Earl Walter Giffard BERKSHIRE
- Born: Abt 1032, Longueville, Normandy, France
- Died: 15 Jul 1102
- Buried: Abbey, Nutley, Buckinghamshire, England
Another name for Walter was BERKSHIRE Earl.
Ancestral File Number: 9HNQ-MP.
Earl of BERKSHIRE.
The Political History of England, VolII, George Burton Adams, Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p 1: "...The Normans spent the night on the battlefield and William's own tent was pitched on the hill which the enemy had held, and in the midst of the Saxon wounded, a position of some danger, against which his friend and adviser, Walter Giffard, remonstrated in vain. On the next day he fell back with his army to Hastings..."
p54:  "...If we could trust the chroniclers, we should be able to make out in addition a considerable list of earldoms which William had established by this date or soon afterwards, in many parts of England, and in these were other great names...Shrewsbury was held by Roger of Montgomery; Chester by Hugh of Avranches, the second earl; Surrey by William of Warenne; Berkshire by Walter Giffard..."
p127:  "Though the great Norman barons stood aloof from him- Robert of Belleme and his two brothers Roger and Arnulf, William of Warenne, Walter Giffard, and Ivoof Grantmesnil, with others- Henry was stronger in England than Robert..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 9HNQ-MP.
Walter married Isabell STRONGBOW.
Walter also married Agnes De RIBEMONT.