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DE BRUS, Robert 'the noble', 4th Lord of Annandale
(About 1193-1245)
Isabella of Huntingdon
(About 1194-)
DE CLARE, Gilbert 3rd Earl of Gloucester
(About 1185-)
DE BRUS, Robert 'the competitor', 5th Lord of Annandale
(About 1210-1294)
(About 1226-1275)
DE BRUS, Robert 6th Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick jure uxoris, Sir
(About 1245-1304)


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1. Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick

2. Alionora

DE BRUS, Robert 6th Lord of Annandale, Earl of Carrick jure uxoris, Sir 1

  • Born: About 1245
  • Marriage (1): Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick in 1271 in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): Alionora
  • Died: by 4 April 1304 1

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Robert married Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick, daughter of Neil 2nd Earl of Carrick, Regent and Guardian of Scotland and Isabel STEWART, in 1271 in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 (Marjorie 3rd Countess of Carrick was born about 1252 and died by 27 October 1292 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

"The next year, 1271, the widowed Countess happening to meet Robert Bruce, son of Robert Bruce, Lord of Annandale and Cleveland, hunting in her domains, she became enamoured of his personal charms, and with some violence led him to her castle of Turnberry, where they were married in a few days, without the knowledge of their relations, or the requisite consent of the King. Alexander III. instantly seized her castle and estates, but she afterwards atoned for her delinquency by a fine. Robert Bruce was then recognised as Earl of Carrick in
right of liis wife." (pages 426 and 427)

"Robert Bruce, eldest son of ' the Competitor,' married, as her second husband, Marjorle, eldest daughter and heiress of her father Neil, Earl of Carrick, and so became Earl of Carrick jure uxoris. Their meeting has been differently related by various authors, but the main features of the story are always the same. On Bruce's arrival at Turnberry to convey to the lady the news that her husband, Adam de Kilconquhar, had been slain at Acre, he met the child widow hawking with her attendants. Having delivered his message he was preparing to take leave, when she
ordered her retainers to take him a prisoner to her castle, where, after an honourable captivity of a few days, they were married...... (page 432)

He (Robert) had married as a second wife Alianora. . . who is mentioned as his widow in 1305, and she married, in 1306, Richard de Waleys." (page 433)

from Scots Peerage 1

Robert next married Alionora. (Alionora was born about 1265.)


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

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