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Isabel (Clare) de Brus (1226 - aft. 1264)

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Isabel de Brus formerly Clare aka de Clare
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Isabel de Clare is a descendant of Magna Carta surety barons Gilbert de Clare and Richard de Clare (see text below).
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Biography

Isabel (Clare) de Brus was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Isabel de Clare, daughter of Magna Carta surety baron Gilbert de Clare, Knt., Earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Isabel Marshal, was born 8 November 1226.[1]

Isabel married in May 1240 to Robert de Brus, Knt., son of Robert de Brus, Knt., and Isabel of Huntingdon.[1] As her marriage portion, Isabel was granted the vill of Ripe, Sussex, by her uncle, Gilbert Marshall, Earl of Pembroke.[1] Robert and Isabel had three sons and one daughter:

  • Robert, Knt., Earl of Carrick, son and heir, born in July 1243, died before 4 April 1304, succeeded his father as Lord of Annandale, and succeeded as Earl of Carrick through the rights of his wife,[2] married Marjory of Carrick, Maud Fitz Alan, and Eleanor ____.[1]
  • Richard, Knt., younger son, died 28 October 1286.[1]
  • William, younger son, died after 1295.[1]
  • Isabel, married John Fitz Marmaduke, Knt., of Horden, Durham.[1]

Isabel has been credited with at least 6 or 7 children in various publications in the past (see Research Notes below) but there seem to be at most four children that are confirmed by recent studies using evidence from the period.

Isabel was living 10 July 1234, but she had died before 2 May 1273, when Robert remarried to Christian (or Christine) de Ireby. They had no children. Sir Robert de Brus died 31 March 1295 at Lochmaben Castle, Dumfriesshire.[1]

Research Notes

Disputed children

  • Bernard de Bruce of Connington and Exton, married first, Alicia de Clare, and second Constance de Morleyn (Paul, p. 431). He was the son of Isabel of Huntington, so he is the brother of Robert de Brus, not his son (Richardson Royal Ancestry, vol. I, p. 589 footnote 49).[1]
  • Mary, said to have married Ralph de Toeni, but Richardson (Richardson Royal Ancestry, vol V, p. 176 footnote and Plantagenet Ancestry p. 712) is unsure of this, though he does not claim it to be disproven.
  • John (Bruce) de Bruce - unsourced, detached as son 1 March 2020
  • Elizabeth Bruce - unsourced, detached as daughter 1 March 2020

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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 515-520 SCOTLAND 3.
  2. Some publications, including Weir, p. 207, have his father's second wife, Christian de Ireby as his mother, but the 1998 Corrigenda to the Complete Peerage and the 2013 Richardson Royal Ancestry make the first wife definitive.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011). See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. (Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013). See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.
See also:
  • Richardson, Royal Ancestry, (2013), vol. I, pages 589-596; vol. II, pages 184-186 and 191; and vol. V, page 176, footnote.
  • Cawley, Charles, 'Kings of Scotland (Bruce)', Chap. 5, of Scotland, Kings, version 3.0, 29 May 2014, in "Medieval Lands" (accessed 18 January 2015).
  • Paul, Sir James Balfour (ed.), The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, vol. 2, Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1905.
  • Weir, Alison, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, 2nd ed., London: Pimlico, 2002.

Acknowledgements

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Magna Carta Project

Isabel Clare is part of a project-approved/badged trail between Magna Carta Surety Barons Richard de Clare and Gilbert de Clare and Gateway Ancestor Alexander Spotswood. See "Magna Carta Lineage" on Isabel MacDougall’s profile for profiles on the trail from Alexander Spotswood to Richard de Clare and Gilbert de Clare.
The trail was reviewed in 2015 and is in need of re-review to meet Magna Carta project standards; see the project's current checklist). This profile was re-reviewed and approved for the project by Thiessen-117 00:31, 2 March 2020 (UTC)
See Base Camp for more information about identified Magna Carta trails and their status. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".


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posted by Traci Thiessen
edited by Traci Thiessen
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.

posted by James McDonald
Like her husband's, this profile is a mess with many surely bogus children. I need to clean it up for the Magna Carta Project. Please reply to this if you have any disagreement with Richardson's Royal Ancestry as to valid children, i.e. Robert, Richard, William (currently listed as iffy)

and Isabel.

posted by James McDonald
De Clare-212 and Clare-18 appear to represent the same person because: I ADOPTED THIS PROFILE AND I AM ATTEMPTING TO CLEAN IT UP. I AM ATTEMPTING TO ELIMINATE AN ISABEL DE CLARE BEING BORN IN 100 A.D. THE ONLY PART THAT IS ACCURATE IS A MARRIAGE TO ROBERT BRUCE. I DO NOT NEED TO BE ON THIS PROFILE. THE UNKNOWN BRUCE RANDOLPH I BELIEVE IS CONFUSED WITH ISABEL BRUCE. THANKS GENE ADKINS

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