Roger DE PÎTRES
(-Bef 1086)
Adelise
(-After 1125)
Walter Fitz Roger DE GLOUCESTER
(-Abt 1129)
Berthe
(Est 1070-Bef 1091)
Miles FitzWalter DE GLOUCESTER, Earl of Gloucester
(Est 1095-1143)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Cts Sybil DE NEUFMARCHÉ

Miles FitzWalter DE GLOUCESTER, Earl of Gloucester 1 2

  • Born: Est 1095, Gloucestershire, England
  • Married: Apr 1121
  • Died: 24 Dec 1143
  • Buried: Llanthony Priory, Gloucester, England

  General Notes:

Compiler's 24/26 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

The Historia fundationis cum fundatoris genealogia of the priory of Abergavenny names “Milonem” as son of “Waltero constabulatio totius Angliæ”. "Walterus de Gloucestria, assensu Milonis filii mei et Berthæ uxoris meæ" donated "ecclesiam de Cernay…ecclesiam… Sanctæ Helenæ de Halgestane…terram…de Westwode in Herchenefelde" to Gloucester St Peter by undated charter. "Walter de Gloecestria, Milo fili ei…" witnessed the charter dated to [1127] which records that "Ricard Puncii filii" granted Aston, Gloucestershire ("Hestoniam") to "Mathilli uxori mee".

Henry I King of England appointed him Constable of England in succession to his father. The 1130 Pipe Roll records "Miloni Gloec" in Wiltshire (two entries). Stephen King of England granted him the honour of Gloucester and Brecknock in [1136] and appointed him Constable of Gloucester Castle. “Mylo constabularius de Gloucestria” donated property to Lanthony abbey, naming “antecessores mei Rogerus de Gloecestria et Walterus constabularius”, by charter dated 1137, supplemented by another later donation (undated) jointly with "uxor mea Sibilla et filii mei Rogerus et Walterus atque Henricus" in the presence of "…Roberto Corbet…".

He joined Empress Matilda on her arrival in England in 1139, acting as her Constable. She created him Earl of Hereford at Oxford 25 Jul 1141, and granted him the castle of Abergavenny. Brien FitzCount, illegitimate son of Alain IV "Fergant" Duke of Brittany, and his wife transferred the honour of Abergavenny to Earl Miles in [1141/42].

The Gesta Stephani Regis records that "Paganus filius Joannis…et Milo" of Gloucester were killed, dated to [1137/40]. It is unclear why the two deaths are reported at the same time as a later passage in the Gesta records that "comes…Herefordiæ, Milo" was killed by arrow, and in a third passage that he was killed while hunting, dated from the context to [1142/43]. A manuscript in Aske’s collections names “Milo…Erle of Herforde, Lord of Bricone and of all the Forest of Done, and also Constable of England…” among those buried at Lanthony Priory. 3

  Marriage Information:

Miles married Sibylle DE NEUFMARCHÉ, daughter of Bernard DE NEUFMARCHÉ, Lord of Marcher, and Nest(a) FERCH OSBORN, in Apr 1121. (Sibylle DE NEUFMARCHÉ was born est 1095 in Aberhonwy, Brecon, Wales, died after 1143 in Gloucestershire, England and was buried in Llanthony Priory, Gloucester, England.)

Sources


1 Burke's Peerage & Baronetage (106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999), p. 1378.

2 Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, G. E Cokayne, (Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000), pp. I:20, VI:452-4.

3 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Miles of Gloucester.


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