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Robert fitz Martin , lord of Camain / Cemais

Died: c. 1159   

Robert participated in Henry I's invasions of Wales and was rewarded with the barony of Cemais, situated between Fishguard and Cardigan.

The seat of his lordship was at Nanhyfer, or Nevern. Robert lost these lands to the Welsh in the rebellion of 1135-1136, when the Anglo-Normans were defeated at Crug Mawr, near Cardigan. During the anarchy in England (1135-54), Robert supported the Empress Matilda against King Stephen.

Sites associated with this person

St Dogmaels Abbey, Pembrokeshire (founder)

Bibliographical sources

Printed sources

Hilling, John B, Cilgerran castle, St Dogmaels Abbey, Cadw guides (Cardiff, 1992) p. 27