Elizabeth BOURCHIER

b. 1598, d. November 1665
Father*Sir James BOURCHIER b. c 1574, d. 1635
Mother*Frances CRANE b. c 1576
Birth*Elizabeth BOURCHIER was born in 1598 at Felstead, Essex. 
Married Name As of 22 August 1620,her married name was CROMWELL. 
Marriage*She married Oliver CROMWELL on 22 August 1620 at St Giles Cripplegate;


In August 1620, just a few months after his twenty-first birthday,
Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles’s church in
Cripplegate, London. Elizabeth had been born in 1598, the eldest
of twelve children (nine sons and three daughters) of Sir James
Bourchier and his wife Frances, who was a daughter of Thomas
Crane of Newton Tony, Wiltshire. Sir James, an only son, had
inherited land and property from his father, and seems himself to have
been a successful and prosperous businessman in London, reportedly
involved in the fur and leather trades. He owned property both in the
City of London, especially around Tower Hill, and in Essex, especially
Little Stambridge Hall. He had been knighted by James I in July 1603.
The Bourchier family from which Elizabeth sprang does not seem to
have been connected with the noble families of that name, including
the late medieval Bourchier Earls of Essex; nor, as far as we can tell,
was Elizabeth related to the Sir William Bourchier who married Cromwell’s
relative Katherine/Catherine Barrington and who fathered the regicide
Sir John Bourchier. We know virtually nothing about Elizabeth’s childhood
and upbringing, though she must have received some sort of education
as she evidently was literate.

 
Death*Elizabeth BOURCHIER died in November 1665 at Northborough Manor, Northamptonshire;
Northborough Manor



At the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, John Claypole
was permitted to return to Northborough Manor. He took
with him his mother-in-law Elizabeth Cromwell. She died on
19 Nov 1665 supposedly in the small room above the porch.
She was buried in the Parish Church of St. Andrew in
Northborough.

 
Burial*She was buried on 19 November 1665 at Northborough, Northamptonshire. 

Family

Oliver CROMWELL b. 25 April 1599, d. 3 December 1658
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