Philippa <I>Roet</I> Chaucer

Philippa Roet Chaucer

Death 1387 (aged 40–41)
Burial East Worldham, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England
Plot south wall of the nave
Memorial ID 118679485 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 118679485
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Philippa Roet Chaucer (1346–1387), Find a Grave Memorial no. 118679485, citing St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, East Worldham, East Hampshire District, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .