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Name: Hugh Swynford Determine relationship to...
Birth: ABT 1340 Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England Father: Mother:
Married: Katheryn de Ro√ęt Swynford 13 JAN 1366 Saint Clement Dane s Church, London, England
Children Born Died
Blanchette Swynford MAY 1367 Kettlethorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Thomas Swynford 1369
Death: ABT 1371 Bordeaux, Gascony, France
Remarks: did not appear to have had much time for chivalry and earthly pursuits. However, he was a "damn good soldier" and is described in the registers as "a shrewd and terrifying fighter". He was small, stocky and known by his fellow as has "the battling Saxon ram".
He was seriously wounded in France, was tended to by John's personal physician. He seemed to be recovering, but died suddenly. Nirac de Bayanne, appointed to oversee Hugh's property at Kettlethorpe, was posthumously implicated in Hugh's death. He is reputed to have confessed on his death to poisoning Hugh, and he repeatedly stated that neither John nor Katherine was aware of what he had done.

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