Lady Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster, (1350 – 1403)
(20th great grandmother)
Katherine de Roet lived from 25 November 1350 to 10 May 1403. She was the daughter of a SIR Payne de Roet and was considered very pretty in her time. At a young age both her parents died and the queen took petty on her and sent her to a convent to be cared for.
When she reached the age of 16, she was called to court and arranged to marry Sir Hugh Swynford. When SIR Hugh died, she married John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster and Prince of England. She had several children with both husbands and is the topic of several great books.
She is the ancestor of many famous people including 5 American Presidents, Queen Elizabeth II, and Princess Dianna.