John Bourne 1654-1714

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John BOURNE 1654-1714

Biographical Note

Son of Richard Bourne of Acton Hall, Ombersley, Worcestershire; the family had been landowners in Worcestershire for many generations and their ancestors had included Tudor statesmen. There is no record of his involvement in public life.


Bourne’s probate inventory includes “plate, books and other things” in the closet adjoining his lodging chamber, valued at £40, from a total estate valued at £744.

Characteristic Markings

None of Bourne’s books have been identified.


  • A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 3. London: Victoria County History 1913, 460-468.
  • Wanklyn, M. (ed), Inventories of Worcestershire landed gentry, 1637-1786, 1998, 329.