Robert Chaucer
(Cir 1288-1315)
Mary Heron
John Chaucer
(1312-1368)
Joan de Esthalle
(-After 1331)
Geoffrey Chaucer
(1340-1400)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Philippa de Rot

Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Born: 1340 762
  • Marriage (1): Philippa de Rot by 12 Sep 1366 760,761
  • Died: 1400 at age 60 762

  Noted events in his life were:

Yeoman of the Chamber, 1366. 760 Geoffrey was a Yeoman of the Chamber to King Edward III.

Other children. 761 Geoffrey and Philippa possibly had one or two daughters whose names have not been recorded.

Honors, Spring 1374. 763 Geoffrey was given a lifetime rent-free lease on a desirable property that straddled Aldgae in London with rooms about the gate and a cellar below. The on June 8, he was appinted to the lucrative and prestidious post of Controller of Customs and Subsidies on Wool in the nearby Port of London, an extremely responsible position. Four days later he was also appointed Contriller of Petty Customs on Wines. On june 13, John of Gaunt granted him a standard esquire's life pension of 10 pounds (3414 pounds today) per year.

Clerk of the King's Works, Jul 1389. 764 Geoffrey was appointed Clerk of the King's Works by Richard II. This post gave him overall responsibility for improvements to royal property and the building of new royal residences


Geoffrey married Philippa de Rot, daughter of Sir Gilles (Paon) de Rot and Unknown, by 12 Sep 1366 760.,761 (Philippa de Rot was born in 1351 762 and died in 1387 762.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

Arranged by the Queen, probably 1364. The marriage was probably arranged by Queen Philippa




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