|Born||circa 1350||Born At|
|Died||10 May 1403||Buried At|
|Born||circa 1350 /|
|Died||10 May 1403 /|
Family Tree Details
Swynford, Catherine (b.1350? - d.1403)
+John (of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster) (b.1340 - d.1399)
= Beaufort, John (1st Earl of Somerset) ( - d.1410)
| +Holland, Margaret (b.1385 - d.1439)
| = Beaufort, Henry (Duke of Somerset) (b.1401 - d.1418)
| = Beaufort, John (1st Duke of Somerset) ( - d.1444)
| | +Beauchamp, Margaret (of Bletsoe) (b.1410? - d.1482)
| | = Beaufort, Lady Margaret (b.1441 - d.1509)
| = Beaufort, Edmund (2nd Duke of Somerset) (b.1406 - d.1455)
| | +Beauchamp, Eleanor
| | = Beaufort, Henry (3rd Duke of Somerset) (b.1436? - d.1464)
| | = Beaufort, Edmund (4th Duke of Somerset) (b.1438? - d.1471)
| | = Beaufort, John ( - d.1471)
| = Beaufort, Joan (b.1404? - d.1445)
| +James (I, King of Scotland 1406-1437) (b.1394 - d.1437)
| = Margaret (Stewart) ( - d.1445)
| = Isabella (Stewart) ( - d.1494)
| = Eleanor (Stewart) ( - d.1480)
| = James (II, King of Scotland 1437-1460) (b.1430 - d.1460)
| = Joan (Stewart) ( - d.1480)
= Beaufort, Henry (Cardinal-Bishop of Winchester) (b.1376? - d.1447)
= Beaufort, Thomas (Duke of Exeter) ( - d.1426)
= Beaufort, Joan (Countess of Westmorland) (b.1379 - d.1440)
+Neville, Ralph (Earl of Westmorland, Earl Marshal) (b.1364 - d.1425)
= Neville, Cecily (Duchess of York) (b.1415 - d.1495)
| +Richard (Duke of York) (b.1411 - d.1460)
| = Edward (IV, Earl of March and King of England 1461-1470, 1471-1483) (b.1442 - d.1483)
| = Edmund (Earl of Rutland) (b.1443 - d.1460)
| = George (Duke of Clarence) (b.1449 - d.1478)
| = Richard (III, King of England 1483-1485) (b.1452 - d.1485)
| = Elizabeth (of York, Duchess of Suffolk) ( - d.1503)
| = Margaret (of York, Duchess of Burgundy) (b.1446 - d.1503)
= Neville, Richard (Earl of Salisbury) ( - d.1460)
+Montacute, Alice (Daughter of Earl of Salisbury)
= Neville, Richard (Earl of Warwick, 'The Kingmaker') (b.1428 - d.1471)
= Neville, John (Earl of Northumberland, Lord Montague) ( - d.1471)
= Neville, George (Archbishop of York) ( - d.1476)
= Neville, Cecily (Duchess of Warwick) (b.1425 - d.1450)
= Neville, Katherine (b.1442? - d.1504?)
Catherine Swynford was the mistress of John of Gaunt. She may have been the governess of of John's daughters by his first wife. After the death of his first two wives, Blanche of Lancaster and Constance of Castile, John married Catherine. They were married at Lincoln Cathedral.
The children of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swynford born before their marriage were legitimated by an Act of Parliament put forward by King Richard II.
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