Descendants of Robert de Bruges

Robert de Bruges (Castellan of Bruges 1046, emigrated to
Normandy 1051)
This connection (showing that this Robert may have been a younger
son of Lambert I, Count of Louvain) has been suggested by ‘Baronage’ (see after consideration of heraldic and other
m. Emma of
Brittany (dau of Allan, Earl of Brittany)
1. Adelm (or
Allan) de Brus (remained in Normandy)
Sources disagree whether the son of Robert de Bruges who was
ancestor of the Bruces of Scotland was called Adelm/Allan or Robert,
although most seem to agree that it was the second son who was that
2. Robert de
Brusse (came to England with William the Conqueror, 1066)
m. Agnes
de St. Clair (dau of Waldonius, Earl of St. Clair)
A. William de
B. Adam de
Brusse of Skelton, Lord of Cleveland (d 1098)
m. Emma de
Ramsay (dau of Sir William de Ramsay)
i. Robert de
Bruce, Lord of Skelton and 1st of Annandale (d 05.1141)
m. Agnes
de Paganell (b c1076, dau of Fulk de Paganell)
a. Adam le
Brus, Lord of Skelton (b c1021, d 1143)
Jueta/Ivetta d’Arches (dau of William d’Arches)
Many of the details of this part of the family have been found on
sundry web sites (including ‘Mathematical’) which are not always
convincing as to dates, etc.
(1) Adam le
Brus, Lord of Skelton
(d 1196)
m(1?). Joanna de Meschines (dau of Ranulph ‘de Gernons’ de
Meschines, 2nd Earl of Chester)
m(2?). Agnes (or Hawise) of Aumale
(dau of Etienne, Count of Aumale)
Some web sites (eg ‘Mathematical’) show Joanna as mother of Piers
but others (including various within Rootsweb) show Agnes as his mother.
There are others still that indicate that she was a wife of Piers but the
dates lead us to prefer to show her of this generation with a preference
(but no real reason) to indicate that Agnes was mother of Piers simply
because the (perhaps unreliable) dates indicate that her first husband
died about 1150/2 so she may have promptly married Adam and produced
Piers. On the other hand, of course, the dates could also support the view
that Adam took another wife soon after Joanna had died soon after giving
birth to Piers. This matter will be reviewed further in due
(A) Piers Brus,
lord of Skelton (b c1152 ?, d c1222)
m. Joan le
Grammaire (b c1158, dau of Richard le Grammaire)
(i) Peter/Piers
Brus, lord of Skelton and Danby (b c1181, d 07.09.1241)
m. Hawise de Lancaster (b c1190, d after 09.1226, dau of
Gilbert FitzReindfride)
(a) Peter/Piers
Brus, lord of Skelton (b c1209, d 18.09.1272)
Some sites show this Peter as father of the Lucy who married
Marmaduke de Thweng. We follow TCP (Thweng) which names her parents as
Peter Brus and Hawise de Lancaster.
(b) Agnes Brus
(b c1215, d before 05.1279)
m1. William de Lancaster, Lord Kendal
m2. Walter de Fauconberg of Ryse (d before
This second marriage is reported by BP1934 (Conyers).
(c) Lucy Brus
(b 1216, d after 1282)
m. (c1242) Marmaduke de Thweng of Kilton (d c1283)
(d) Margaret
Brus (b c1218, d before 30.01.1306/7)
m. Robert de Ros, Lord of Werke Castle (a
(e)+ other issue
– Avelina (b c1206), Isabella (b c1207), Joan (b c1211, d before
13.10.1243), John (b c1213), Laderina (b c1219), Alice (b c1220), Margery
(b c1221)
(ii)+ other issue
– Simon (b c1183), Roger (b c1184, d after 1237), Thomas (b c1186), Robert
(b c1187), William (b c1189)
(B) Isabel de
(d after
m. Henry de Percy (d c1198)
(2) William le
Brus (b c1136)
b. Sir Robert
de Bruce, 2nd Lord of Annandale (b c1103, d 1194)
(1) Robert de
Bruce (dsp by 1191)
m. (1183)
Isabel (dau of William ‘the Lion’, King of Scotland)
(2) William de
Bruce, 3rd Lord of Annandale (b c1142, d 1215)
(A) Sir Robert
de Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale (d 1245)
m. Isabel de Huntingdon (b 1206, d c1251, dau of David, Earl
of Huntingdon)
Isabel was a niece of the Scots Kings Malcolm IV and William ‘the
Lion’. It was because of this connection that her great-grandson Robert
became entitled to claim the throne.
(i) Sir Robert
de Bruce, ‘the Competitor’, 5th Lord of Annandale (b 1210, d
m1. (1240) Isabel de Clare (b 1226, d 1254, dau of Gilbert de
Clare, 1st Earl of Gloucester, 5th Earl of Hertford)
(a) Sir Robert
de Bruce, 6th Lord of Annandale (d by 04.04.1304)
m1. Marjory, Countess of Carrick (d 1292, dau of Neil, Earl
of Carrick)
((1)) Robert ‘the’ Bruce, King Robert I of Scots (b 11.07.1274, d
m1. (c 1295) Isobel of Mar (dau of Sir Donald, 6th Earl of
((A)) Marjorie
m. Walter Stewart, 6th High Stewart of Scotland (b 1292, d
m2. (1302) Elizabeth de Burgh (d 1327, dau of Richard de
Burgh, Earl of Ulster)
((B)) Matilda
Bruce (d 20.07.1353)
m. Thomas
((i)) Joan Isaac
m. Ewen MacDougall of Lorn, Chief of the
((C)) Margaret
Bruce (d by 11.1347)
m. (1343)
William Sutherland, 5th Earl (‘King’) of Sutherland (d 1370)
((D)) David
Bruce, King David II of Scots (dsp 22.02.1370-1)
(17.07.1328) Joanna (d 14.08.1362, dau of King Edward II of
m2. (c 20.02.1363-4, divorced 1369-70) Margaret Drummond (d
1375, dau of Sir Malcolm Drummond)
((E)) John Bruce
(d young)
partner(s) unknown
((F)) Sir Robert
Bruce (d Dupplin 12.08.1332)
((G)) Nigel Bruce
of Carrick (d Durham 17.10.1346)
((H)) Margaret
Bruce (a 29.02.1364)
m. Robert
((I)) Elizabeth Bruce
m. (by 1365) Walter Oliphant of Aberdalgie, Sheriff of
Stirling (a 10.1378)
((J)) Christian
Bruce of Carrick
((2)) Edward
Bruce, Earl of Carrick, King of Ireland
m. Isabel of Strathbogie (d 1317, dau of John of Strathbogie,
Earl of Atholl)
((A)) Alexander
Bruce, Earl of Carrick (d Halidon Hill 19.07.1333)
m. Eleanor Douglas (dau of Archibald Douglas,
((i)) Eleanor
m. Sir William de Cunynghame of Kilmaurs
((3)) Sir Thomas Bruce (d 1307)
m. Helen of
((4)) Alexander
Bruce (d 1307)
((5)) Sir Nigel
Bruce (d 1306)
((6)) Isobel
There is uncertainty on the order of her marriages. She may have
divorced one or more of her husbands rather than outlived them.
Alternatively, she may have been confused with one of her
m. Sir Thomas Randolph of Strathnith, Chancellor (d before
m. (1292-3) Eirik II Magnusson, King of Norway (b 1268, d
m. Earl of
Alexander Bruce
((7)) Mary Bruce
(d 22.09.1323)
m1. (c1312) Sir Neil Campbell of Lochow
m2. (1316) Sir Alexander Fraser of Touchfraser and Cowie,
Sheriff of Stirling, Lord Chamberlain (d Dupplin 1332)
((8)) Christina
Bruce (d 1357)
m1. Gartney / Gratney, 7th Earl of Mar (d by
m2. Sir Christopher Seton (d by 1307)
m3. (c10.1325) Sir Andrew Moray of Bothwell, Regent (b 1298,
d 1338)
((9)) Matilda/Maud Bruce (d by 1329)
m. (c1308) Sir Hugh, 4th Earl of Ross (d Halidon Hill
((10)) Margaret
m. Sir William de Carlyle (d before 03.1329)
Alianora (a 1306)
(b) William de
Elizabeth de Sully (dau of Raymond de Sully)
(c) Sir Bernard
de Bruce of Connington and Exton
m1. Alicia
de Clare
Constance de Lorleyn
(d) Richard de
Bruce (d by 01.1286-7)
(e) Sir John de
((1)) Sir Robert
de Bruce (d Dupplin 1332)
Sources disagree on some of the details of this line of
m. Helena
Vipont (dau of Allan Vipont of Lochleven)
((A)) Thomas Bruce, 1st of Clackmannan (d by
m. Marjory
(f) Christian
de Bruce
m. Patrick
Dunbar, 6th/8th Earl of Dunbar and March
m2. (by
11.1275) Cristiana de Ireby (d c1305, dau of Sir William de
(ii) Beatrice de
m. (by
1221) Hugo de Neville
(iii) Isabel de
m. John
FitzMarmaduke of Stranton
(a) Richard FitzMarmaduke
m. Eleanor
(b) Mary FitzMarmaduke
m. Robert de Lumley (b by 1272, d before
(B)+ other issue
– William, John
c. Pagan de
d. Agatha de
m. Ralph Taillebois, lord of Middleham (b c1100)
ii.+ other
issue – William, Duncan, Rosselina
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