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Biography of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434

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Before 1367 [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387 were married at St Mary de Castro Leicester.

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

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. [his daughter] 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. [his daughter] 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 [his wife] 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; possibly Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 who married Philippa Mohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess York -1431, 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.

On 20 May 1475 [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Wrist Garter. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver Underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). From left to right ... .
1  impaled . Alice's paternal grandparents.
2  impaled . Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3  impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.
4  quartered .
5  impaled .
6 .
7 .
8  impaled  signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33).
Detail of the North Side of the. Monument to [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). 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 (32) 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 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 [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Chaucer

Ancestry

Father: Geoffrey Chaucer 1343-1400