Thomas Chaucer (c.1367 - 1434) MP

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Birthplace: Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
Death: Died in Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
Occupation: Chief Butler of England, Speaker of the English House of Commons, Speaker of the House of Commons
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About Thomas Chaucer

He was Speaker of the English House of Commons on three occasions. He was also a poet and administrator. He was Chief Butler of England for almost 30 years, attended 15 parliaments and was Speaker of the House 5 times, a feat not surpassed until the 18th century. He married heiress Maud Burghersh around 1395 and was able to buy Donnington Castle for his only daughter Alice. In 1399, Henry IV gave him Wallingford Castle and the honour of Wallingford for life. Thomas Chaucer died at Ewelme on 11-18-1434. Alice married William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk and her grandson John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln was the designated heir of Richard III. John and several of his brothers were later executed when Richard lost power. They left descendants, however, who included the Earls of Rutland and Portmore, William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, who foiled the Gunpowder Plot and Sir Francis Sacheverel Darwin (through his mother, Elizabeth Collier, natural daughter of the Earl of Portmore).

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Thomas Chaucer's Timeline

1367
1367
Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
1395
1395
Age 28
London, Middlesex, , England
1404
1404
Age 37
Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
1434
November 18, 1434
Age 67
Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England
1434
Age 67
Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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Chaucer House near Blenheim Palace