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Thomas Chaucer

Male - 1434


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  • Name Thomas Chaucer  [1
    Born of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Nov 1434  Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Ewelme, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I28534  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2020 

    Father Geoffrey Chaucer,   b. Abt 1340,   d. 1400  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Philippa de Roet,   d. Bef 7 Nov 1387 
    Married Bef 12 Sep 1366  [3
    Family ID F2502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud Burghersh,   b. Abt 1379,   d. 27 Apr 1437  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Abt 1395  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Alice Chaucer,   b. Between 1404 and 1405,   d. 20 May 1475  (Age ~ 71 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2020 
    Family ID F4420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • An accomplished politician, he served in at least fifteen parliaments between 1401 and 1431, and was Speaker of the House of Commons five times, a record not equalled until the 1700s. He was also chief butler of England from 1402 until his death, with only two short breaks, and was thus able to direct a great deal of patronage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4454] "Additions to Dugdale's Baronage; From the MS. Collections of Francis Townsend, Esq. Windsor Herald." Collecteana Topographica et Genealogica 8:67, 1843.

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

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