"Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Garton, Smith & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 2003
Isabella le Scot of Huntingdon , daughter of David & Maud (of Chester) Huntingdon , b. 1206; d. 1251; m. Robert de Brus, of Annandale , d. 1245. Robert de Brus m 2nd to Beatrice de Teyden.
Robert de Brus, Lord of Annandale.
Robert & Isabella (le Scot) Brus had two (2) children:
Robert le Bruce, Lord of Annandale
2. Edward de Bruce , King of Ireland
Robert & Beatrice (de Teyden) de Bruce had a daughter:
3. Beatrice de Bruce
1. Robert de Brus , son of Robert & Isabella (le Scot) Brus , b. 1210; d. by 3 May 1294; m. 12 May 1240 to Isabel, daughter of Gilbert & Isabel (Marshall) de Clare (Vol. 1, p. 240), b. 8 Nov 1226; d. living 1264; m 2nd Christina de Ireby, daughter of Sir William de Ireby.
Robert & Isabel (de Clare) Bruce had a son:
1.1. Sir Robert de Brus , Earl of Carrick, b. Jul 1243; d. 1304; Marjorie of Carrick .
Robert & Christina (de Ireby) de Bruce had a daughter:
1.2. Christina Bruce , m. James Stewart
1.1. Sir Robert Bruce, Earl of Carrick , son of Robert & Isabel (de Clare) Bruce , b. July 1243, Writtle; d. ca. 4 Apr 1304; interred Abbey of holm Cultram; m1st N.; m2nd 1271, Turnberry Castle to Marjorie of Carrick , Countess of Carrick , daughter of Nigel, Earl of Carrick & Margaret (daughter of Walter, 3rd High Steward of Scotland ), d. 1292. Robert was the Earl of Carrick and Lord of Annandale.
Sir Robert & N. de Brus had:
1.1.1. Isabel de Brus , m. Thomas Randolph , Chamberlain of Scotland
Sir Robert & Marjorie (Countess of Carrick) de Brus had eleven (11) children:
1.1.3. Robert de Bruce I , b. 11 Jul 1274
1.1.4. Edward Bruce , King of Ireland
1.1.5. Sir Thomas Bruce
1.1.6. Alexander Bruce , Dean of Glasgow
1.1.7. Nigel Bruce
1.1.8. Lady Christina Bruce , Lady of Garioch
1.1.9. Margaret Bruce
1.1.10. Maud Bruce
1.1.11. Male Bruce
1.2. Christina Bruce, daughter of Robert & Christina (de Ireby) de Bruce, m 1st to William Bruce; m 2nd to Patrick de Dunbar , son of Waltheof & Aline de Dunbar , b. 1152; d. 31 Dec 1232.
Patrick & Christina (Bruce) de Dunbar had a daughter:
· Cecilia de Dunbar , m. James Stewart , b. 1243. For Further Information See Stewart.
1.1.3. Robert de Bruce I , the Noble, son of Robert & Margaret de Brus , b. 11 Jul 1274, Whittle, Essex Co., England; d. 7 Jun 1329, of leprosy, Cardoss, Scotland; bur at Dunfermline; m1st ca. 1295 to Isabel (Matilda) de Mar, daughter of Donald , 6th Earl of Mar & Elen “Helen” Verch Llwelyn (daughter of Llewellyn ap Iorwerth , Prince of Wales), d. 1297; m2nd 1302 to Elizabeth de Burgh, daughter of Richard de Burgh , d. 26 Oct 1327.
Robert Bruce competed with his nephew-in-law, John Balliol for the crown of Scotland. In 1306, Robert was suspected of plotting against Edward I , and fled to Scotland to escape. There he killed the new leader of Balioll’s party, Comyn. He declared himself king at this time. His rebellion was unsuccessful and he was forced to flee to the Highlands. After the death of Edward I and succession to the throne by Edward II, Robert took advantage of Edward’s weaknesses. Organized his army around the rallying cry, “Scotland shall be free![ii]”
Succeeded as Earl of Carrick (9 Nov.)
1306 Crowned King of Scots (Robert I ) at Scone on 25 Mar.
1313 Stirling Castle besieged by Bruce & Scottish army.
1327 Edward I II resumed the fighting with Scotland. Bruce and his men once again were successful in defeating the
1328 Treaty of Northampton - Bruce recognized as king of an independent Scotland.
Robert I & Isabel (of Mar) Bruce had:
Princess Marjorie de Bruce
, b. bef. 1297; d. 2 Mar 1316; m. 1315 to Walter, High Steward of Scotland
, son of James Stewart
& Cecilia (de Dunbar) Stewart
, b. 1292; d. 9 Apr 1326
. For Further Information See
126.96.36.199. Margaret Bruce
188.8.131.52. Matilda Bruce
184.108.40.206. David II Bruce , of Scotland, King of Scotland, b. 5 Mar 1323.
220.127.116.11. John Bruce
18.104.22.168. Robert Bruce, II [iii] of Liddesdale, m. Martha. Robert Bruce, II was the earl of Annundale and Carrick, in right of his wife, Martha.
22.214.171.124. Sir Neil Bruce , of Carrick
126.96.36.199. Walter Bruce of Odistoun
188.8.131.52. Christina Bruce of Carrick
184.108.40.206. Margaret Bruce
220.127.116.11. Elizabeth Bruce
"The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, The Barons Named in the Magna Charta,
1215 and Some of Their Descendants Who Settled in America 1607-1650",
by Frederick Lewis Weis, Th.D., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., © 1979,
[ii] Robert Bruce
[iii] “Irish Pedigrees; or, The Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation.” By John O’Hart, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1989, p. 773