Earl Miles Fitz Walter GLOUCESTER 1
- Born: Abt 1092-1097, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
- Married: Abt Apr 1121, , , England
- Died: 24 Dec 1143, Priory, Llanthony, Gloucester, England
- Buried: Priory, Llanthony, Gloucester, England
Other names for Miles were HEREFORD Earl, Milo and GLOUCESTER Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 8XJR-9K. User ID: 151277826.
Earl of HEREFORD, Earl of GLOUCESTER.
The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch IX, p198:
 "...There [at King Henry's burial] Stephen issued a charter which is of especial historical value. It records a grant to Miles of Gloucester, and is signed among others by Payne Fitz-John. Both these were among Henry's `new men.' Miles of Gloucester especially had received large gifts from the late king, and had held important office under him. Such men would naturally support Matilda. They might be expected certainly to hesitate until her cause was hopeless. Their presence with Stephen, accepting him as king so soon after his coronation, is evidence of great value as to the drift of opinion in England about the chance of his success. The charter is evidence also of one of the difficulties in Stephen's way, and of the necessity he was under of buying support, which we have seen already and which played so great a part in the later events of his reign. The charter confirms Miles in the possession of all the grants which had been made him in the late reign, and binds the king not to bring suit against him for anything which he held at the death of Henry. The question whether a new king, especially one who was not the direct heir of his predecessor, would respect his grants was a question of great importance to men in the positionof Miles of Gloucester."
p228:  "No sudden falling off of strength marks the beginning of Stephen's decline. Two barons of the west who had been very closely connected with Henry I and with Robert, but who had both accepted Stephen,declared now for Matilda, Brian Fitz Count of Wallingford, and Miles of Gloucester..."
Ancestral File 8XJR-9K Miles Fitz WALTER, Ver 4.10 Earl of HEREFORD Earl of GLOUCESTER Mar Apr or May 1121, Ver 4.11 Miles of GLOUCESTER [EARL OF HEREFORD] Born Abt 1097, Ver 4.13 Born Abt 1092.
Miles married Countess Sybil De Neufmarche HEREFORD, daughter of Lord Marcher Bernard NEUFMARCHE and Nest Verch Fitz Richard OSBORN, about Apr 1121 in , , England. (Countess Sybil De Neufmarche HEREFORD was born about 1096-1100 in Aberhonwy, Brecon, Wales, died after 1143 in , Gloucestershire, England and was buried in Priory, Llanthony, Gloucester, England.)