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||Catherine de Roët
||Katherine de Roët, Duchess of Lancaster
||Rouet, Hérault, FranceCitation needed
||Kinship: Younger daughter and coheiress.
||Kinship: By second marriage, Duchess of Lancaster
||25 Nov 1350
||bef Jan 1395/6
||(her 1st husband; 1 son & 1 dau)
to Sir Hugh de Swynford, Kt.
||13 Jan 1396-1397
||Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Englandto John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster
||10 May 1403
||Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
||Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
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Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Catherine) was the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, a son of King Edward III. She had been the Duke's lover for many years before their marriage. The couple's children, born before the marriage, were later legitimated during the reign of the Duke's nephew, King Richard II of England, although with the provision that not they nor their descendants could ever claim the throne of England.
Their descendants were members of the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. His legal claim to the throne, however, was by his marriage to Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of Edward IV, and heir to the throne in the absence of her brothers, Edward V and Richard, Duke of York, known throughout history as the Princes in the Tower.
- Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.), Katherine Swynford.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 3 line 1:31.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. 14 BEAUFORT:11, p. 204 LANCASTER:11.
See also p. 15 BEAUFORT:10, p. 254 NEVILLE:10, p. 286 PLANTAGENET:12.iv, p. 291 POOLE:8
- Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59), vol. 2 p. 52 fn. c.
- ↑ Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet ancestry : a study in colonial and medieval families. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co Inc, c2004), p. 428 LANCASTER:8.
- Katherine de Roet Swynford, in Find A Grave.
- Katherine Roët, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.