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Bonacossa Borri, 20th Great-Grandmother

July 7, 2014 , , , , ,

My 20th great-grandmother was the ancestor of many famous people:

Bonacossa (Bonacosta) BORRI
Born: abt. 1249 Died: 1321

HM George I’s 9-Great Grandmother. HRE Ferdinand I’s 6-Great Grandmother. U.S. President’s 18-Great Grandmother. PM Churchill’s 19-Great Grandmother. HM Margrethe II’s 17-Great Grandmother. Gen. Pierpont Hamilton’s 19-Great Grandmother. Otto von Bismarck’s 15-Great Grandmother. Red Baron' Richthofen's 16-Great Grandmother.
Husband/Partner: Matteo I
the Great’ VISCONTI
Children: Stefano (di) VISCONTI ; Galeazzo I VISCONTI

She and several members of her family are buried in Milan in a chapel. This would be a very special grave to visit.
Bonacossa Borri (1254 – 1321)
is my 20th great grandmother
Stefan Visconti (1289 – 1327)
son of Bonacossa Borri
Bernabo Lord Milan di Visconti (1319 – 1385)
son of Stefan Visconti
Veridis Duchess Austria Visconti (1352 – 1414)
daughter of Bernabo Lord Milan di Visconti
Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg (1377 – 1424)
son of Veridis Duchess Austria Visconti
Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg (1420 – 1493)
daughter of Ernst I “Ironside” Archduke of Austria Habsburg
Christof I VanBaden (1453 – 1527)
son of Katharina Archduchess Austria Von Habsburg
Beatrix Zahringen (1492 – 1535)
daughter of Christof I VanBaden
Sabine Grafin VonSimmern (1528 – 1578)
daughter of Beatrix Zahringen
Marie L Egmond (1564 – 1584)
daughter of Sabine Grafin VonSimmern
Richard Sears (1590 – 1676)
son of Marie L Egmond
Silas Sears (1638 – 1697)
son of Richard Sears
Silas Sears (1661 – 1732)
son of Silas Sears
Sarah Sears (1697 – 1785)
daughter of Silas Sears
Sarah Hamblin (1721 – 1814)
daughter of Sarah Sears
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Sarah Hamblin
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

Bonacossa Borri, also known as Bonaca, or Bonaccossi Bonacosta (1254–1321), was Lady of Milan by marriage from 1269 to 1321.
Bonacossa was the daughter of Squarcina Borri (1230–1277, also called Scarsini), captain of exiles from Milan fom the advent of the Torriani family, and a loyal supporter of the Visconti, and Antonia (1236 -?), of unknown lineage, who married in 1254. Borri’s family, originally from the town of Santo Stefano Ticino together with some feudal lands of nearby Corby. The Borri family was one of the most respected of Milan, and counted among its ranks a saint, Monas of Milan, Bishop of Milan.
Once the Visconti had conquered Milan, Squarcina Borri gave his daughter in marriage to Matteo I Visconti, Lord of Milan in 1269 to cement those bonds essential to maintaining the rule of the Visconti.
Bonacossa and her husband co-founded of the chapel of St. Thomas in the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio of Milan, where they were buried, along with their son Stefano and his two daughters Beatrice and Catherine, and the brother of Matteo, Uberto III Visconti.
She died in Milan on 13 January 1321 .
Galeazzo I Lord of Milan. He married Beatrice d’Es
Beatrice (b. 1280)
Caterina (b. 1282)
Luchino (b. 1285) Lord of Milan, married Violante di Saluzzo
Stefano (b. 1287) Count of Arona , married Valentina Doria
Marco (b. 1289)
Giovanni (b. 1291), Archbishop of Milan
Zaccaria (b. 1295)

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July 9, 2014

That family she married into, Viscontis, were pretty powerful



July 9, 2014

I wonder if Milan then was as smart as it is now!


July 9, 2014

wow. this woman lived a long time.. she had a great lineage. including the Archduke of Austria (Habsburg)


Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

July 11, 2014

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