Marjorie  (Carrick) Bruce

Marjorie (Carrick) Bruce (abt. 1252 - 1292)

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Marjorie "Countess of Carrick" Bruce formerly Carrick aka de Bruce
Born about in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Carrick, Argyll, Scotlandmap
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Marjorie (Carrick) Bruce is a member of royalty, nobility or aristocracy in the British Isles.
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Margaret (or Marjorie), Countess of Carrick, m Adam de Kilconcath (Kilconquhar), 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 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 on Nov. 9, 1292, after the Countess had died.


  • James Balfour Paul, "Scots Peerage", 1904-1914, Vol. 2 p. 426.
  • Douglas Richardson, "Royal Ancestry", 2013, Vol. 1, pp. 596-597.

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This person was created through the import of Kahn Family Tree 3.2.11_2011-04-29.ged on 30 April 2011.


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On 12 Aug 2015 at 17:09 GMT James McDonald wrote:

Listed daughters Lena and Elizabeth apparently do not exist. Is there any objection, preferably sourced, to removing them?

I removed purported son John as he already had been commented as bogus.

On 15 Jul 2015 at 02:17 GMT M (McQueen) M wrote:

Countress of Carrick-1 and Carrick-8 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, Use project protected dates.

On 5 Dec 2014 at 20:52 GMT Darlene (Athey) Athey-Hill wrote:

DeCarrick-4 and Carrick-8 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge this 'unknown' with no information into the known daughter to clean things up. Thanks.

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