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|His Parents:||Her Parents:|
|Hamon||Roger Sire de MONTGOMMERY|
|Robert Fitz HAMON||Sibylle de MONTGOMMERY|
Robert was Lord of Glamorgan and Lord of Gloucester. He is associated with the original earthworth castle at Bridgend which is called Newcastle and first mentioned in the early 12th century. The present castle dates from the 1180's when Henry II held the castle. It is also thought that he constructed the first Norman castle at Cardiff around 1090. Later Robert de Caen (the illegitimate son of Henry I who married Mabile the daughter of Robert FitzHamon and became the first Earl of Gloucester) improved the castle with the addition of a stone keep which still survives today.
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