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The coat of arms of Katherine de Roet

Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster (also spelled Katharine or 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, Richard II, although with the provision that neither they nor their descendants could ever claim the throne of England.

Ancestress of the children of:

Thomas Hennessee (1795-1865)
Patrick Hennessee (1796-1860) and
Vernia Elvira Swindell Byars (1894-1985)


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