Katherine (Roet) de Swynford

Katherine (Roet) de Swynford (1350 - 1403)

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Katherine "Duchess of Lancaster" de Swynford formerly Roet aka de Roet, Ruet, Rueth, Roelt, Swynford
Born in Somme, Picardie, Francemap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married about in St Clement Danes Church, Westminstermap
Wife of — married in Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2010
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Categories: Royal Mistresses | House of Lancaster | This Day In History May 10 | Ladies Companion of the Garter.


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Katherine (Roet) de Swynford is a member of the House of Lancaster.

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Katherine de Roet

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Katherine (Roet) de Swynford was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Around 1352, Katherine went to work in Queen Phillipa's house.[1] Like the Queen, she was from Hainault.[1] She later became the governess of the children Blanche and John of Gaunt.[1]
C.L Kingsford was the first to propose that Katherine was born in 1350, but there is no evidence.[1] She could have been born prior to this date.[1]

Vitals

n. Katherine de Roet[1][2][3]
b. anti. Hainault[4]
d. 10 MAY 1403[5]
burial: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln[5]

Death and burial of Katherine Swynford

(Royal Tombs of Medieval England) She was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Their eldest son Henry (b. 1375), was made bishop of Lincoln Cathedral - known in full as The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln or sometimes St. Mary's Cathedral - in 1398 and in the same year, his father John of Gaunt founded a chantry for Katherine and himself at Lincoln. Following the duke's death in 1399, Katherine retired to Lincoln where she died on 10 May 1403. She was buried to the south of the high altar in the Angel Choir, a position of seniority most likely secured by the involvement of Henry Beaufort. The church must have had particular appeal for the duchess as it owned two relics of her name-saint: Saint Katherine's finger and the chain with which she bound the devil, as well as two giant candelabras presented by the duke. The tombs of Katherine and her daughter Joan Beaufort stand today south of the high altar with Katherine's to the west and Joan's tomb to the east.

Family

p. Sir Paon de Roet and _____ (mother unknown)[1]
m.1 "Hugh" Ottes Swynford, Knt. 1366 St Clement Danes Church.[6] Issue:[5]
  • Blanche (b.01 May 1367)
  • Thomas (21 Sep 1368 – 1432)
  • (possible) Margaret Swynford (b. abt 1369). Nun: Barking Abbey


mistress and m.2 John of Gaunt[1]

Links

Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7
    Weir, Alison (2008). Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess. London: Vintage Books. E-book
  2. Weir: alternate surname spellings: Rouet, Roelt, Ruet
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd (2008). The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co.
    Roderick W. Stuart, Roderick W. (2002). Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Phillipa, 4th ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co.
  4. Belgium
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2
    Wikipedia: Katherine Swynford
  6. from Kettlethorpe manor in Lincolnshire; p. Thomas Swynford and Nicole Druel.

Biography

This biography is a rough draft. It was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: Lady Katherine Roet

Couldn't find any valid last name at birth.

Sources

  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-126059 created through the import of Stough Family Tree.ged on Nov 1, 2011 by Lindsay Coleman. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lindsay and others.
  • Source: S-1864320709 Repository: #R-1864321417 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=15024057&pid=3260
  • Repository: R-1864321417 Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com Note:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7
    Weir, Alison (2008). Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess. London: Vintage Books. E-book
  2. Weir: alternate surname spellings: Rouet, Roelt, Ruet
  3. Roberts, Gary Boyd (2008). The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co.
    Roderick W. Stuart, Roderick W. (2002). Royalty for Commoners: The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Phillipa, 4th ed. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co.
  4. Belgium
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2
    Wikipedia: Katherine Swynford
  6. from Kettlethorpe manor in Lincolnshire; p. Thomas Swynford and Nicole Druel.


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On 1 Feb 2015 at 21:03 GMT John Atkinson wrote:

UNKNOWN-126059 and Roet-3 appear to represent the same person because: Must be the same person, obviously Roet is the correct LNAB



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