(Abt 1070-)


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1. Walter of Gloucester High Sheriff of Gloucestershire


  • Born: Abt 1070
  • Marriage (1): Walter of Gloucester High Sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1091

  General Notes:

BERTHE, daughter of ---. "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. The Complete Peerage suggests that Berthe was a relative of Hamelin de Ballon Lord of Abergavenny, citing the passage from the Historia fundationis cum fundatoris genealogia of the priory of Abergavenny quoted above. However, there are two difficulties with this hypothesis. Firstly, it is Walter, not his son, who is described as "consanguineo" of Brien FitzCount, suggesting that the relationship must have been through Walter´s parents not his wife. Secondly, doubt exists about the relationship between Brien FitzCount (generally identified as the illegitimate son of Alain IV Duke of Brittany, although the primary source which confirms that this affiliation is correct has not yet been traced) and Hamelin de Ballon. The Complete Peerage also cites the undated charter under which "Willielmus de Braosa" confirmed donations to Abergavenny Priory by "Hamelinus de Balon et Brientius comitis filius et Walterus de Herefort et Henricus de Herefort". This document does suggest a close relationship between the two families. However, a family connection through the mother of Miles of Gloucester is not the only possibility.

Berthe married Walter of Gloucester High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, son of Roger de Pîtres High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Adelise, in 1091. (Walter of Gloucester High Sheriff of Gloucestershire died after 1129.)

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