Robert de Brusse (1020-1094)

Born about 1020 possibly Brix Manche, near Cherbourg on the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy

Brother of Alain de Brusee

A landowner in Normandy (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004)

Married Agnes de St. Clair daughter of Waldonius Count of St. Clair

Came to England during or shortly after William’s Conquest of England

Held from King William I the castle and manor of Skelton in Yorkshire

Founded Gisborough Priory in Yorkshire

By 1084 was possessed of ninety-four lordships in Yorkshire

Died 1094

Children of Robert de Brus and Agnes de St. Clair:

  1. William de Brus

Accompanied his father to England

Acquired possessions in Sussex, Surrey, Dorsetshire and other counties

  1. Adam de Brus

Accompanied his father to England

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