See also

Family of John of GAUNT and Katherine SWYNFORD

Husband: John of GAUNT (1340-1399)
Wife: Katherine SWYNFORD (c. 1350-1403)
Marriage 13 Jan 1396 Lincoln Cathedral

Husband: John of GAUNT


John of GAUNT, Johnofgaunt

Name: John of GAUNT
Sex: Male
Name Suffix: 1st Duke of Lancaster
Father: EDWARD III (1312-1377)
Mother: Philippa of HAINAULT ( - )
Birth 6 Mar 1340
Death 3 Feb 1399 (age 58)

Wife: Katherine SWYNFORD

Name: Katherine SWYNFORD
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth c. Nov 1350
Death 10 May 1403 (age 52)

Note on Wife: Katherine SWYNFORD

The daughter of Sir Payne (or Paen/Pain/Paon) (de) Roet (also spelled (de) Rouet, (de) Ro√ęt or (de) Roelt), originally a Flemish herald from County of Hainaut, later knighted.


Katherine became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and their descendants were 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.

The Dukes of Beaufort continue in the male line today.