Pre-1500 experts sought on this Myles / Miles line

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I stumbled upon this line while searching for someone else. The ancestry up the line is largely empty and unsourced. And clearly created prior to the requirement for at least one date field being filled out. Can anyone with pre-1500 experience please take a look and see if it's possible  to flesh these profiles out a bit better? Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Richard Miles
in Genealogy Help by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (777k points)
retagged by Darlene Athey-Hill
I added England and Wales tags to try and get the attention of more people.  I'm on the road for the next week, so don't have time for research.  Hopefully someone will look into it.
I added estimated birth years at 30 year intervals just to get the ancestors placed chronologically.  While the later generations seem to have been in Wales prior to emigrating to North America, the earliest generations seem to have been English.  The old word "Miles" (pronounced "me-less", I think) meant soldier or warrier.

Jack, can you take a look at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Miles-395 -- he's the immigrant to Maryland. Perhaps your team could work on him? (See John's recommendation below.)

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HI Jillaine, before delving into pre-1500 sources, it might be better to start with some later generations of the family.

There are two brothers who are both stated to have emigrated to the United States  James Nicholas Miles, and Francis Miles, but neither have sources or appropriate pre-1700 sources. James Miles the son of Francis, does have sources mentioned, but no inline citations, so it's difficult to know what source supports which fact.

Perhaps adding sources/citations to these three profiles first, might be a better way of trying to identify whether the earlier generations are likely to be correct, and where they might have originated.  At the moment they seem to wander from Southampton, Hampshire, to Radnorshire, Wales and back again.

James Miles appears to be a member of the Society of Friends, and that might be another avenue of research.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (473k points)

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