Milo or Miles succeeded his father about the latter year.
He was high in the service of Henry
I between 1130 and 1135, he was Constable
of England and combined the hereditary office of Sheriff of Gloucester
with that of local justiciar
Civil war allegiances
After the death of King Henry he declared for Stephen
at whose court he appears as constable
in 1136. King Stephen garnted him the honour of Gloucester
However, in 1139, when the empress
appeared in England, he declared for her, and placed the city
at her disposal; he was further distinguished by sacking the nearby royalist
city of Worcester
attacking Stephen's siege works at Wallingford
and reducing the county of Hereford
He was retained as her Constable.
In 1141, he was rewarded with the earldom
when Matilda ruled the country. He remained loyal to the
Empress after her defeat at Winchester
the same year. John
classes him with Geoffrey
and others who were non tam comites regni quam hostes
. The charge is justified by his public policy; but the materials
for appraising his personal character do not exist.
Family and children
He married Sybil
, daughter of Bernard
, Lord of Brecon
and Nesta, granddaughter of Gruffydd
, in 1121. Their children were:
of Hereford, married William
de Braose before 1150, by whom she had issue.
Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford.
de Hereford died after 1159 in the Holy Land. He was Sheriff of Gloucester
in 1155-1157 and Sheriff of Hereford in 1155-1159.
Fitzmiles Henry of Hereford, died 12 April 1165. He succeeded to the
title of Baron
Abergavenny in 1141/42.
de Hereford. He died before 1160 without issue.
de Hereford, died October 1165 at Bronllys
Wales, mortally hurt when a stone dropped from the tower during a fire;
died without issue. Buried at Llanthony
de Gloucester, married Humphrey
de Bohun, by whom she had issue.
of Gloucester, married Herbert
FitzHerbert of Winchester, Lord
Chamberlain, by whom she had issue. Buried at Llanthony