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