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Arthur Bourchier


Arthur Bourchier (1863–1927) was an English actor and theatre manager. He married and later divorced the actress Violet Vanbrugh.

In his later years Bourchier became active in British politics as a member of the Labour Party.


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  • born 22/Jun/1863 in Speen, Berkshire
  • son of Captain Charles John Bourchier (b. ~1824) and Fanny Bourchier (b. ~1836) née Farr
  • married actress Violet Vanbrugh (b. 1867) and divorced 1918[1]
  • father of Prudence Bourchier (b. 1902)[2]
  • married 1918 to Violet Marion Kyrle Bellew
  • travelled to South Africa in February 1927 aboard the Balmoral Castle
  • died 14/Sep/1927 at Joubert Park Nursing Home, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • probate granted to Violet Marion Kyrle Bellow Bourchier (widow) — effects worth £16,277 19s. 10d.


Notes & References

  1. Born Violet Augusta Mary Barnes. Died 10/Nov/1942.
  2. Born 01/Mar/1902. Worked as an actress under the name Prudence Vanbrugh. Died 1990.