Philippa Roet also known as Philippa Pan or Philippa Chaucer – was the sister of Katherine Swynford and the wife of Geoffrey Chaucer.
Philippa was the daughter of Sir Gilles de Roet, who was a knight of Hainault and accompanied Queen Philippa to England. He later became the Guienne King of Arms. There is no history of her mother, but it is thought that Philippa had two sisters and a brother: Katherine, Elizabeth, and Walter. Her father went to serve the queen's sister, Marguerite, who was the empress of Germany and the three younger children – Walter, Philippa and Katherine – were left in the care of Queen Philippa.
Philippa's marriage to Geoffrey Chaucer was probably arranged by Queen Philippa around 1366.
They had at least two sons and two daughters
Elizabeth is thought to be the oldest of their children. She was nominated a nun by royal privilege at the accession of Richard II in 1377. she may have been a nun in Barking Abbey
Thomas (ca. 1367 – 18 November 1434) was the Speaker of the English House of Commons
Lewis was born in 1381 and sent to the school at Oxford at age 10; it is also known that Chaucer's "Treatise on the Astrolabe" was written for Lewis
Agnes was a lady-in-waiting at Henry IV's coronation in 1399.
Philippa is thought to have died in 1387, due to her last recorded pension being on June 18, 1387.
Paon de Roët (____ - 1380)
Geoffrey Chaucer (1342 - 1400)
Philippa Roet Chaucer (1346 - 1387)
Katherine Roet Swynford (1350 - 1403)*
East Worldham, St Mary's Church
East Hampshire District
Plot: south wall of the nave
Created by: Kat
Record added: Oct 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118679485
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