Robert  (Bruce) de Brus The Compet

Robert (Bruce) de Brus The Compet (1210 - 1295)

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Sir Robert "5th Lord of Annandale in Scotland, the Competitor, the Claimant" de Brus The Compet formerly Bruce aka le Brus, de Bruce
Born in Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Hoddam, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Lochmaben Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
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Categories: Lord of Annandale | Clan Bruce.



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Biography

Titles of Sir Robert de Brus in right of his 2nd wife (Royal Ancestry):

Governor of Carlisle Castle
Sheriff of Cumberland 1255, 1265

Robert Bruce, 5th Lord of Annandale (Robert de Brus), was a feudal lord, Justice and Constable of Scotland and England, a Regent of Scotland, and a leading competitor to be King of Scotland in 1290-92 in the Great Cause.[1]

Robert was son of Robert Bruce, 4th Lord of Annandale and Isobel of Huntingdon, the second daughter of David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon and Matilda de Kevilloc of Chester.[1]

Robert was also Lord of Hartlepool in county Durham and Writtle and Hatfield Broadoak in Essex, England, and through his marriages obtained the village of Ripe, in Sussex, and the Lordship of Ireby in Cumberland. Following the defeat of Simon de Montfort at the Battle of Evesham (1265), Robert was granted the estates of the former rebel barons Walter de Fauconberg and John de Melsa.[1] Henry III also re-appointed Robert a Justice, and Constable of Carlisle Castle and keeper of the Castle there in 1267, a position he had been dismissed from in 1255, for his support during the rebellion.[1]

It is believed Robert joined the princes Edward and Edmund on their 1270-4 crusade, as his sons failed to attend.

(Edward I decided in favour of the senior legitimate heir by primogeniture, John Balliol but in 1306 the crown was assumed by a grandson of the Bruce himself, who became King Robert I. In doing this, the rightful heir, John Balliol's own son, was smitten by his father's misfortune of having been placed on the throne in an inopportune period.)

Robert, 5th Lord of Annandale resigned the lordship of Annandale to his son, the Earl of Carrick, as well as his claim to the Crown. Shortly after this, Robert's daughter-in-law Marjorie died in 1292,and on the day of her death his son transferred Carrick to his eldest grandson, the future Robert I of Scotland thus making the boy the Earl of Carrick.

In 1292 Robert V de Brus held a market at Ireby, Cumberland, in right of his wife. The following year he had a market at Hartlepool, county Durham within the liberties of the Bishop of Durham.

Sir Robert de Brus died March 31, 1295 (new style) at Lochmaben Castle and was buried April 17 at Gisborough Priory (North Yorkshire)[2].

Marriages and Children

He married firstly 12 May 1240[2][3][4]Isabella, (2 November 1226- after 10 July 1264), daughter of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford and 1st Earl of Gloucester and Lady Isabel Marshal of Pembroke, with issue.

For a discussion of controversies concerning their children and possible others see the profile of his wife. At present, Aug 13, 2015, likely bogus children remain attributed to him.

He married, secondly on 3 May 1275 at Hoddam, in the diocese of Glasgow, Christina (d. 1305), daughter and heiress of Sir William de Ireby of Ireby, Cumberland. They had no issue[2][3][4]


Sources

  • Royal Ancestry 2013 Vol. I p. 589-596
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wikipedia:Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale, accessed 14 August 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cokayne, George Edward. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. London, 1910-1938. Vol. 2 pp 358-360.
  3. 3.0 3.1 James Balfour Paul, Scots Peerage, 1904-1913, pp. 430-432
  4. 4.0 4.1 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 2013, Vol 1, pp 589-596

See also:

  • Bruce, Mary Elizabeth Cumming, Family records of the Bruces and the Cumyns, with an historical introduction and appendix, etc. [With genealogical tables.], William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh, 1870, https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL7047123A/Mary_Elizabeth_Cumming_Bruce.
  • Weis, Frederick Lewis, Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650 6th ed. , Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1988
  • Weis, Frederick Lewis, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th ed., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1991


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Collaboration

On August 13, 2015 at 20:43GMT James McDonald wrote:

Removed Alosia as a child: has source, the 1870 book listed, no modern source hasts her or any primay source.

Moved this instance of Bernard to this Bruce's parents, as shown in Richardson.

On August 12, 2015 at 19:50GMT James McDonald wrote:

This profile needs much work. It has a large

number of siblings and children that do not appear in reputable sources, and there is some conflict between reputable sources (i.e. Richrdson's Royal Ancestry and Scots Peerage). If you have have additional quality source material or strong opinions, please reply to this message.

I am working on it for the Magna Carta Project.

On July 31, 2015 at 11:37GMT Marty Acks wrote:

Much of this text is copied wholesale from Wikipedia in violation of Style Guidelines. it should be changed.

On July 10, 2014 at 17:35GMT Gene Adkins wrote:

Bruce-517 and Brus-86 appear to represent the same person because: I ADOPTED THIS PROFILE. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE A ROBERT BRUCE BORN 100 A.D. THE ONLY RECOGNIZABLE PART IS A MARRIAGE TO ISABEL DE CLARE. THE UNKNOWN BRUCE RANDOLPH WAS CONFUSED WITH A ISABEL BRUCE MARRIED TO THOMAS RANDOLPH. I DO NOT NEED TO BE ON THIS PROFILE. THANKS GENE ADKINS



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