Miles Crispin

Miles Crispin ( -1107) also Miles or Milo of Wallingford was a major landowner according to the Domesday Book, with holdings in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and 4 other neighbouring counties. He is believed to be a member of the Crispin family of Neaufles in France: suggestions include son of William Crispin, part of William the Conqueror’s invading force, and a relation of Gilbert Crispin, abbot of Westminster but this is uncertain. He married Matilda, the daughter of Robert D'Oyly in 1084. While D’Oyly is generally credited with building Wallingford Castle, it has also been suggested that Miles Crispin was the first castellan of Wallingford, and owner of the lands of Wigod. Matilda later married Brien FitzCount.


  • Keats-Rohan , K.S.B. (1989) The devolution of the Honour of Wallingford, 1066-1148. Oxoniensia 54 , 311.


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