Robert FitzHamon († 1107) was an Anglo-Norman lord.
He is often regarded as the son of Hamon Dentu, one of the principal leaders of the rebellion against the young person Guillaume Bastard the, in 1047. On the other hand, Guillaume de Malmesbury presents it like its grandson. Lord of Creully, Évrecy, Maisy, Thaon and Torigni-sur-Vire, it did not certainly take part in the Bataille of Hastings in 1066. Indeed, it does not appear in the Domesday Book unless it corresponds to the name " Robert de Thaon ".
Its fortune surely goes up in 1088, when the king of England William Rufus asks him for his assistance. Indeed, it must face a revolt of the principal Anglo-Norman barons against him. Its only chance to leave itself there is to be pressed on men second-rate like Robert. This last is seen entrusting by the king the Comté of Gloucester. Its installation consists in barring the road of London to the rebellious barons of the steps of the Wales. The rebellion fails and Robert FitzHamon finds himself among the close relations of king d' Angleterre. For this reason, it is difficult to subscribe to the assertion of Mr. Pezet according to whom the lord of Creully would have taken part in the first Croisade in company of Robert Courteheuse. One imagines Robert FitzHamon with difficulty to follow the man who disputed the throne of England with William Rufus.
In 1100, William Rufus dies accidentally. His/her younger brother Henri Ier Beauclerc seizes the crown to the beard of Robert Courteheuse. Robert FitzHamon joins himself the new king. In 1105, it is captured and imprisoned in Bayeux by partisans of the Duc of Normandy Robert Courteheuse. This affront decides the king of England to unload on the continent. Henri Ier Beauclerc is presented in front of Bayeux. The captain of the city Gauthier d' Aunay releases Robert FitzHamon but does not return the place. What is worth with Bayeux to be burnt by the king. Robert FitzHamon accompanies Henri in his conquest by Normandy but it receives an arrow in the head at the time of the seat of Falaise. Decreased intellectually, it turns over to England, is made monk with the monastery of Tewkesbury and dies there shortly after in 1107.
Family and descentWire of Hamon Dentu or his/her Hamon son the Seneshal
- Richard de Grenville (or Grenneville)
- Hamon, monk of the abbey of Fécamp then prior of Saint-Gabriel-Brécy
Woman : Sibyl, girl of Roger II of Montgommery
- Mathilde, married with the bastard son of Henri Ier Beauclerc, Robert de Gloucester
- Cecile, abbess of Cheston
- Mawyse or Hawyse, abbess of Wilton
- Amicie, married to a Breton count
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