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Rita Wood
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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Katherine Swynford: Katherine became the third wife of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and their descendants were the Beaufort family, which played a major role in the Wars of the Roses. Henry VII, who became King of England in 1485, derived his claim to the throne from his mother Lady Margaret Beaufort, who was a great-granddaughter of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. (24x's great grandparents)

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Tombs of Katherine Swynford and her daughter Joan Beaufort- c.1640 - The three preceding houses of English sovereigns from 1399, the Houses of Lancaster, York and Tudor, were descended from John of Gaunt through, Henry Bolingbroke, Joan Beaufort and John Beaufort.

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