Done Family of Cheshire
New book from South Africa explores the Master Foresters
"The Done Family of Cheshire" by Martin Done MA (Cantab);
128 pp, 48 maps and illustrations; available in hardcover "Heritage"
A detailed account of the lives and fortunes of 16 generations of
the Done Family of Cheshire from Richard de Donne (1190-1240) to
Mary Done (1604-1690).
As Master Foresters of Delamere, Commanders of the famed Cheshire
Archers, Knights of the Shire and Sheriffs and Constables of Chester,
they played an important role in the history of Cheshire and of
England during the 500 years from the Early Middle Ages to the Glorious
Revolution of 1688.
The book provides a fascinating look at life under the strict feudal
system of Medieval England and the military exploits of the Dones
during the great battles of the Age of Chivalry, such as Crecy (1346),
Agincourt (1415) and the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485).
Family Trees from the first ancestor to the present day, covering
28 generations, are included.
Contact the Author on firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Martin
Done, 3 Tudor Gardens, 9 Tudor Road, Gillitts, 3610, South Africa.
BACK TO ARCHIVES