|Name:||Katheryn de Roët Swynford||Determine relationship to William De Meschines|
|Birth:||1350 Hainault, Picardie, France||Father:||Payne de Roët, King at Arms Mother:Catherine d'Avesnes|
|Married:||Hugh Swynford 13 JAN 1366 Saint Clement Dane s Church, London, England|
|Blanchette Swynford||MAY 1367 Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England|
|Married:||John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster 13 JAN 1396 Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire, England|
|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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