Robert DE BRUCE, ,1st Lord of Skelton,1st Lord of Annandale

Male Abt 1070 - 1141  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Robert DE BRUCE 
    Suffix ,1st Lord of Skelton,1st Lord of Annandale 
    Born Abt 1070 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 May 1141  Gisborough Priory , North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19331  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 16 May 2015 

    Family Agnes DE PAGANELL, ,daughter of Fulk De Paganell of Carlton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Adam DE BRUCE, ,2nd Lord of Skelton,   b. Abt 1100,   d. Abt 1143  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Robert DE BRUCE, ,The Cadet,2nd Lord of Annandale and Cleveland,   b. 1138,   d. 1194  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F2221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The family name has also been spelt Bruis,Breaux or Brus.

      The original de Bruce family came from Normandy,when Robert ,a Norman Knight(died c1094), accompanied William the Conqueror to England in 1066(Ref-The Riverside Dictionary of Biography). They were granted forty-three manors in East and West Riding of Yorkshire and fifty-one manors in North Riding of Yorkshire.Robert was the founder of the Monastery in Gisborough ,North Yorkshire,England

      The younger branch later migrated to Scotland.

      Robert,1st Lord of Skelton, succeeded to the land of Annandale through his mother Agnes Aunard ,his fathers second wife. The title Lords of Skelton passed from Bruce family hands in c1271 due to the lack of any male heirs to Peter de Bruce ,7th Lord of Skelton and his wife,Helena de Mildain.The huge estate was distributed amongst his four sisters.
    • (Research):Due to the many differing versions of this family history ,I have relied upon the records of the following references; Burkes Peerage , The Chronicles of the Closeburn Kirkpatricks by Alexander de LaPere Kirkpatrick,Kirkpatrick of Closeburn (memoir) published 1858,William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland by Alexander Falconer Murison, Written family Histories and Memoirs published by George Norman,Convent Garden 1858. Peerage of England by Arthur Collins,F. C. and J Rivington 1812.The Life and Heroick Actions of the Renoun'd Sir William Wallace, General and Governor of Scotland by Blind Harry.Blind Harry's Wallace,original publication 1722 ,History of the County of Ayr by James Paterson

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