Biography of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434

Before 1367 [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387 were married at St Mary de Castro Leicester.

Around 1367 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 was born to [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 (24) and [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387 (21).

Around 1387 [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387 (41) died.

On 25 Oct 1400 [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 (57) died. He was buried at Poets Corner Westminster Abbey.

Before 1404 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 and Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 were married.

In 1404 [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 was born to Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (37) and [his wife] Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (25).

In 1407 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (40) was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons.

Siege of Harfleur

In Sep 1415 Henry V King England 1386-1422 (29) commenced his invasion of France by undertaking the Siege of Harfleur to provide himself with a port from which to supply future operations. John Mowbray 2nd Duke Norfolk 1392-1432 (23), John Fastolf 1380-1459 (35) and Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (48) fought. William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (18) was wounded. Benedict Nichols Bishop of St David's -1433 was present.

In 1417 Richard Arches of Eythrop -1417 died. The wardship of his heir Joan Arches 1410-1497 (7) was given to Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (50).

After 1421 Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 and [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 were married. She  by marriage Countess Perche. He a 3 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

On 11 Nov 1430 William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450 (34) and [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (26) were married. She (26) by marriage Countess Suffolk. He a 4 x Great Grand Son of Edward "Longshanks" I King England.

On 18 Nov 1434 Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. On 27 Apr 1437 [his wife] Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (58) died at Ewelme. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Tomb of Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434 (67) and Maud Burghesh 1379-1437 (55) in St Mary's Church Ewelme.
The Arms in two rows left to right ...
Top Row 1 Beaufort Arms 2 Possibly Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495; possibly Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 who married Philippa Mohun Duchess Albemarle aka Aumale, Duchess York -1431, impaled Neville Arms 3 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 4 Thomas of Brotherton 1st Earl Norfolk 1300-1338 impaled Neville Arms 5 Thomas Beaufort 1st Duke Exeter 1377-1426 (again?) 6 Stafford Arms impaled Neville Arms 7 Montacute and Monthermer Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms.
Bottom Row 1 Beauchamp Arms quartered with Newburgh; Earl Warwick reflecting the Beauchamp family having inherited the Earldom of Warwick through marriage to Isabel Maudit who was the sister of William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 who died without issue. Isabel Maudit and William Maudit 8th Earl Warwick 1220-1268 were the children of William Maudit and Alice Beaumont -1262. Alice Beaumont -1262 inherited the Earldom of Warwick when her half-niece Margaret Beaumont 7th Countess Warwick -1253 died. 2 Unknown impaled Beaufort Arms 3 Montacute and Monthermer Arms impaled Mohun Arms 4 Montacute and Monthermer Arms quartered Neville Arms 5 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms 6 Despencer Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms 7 Mohun Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. John Mohun 2nd Baron Mohun Dunster 1320-1375 and Joan Burghesh Baroness Mohun Dunster 1319-1404.

On 20 May 1475 [his daughter] Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church Ewelme. Wrist Garter. 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.  Chest with Angels with Rounded Wings holding Shields.
Detail of the South Side of the Monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). From left to right ...
1 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's paternal grandparents.
2 De La Pole Arms impaled Stafford Arms. Her third husbands parents Michael Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk 1361-1415 and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk 1376-1419.
3 Montacute and Monthermer Arms impaled Francis? Possibly Alice's second husband's parents John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 and Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424.
4 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms.
5 Roet Arms impaled Chaucer Modern Arms.
6 Chaucer Modern Arms.
7 De La Pole Arms.
8 De La Pole Arms impaled England Henry IV Arms signifying Alice's son John's (32) marriage to Elizabeth of York (31) sister of Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (33).
Detail of the North Side of the monument to Alice Chaucer Duchess Suffolk 1404-1475 (71). Arms from left to right ...
1 De La Pole Arms quartered Chaucer Modern Arms impaled Unknown.
2 De La Pole Arms. Her third husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
3 De La Pole Arms quarted Chaucer Modern Arms. Alice's son John Pole 2nd Duke Suffolk 1442-1492 (32) by her second husband William "Jackanapes" Pole 1st Duke Suffolk 1396-1450.
4 Chaucer Arms. Alice's father Thomas Chaucer 1367-1434.
5 Montacute and Monthermer Arms quartering impaled Chaucer. Alice's second husband Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428.
6 Roet Arms. Alice's paternal grandmother [his mother] Philippa Roet 1346-1387.
7 Roet Arms impaling England Henry IV Arms probably signifying John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 and Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403, Katherine being the sister of Alice's paternal grandmother Philippa Roet 1346-1387 who married [his father] Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400.
8 Roet Arms impaling Chaucer Modern Arms. Her paternal grandparents Geoffrey Chaucer Poet Author 1343-1400 and Philippa Roet 1346-1387.