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Maude Downes

Also Known As: "Matilda Brereton", "Maud Brereton", "Maude Brereton"
Birthplace: Mobberley, Cheshire East, England
Death: after 1348
Mobberley, Cheshire East, England
Place of Burial: Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert Downes, of Chorley and Margery Downes
Wife of Roger Bradburne; John Domville of Oxon and William de Mobberley, Sheriff of Cheshire
Mother of Emma de Mobberley; Margery de Mobberley; Elizabeth de Modburlegh, of Mobberly; Cicely Mobberly; Agnes Mobberly and 6 others
Half sister of Robert Downs

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About Maude Downes

{Robert le Grosvenor} married ____, one of the seven daughters of William de Mobberley, of Mobberly in Cheshire, Esq. by his second wife, Maud, daughter and heir of Robert Downes, of Chorley, juxta Werford.


  1. Margaret de MOBBERLEY b: ABT 1282 in Mobberley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
  2. Mary de MOBBERLEY b: ABT 1284 in Mobberley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
  3. William de MOBBERLEY b: ABT 1286 in Mobberley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
  4. Elizabeth de MOBBERLEY b: ABT 1300 in Mobberley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
  5. Emma de MOBBERLEY b: ABT 1302 in Mobberley, Bucklow, Cheshire, England




  • Matilda de Brereton1
  • F, #383178
  • Last Edited=24 Nov 2010
  • Matilda de Brereton is the daughter of Sir William de Brereton.2 She married John Domville, son of Sir Roger Dumvill.1
  • Her married name became Domville.
  • Child of Matilda de Brereton and John Domville
    • 1.Robert Domville+2
  • Citations
  • 1.[S47] BIFR1976 page 374. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S47]
  • 2.[S47] BIFR1976. [S47]
  • From:


  • Rohese De VERNON
  • Born: ABT 1248
  • Died: AFT 1321
  • Father: Ralph De VERNON (B. Vernon of Shipbrook)
  • Mother: Mary DACRE (B. Vernon of Shipbrook)
  • Married: William De BRERETON (Sir) (son of William De Brereton and Cecily De Sandbach)
  • Children:
    • 1. Margery De BRERETON (m. Sir John Davenport)
    • 2. Maud De BRERETON (m. Sir John Domville)
    • 3. William De BRERETON (m. Margaret Bosley)
  • From: De VERNON1


  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire (1978)
  • Pg.74
  • RALPH DE BRERETON (son of William de Brereton, and grandson of William de Brereton,) was father (besides a 2nd son, Gilbert, and a dau., Isolda, wife of Gilbert de Stoke,) of an elder son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, living temp. JOHN and HENRY III., who m. Margery, dau. of Randle de Thornton, and had a son, RALPH, and a dau., wife of Thurstan de Smethwick. The former
  • SIR RALPH BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, had two sons, WILLIAM (SIR), and Gilbert, father of Henry and Sibella, wife of William de Bouths. The elder son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. the dau. of his guardian. Sir Richard de Sandbach, Knt., and was father of
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Roesia, dau. of Ralph de Vernon, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Margery, dau. of Richard de Bosley, and d. in his father's lifetime, leaving issue, .... etc.
    • II. John. in holy orders.
    • III. Peter.
    • IV. Richard.
    • V. Nicholas, who by Margaret his wife had two sons, John and William.
    • I. Margery, wife of John Davenport of Davenport.
    • II. Matilda, wife of John Dunville.
  • Sir William was s. by his grandson, .... etc.


  • 'Brereton01'
  • William de Brereton, Cheshire
    • 1. William de Brereton
      • A. Ralph de Brereton
        • i. Sir William Brereton of Brereton (a 1216)
        • m. Margery de Thornton (dau of Randle de Thornton)
          • a. Sir Ralph Brereton of Brereton
            • (1) Sir William Brereton of Brereton
            • m. Margaret (?) de Sandbach (dau of Sir Richard de Sandbach)
              • (A) Sir William Brereton of Brereton
              • m. Roesia de Vernon (dau of Ralph de Vernon of Shipbroke)
                • (i) William Brereton (dvp)
                • m. Margery Bosley (dau of Richard de Bosley)
                  • (a) .... etc.
                • (ii) Nicholas Brereton (5th son)
                • m. Margaret
                  • (a)+ 2 sons - John, William
                • (iii) Margery Brereton
                • m. John Davenport of Davenport
                • (iv) Matilda (Maud) Brereton
                • m. John Dunville or Domville
                • (v)+ other issue - John, Peter, Richard
            • (2) .... etc.
  • Main sources: BE1883 (Brereton)
  • From:



The before-named William de Mobberley was Sheriff of Chester, A.D. 1319, and by his first wife had Sir Raufe de Mobberley, who died without issue in France, A.D. 1361, and a daughter, Cicely, who, in 1329, wedded John Dumville, the younger, of Mobberley.


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