Joan (Plantagenet) de Brus

Joan (Plantagenet) de Brus (1321 - bef. 1362)

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Joan "Joan of the Tower" de Brus formerly Plantagenet aka Bruce
Born in Tower of London, London, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Berwick upon Tweed, NBL, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died before in Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2011
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Categories: House of Plantagenet.

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Joanna (or Joan) Plantagenet was born on 5 July 1321 at Tower of London earning her the appellation of "Joan of the Tower". She was the daughter of King Edward II and Isabelle de France. In accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Northampton, at seven years of age she was married on 17 July 1328 to the then 4 year old David Bruce of Scotland at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England. As a result of her marriage, Joanna was styled as "Queen Consort Joanna of Scotland" on 24 November 1331. Following the English victory at the Battle of Halidon Hill in July of 1333 she and King David fled to France, returning in 1341. David II was taken prisoner at the Battle of Neville's Cross on 17 October 1346, and remained imprisoned in England for eleven years. Joan was allowed to visit him in the Tower of London a few times by her brother, Edward III but his imprisonment meant that, for Joan and David, no children were born during this time. After he was released in 1357, she decided to remain in England. She died on 7 September 1362 at age 41 at Hertford Castle, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England. She was buried at Grey Friars Church, Greenwich, London, England.


  • Royal Ancestry D. Richardson 2013 Vol. I pp. 78-80


  • Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999)
  • Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904)


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On 20 May 2018 at 21:32 GMT Lori (Matheson) Smith wrote:

I am related to her through several lines of my family tree, but she always comes up as "uncertain". Is she, or isn't she the daughter of Edward Plantagenet of England?

On 9 Jan 2017 at 06:15 GMT Anonymous (Holland) Carroll wrote:

Plantagenet-1314 and Plantagenet-581 appear to represent the same person because: Hi

I am writing to propose a merge per G2G discussion concerning children of Isabelle (Capet-116) Plantagenet.

G2G question: Edward I: Please check possibly wrong children and grandchildren. "One daughter of Edward II's wife: [Plantagenet-1314| Joanna Plantagenet].

Children in question that need a merge are ...

  • Joanna Plantagenet-1314, born 1328 and
  • Joan Plantagenet-581, born 1321.

G2G comment by Horace-19: "Her (Joan Plantagenet-581), "sister" is Plantagenet-581, Queen Jean of Scotland, born 1321. I would merge them."

Thank you for working to make WikiTree more accurate! Best Regards, Holland-3338

On 7 Jan 2017 at 22:27 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

What source exists for this profile?

On 12 Sep 2013 at 12:20 GMT M. (Stewart) H. wrote:


William Wallace was never married. I have proof of that. Where is your documentation in reference to Joanna Plantgenet? Why isn't it recorded on her profile page?

Joan is 19 degrees from George Bush, 24 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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