Sir Walter Stewart Third High Steward of Scotland
(1180-1241)
Beatrix Bethoc Gilchrest de Angus
(1184-1270)
Niall Earl of Carrick
Margaret Stewart
Marjorie Countess of Carrick
(Between 1253/1256-Bef 1292)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Robert de Brus 6th Lord of Annandale

Marjorie Countess of Carrick 1

  • Born: Between 1253 and 1256
  • Marriage (1): Robert de Brus 6th Lord of Annandale in 1271 in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Died: Bef 9 Nov 1292
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bullet  General Notes:

Marjorie of Carrick (also Margaret; c. 1253 or 1256 \endash soon bef. 9 November 1292) was Countess of Carrick, Scotland, from 1256 to 1292, and is notable as the mother of Robert the Bruce.

Marriages
She was the daughter and heiress of Niall, Earl of Carrick and Margaret Stewart, and Countess of Carrick in her own right. Her first husband was Adam of Kilconquhar, who died during the Eighth Crusade in 1271. Then, as the story goes, a handsome young man arrived one day to tell her of her husband's death in the Holy Land. He was Robert de Brus, 6th Lord of Annandale, and he had been a companion-in-arms of Adam of Kilconquhar. Marjorie was so taken with him that she had him held captive until he agreed to marry her at Turnberry Castle in 1271. He became Earl of Carrick jure uxoris (in right of his wife). Their children were:

Christina Bruce
Robert the Bruce.
Isabel Bruce (1275\endash 1358), married King Eric II of Norway.
Niall or Nigel Bruce, executed 1306 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England.
Edward Bruce.
Sir Thomas Bruce, executed 1307.
Alexander Bruce, executed 1307.
Mary Bruce, married
Sir Niall Campbell
Sir Alexander Fraser of Touchfraser and Cowie.
Matilda Bruce, married Aodh, Earl of Ross


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Marjorie married Robert de Brus 6th Lord of Annandale in 1271 in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Robert de Brus 6th Lord of Annandale was born in Jul 1243 in probably Writtle, Essex, England and died in Apr 1304.)


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