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Robert de Brus

Male Abt 1220 - 1295  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Robert de Brus  [1
    Born Abt 1220  of Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 1295  Lochmaben Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5
    Buried 17 Apr 1295  Guisborough Priory, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    Person ID I10158  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2017 

    Father Robert de Brus,   b. of Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1226 and 1233 
    Mother Isabel of Huntingdon,   d. Bef 20 Mar 1252 
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabel de Clare,   b. 2 Nov 1226,   d. Aft 10 Jul 1264  (Age > 38 years) 
    Married May 1240  [1, 2, 5
    Children 
    +1. Isabel de Brus,   bur. Easington, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Robert de Brus,   b. Jul 1243,   d. 4 Apr 1304, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Lord of Annandale. Called "The Competitor" and "The Claimant."

      "Sir Robert de Brus, s. and h. of Robert de Brus, Lord of Annandale, by Isabel, 2nd da. of David (of Scotland), Earl of Huntingdon, and coh. of her br., John (le Scot), Earl of Chester. He suc. his father in 1245 and his mother in 1251-2. On 19 Apr. 1267, he, together with his son, swore fealty to the King and Prince Edward. He was sum. cum equis et armis from 18 July (1257) 41 Hen. III to 17 Aug. (1294) 22 Edw. I, and to attend the King at Shrewsbury 28 June (1283) 11 Edw. I, by writs directed Roberto de Brus domino Vallis (or de Valle) Anandi. Being a competitor for the Crown of Scotland (claiming as nearest in degree), he agreed, 5 June 1291, to be bound by the decision of the King as overlord, who however decided against him, 6 Nov. 1292. He m., 1stly, in May 1240, Isabel, da. of Gilbert (de Clare), Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, by Isabel, 2nd da. of William (Marshal), the elder, Earl of Pembroke, and in her issue coh. of her br., Walter, Earl of Pembroke. She was b. 2 Nov. 1226, and was living 10 July 1264. He m., 2ndly, 3 May 1273 at Hoddam, in the diocese of Glasgow, Christian, da. and h. of Sir William d'Ireby, of Ireby, Cumberland, by Christian, elder da. and coh. of Odard de Hodeholme, of Gamblesby and Glassonby in that co. She had m., 1stly, before 12 Dec. 1257, Sir Thomas de Lascelles, of Bolton, Cumberland, who d. s.p. before Oct. 1260: and 2ndly, before Aug. 1261, Sir Adam de Gesemuth, of Cramlington, Northumberland, Buxton, Standon, Over Haddon, &c., co. Derby, and Great Dalton, co. Dumfries, who d. between 27 July 1270 and 23 Apr. 1274. He d. at Lochmaben Castle, 31 Mar., and was bur. 17 Apr. 1295, in Guisborough Priory. His widow, whose dower was settled by deed dated 29 Aug. 1296, d. s.p. shortly before 6 July 1305." [Complete Peerage II:358-60, as corrected in Volume XIV.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    3. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., place only.

    4. [S343] Douglas Richardson, 3 Jan 2001, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.