Facts and Events
According to Ormerod, Baines, and modern genealogists, the parentage of Hamon is unknown. Renowned genealogist Paul C. Reed had this to say about invented ancestries for him on soc.genealogy.medieval:
It is unknown as far as I am aware. Judge Massey, in the various theories of Norman origin put forth as fact (this is what has been heavily copied by unsuspecting individuals), was guilty of much imagination and assumption.
He strung together a series of possibilities, ignoring what did not fit his theory, and concluded it was fact. That type of thinking is not only unsound, but in a way dangerous because it propagates much that wastes time of more knowledgeable scholars--even the time it takes to explain that such colorful, wishful thinking is groundless, though historical records and legal references are included in his explanations. Just because something reads well don't make it so. Cold print is not hard fact.