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Robert du Hommet

Male - Bef 1154

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  • Name Robert du Hommet 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 1154  [1, 2
    Person ID I4494  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father John of Bayeux   d. Bef 29 Sep 1130 
    Family ID F1625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Unknown) du Hommet 
    +1. Richard du Hommet,   b. of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1180
    Family ID F4964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Also called Robert du Humet. Constable of Normandy. In 1086, held of earl Roger three hides in Storrington, Sussex.

      Called nepos episcopi in several contemporary sources. William Farrer (Honors and Knight's Fees, citation details below) and Thomas Stapleton (Magni rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae sub regibus Angliae, 1840-44) both believed he was a grandson of Bishop Odo of Bayeaux, the one depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry wielding a club. In 1950 Kathleen Major criticized this model as well as the suggestion that "nepos episcopi" referred to Robert Bloett, bishop of Lincoln. In Domesday Descendants (2002), K. S. B. Keats-Rohan called the identification of this Robert as a grandson of Odo "a weak chain of supposition." And in a 2000 post to SGM, J. C. B. Sharp argued that the bishop in question was Ranulf Flambard, bishop of Durham 1099-1128.

      But in 2007, Daniel Power (in Henry, Duke of the Normans, Boydell Press) pointed out the existence of a contemporary charter for Saint-Fromond that describes Robert du Hommet as "nepos Odonis episcopi", which, as Peter Stewart observes in this post to SGM, is pretty strong evidence that Farrer and Stapleton were right all along.

  • Sources 
    1. [S878] Honors and Knights' Fees by William Farrer. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1925.

    2. [S1191] Richard Borthwick, 2 Mar 1997, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.