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Thomas Swinford

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Kettelthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Hugh Swynford, Kt. and Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster
Husband of Margaret Grey, Baroness D'Arcy and Jane Swynford (Crophill)
Father of Elizabeth Bilesby (Swynford); Thomas Swynford, Jr.; Hugh Swinford and Katherine Drury
Brother of Blanche Swynford and Dorothy Thimelby (Swynford)
Half brother of John Beaufort, 1st Earl of Somerset; Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester; Thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter and Joan Beaufort, Countess of Westmorland

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About Thomas Swinford

  • Katherine Swynford
  • Children and descendants
  • By Hugh Swynford:
    • Blanche Swynford (born 1 May 1363), named for the Duchess of Lancaster, and also a godchild of John of Gaunt.
    • Margaret Swynford (born c. 1364), became a nun at the prestigious Barking Abbey in 1377 with help from her future stepfather John of Gaunt, where she lived the religious life with her cousin Elizabeth Chaucer, daughter of the famous Geoffrey Chaucer and Katherine's sister Philippa de Roet.
    • ?Dorothy Swynford (born c. 1366). -- It should be noted that there are no contemporary references to any person so named at that time.
    • 'Thomas Swynford (24 February 1367–1432), born in Lincoln while his father Sir Hugh Swynford was away on a campaign with John of Gaunt in Castile fighting for Peter of Castile.
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  • 'Sir Thomas Swynford1
  • M, #107320, b. 24 February 1372/73, d. 2 April 1432
  • Last Edited=3 Jul 2009
  • 'Sir Thomas Swynford was born on 24 February 1372/73 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.2 He was baptised on 25 February 1372/73 at Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.2 He was the son of Sir Hugh Swynford and Katherine Roët.1 He married, firstly, Jane Crophill.1 He married, secondly, Margaret Grey, daughter of Henry Grey, 5th Lord Grey (of Wilton) and Elizabeth Talbot, before 12 July 1421.3 He died on 2 April 1432 at age 59.2
  • 'Sir Thomas Swynford was invested as a Knight.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[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.
  • 2.[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 IV, page 64. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1665. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • 'Sir Thomas Swinford1
  • M, b. circa 1368, d. 2 April 1432
  • Father Sir Hugh Swynford1 b. c 1340, d. 13 Nov 1371
  • Mother Katherine Roet1 b. 25 Nov 1340, d. 10 May 1403
  • 'Sir Thomas Swinford was born circa 1368 at of Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England.1 He married Margaret Grey, daughter of Sir Henry de Grey, 5th Lord Grey of Wilton and Elizabeth Talbot, before 12 July 1421; They had one son, William.1 Sir Thomas Swinford died on 2 April 1432.1
  • Family Margaret Grey b. c 1381, d. 1 Jun 1454
  • Child
  • ◦William Swinford+1 b. a 1421
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 256.
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  • in Nocton and Dunston, just outside the city of Lincoln. 1 An Edmund and a Norman do Swynford, who possessed lands in Lincolnshire, are mentioned about the same time. 2 In 1361 Sir Thomas de Swynford was succeeded in various Lincolnshire properties by Hugh, his son and heir, then aged 21 years. 'In 1372 Sir Hugh Swynford died seised of the same, leaving Katherine his widow, and Thomas his son and heir, aged four years. 1 This last was the Sir Thomas before mentioned, who was contemporary with Thomas Chaucer. He died in 1432, leaving another Sir Thomas, his son and heir, aged 26. His widow, Margery, was wife of Sir John Darcy in 1441'.
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Thomas Swinford's Timeline

September 21, 1368
Kettelthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
November 1394
Age 26
Abt. November 1394 Of Coleby Manor, Coleby, Lincolnshire, England
Age 36
Age 37
Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 41
December 2, 1431
Age 63
April 2, 1432
Age 63
January 15, 1993
Age 63