Name: Hamlet ap Druce 1
Death: 5 MAR 1106
Change Date: 10 MAR 2010
Cadwaladr, king of the Britons built Abergavenny in county Monmouth, and its castle, afterwards rebuilt by Hamlet ap Hamlet, ap Sir Druce of Balladon, in France, and portions of the walls still remain.
Dyfnwal ap Caradog ap Ynyr Fychan?s wife is said to have been Joyce daughter of Hamelin de Balun.
Hamelin de Balun, (died 5 March 1105/6), was an early Norman Baron and the first Lord of Baron Abergavenny and Lordship of Over Gwent and Abergavenny, granted shortly after the Norman Conquest of England and Wales by King William I of England, William the Conqueror, and he also served William Rufus.
Hamelin de Balun has also been transcribed as Hamelin de Balodun, Hameline de Ballon Hamelyn de Balon, Hamelin de Baalan
He married a woman called Agnes, Agnetis de Balun.
He had two sons William de Balun and Matthew de Balun and a daughter Emeline de Balun. But his sons predeceased him. The descendants of Emeline took his name as the Balun lords of Much Marcle.
Father: Dru de Baalun
- Joyce verch Hamlet
- Text: Arnold genealogy, according to historical records of Somerby.