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Hamon "Dapifer" FitzHamon, II, Sheriff of Kent

Also Known As: "Le Seneschal", "The Counsellor", "Hamon /FitzHamo/ Haimo", "Baron Thoringni"
Birthplace: Creully, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Death: Died in Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Haimo "Dentatus" de Crèvecoeur and Godhaut De Creil De Beleme
Husband of Maud Corbeil; Adelaide Hedwig and Halwisa Elizabeth fitz Hamon
Father of Robert FitzHamon, Sieur de Creully, Lord of Gloucester & Glamorgan and Hamon THE STEWARD Fitz Hamon
Half brother of Robert de Crevecoeur

Occupation: Count of Corbiel, Sheriff of Kent, Sherif, du Kent, Norman conqueror
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About Hamon Dapifer Sheriff of Kent


Haimo or Hamo (died around 1100) (sometimes Haimo Dapifer[1] or Hamo Dapifer[2]) was an Anglo-Norman royal official under both King William I of England and King William II of England. He held the office of dapifer, or seneschal, as well as the office of sheriff of Kent.

Haimo was the son of Haimo Denatus, a Norman lord who held Torigny-sur-Vire near Manche in Normandy. The elder Haimo rebelled against Duke William, later King William I, and died about 1047.[3]

Haimo was steward to both King William I and William II.[4] He was in the office of steward by 1069.[5] Haimo was appointed to the office of Sheriff of Kent in 1077, and held it until his death.[3] During William II's reign, Haimo was one of five known stewards, the others were Eudo, Eudo's brother Hubert of Ryes, Roger Bigod, and Ivo Taillebois.[6]

The historian Emma Mason argues that Haimo, along with Ranulf Flambard, Urse d'Abetot, Robert Fitzhamon (Haimo's son), Roger Bigod, and Eudo Dapifer, were the first recognizable barons of the Exchequer, during King William II's reign.[7] These men were often associated in government together, witnessing documents and being used by William II as officials.[8] Haimo witnessed six of William II's writs.[9] Haimo's involvement in the higher levels of government dates especially from William II's absence from England in the late 1090s.[10] In 1099, when William was in Normandy, Haimo was one of the main assistants to Flambard, who was left in charge of England in the king's absence.[2]

According to Domesday Book, Haimo held lands in Kent, Surrey, and Essex, with the estates in Essex being larger than the other two counties.[11]

Haimo was still witnessing royal documents in September 1099,[12] and was one of the witnesses to the letter that King Henry I, William's brother and successor, wrote to Anselm, the Archbishop of Canterbury, shortly after Henry's accession to the throne after William II's death in a hunting accident.[13] Haimo died at some point shortly after this. He had two sons, Haimo, who became sheriff after him, and Robert fitz Haimo.[3] Robert was probably the elder, as he received his father's lands in Normandy after Haimo's death. The younger Haimo received the English lands.[4]


^ Barlow William Rufus pp. 188-189

^ a b Hollister Henry I pp. 363-364

^ a b c Keats-Rohan Domesday People p. 242

^ a b Green "Robert fitz Haimon (d. 1107)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

^ Douglas William the Conqueror p. 290

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 279

^ Mason William II p. 75

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 202

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 93

^ Barlow William Rufus pp. 209-211

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 140 and footnote204

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 407

^ Barlow William Rufus p. 420


Barlow, Frank (1983). William Rufus. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-04936-5.

Douglas, David C. (1964). William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact Upon England. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Green, Judith A. (2004). "Robert fitz Haimon (d. 1107)" (fee required). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved on 16 June 2009

Hollister, C. Warren; Frost, Amanda Clark (ed.) (2001). Henry I. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-08858-2.

Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (1999). Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066-1166: Domesday Book. Ipswich, UK: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-722-x.

Mason, Emma (2005). William II: Rufus, the Red King. Stroud: Tempus. ISBN 0-7524-3528-0.

Sheriff of Kent Haimo dapifer1

b. circa 1045?

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Father Haimo Dentatus (?)2,1 d. circa 1047

    Sheriff of Kent Haimo dapifer was born circa 1045?. He was the son of Haimo Dentatus (?).2,1



   * Robert fitz Hamon, Lord of Glamorgan+ b. c 1070?, d. 11072,1


  1. [S1278] K.S.B. Keats-Rohan, Domesday Descendants, pg. 902.
  2. [S682] D.S.O. Lt.-Col. W. H. Turton, Turton, pg. 94.

Holder of Camberwell (Domesday Book) Pincerna and Vicomes of Kent



He accompanied William when he invaded England.

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Hamon Dapifer Sheriff of Kent's Timeline

Creully, Calvados, Lower Normandy, France
Age 13
Cruelly, Calvados, Normandy, France
Age 28
Age 68
Kent, England
December 3, 1994
Age 68
September 22, 1995
Age 68
August 30, 1996
Age 68