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Katherine Swynford Roet, Duchess of Lancaster

Katherine Swynford Roet, Duchess of Lancaster

Female 1350 - 1403  (52 years)

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  • Name Katherine Swynford Roet 
    Suffix Duchess of Lancaster 
    Nickname {Katherine} 
    Born 25 Nov, 1350  Le Roeulx, Hainaut, Belgique Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History John married Katherine in 1396, and their children, the Beauforts, were legitimised by King Richard II and the Church, but barred from inheriting the throne. From the eldest son, John, descended a granddaughter, Margaret Beaufort, whose son, later King Henry VII of England, would nevertheless claim the throne...
    Katherine became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and their descendants were the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Katherine Swynford. 
    History sister, Philippa de Roet, was married to Chaucer 
    Died 10 May, 1403  England at 52 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cathedral Church, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I169  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 21 May 2017 

    Father Paon de Roet,   b. c 1310,   d. 1380  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Family ID F333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster,   b. 6 Mar 1340, St. Bavon's Abbey, Ghent, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb,1399, Castle Leicester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Joan de Beaufort,   b. 1379, Ch√Ęteau de Beaufort, Goudet, Haute-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov, 1440, Howden, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [putative]
     2. John Beaufort,   b. 1373,   d. 16 Mar 1410, Hospital of St Katharine's by the Tower Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [putative]
     3. Henry Beaufort,   b. 1375,   d. 1447  (Age 72 years)
     4. Thomas Beaufort,   b. 1377,   d. 1427  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Katherine Swynford's tomb
    Katherine Swynford's tomb