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Adam de Brus (de Brusee), Baron of Skelton, Lord of Cleveland

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Skelton Castle, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Brusi (de Brusee) and Emma de Bretagne, Countess
Husband of Emma de Ramsay
Father of William De Bruce, Prior Of Gisboro; Rosselina De Bruce; Robert II de Bruce, seigneur de Brix; Agatha de Brus; Peter de Brus and 2 others
Brother of Hortolina Ferraris (de Brus); Robert le Brus; Alain de Brus, Lord of Brusee; Philina Brus; Amicia Brus and 1 other

Occupation: Baron of Skelton, Lord of Cleveland
Managed by: Deborah Thomas
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About Adam de Brus, Baron of Skelton, Lord of Cleveland

Lyman Horace Weeks, Book of Bruce, 1907, New York: The Americana Society

http://archive.org/stream/bookofbruceances00week/bookofbruceances00week_djvu.txt pp. 56-57

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Adelme or Adam de Brusee, son of the preceding, came into England in 1050, in attendance upon Emma of Nor- mandy, who was a daughter of Richard I. of Normandy by his wife Gonnor, and became the Queen of Ethelred, King of England. After the death of Queen Emma he went to Scot- land, to which country he was naturally attracted by the family connection that existed through his ancestors of six and seven generations before, the earls of Orkney, Shetland, Gathanes, and Sutherland. When William the Conqueror came to England de Brusee joined the army of the invader, and after the conquest he received the barony of Skelton and the lordship of Cleveland as a reward for his services. Of all the Yorkshire manors the chief was that of Skelton in Cleveland, near Whitby. This became the seat of the elder or English branch of the Bruce family.

Adam de Brusee died before the fourteenth year of the reign of William I., 1080.

He married Emma, daughter of Sir William Ramsay.

Issue:

1. Robert de Brusee, of whom below.

2. William de Brusee, who was the first prior of Guisburn. He died in 1155.

3. Duncan. A lord in Scotland.

4. Rosselina, who married Walter Moreville, constable of Scotland.

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Adam de Brus, Baron of Skelton, Lord of Cleveland's Timeline

1051
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Age 9
Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland
1062
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Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland
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Capelle-les-Grands, Eure, Upper Normandy, France
1075
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Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland
1075
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1080
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Skelton Castle, Yorkshire, England
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North Riding, Yorkshire, , England
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1098
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Skelton (Yorkshire) England