Walter de Hereford

Walter de Hereford was a holder of the feudal title Baron Bergavenny or Lord Abergavenny in the Welsh Marches in the mid twelfth century.


Walter de Hereford was a son of Miles de Gloucester, 1st Earl of Hereford and Sibyl of Neufmarche,[1] and brother to Roger Fitzmiles, 2nd Earl of Hereford and Mahel de Hereford and William de Hereford.[2]


Walter de Hereford held the post of King's Constable in the region under King Henry I of England and became lord of Brecon and Abergavenny from circa 1155.[1] In 1155 he was also made hereditary High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, a post he held for two years, and High Sheriff of Herefordshire, a post he held until 1159.[3]

He died in circa 1159 / 1160, without issue[3] in the Holy Land on Crusade.[4] On his death the shrievalty of Gloucestershire was no longer hereditary.


  1. 1 2 Lundy 2004, p. 62 § 617 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 20.
  2. Lundy 2003, p. 10257 § 102565 cites Cokayne 2000, pp. 20, 21.
  3. 1 2 Lundy 2004, p. 62 § 617 cites Cokayne 2000, p. 21.
  4. Cawley 2012, "Walter FitzMiles" cites Keats-Rohan 2002, p. 512


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