Name: Thomas Swynford
Birth: SEP 1368 in Kettlethorpe Manor, Kettlethorpe, Lincs
Death: 1452 1
Occupation: Richard II's gaoler
Change Date: 23 MAR 2009
Implicated in the death of King Richard II in 1399:
Sir Thomas Swynford was Richard II's gaoler but although starvation is considered the most likely cause of death, it is not clear whether it was self-inflicted or imposed by his gaoler.
Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
1387 finds him being inducted into the confraternity of Lincoln Cathedral along with half-brother John Beaufort, his half-brother (later King Henry IV) Henry of Derby, and Thomas' likely ailing aunt, Philippa Chaucer. The three are later found in the 1390 retinue of 30 Lancastrians taking part in the Joust of St. Inglevert. He is remembered fondly -- mons tres chere bachelier Mons'r Thomas Swynneford -- with a 100 marc bequest in Gaunt's 1399 will and, when declared an outlaw due to indebtedness at the hands of a London draper, Thomas placed his worldly goods in the protective possession of his half-brother John Beaufort. Along with his Beaufort half-brothers and his cousin Thomas Chaucer, Thomas Swynford led an interesting life in public service, serving as one of two commissioners sent by step-brother Henry IV to negotiate a treaty with Flanders in 1406.
(Katherine Roet?s background, http://members.cox.net/judy-perry/Background.html)
Father: Hugh Swynford b: 1333
Mother: Katharine Roet b: 1350 in Picardy, France
Jane Croophill or Crophill b: ABT 1373 in Nottinghamshire
- Thomas Swynford b: ABT 1406 in Coleby Manor, Coleby, Lincolnshire
- Catherine Swynford
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Title: Stirnet Genealogy
Author: Patrick Barns-Graham