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Katheryn de Roët Swynford
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1350 Hainault, Picardie, France
Payne de Roët, King at Arms
Catherine d'Avesnes
Hugh Swynford 13 JAN 1366 Saint Clement Dane's Church, London, England
Blanchette Swynford
Born: MAY 1367 Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Thomas Swynford
Born: 1369
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster 13 JAN 1396 Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire, England
John de Beaufort, Earl of Somerset
Born: 1373 Beaufort Castle, Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Died: 21 APR 1410 Hospital of St. Katherine-by-the-Tower, The City, London, England
Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Born: 1375 Beaufort Castle, Anjou, Rhône-Alpes, France
Died: 11 APR 1447 Wolvesey Palace, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Thomas de Beaufort, Duke of Exeter
Born: 1377
Died: 27 DEC 1426 East Greenwich, Kent, England
Joan de Beaufort
Born: ABT 1379 Chateau de Beaufort, Maine-et-Loire, France
Died: 13 NOV 1440 Howden, Yorkshire, England
10 MAY 1403 Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England aged 53
BIOGRAPHICAL: the honor granted her by Countess Margaret of Hainault

Governess to the Duke's daughter by his first wife, became John's mistress in 1388. The four children Catherine had borne John of Gaunt before they were married had been given the surname "Beaufort" and were already adults when they were legitimized (but barred from inheriting the throne by a clause inserted by half-brother Henry IV well into the latter's reign) in 1390.
Chaucer's poem «i»The Book of the Duchess«/i» commemorated Blanche's death in about 1369.

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