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About Christian Bruce (de Brus)

Christina (or Christian) Bruce (c. 1270 – 1356/1357) was a sister of King Robert I of Scotland.

Along with the king's other female relatives, she was captured shortly after his rebellion. However she avoided the fate of Isabella MacDuff (the Countess of Buchan) and Mary Bruce who were imprisoned in cages, but was sent to a convent in Lincolnshire.

She was married three times. Her husbands were Gartnait, Earl of Mar, Christopher Seton, and Sir Andrew Murray.

In 1335, during the wars against Edward Balliol, she commanded the garrison of Kildrummy Castle during a siege by pro-Balliol forces led by David of Strathbogie.

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Third daughter; sister of King Robert I of Scotland who made her Lady of Garioch; married three times. Her second husband was Sir Christopher Seton, and her third was Sir Andrew Moray.; Sister of King Robert I of Scotland; mother by Andrew Moray o f two sons.

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Christina Bruce

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Christina (or Christian) Bruce (b. c1273 Seton, East Lothian, Scotland – 1356/1357) the the second daughter of Robert de Brus, jure uxoris Earl of Carrick and Marjorie of Carrick, and a older sister of King Robert I of Scotland.

Along with the king's other female relatives, she was captured shortly after his rebellion. However she avoided the fate of Isabella MacDuff (the Countess of Buchan) and Mary Bruce who were imprisoned in cages, but was sent to a convent in Lincolnshire.

She was married three times. Her husbands were Gartnait, Earl of Mar, (d. 1305) Christopher Seton (d. 1306), and lastly Sir Andrew Murray.

In 1335, during the wars against Edward Balliol, she commanded the garrison of Kildrummy Castle during a siege by pro-Balliol forces led by David of Strathbogie.

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Peter Traquair Freedom's Sword

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Lady Christian Bruce (sometimes referred to as "Christina"), lived from 1273 to 1357. An older sister of Robert the Bruce, she played an active part in the Wars of Independence against the English. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline.

The Remains of Turnberry Castle

The Remains of Turnberry Castle

Lady Christian was the second of ten children born to Robert Bruce of Annandale and Marjorie, Countess of Carrick. In an unusually twist on what was probably a fairly common medieval story, her mother Marjorie had kidnapped and held Robert prisoner at Turnberry Castle until he agreed to marry her. The wedding took place in 1271, and the following year their first child Isobel was born. Christian followed a year later, and Robert, later known as Robert the Bruce, appeared the year after that. Lady Christian may well have been born at Turnberry Castle.

Christian married her first husband, Gartnait, Earl of Mar, in about 1295. He seems to have died some time after 1300, and Christian married Sir Christopher Seton. The Wars of Independence were viciously fought, and following the defeat of Robert the Bruce in 1306 Lady Christina was captured by the English at Tain while fleeing to safety in Orkney. Other female relatives captured at the same time were imprisoned in cages, and her husband and two of her brothers were executed. Lady Christina herself was imprisoned at the Gilbertine nunnery at Sixhills in Lincolnshire, where she would stay until after Robert the Bruce's victory at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Some time later, Christian married her third husband, Sir Andrew Murray. Sir Andrew was appointed Guardian of Scotland after the death of Robert the Bruce in 1329 and played a leading role in the 2nd War of Independence against Edward III of England, who wanted to place Edward Balliol on the Scottish throne. In 1335, English forces under David de Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, besieged Kildrummy Castle in Aberdeenshire. The defenders were commanded by Lady Christina Bruce, who held out until forces commanded by Sir Andrew Murray could march north and defeat David de Strathbogie at the Battle of Culblean on 30 November 1335.

Lady Christian continued to play an important role in Scottish politics until her death in 1357 at the age of 84. She had two children with Gartnait, Earl of Mar, and two more with Sir Andrew Murray.

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Lady Christian Bruce, sister of Robert I, who granted her the lands of Garioch for her life, but whereby the Earls of Mar acquired the (feudal) Lordship of Garioch (not a peerage dignity) and were even latterly styled "Earls of Garioch". [Burke'sPeerage]

Christian Bruce, d. 1357; m. (1) Gratney, Earl of Mar, d. before 1305, son of Donald, Earl of Mar, by Helen or Elen, illegitimate daughter of Llewellyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, widow of Malcolm, Earl of Fife. [Magna Charta Sureties] -------------------- Source:

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Christian Bruce Pedigree

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Event(s):

Birth:  About 1245   Annadale, , Dumfries, Scotland 

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Parents:

 Father:  Robert Bruce  Family 
 Mother:  Isobel de Clare     
 

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Christian Bruce's Timeline

1242
1242
Scotland
1273
1273
East Lothian, Scotland
1288
1288
Age 15
Castle Cary, England
1292
1292
Age 19
Kildrummy, (Present Aberdeenshire), Scotland, (Present UK)
1295
1295
Age 22
Seton, East Lothian, Scotland
1298
1298
Age 25
Mar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1302
1302
Age 29
Saline, Fife, Scotland
1305
1305
Age 32
Scotland
1325
February 12, 1325
Age 52
Scotland
1326
1326
Age 53
Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland