Marjorie (Carrick) de Bruce

Marjorie (Carrick) de Bruce

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Marjorie "Countess of Carrick" de Bruce formerly Carrick
Born in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Wife of — married in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Carrick, Argyll, Scotlandmap
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Margaret (or Marjorie), Countess of Carrick, m Adam de Kilconcath, 3rd Earl of Carrick in her right, who d on Crusade at Acre in 1270 without issue. What followed belongs to legend and has been much embroidered by novelists, but the probability appears to be that Robert de Brus, the son of Robert de Brus, Lord of Annandale and of Cleveland (known to history as "Robert Bruce the Competitor"), newly returned from the Crusade, visited the Countess to bring her the news of her widowhood. He encountered her while she was hunting, she judged him a worthy trophy, and the consequence was his capture and enforced sojourn in her castle until he married her a few days later. Cynics and historians insist that this was a ruse to allow Alexander III to take a lenient view of their having married without his consent, and when he seized her castle and lands she regained them with payment of a fine (perhaps the same fine she would have paid for licence to marry anyway). Countess Marjorie d 1292 having brought into this world five sons and five daughers, of whom the most famous son was to become King Robert I, 4th Earl of Carrick. Her husband, Earl of Carrick in her right, resigned the earldom to his eldest son when the Countess died, and he died (some say on Crusade) before 4 April 1304 (Cal. Docs. Scot., ii. No 1493)


As can be seen below there is quite a bit of uncertainty regarding Marjorie's birth.

Date: 1256
Place: Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland or Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland[1]
Date: 1252
Place: Carrick,,Ayrshire,Scotland[2][3]
Date: ABT 1247
Place: Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Source: #S258
Date: 1245
Place: Carrick, Wigtownshire, Galloway, Scotland[4]


Date: 27 OCT 1292
Place: Dundonald, Ayrshire, , Scotland[5][6]


Date: 1271
Place: Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland[7][8]

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  1. Source: #S48 Record for Robert 6th Lord Annandale De Brus
  2. Source: #S1 Note: @N1@
  3. Source: #S4
  4. Source: #S48 Record for Robert I "The Bruce" King Of Scotland
  5. Source: #S48 Record for Robert I "The Bruce" King Of Scotland Record for Robert 6th Lord Annandale De Brus
  6. Source: #S4
  7. Source: #S48 Record for Marjorie Margaret 3rd Countess of Carrick Carrick Record for Robert 6th Lord Annandale De Brus
  8. Source: #S4
  • Source: S4 Title: hofundssonAnces.ged Repository: #R1
  • Source: S1 Author: Title: OneWorldTree Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.; Repository: #R2
  • Source S258 Type: Web Site
  • Source: S48 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R00002, Public Member Trees (Provo, UT, USA, Operations, Inc., 2006).
  • Repository: R1 Name:

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