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Henry Beaufort, Cardinal of England

Male Abt 1374 - 1447  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Henry Beaufort 
    Suffix Cardinal of England 
    Born Abt 1374  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1447  Wolvesy Palace, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I29899  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 

    Father John of Gaunt,   b. Mar 1340, Ghent, Flanders Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1399, Leicester Castle, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Catherine de Roet,   b. Abt 1350,   d. 10 May 1403, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married Jan 1396  Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Joan Beaufort,   b. Abt 1390,   d. 19 Oct 1479  (Age ~ 89 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F17844  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Bishop of Lincoln, then Bishop of Winchester. Chancellor of Oxford University. Dean of Wells. Served three times as Lord Chancellor of England.

      With his two brothers and one sister, all children of John of Gaunt by Katherine Swynford before their marriage, he was legitimated in 1396 by Pope Boniface IX, and by an act of Parliament 9 Feb 1397 which barred them all from the throne.

      Joan Beaufort was certainly his illegitimate daughter. It is less certain that, as widely said, Joan's mother was Alice Arundel who later married John Cherleton.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013.

    2. [S1480] The Ancestry of Charles II, King of England: A Medieval Heritage by Charles M. Hansen and Neil D. Thompson. Saline, Michigan: McNaughton and Gunn, 2012.