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Katherine (Royal Mistress, Wife) Swynford (de Roet), Duchess of Lancaster

Also Known As: "Catherine"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Picardy, Somme, France
Death: Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Place of Burial: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Paon de Roët and NN NN
Wife of Sir Hugh Swynford, Kt. and John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
Mother of Dorothy Thimelby (Swynford); Blanche Swynford; Sir Thomas Swynford, Sr.; John Earl of Somerset Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset; Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester and 2 others
Sister of Philippa Chaucer; Isabel (Elizabeth) de Roet and Walter de Roet
Half sister of Richard de Roët

Occupation: Duchess of Lancaster
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About Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

"Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Synford), née (de) Roet (also spelled (de) Rouet, (de) Roët, or (de) Roelt) (probably 25 November 1350 – 10 May 1403), was the daughter of Sir Payne (or Paen/Pain/Paon) (de) Roet (also spelled (de) Rouet, (de) Roët or (de) Roelt), originally a Flemish herald from County of Hainaut, later knighted.

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 Gaunt and Katherine Swynford."

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http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I455&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I109&tree=Nixon

http://www.mathematical.com/roetcatherine1350.htm

http://www.nndb.com/people/343/000098049/

http://www.royalist.info/execute/biog?person=16

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10197.htm#i101970

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Citations / Sources:

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 102. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 547. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S16] #894 Cahiers de Saint-Louis (1976), Louis IX, Roi de France, (Angers: J. Saillot, 1976), FHL book 944 D22ds., vol. 1 p. 4, vol. 30 p. 12.

[S44] #242 [1846 edition] A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland & Scotland, extinct, dormant, & abeyance, Burke, John, (London : Henry Colburn, 1846), 942 D22bua 1846., p. 38.

[S41] #1325 Ogle and Bothal; or, A history of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, and of the families of Ogle and Bertram, Ogle, Henry A., (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England : Reid, 1902), 929.242 Og5o., p. 298a.

[S41] #1325 Ogle and Bothal; or, A history of the baronies of Ogle, Bothal, and Hepple, and of the families of Ogle and Bertram, Ogle, Henry A., (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England : Reid, 1902), 929.242 Og5o., Pedigree XIV.

[S49] Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, (Periodical. Chobham, Surrey, England: Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2005- Published twice yearly.), vol. 1 no. 1 2003 p. 54, no. 3 p. 164.

[S69] #2251 The Royal Bastards of Medieval England (1984), Given-Wilson, Chris and Alice Curteis, (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984), FHL book 942 D5g., p. 147-148, 150.

[S36] #89 A Genealogical History of the Kings of England, and Monarchs of Great Britain, & C. From the Conquest, Anno 1066 to the Year, 1677, Sandford, Francis, (London: Thomas Newcomb, 1677), FHL microfilm 599,670 item 3., p. 313.

[S333] #773 The History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland: Compiled from the Works of the Most Approved Historians, National Records and Other Authentic Documents, Public and Private (1811), Blore, Thomas, (Stanford: R. Newcomb, [1811]), FHL book 942.545 H2b (British X Large Folio)., p. 98.

[S1850] Medieval Lands: A Prosopography of Medieval European Noble and Royal Families, Charles Cawley, (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/), England, Kings 1066-1603 [accessed 28 Jun 2006].

[S4] #11232 The Genealogist (1980-), Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, (New York: Organization for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1980-), FHL book 929.105 G286n., vol. 9 no. 1 p. 189.

[S4] #11232 The Genealogist (1980-), Association for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, (New York: Organization for the Promotion of Scholarship in Genealogy, 1980-), FHL book 929.105 G286n., Spring 1985, vol. 6 no. 1 p. 102:533; Spring 2000, vol. 14 no. 1 p. 82:1142.

[S23] #849 Burke's Guide to the Royal Family (1973), (London: Burke's Peerage, c1973), FHl book 942 D22bgr., p. 200.

[S117] #227 The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford (1815-1827), Clutterbuck, Robert, (3 volumes. London: Nichols, Son and Bentley, 1815-1827), FHL book Q 942.58 H2c; FHL microfilms 899,855-899,., vol. 3 p. 31.

[S735] Richard III, Ross, Charles Derek, (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981), JWML book DA260 .R67 1981., p. 238.

[S124] #240 Collins's Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time (1812), Brydges, Sir Egerton,, (9 volumes. London: [T. Bensley], 1812), FHL book 942 D22be., vol. 1 p. 222.

[S20] Magna Carta Ancestry: A study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Richardson, Douglas, (Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2nd edition, 2011), vol. 2 p. 535.

[S22] #374 The Lineage and Ancestry of H. R. H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (1977), Paget, Gerald, (2 volumes. Baltimore: Geneal. Pub., 1977), FHL book Q 942 D22pg., vol. 1 p. 22, 24.

[S266] #379 [7th edition, 1992] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, Who Came to America Before 1700 (7th edition, 1992), Weis, Frederick Lewis, (7th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, c1992), FHL book 974 D2w 1992., p. 3 line 1:31.

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Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster's Timeline

1350
November 25, 1350
Picardy, Somme, France
1363
May 1, 1363
Age 12
Kettelthorpe Manor, Kettelthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
1366
May 1366
Age 15
St Clement Danes R A F Church, Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
1366
Age 15
Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England
1368
September 21, 1368
Age 17
Kettelthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
1373
1373
Age 22
Château de Beaufort, Anjou
1375
January 1375
Age 24
Chateau de Beaufort, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Anjou, Normandy, France
1375
Age 24
Château de Beaufort, Anjou, France
1379
1379
Age 28
Meuse-et-Loire, France
1396
January 13, 1396
Age 45
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England