Huon de Rot
Jean de Rot
(-Cir 1305)
Sir Gilles (Paon) de Rot
(1305-After 1352)


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1. Unknown

2. Catherine d'Avesnes

Sir Gilles (Paon) de Rot 709

  • Born: by 1305 709
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Marriage (2): Catherine d'Avesnes
  • Died: After 1352 709

  Noted events in his life were:

Land. 753 We know Paon held land in Hainault because in 1411 his grandson, Sir Thomas Swynford, Katherine's son, was to pursue his claim to lands he had inherited there from his mother. Paon is unlikely, however, to have owned a large estate and was probably not a wealthy man since he was to rely heavily on royal patronage to provide for his children's future.

Came to England, 1327, Hainault to England. 753 Paon had first come to England in December 1327 in the train of Philippa of Hainault, who married the young King Edward III on January 24, 1328 in York Minster. After Philippa's nuptual celebrations had ended, nearly all her Hainaulter servants were sent home. Apart from a handful of ladies, only Paon de Roet and Walter de Mauney, her carving squire, are known to have been allowed to remain in her retinue, a mark of signal royal favor.

Children. 754 The name of Paon's wife is not recorded in contemporary documents. He perhaps married more than once, that his first marriage took place before ca. 1335 and that his four known children who were born over a period of about fifteen years or more, may have been two sets of half siblings; in which case katherine was the child of a second wife whom he possibly married in the mid-late 1340's.

Service to the King and Queen, 1340's, France and England. 755 By the mid-1340's, Paon was back in Queen Philippa's service. In 1346, he fought at Crecy under Edward III. That same year, "Sir Panetto de Roet" was present at the siege of Calais and in August 1347 he was Marshal of the Queen's Household and one of two of her knights. By the year 1349, the year the Black Death was decimating the population of England and much of Europe, Paon had apparently returned to Hainault.

Gilles married.

Gilles next married Catherine d'Avesnes. (Catherine d'Avesnes was born in 1315 in Picardy, Somme, France 756 and died in 1375 in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium 756.)

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