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Rita Wood • 1 year ago

John of Gaunt 1st Duke of Lancaster, son of King Edward lll of England. Husband of Katherine Swynford and father of Joan Beaufort. Joan married Sir Ralph Neville and became the ancestor of George Washington, on his mothers side.

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