|ROET, Katherine (Duchess )
Her father was Payne Roet. She is well known by her first married name as Katherine Swynford. She was probably born in Picardy, France. She was the governess to Duke John of Gaunt's daughter by his first wife. Around the time Katherine's first husband died, she became the mistress of John of Gaunt and had 4 children by him. When John's second wife died, he married Katherine and had all of their children pronounced legitimate. She became Duchess of Lancaster in 1396 or 1397 with the later being the more favored date. There is a current novel out about her that is very popular by Anya Seton called "Katherine". 1 8
Katherine next married Richard II KING OF ENGLAND, son of Edward Of Woodstock PRINCE OF WALES and Countess Joan "The Fair" PLANTAGENET of Kent. (Richard II KING OF ENGLAND died in 1399.)
Katherine next married John of Gaunt PLANTAGENET King of Castile and Leon, son of Edward III King of England and Philippa OF HAINAULT, in 1397 in Lincoln Cathedral, , ENG.1 (John of Gaunt PLANTAGENET King of Castile and Leon was born in Mar 1340 in Gaunt, Flanders (now Belgium),1 3 died on Feb 3, 1399 in Leicester Castle and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, ENG 6.)
1 Simmons, Clarence, Email dated 2002 from firstname.lastname@example.org (Very knowledgable).
2 Billie Redding Lewis, Thomas Underwood 1650 Immigrant, His Descendants and their Families (unpublished, 1993 (copy of the book in possession of Linda Coate Dudick)).
3 Internet Site, Presidential Lineages.
4 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pubishing Co., c2001).
5 Carpenter, Neva, Email dated 2002+ from email@example.com.
6 Tompsett, Brian, Royal and Noble Genealogical Data on the Web at http://www.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/GEDCOM.html.
7 Weebers, Hans, Genealogy of the Presidents of the USA at http://users.LegacyFamilyTree.com/USPresidents/Index.htm (http://users.legacyfamilytree.com/USPresidents).
8 Nicola, Paul, Email dated 2002 from paul.nicola.
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