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09. John Beaufort 1
John Beaufort

Arms: Per pale argent and azure on a bend gules three lions passant guardant Or,
a label azure of three points each charged with three fleur-de-lis Or.

The arms shown and blazoned above were given to him as an illegitimate son.

SOURCE, NOTES & CREDITS: Source for blazon: BGA, edition of 1884, reprint 1989, page 63, column one. Source for text: “Katherine” by Anya Seton, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1954; “Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe”, by Louda and MacLagan, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Publishers, New York, 1981; “Katherine Swynford, The History of a Medieval Mistress” by Jeannette Lucraft, The History Press, The Mill, Brimscombe Port Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2006, 2010; “Mistress of the Monarchy” by Allison Weir, Ballantine Books, 2009; and various internet sources.

John Beaufort, 1373-1410 was the eldest son, born out of wedlock, to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster by Lady Katherine Swynford his mistress. ( See their entries )

We are unaware of his siblings Henry, Joan and Thomas
having arms at this time. ( See their entries )

His story continues in the entry for John Beaufort 2.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor.

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