Robert was a boy from Crydee.
His father Hugen was a netmender and had educated his other four sons to his craft.
When Robert's eldest brother was married and had a son of his own, there was no more room for him in the house. During his day of Choosing he asked Duke Borric to be released from service to the Duchy to take service as a sailor under Captain Gregson. He was the same age a Pug and Tomas.