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MAGNUSSON, Eric II King of Norway
(About 1270-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Margaret Princess of Scots, Queen of Norway

2. DE BRUS, Isabel

MAGNUSSON, Eric II King of Norway 1

  • Born: About 1270
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Princess of Scots, Queen of Norway in August 1281 1
  • Marriage (2): DE BRUS, Isabel between September 1292 and September 1293 1 2

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Eric married Margaret Princess of Scots, Queen of Norway, daughter of Alexander III King of Scots and Unknown, in August 1281.1 (Margaret Princess of Scots, Queen of Norway was born on 28 February 1261 in Windsor, England,1 died on 9 April 1283 in Tonsberg, Norway 1 and was buried in Christ Kirk, Bergen, Norway 1.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret .... married, August 1281, to Eric Magnusson, King of Norway, who married, secondly, in 1293, Isabel Bruce, sister of King Robert I."

from Scots Peerage 1

Eric next married Isabel DE BRUS, daughter of Sir Robert DE BRUS 6th Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick jure uxoris and Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick, between September 1292 and September 1293.1 2 (Isabel DE BRUS was born about 1272 and died in 1378 in Norway.)


  Marriage Notes:

"Margaret .... married, August 1281, to Eric Magnusson, King of Norway, who married, secondly, in 1293, Isabel Bruce, sister of King Robert I."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1)

"Isobel. She is generally said to have married Sir Thomas Randolph of Strathdon, Great Chamberlain to Alexander III., and to have been the mother by him of King Robert's faithful lieutenant Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, but against that statement there are the following facts : if King Robert (according to Lord Hailes) was born in 1274, and was eldest of his family, it is most improbable that Sir Thomas Randolph, who was a knight in 1306, could be the son of a woman born later, or even a year or two earlier than King Robert. But Isobel was certainly married to Eric, King of Norway, as his second wife; for on 20 September 1292 Robert de Brus, Earl of Carrick, with his daughter Isabella, had a safe-conduct to go to Norway, and it was doubtless during his visit that the marriage was arranged."

" ..... so that she must have been married to the King, Eric I. (whose first wife was the Princess Margaret of Scotland), between September 1292 and September 1293. Supposing Isobel to have been born about 1275, she would at this time have been only eighteen or nineteen years of age, and therefore unlikely to have been previously married. There is no foundation for the alleged second and third marriages of Isobel to an Earl of Atholl and an Alexander Bruce."

from Scots Peerage (vol 2) 1 2

Sources


1 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 2 (1905).


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