Sir Robert de Brus, Knt., Earl of Carrick

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Sir Robert de Brus, Knt., Earl of Carrick, son of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare, was born at Writtle, Essex, England, July 1243.1 He died in England while returning to Annandale, shortly before 4 April 1304,1 and was buried at Holm Cultram Abbey, Cumberland, Scotland.1

Robert married (1), as her 2nd husband, Margaret of Carrick, daughter of Neil de Carrick, Earl of Carrick and Isabel (…), about 1273;1 he married (2) Maud Fitz Alan, daughter of John Fitz Alan and Isabel de Mortimer, 19 September 1295;2 they were divorced by 19 May 1298;3,2 he married (3) Eleanor (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after May 1299.4

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Family 1

Maud Fitz Alan d. bef. 17 Nov 1326

Family 2

Margaret of Carrick b. abt. 1252, d. bef. 9 Nov 1292
  • Sir Neil de Brus, Knt.1 d. 1306
  • Alexander de Brus, Dean of Glasgow1 d. 17 Feb 1306/7
  • Sir Thomas de Brus, Knt.1 d. 17 Feb 1306/7
  • Sir Edward de Brus, Knt., Lord of Galloway, Earl of Carrick, King of Ireland1
  • Isabel de Brus1
  • Christian de Brus1
  • Maud de Brus1
  • Mary de Brus1
  • Margaret de Brus1
  • Sir Robert de Brus, Knt., Earl of Carrick, King of Scots+1 b. 11 Jul 1274, d. 7 Jun 1329

Family 3

Eleanor (…) d. bef. 8 Sep 1331
This person was last edited on19 Apr 2021


  1. [S1947] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Five vols., Salt Lake City, Utah: s.p., 2013), 1:595 (Brus 7), further cited as Richardson, Royal Ancestry.
  2. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 1:596 n52 (Brus 7).
  3. [S748] Douglas Richardson, "More Light on the marriage of Maud Fitz Alan, widow of Philip Burnell, Knt. [died 1294], and Robert de Brus, Knt., Earl of Carrick [died 1304]", soc.genealogy.medieval, newsgroup, 25 June 2019,, accessed 26 June 2019.
  4. [S1947] Richardson, Royal Ancestry, 1:596 (Brus 7).