inspired or been mentioned in numerous artistic and cultural works. As a result, she has retained her hold on the popular imagination. Anne has been called "the most influential and important queen consort England has ever had",[7] since she provided the occasion for Henry VIII to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and declare his independence from Rome. 
Boleyn, Queen Consort Anne Marchioness of Pembroke (I16)
32 Anne Bourchier (1517 – 28 January 1571) was the suo jure 7th Baroness Bourchier, suo jure Lady Lovayne, and Baroness Parr of Kendal. She was the first wife of William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, Earl of Essex, and the sister-in-law of Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of Henry VIII of England.

She created a scandal in 1541 when she deserted her husband to elope with her lover, John Lyngfield, the prior of St. James's Church, Tanbridge, Surrey, by whom she would have several illegitimate children. In 1543, Lord Parr obtained an Act of Parliament repudiating Anne.

Lady Anne Bourchier was born in 1517, the only child of Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex, 6th Baron Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier, 2nd Count of Eu, and Mary Say, who was a lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII's first Queen consort, Catherine of Aragon. Her paternal grandparents were Sir William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier and Lady Anne Woodville, a younger sister of the English queen consort Elizabeth Woodville. Her maternal grandparents were Sir William Say and Elizabeth Fray. Anne was related to three queen consorts of Henry VIII; Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Catherine Howard who all shared the same great-grandmother Elizabeth Cheney.

As the only child of the last Bourchier Earl of Essex, as well as the contingent heiress of the Countess of Oxford, Anne was one of the wealthiest heiresses in England. The Bourchier wealth derived from the 14th century marriage of Sir William Bourchier to Eleanor de Lovayne (27 March 1345 – 5 October 1397), a rich heiress in her own right.

Marriage and inheritance
On 9 February 1527, Anne was married to Sir William Parr, the only son of Sir Thomas Parr, Sheriff of Northamptonshire and Maud Green. Anne was approximately ten years old at the time of her marriage which had been diligently arranged by her ambitious mother-in-law. Anne later succeeded to the titles of suo jure 7th Baroness Bourchier and Lady Lovayne on 13 March 1540 at the time of her father's accidental death. His viscounty of Bourchier and earldom of Essex did not pass to her, however, and both titles became extinct upon his death. Her husband had been created 1st Baron Parr of Kendal in 1539.

Anne and Parr were unhappy from the very start of their marriage. After their marriage in 1527, the couple did not live with each other until twelve years later. Anne was described as having been poorly-educated; and she appeared to prefer the peace of the countryside to the excitement of Henry VIII's court, as her first recorded appearance at court where she attended a banquet was on 22 November 1539 when she was aged 22.

In 1541, a scandal erupted when Anne eloped with her lover, John Lyngfield, the prior of St. James's Church, in Tanbridge, Surrey, and by whom she had an illegitimate child. He was also known as John Hunt or Huntley. The birth of Anne's child prompted Baron Parr to take action against her to protect his own interests, lest the baby should later in the future lay claim to his estates. In January 1543, he applied to Parliament, asking for a separation from Anne on the grounds of her adultery. From the Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of Henry VIII, dated 22 January 1543, there is the following item:

"Whereas lady Anne, wife of Sir Wm Parre lord Parre continued in adultery notwithstanding admonition, and, finally, two years past, left his company and has since had a child begotten in adultery and that the said child and all future children she may have shall be held bastards."

In 1541, after Anne had left Baron Parr, he began an affair with Dorothy Bray, who served as a Maid of Honour to Queen Catherine Howard.

Parr's sister, Catherine Parr, in March of 1543 used her influence to help her brother and on 17 April 1543, he obtained an Act of Parliament, repudiating Anne and her child, who was declared a bastard, and unfit to inherit. The act was styled in the Lords' journal as a Bill "to bar and make base and bastards, the child which be, or shall be borne in adultery by the Lady Anne, wife of the Lord Parr". This act was read for the first time on 13 March 1543. The Act stated in the 34th Year Hen. VIII:

"That for the last two years she [Anne] had eloped from her husband, William Lord Parr, and had not in that time ever returned to nor had any carnal intercourse with him, but had been gotten with child by one of her adulterors and been delivered of such child, which child 'being as is notoriously known, begotten in adultery, and born during the espousals' between her and Lord Parr 'by the law of this realm is inheritable and may pretend to inherit all &c;' and the Act therefore declared the said child to be a bastard.

At this time, his sister Catherine was being courted by King Henry VIII. Anne spent the next few years living in exile at the manor of Little Wakering, in Essex. She was allegedly reduced to a state of poverty.

In that same year, 1543, William Parr had begun his courtship of Elizabeth Brooke, who was the niece of his mistress, Dorothy Bray, as well as a former Maid of Honour of Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. He was created 1st Earl of Essex on 23 December 1543. On 31 March 1552, a bill was passed in Parliament which declared the marriage between Parr and Bourchier to be null and void.

Later years
Upon the ascension of Queen Mary, Parr was arrested and was committed to the Tower after his traitorous complicity with John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland's failed plot against Mary to place Lady Jane Grey upon the throne. After Parr was sentenced to death on 18 August 1553, Anne went to court and intervened on Parr's behalf with Queen Mary I in hopes that they [she] would be able to keep their estates. Parr was released. The bill which had declared their marriage null and void was reversed on 24 March 1554. That December, Anne used the reversal to her advantage and was granted an annuity of £100. Again in December 1556, Anne was granted another annuity of £450. She remained at the royal court until the ascension of Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth held Parr in high favour and Anne most likely knew that her adulterous history would not endear her to the queen. Parr was restored to blood and was re-created Marquess of Northampton, re-elected to the Order of the Garter, and was made a privy councillor among other things.

She had several more children by John Lyngfield but they, like her first child, were legally declared bastards. Only one daughter, Mary, is documented as having lived to adulthood. She married a Thomas York by whom she had children, but they all lived in obscurity. Author Charlotte Merton suggested that Katherine Nott, who held an unspecified position in Queen Elizabeth I's household from 1577 to 1578, was also a daughter of Anne.

Sir Robert Rochester and Sir Edward Waldegrave held Benington Park, in Hertfordshire, as feoffees for her use; however, upon the death of Rochester in 1557, Waldegrave transferred the property to Sir John Butler. In response, Anne brought a lawsuit against Waldegrave and Butler which was heard in the Court of Chancery.[1] She won the case but Butler petitioned to retry the case and continued to regard the park as his own.[1] Butler's petition was apparently unsuccessful because following Queen Elizabeth I's accession to the throne in November 1558, Anne had retired to Benington Park where she quietly spent the rest of her life.

Anne Bourchier died on 28 January 1571 at Benington. Parr died the same year and was buried in the Collegiate Church of St. Mary in Warwick. His funeral and burial was paid by the Queen. He had married two times after Anne, but only his third wife, Helena Snakenborg, whom he had married after Anne's death in May was considered legal. He fathered no children by any of his wives and the little money and estates he had left were passed to his cousins.

Upon Anne's death, the barony of Bourchier passed to her cousin, Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex.

see also
Bourchier, Anne Viscountess Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier (I360)
33 Anne Carr, Countess of Bedford (9 December 1615[1] – 10 May 1684) was a wealthy English noblewoman, and the wife of William Russell, 5th Earl of Bedford, a peer and soldier during the English Civil War, who after her death was created Duke of Bedford. Her mother was the notorious Frances Howard who was an accomplice to murder. In about 1638, Anne was the subject of at least two portraits by Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck.

Carr, Lady Anne Countess of Bedford (I1160)
34 Anne Hyde (12 March 1637 – 31 March 1671)[a] was Duchess of York and of Albany as the first wife of the future King James II of England. Originally Anglican, her father was a lawyer. Anne married James in 1660 after she became pregnant by him, but James is said to have promised to marry her in 1659. The two first met in the Netherlands while Anne was living in the household of James' sister Mary. James and Anne had eight children, but six died in early childhood.[2] The two who survived to adulthood were Lady Mary, who succeeded her father after his deposition during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and Lady Anne, who succeeded her brother-in-law and became the first monarch of Great Britain.

Born the daughter of a commoner – Edward Hyde (later created Earl of Clarendon), Anne is best known for her marriage to James, which caused much gossip. Two months after the marriage, Anne gave birth to the couple's first child, who had obviously been conceived out of wedlock. Until near the end of Anne's life, some observers disapproved of James' decision to marry Anne; but not King Charles II, James' brother, who wanted the marriage to take place. Another cause of disapproval was the public affection James showed towards Anne, such as kissing and leaning against each other, which was considered improper behaviour during the 1600s.

James was a known philanderer who kept many mistresses, for which Anne often reproached him, once even complaining to the king, who sent one of James' mistresses to the countryside where she remained until her death. Nonetheless, James fathered many illegitimate children. Anne was the reason her husband converted to Catholicism, having both been exposed to Catholicism during visits to the Netherlands and France. Anne was so strongly attracted to this religion that she converted quickly after her marriage. Years later, James followed suit, which was a contributing factor to the Glorious Revolution. Anne suffered from advanced breast cancer and died shortly after giving birth to her last child.

Hyde, Anne (I1328)
35 Anne of Cleves (German: Anna; 22 September 1515 – 16 July 1557)[1] was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.[1] The marriage was declared never consummated, and, as a result, she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King's Beloved Sister.[2][3] She lived to see the coronation of Queen Mary I, outliving the rest of Henry's wives. of Cleves, Anne (I17)
36 Anne Woodville, Viscountess Bourchier (c. 1438 – 30 July 1489) was an English noblewoman. She was a younger sister of Queen consort Elizabeth Woodville to whom she served as a lady-in-waiting. Anne was married twice;[1] first to William Bourchier, Viscount Bourchier, and secondly to George Grey, 2nd Earl of Kent. Anne was the grandmother of the disinherited adulteress Anne Bourchier, 7th Baroness Bourchier, and an ancestress of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex. Viscountess Bourchier, Anne /Woodville Countess of Kent (I355)
37 Any one of these three Williams could be responsible for any of the children!
William m Marie Millner 28/8/1627 – weddings vol II – 296/535
William m Anne Wattmoughe 13/11/1627 – weddings vol II – 297/535 - Anne died 13/4/1645
William m Margret Ashton 5/1/1628 – weddings vol II – 300/537
• Anne 26/12/1628 - bapt vol II 101/430 m John Manestree 13/10/1656
• Margaret 1/3/1629 - bapt vol II 102/431
• Thomas 1/5/1631 - bapt vol II 120/440
• Alice 18/8/1633 - bapt vol II 138/450
• John 22/12/1633 - bapt vol II 141/451
• Edward died13/1/1638
• Robart 4/2/1638 - bapt vol II 176/471
• Samuell 19/8/1638 - bapt vol II 181/474
• Margaret 24/11/1639 - bapt vol II 191/479
• Jeremiah 5/1/1640 - bapt vol II 192/480
• William 22/11/1640 - bapt vol II 200/485
• Isaack 30/1/1642 - bapt vol II 209/489 died 1/5/1642
• Alice 15/5/1642 - bapt vol II 211/490
• Marye 22/3/1643 - bapt vol II 217/493
• Elizabeth 14/7/1644 - bapt vol II 228/500
• Josephe 24/1/1645 - bapt vol II 231/501
• Isaack 6/4/1646 - bapt vol II 236/504 died 27/12/1646
• Sarah 28/5/1648 - bapt vol II 248/510
• Benjamine 16/2/1650 - bapt vol II 259/515 died 18/9/1653
Bowker, William (I1037)
38 Arrived in Southampton in 1876 Lane, Annie (I725)
39 Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk Tylney, Sir Frederick of Ashwellthorpe (I114)
40 Attainted Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp Edward (I194)
41 Baptised: 1889, Nov 6
Born: September 28 1889
Parents: Bourchier & Charlotte Jemima BOWKER
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Signal Kop, Fish River, Albany
Witnesses: Benjamin Thos. Hellier & The Parents
Baptised by: Robert J Mullins
Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. Baptism register, 1869-1908, page 103, entry number 4012. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 878-4. 
Bowker, Thomas Bourchier Hon. Dr. LLB., M.P. (I1469)
42 Barlow, Lancashire Barlow, Ellis (I180)
43 Barrington Bourchier (c 1627 - 29 October 1695) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660.

Barrington Bourchier was the son of John Bourchier of Beningborough, Yorkshire. He was admitted to Gray's Inn on 16 March 1641. In 1658 he was High Sheriff of Yorkshire. His father was a regicide and at the Restoration was attainted and had his lands forfeited. However on his father's death in 1660 Bourchier had the forfeited lands restored to him.

In 1660, Bourchier was elected Member of Parliament for Thirsk in the Convention Parliament.

Bourchier had a son also called Barrington.

[1] The register of admissions to Gray's inn, 1521-1889, together with the register of marriages in Gray's inn chapel, 1695-1754
[2] 'Parishes: Newton-upon-Ouse', A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923), pp. 160-164. Date accessed: 12 April 2011
[3] History of Parliament Online - Bourchier, Barrington

From Mark Noble's "Memoirs of the persons and families who by females are allied to or descended from the protectorate-House of Cromwell" pub in 1784:

"From the above marriage [Catherine Barrington to William Bourchier] sprung Barrington Bourchier, esq, of Benningborough, in Yorkshire, who was to have been a knight of the royal oak and whose estate was £1000 per annum."
Family and Education

b. c.1627, 1st s. of Sir John Bourchier of Beningbrough by Anne, da. of William Rolfe of Hadleigh, Suff. educ. G. Inn 1641 m. Frances, da. of Sir William Strickland, 1st Bt., of Boynton, Yorks., 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1660; kntd. 24 Oct. 1676.1
Offices Held

Commr. for northern assoc., Yorks. (N. Riding) 1645, j.p. 1646-53, 1656-July 1660, 1677-Feb. 1688, Nov. 1688-d., commr. for assessment 1657, Jan. 1660-1, 1673-80, 1689-90; sheriff, Yorks. 1658-Feb. 1660, commr. for militia 1659, Mar. 1660; dep. lt. (N. Riding) 1685-Feb. 1688, Oct. 1688-d., of militia horse by 1688, col. of militia ft. ?1689-d.2

The Yorkshire Bourchiers were descended from an illegitimate son of the second Lord Berners. They acquired Beningbrough from the crown in 1556, and Bourchier’s great-grandfather was returned for Scarborough in 1586. His father, who had been imprisoned by Strafford in a dispute concerning enclosures, supported the Parliamentarians during the Civil War. He was returned to the Long Parliament as a recruiter for Ripon and signed the King’s death warrant in 1649.3

Bourchier himself was persuaded by his uncle, Sir Henry Cholmley, to join in Booth’s rising in 1659 ‘on assurance that his father’s offence would be no prejudice to him if he would so assist’. He was described as the only martyr for signing the Yorkshire declaration for a free Parliament in February 1660, and was removed from the shrievalty. At the general election he was defeated at Aldborough, but he was returned to the Convention for Thirsk after a contest. Lord Wharton marked him as a friend, but noted that he was abroad. He played no part in the Convention, and was unable to prevent his father’s exception from the Act of Indemnity, though he died before it became law. On 9 Nov. Cholmley presented his petition against his father’s inclusion in the attainder bill, which was successful; and in 1661 he was granted Beningbrough and all his father’s other lands ‘notwithstanding a proviso in the statute ... that nothing therein contained shall discharge the lands ... from all penalties and forfeitures’. He was even proposed for the order of the Royal Oak, with an estate of £1,000 p.a. Subsequently he devoted his energies to local affairs and to his estates, which he augmented by the purchase of two further manors. He had probably conformed to the Church by 1676 when he was knighted, and in the following year he was restored to the commission of the peace, on which he remained throughout the exclusion crisis. He never stood again, but in 1688 he replied to the lord lieutenant’s questions on the Test Act and Penal Laws:

If I shall be chosen a Member of Parliament I think myself obliged to give my vote according to the reason of the debate of the House of Commons. ... If I shall concern myself in the election of any to serve as a Member of Parliament, I think myself obliged to give my vote for such as shall to the best of my judgment serve the King and kingdom honestly and faithfully.

He was removed from local office but restored in the autumn. He was buried at Newton-on-Ouse on 29 Oct. 1695, the last of the family to sit in Parliament. 
Bourchier, Sir Barrington (I1001)
44 Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Baron Bourchier (died 18 May 1409), was a member of Parliament.

Bartholomew was the only known child of John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier, and his wife Maud Coggeshall. He inherited the title in 1400.

He was summoned to Parliament the first time 9 September 1400, the year of his father's death. He continued to be summoned until 1409, but obtained an exemption from attended in 1405. There are no records of military service, unlike his father and grandfather. He died on 18 May 1409 and was buried on family estates, in Halstead, Essex.

Marriage and Issue
He married twice. First to Margaret, the widow of Sir John Sutton but had no issue. Following her death, he married Idoine (d. 12 September 1410), widow of John Glevant. They had one known child:

Elizabeth Bourchier, 4th Baroness Bourchier (c. 1399 – 1433), whose heir was her second cousin Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1404-1483), KG, created Viscount Bourchier in 1446 and Earl of Essex in 1461.

Bourchier, Lord Bartholomew 3rd Baron Bourchier (I375)
45 Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope

Bertram Egerton Bowker, Bachelor, of this District, and Anne (with the “e” crossed out) Simpson, Spinster, of the District of Graham’s Town, were married by Banns according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland in this Church this thirtieth day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.
By me, James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

This marriage was solemnized between us { B. E. Bowker (signed)
{ B (crossed out) Ann Simpson (signed)

In the presence of { M. E. Bowker
{ T. J. Biddulph
{ W. Bowker (not certain?)
Family: Bertram Egerton Bowker / Anne Maria Simpson (F472)
46 Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope
41. William Monkhouse Bowker, Bachelor, and Hessey Susannah Oosthuisen, Spinster, both of this District, were married by Banns according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland, at Bathurst on Friday the 9th day of September 1836 by me.

James Barrow, Colonial Chaplain

This marriage was solemnized between us { W. M. Bowker (signed)
{ H. S. Oosthuisen (signed)

in the presence of:
{ T. H. Bowker (signed)
{ B. E. Bowker (signed)
Family: William Monkhouse Bowker / Hester Susannah Oosthuisen (F469)
47 Benjamin, with his elder brother Miles, took over the ships and the trade of their father. He would not discharge his old servants when the trade was ruined by the European wars, so lost heavily. Farmed sheep in the Cheviots. Entered the Navy on the Leocadia and was drowned off the coast of the Baltic. [Barbers of the Peak, p 212]

Did Benjamin have another child Dorothy?
Name Dorothy
Event Type Burial
Event Place Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Gender Female
Birth Date Sep 1787
Father's Name Benjn Bowker
Citing this Record
"England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 July 2018), Benjn Bowker in entry for Dorothy, . 
Bowker, (F) Benjamin (I1026)
48 Benjamin, with his elder brother Miles, took over the ships and the trade of their father. He would not discharge his old servants when the trade was ruined by the European wars, so lost heavily. Farmed sheep in the Cheviots. Entered the Navy on the Leocadia and was drowned off the coast of the Baltic. [Barbers of the Peak, p 212] Bowker, (F) Benjamin (I1026)
49 Bletsoe Beauchamp, Lord Beauchamp (of Bletsoe) John (I9)
50 born and died same day Stuart, Princess Catherine (I1323)

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