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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

Male Abt 1340 - 1400  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Geoffrey Chaucer  [1
    Born Abt 1340  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1400  [2
    Buried Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2051  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2020 

    Father John Chaucer,   b. Abt 1312, of London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1366  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Agnes Copton,   d. 1381 
    Family ID F4487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Philippa de Roet,   d. Bef 7 Nov 1387 
    Married Bef 12 Sep 1366  [2
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Chaucer,   b. of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1434, Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 May 2020 
    Family ID F2502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Knight of the shire for Kent in the "Wonderful Parliament" of 1386. Clerk of the King's Works, Westminster, the Tower, and elsewhere, 1389-91, and St. George's Chapel, Windsor, 1390-91. Forester of North Petherton, Somerset, about 1390-91 and 1399.

      An administrator and diplomat over many decades, one task he performed of relevance to this genealogical database was his 1378 mission to Italy to treat with Bernabò Visconti, ruler of Milan, ancestor of TWK, and his son-in-law John Hawkwood, the English mercenary commander, ancestor of JTS and DDB.

      He also, on 15 Oct 1386, gave testimony before the court of chivalry in the celebrated case of Richard le Scrope versus TNH, JTS, TSW, and TWK ancestor Robert Grosvenor.

      Greatest poet of medieval England.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.