Philip Fitz Robert GLOUCESTER 1
- Born: Abt 1122, , Gloucestershire, England
- Died: Aft 1146-1147
Other names for Philip were FITZ ROBERT and Gai.
Ancestral File Number: V9V7-HQ.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch X, p218:
 "...Robert's son, Philip Gai, acquired the reputation of a skilful inventor of new cruelties. These plundering raids were carried to a distance form the city, and men of wealth were decoyed or kidnapped into Bristol and forced to give up their property. The one attempt of these marauders which was more of the nature of regular warfare, before the king's approach, illustrates their methods as well. Geoffrey Talbot led an attack on Bath, hoping to capture the city, butwas himself taken and held prisoner. On the news of this a plot was formed in Bristol for his release. A party was sent to Bath, who besought the bishop to come out and negotiate with them, promising under oath his safe return; but when he complied they seized him and threatened to hang him unless Geoffrey were released. To this the bishop, in terror of his life, at last agreed..."
Ch XI, p242:  "...Even the Earl of Gloucester's son Philip, with a selfishness typical of the time, turned against his father..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10/4.19 V9V7-HQ Died Aft 1146/Aft 1147.