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Our common ancestors - Roet - Contents


Sir Payne Roet, of Guienne, SW France,
had issue:

  1. Philippa Roet (see here), born 1348,
    mar Geoffrey Chaucer [see here and here, the poet, born 1340],
    unhappy marriage,
    she died 1387, age 39 yrs.
    Chaucer died 1400, age 60 yrs, bur Westminster Abbey (his burial founded Poets' Corner),
    see resources.
  2. Catherine Roet (see here), born 1350,
    mar 1stly, pre-1367, to Sir Hugh de Swynford and had issue,
    Sir Hugh died 1372.

    mar 2ndly, 1396, to her long-time lover John of Gaunt,
    by whom she had already had issue since 1373
    (her a widow, him an adulterer, they had to wait to marry until his wife died).

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