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John Chaucer

Male Abt 1312 - Bef 1366  (~ 54 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Chaucer was born about 1312 in of London, England (son of Robert Dynington); died before Jul 1366.


    He was a prominent London wine merchant who became a freeman of the city.

    Family/Spouse: Agnes Copton. Agnes died in 1381. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Geoffrey Chaucer was born about 1340; died in 1400; was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Robert Dynington (son of Andrew of Dynington).


    Also called Robert Malyn le Chaucer, "chaucer" meaning a maker of shoes or hose. He may have taken the name after the death of his employer, the mercer John le Chaucer.

    His family was engaged, over several generations, in the export of wool and the importation of wine through Ipswich, Suffolk. He was the first of his family to move to London.

    1. 1. John Chaucer was born about 1312 in of London, England; died before Jul 1366.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Andrew of Dynington


    Also called Andrew the Taverner. He may have kept a tavern in Ipswich in Suffolk.

    1. 2. Robert Dynington