Biography of Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk

Timeline

In 1404 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk was born to Thomas Chaucer and Maud Burghesh.

In 1421 Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury succeeded 4th Earl Salisbury (2C 1337), 6th Baron Montagu, 5th Baron Monthermer. Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Countess Salisbury (2C 1337).

After 1421 Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury and Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk were married. Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Count Perche.

On 11 Nov 1430 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk and Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk were married. Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Countess Suffolk (3C 1385).

In 1432 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk was appointed as Lady Garter: Henry VI.

On 27 Sep 1442 John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk was born to William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk and Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk.

In 1444 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was created 1st Marquess Suffolk (1C). Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Marchioness Suffolk (1C).

In 1447 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was created 1st Earl Pembroke (6C 1447). Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Countess Pembroke (6C 1447).

Warwick Succeeds

On 03 Jan 1448 Anne Beauchamp 15th Countess Warwick died at Ewelme aged four whilst in the care of Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk. After a prolonged legal dispute between her three half-aunts, and her full aunt, the courts decided her full aunt Anne Beauchamp should succeed; Anne Beauchamp succeeded as 16th Countess Warwick. Her husband Richard Neville became jure uxoris 16th Earl Warwick (1C 1088); the first step on his journey to becoming Kingmaker. The decision of the court was not subscribed to by Edmund Beaufort Earl Somerset who was married to Anne's half-sister Eleanor; he wanted his share of the considerable Beauchamp inheritance. .

In 1448 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk was created 1st Duke Suffolk (1C 1448). Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk by marriage Duchess Suffolk (1C 1448).

Around 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk was buried at St Mary's Church.

In 1475 Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk died.

After 1475. Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk. Wrist Garter in St Mary's Church. The effigy was, apparently, viewed to determine how a lady should wear the garter at the re-commencement of Lady of the Garter appointments in 1901 after a gap of several hundred years. A particularly fine Cadaver underneath the chest on which Alice's effigy lies. Full-length in a shroud.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 Roet impaled Chaucer; Alice's paternal grandparents
2 De la Pole impaled Stafford; her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk
3 Montacute and Monthermer impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury
4 De la Pole quartered Chaucer
5 Roet impaled Chaucer
6 Chaucer
7 De la Pole
8 De la Pole impaled Royal Arms of England signifying Alice's son John's marriage to Elizabeth of York sister of Edward IV King England.
Detail of the North Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess of Suffolk. Arms from left to right . . .
1 De la Pole quarterd Chaucer impaled Unknown
2 De la Pole; her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
3 De la Pole quarted Chaucer; Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk
4 Chaucer; Alice's father Thomas Chaucer
5 Montacute and Monthermer quartering impaled Chaucer; Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury
6 Roet; Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet
7 Roet impaling Royal Arms of England probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet who married Geoffrey Chaucer
8 Roet impaling Chaucer; her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer and Philippa Roet.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Chaucer

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 15 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of John "Lackland" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of David I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 19 Grand Daughter of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine, I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Henry I King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Chaucer

GrandFather: Geoffrey Chaucer

GrandMother: Philippa Roet

Great GrandFather: Giles "Payne" Roet

Mother: Maud Burghesh Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

GrandFather: John Burghesh Great x 6 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandFather: John Burghesh Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 2 GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

Great x 3 GrandFather: Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Badlesmere Baroness Burghesh

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Verdun Baroness Burghesh Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great x 3 GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Mortimer Lady Verdun Great x 3 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England

Great GrandMother: Maud Tendring

GrandMother: Ismania Hanham

Great GrandFather: Simon Hanham