Is there a family tree showing the descendants of Katherine Swynford and John of

  1. profile image49
    sarahfuchsposted 7 years ago

    Is there a family tree showing the descendants of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt?

    Is there a family tree of Katherine Swynford showing her royal descendants and the American presidents also descended from her?

  2. workingmomwm profile image85
    workingmomwmposted 7 years ago

    John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford can count many of Europe’s royal persons among their descendants, as well as some American presidents. John and Kate are also my 18th great-grandparents (though I’m not royal or at all famous). Still, I wanted to take the time and write about them and some of their royal descendants because a little of their blood runs through my veins, so I suppose I owe them that much. To simplify things, I thought I'd write a hub per generation. This is a hub about their c read more

  3. sarasca profile image72
    sarascaposted 7 years ago

    There are numerous family trees relating to the various English royals of different time periods, and Katherine and John are no exception.  Since John of Gaunt's family name was Plantagenet (the dynasty of his family, like the Windsors, Tudors, Stuarts, etc.), his family history is very easy to find.

    Start with a search engine and enter their names.  In the time it took you to write your question here, you could've gotten thousands of search results ranging from official British peerage websites to mom-and-pop pages with someone's personal genealogy.

    Katherine's maiden name is actually ROET.  She married a Swynford prior to her relationship with John of Gaunt.  Her parents were Payne De Roet and Catherine of Hainault.

    Katherine was born November 25, 1350 and died May 10, 1403.  She and John of Gaunt had four children, and John's parents were Edward Plantagenet (Edward III, King of England) and Philippa Van Holland of Hainault.