Name: John De Domville
Birth: 1322 in Oxton and Brunstath, Cheshire
Death: ABT 1395
Residence: Oxton, Cheshire
Change Date: 7 DEC 2009
The activities of the later Sir Roger Domville are documented in much more detail. He occupied a leading position among the gentlemen of the county, and his name is often found on the Bench at the county court. But his presumed grandson John was ?...a litigious man who appears to have had a cavalier disregard for the forest laws ... In 1351 he, with many other landowners of the district, was amerced heavily for alleged trespasses in Wirral forest. The magnitude of these amercements, promulgated on 24th March, shews that the offences were regarded as very serious; they were: John Domville, senior, £200; John Domville, junior, 133s 4d; Matthew Domville his brother, 100s; William de Bradburn his son-in-law, 66s 8d Such large sums were not to be paid without protest: the Domvilles and many other delinquents amerced at the same time pleaded poverty and offered £66 13s 4d between them for a general pardon.
The Black Prince, then Earl of Chester, replied on 13th June that those who would not pay were to be imprisoned and their goods distrained upon; the offer of £66 13s 4d must, said the Prince, have been intended as a jest. With the typical mediaeval attitude, however, that it is better to get any money under any conditions than none, we find him writing to the justice of Chester on 4th July that in view of the repentance of the delinquents, the fines might be suitably mitigated. On 18th July, the reduced scale of fines was promulgated: John Domville, senior, was to pay £66 13s 4d and the other three members of his family 133s 4d between them, ...?
Roger's son John who succeeded him as Lord of Brimstage and Oxton was probably about 85 when he died in 1394, but he left no surviving male issue.
The estates passed in marriage to Sir John Troutbeck (slain at the Battle of Blore Heath in Henry VI's reign).
The Manor of Lymm was then invested in the Earl of Shrewsbury, by descent from Sir John Troutbeck.
?John Domville's son Robert married, in or before 1342, Agnes, daughter of Thomas de Legh, and became the ancestor of the Domvilles of Lymm.? Where does that Robert fit in?
Father: John De Domville b: 1294 in Oxton and Brunstath, Cheshire
Mother: Matilda Brereton b: 1298
- Margery De Domville b: 1366 in Oxton and Brunstath, Cheshire