BRUCE, Margaret Princess of Scots 1 2
- Born: About 1318
- Marriage (1): DE MORAVIA, William 5th Earl of Sutherland by September 1345 1 2
- Died: soon after 30 March 1346 1 2
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Margaret married William DE MORAVIA 5th Earl of Sutherland, son of Kenneth DE MORAVIA 4th Earl of Sutherland and Mary or Marjory of Mar, by September 1345.1 2 (William DE MORAVIA 5th Earl of Sutherland was born about 1312 and died about 1370 2.)
" ... 3. Margaret, who was married in 1343 to William, Earl of Sutherland"
from Scots Peerage (vol 1)
"In 1343, or between December 1342 and September 1345, the Earl married Margaret, sister of King David Bruce, and that King conferred upon him in rapid succession considerable grants of land. On 28 September 1345 the spouses had a grant in free marriage of the thanage of Downie, co. Forfar, also of the thanage of Kincardine, with castle, etc., the thanage of Fettercairn, and the thanage of Aberluthnot, all in Kincardineshire, and the half of the thanages of Fermartine and Kintore in the sheriffdom of Aberdeen. This was followed, on 10 October 1345, by the erection of the earldom of Sutherland into a regality. On 4 November 1345 the King added the whole barony of Cluny in Aberdeenshire, and on 30 March 1346 the Earl and his wife received a grant of the King's rock or crag of Dunottar, co. Kincardine, with licence to build a fortalice thereon."
"The fifth Earl married, first, as already indicated, the Princess Margaret Bruce, youngest daughter of King Robert Bruce by his second wife Elizabeth de Burgh, and sister of King David Bruce. They had a dispensation on 1 December 1342, as they were in the fourth degree of consanguinity, but in a papal indulgence granted to her on 6 November 1343, a year later, she is styled sister of the King of Scots, and not Countess of Sutherland. Indeed, if the evidence of charters be taken, their marriage did not take place till 1345. The Princess is said to have died at the birth of her only son, and this seems probable. She was alive on 30 March 1346, but she was dead, and her husband had married again before November 1347."
from Scots Peerage (vol 8) 1 2