Biography of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434

1415 Siege of Harfleur


Family Trees

Ancestry

Around 1367 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 was born to [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 (24) and [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387 (21).

Around 1387 [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387 (41) died.

On 25 Oct 1400 [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 (57) died. He was buried at Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey.

Before 1404 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 and [his wife] Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 were married.

In 1404 [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 was born to Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (37) and [his wife] Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (25).

In 1407 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (40) was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons.

Siege of Harfleur

In Sep 1415 Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29) commenced his invasion of France by undertaking the Siege of Harfleur to provide himself with a port from which to supply future operations. John Mowbray 2nd Duke Norfolk 1392-1432 (23), John Fastolf 1380-1459 (35) and Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (48) fought. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (18) was wounded. Benedict Nichols Bishop of St David's -1433 was present.

In 1417 Richard Arches of Eythrop -1417 died. The wardship of his heir Joan Arches 1410-1497 (7) was given to Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (50).

After 1421 Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 and [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 were married. Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 by marriage Countess Perche.

On 11 Nov 1430 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (34) and [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (26) were married. Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (26) by marriage Countess Suffolk (3C 1385).

On 18 Nov 1434 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Ewelme. On 27 Apr 1437 [his wife] Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (58) died at Ewelme. She was buried at St Mary's Church, Ewelme. Tomb of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) and Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (55) in St Mary's Church, Ewelme.
The Arms in two rows left to right ...
Top Row 1 2 Possibly Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (19); possibly Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 who married Philippa Mohun, impaled 3 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 4 Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300-1338 impaled 5 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 (again?) 6 impaled 7 impaled
Bottom Row 1 quartered with Newburgh; Earl Warwick reflecting the Beauchamp family having inherited the Earldom of Warwick through marriage to Isabel Maudit who was the sister of William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 who died without issue. Isabel Maudit and William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 were the children of William Maudit and Alice Beaumont -1262. Alice Beaumont -1262 inherited the Earldom of Warwick when her half-niece Margaret Beaumont 7th Countess Warwick -1253 died. 2 Unknown impaled 3 impaled 4 quartered 5 quartered 6 impaled 7 impaled . John Mohun 2nd Baron Mohun Dunster 1320-1375 and Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404.

Detail of the North Side of the. Monument to [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475. Arms from left to right ...
1 quarterd impaled Unknown
2 . Her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450
3 quarted . Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450
4 . Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434
5 quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428
6 . Alice's paternal grandmother [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387
7 impaling probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400
8 impaling . Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Chaucer

Ancestry

Father: Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400

Mother: Philippa Roet 1346-1387

GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet 1310-1380