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Marjorie (Carrick) Countess of Carrick (abt. 1252 - 1292)

Marjorie "Margaret" Countess of Carrick formerly Carrick
Born about in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Wife of — married about 1271 in Scotlandmap [uncertain]
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Died in Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotlandmap
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Marjory (or Margaret), Countess of Carrick, married Adam de Kilconcath (Kilconquhar), 3rd Earl of Carrick[1] 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 daughters, 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.[2]


  1. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), vol. III, pages 520-528 SCOTLAND 4.
  2. The Scots Peerage : Founded On Wood's Ed. Of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage Of Scotland; Containing An Historical And Genealogical Account Of The Nobility Of That Kingdom : Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931 : Free Download, Borrow, And Streaming : Internet Archive". 2020. Internet Archive. Marjorie, Countess of Carrick, Vol II, pps 426, 432-5.

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I find the rendering of her surname very clumsy. It currently reads Marjorie "Margaret" Carrick Countess of Carrick formerly Carrick aka de Bruce. Surely there is a better way of handling titles.
This profile is being moved to Scotland Project for management. We've moved any non-pre-1500 badge members to the trusted list, as there were 10 managers. All members are encouraged to add sources to help develop this profile further. Those without the 1500 badge are welcome to add information via the comments. Thanks everyone for your contributions to this profile!
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
555 Wikidata - Different birth date
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.

posted by James McDonald
Countress of Carrick-1 and Carrick-8 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, Use project protected dates.
posted by M (McQueen) M
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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