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Also Known As: "Iseabail", "Isobel nic Domhnaill of Mar", "Isabel of Mar", "Isobel de Mar", "Isabell", "Mary of /Burke?/", "Mary Of Burke /Matilda/", "Queen of Scotland", "Queen Consort", "Matilda mac Domhnail", "Isabella nic Domhnail", "Isabella or Matilda", "16184"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Cause of death: Possibly complications resulting from childbirth.
Place of Burial: Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Donald deMar and Ellen Verca Mar
Wife of Robert I the Bruce, King of Scots
Mother of Marjorie Bruce, Princess of Scotland

Occupation: Drottning av Skottland, Wealthy young woman, married at age 18, 1st wife of Robert I., Lady of Mar, Dotter till Sir Donald, 6th Earl of Mar, died before Robert became king, Queen of Scotland
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About Isabella of Mar

Summary of Isabella of Mar, Countess of Carrick:

Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland, who was the victor of Bannockburn in 1314, established Scottish independence from England and is revered as one of Scotland's great national heroes. Robert first married Isabella of Mar, daughter of Helen of Wales and the Earl of Mar, one of the seven guardians of Scotland. What little is known of her suggests she was beautiful, educated, and wealthy, heiress to a large section of northeastern Inverness. She spoke both Gaelic and High English. Moreover, she and Robert were in love, an unusual thing in the arranged marriages of the time. She was 18. In December 1296, at the age of 19, she died shortly after giving birth to their daughter Marjory.

Relationships:

Parents:

  • Father: Donald (or Domhnall), 6th Earl of Mar (d. after 25 July 1297)
  • Mother: Helen, widow of Malcolm (or Maol Choluim) Macduff Earl of Fife (possibly Helen verch Llywelyn, but FMG casts doubts on the certainty of this assertion, d. after 16 February 1295)

Siblings:

  • 1. Gratney, 7th Earl of Mar (1297-1305, d. before Sept. that year), m. Christian Bruce, sister of Robert the Bruce.
  • 2. Duncan (d. after 28 August 1296, when he swore allegiance to Edward I of England)
  • 4. Margaret of Mar (d. after 1306, m. John of Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, who was executed in London 7 November 1306)
  • 5. Margaret of Mar (possible sibling), m. Malcolm, Earl of Lennox, who was killed in the Battle of Halidon Hill 19 July 1333.

Spouse:

  • Robert the Bruce, or Robert VII Bruce, Earl of Carrick (future Lord of Annandale and King of Scotland, b. 11 July 1274 near Chelmsford, Essex, d. 7 June 1329 at Manor of Cardross, Dumbartonshire, body bur. Dumferline Abbey, heart bur. Melrose Abbey, m. secondly Elizabeth de Burgh)

Child:

  • 1. Marjory Bruce (b. December 1297, d. 2 March 1316 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, bur. Paisley Abbey, m. Walter, 6th High Steward of Scotland)

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Basic Information:

Birth: c1277 according to English Wikipedia, probably based on marriage date and age (1295, age 18). Location unknown (she was born among the Clan Mar).

Baptism: Unknown.

Marriage: c1295 with Robert VII Bruce, 4th Earl of Carrick (next title obtained in 1304 was that of Baron Bruce and Lord of Annandale), location unknown.

Death: 12 December 1296, according to English Wikipedia (but this may be the result of a random unsupported entry on Geni, so its accuracy is suspect).

Burial: Unknown. English Wikipedia cites Geni (this page) as the source for her burial at Paisley Abbey. There is no other primary or reliable secondary source that likewise cites this as the burial location. It is possible that a user mixed up the burial location for Isabella's daughter Marjorie, who died and was buried at Paisley Abbey under somewhat similar circumstances.

Occupation: Lady of Mar according to Darryl Lundy's Peerage pages, and Countess of Carrick according to English Wikipedia (likely based on her mother-in-law's title).

Alternate names: English Wikipedia, Darryl Lundy's Peerage, and FMG all call her Isabel, or Isabella (or Iseabail in modern Scottish Gaelic), without other alternative names. Other sources give her an alternate name of Matilda, but this appears to be unsourced. (There does not seem to be a whole lot of sources out there at all, either with citations or not, supporting a nickname of "Mary of Burke".)

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From the English Wikipedia page on Isabella of Mar (retrieved 8 May 2011):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Mar

Isabella of Mar (modern Scottish Gaelic: Iseabail) (c. 1277 – 12 December 1296) was the first wife of Robert the Bruce and the grandmother of Robert II of Scotland, founder of the royal House of Stuart. She died before Robert was crowned King of Scots, and never became Queen.

She was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar and a woman named Helen (or Ellen) (1246–1295), who had previously been the wife of Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife. Her father was one of the seven guardians of Scotland who believed Robert Bruce to be the rightful King of Scotland. Despite the considerable risks, the Earl of Mar could foresee the advantage of the two families joining in marriage and bearing an heir to the throne, and the marriage of Isabella and Robert was arranged. Mar was the first to sign over the estates of his family to the Bruce.

Isabella was married to Robert at the age of 18 and legend has it that they were much in love. Shortly after their marriage Isabella became pregnant. She had a healthy pregnancy but she died soon after giving birth to a daughter, Marjorie Bruce in 1296. She is buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.[1]

Robert married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, six years later. Isabella's daughter Princess Marjorie (died 1316) married Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, and their son became Robert II of Scotland. From him descend the monarchs of the House of Stewart and the later royal families of the United Kingdom.

Sources

1. ^ Isobel (Matilda) of Mar, Queen of Scotland. (Ben M. Angel notes: This footnote apparently made use of information from this page, which raises the danger of circular sourcing. The footnote referred to the burial location of Isabella, which a user posted as being at Paisley Abbey. No other source identifies a burial place. Further, Paisley Abbey was the burial location for her daughter, Marjorie, who also died following childbirth, raising the question about whether the two were confused. Additional sourcing is required for the identification of a burial location.)

Felix Skene, editor, Book of Pluscarden, 1877

John of Fordun

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From Daryl Lundy's Peerage page on Isabella, Lady of Mar:

http://thepeerage.com/p10209.htm#i102090

Isabella, Lady of Mar[1]

  • F, #102090, d. before 1302
  • Last Edited=20 Jan 2011
  • Isabella, Lady of Mar was the daughter of Donald, 6th Earl of Mar and Helen ferch Llywelyn.[1]
  • She married Robert I Bruce, King of Scotland, son of Sir Robert le Brus, 1st Lord Brus and Margaret, Countess of Carrick, circa 1295.[1]
  • She died before 1302.1
  • Isabella, Lady of Mar gained the title of Lady of Mar.

Child of Isabella, Lady of Mar and Robert I Bruce, King of Scotland

  • 1. Margorie Bruce, Princess of Scotland+2 b. c 1297, d. 2 Mar 1316

Citations

  • 1. [S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 209. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
  • 2. [S323] Sir James Balfour Paul, The Scots Peerage: founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's The Peerage of Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1904), volume 1, page 8. Hereinafter cited as The Scots Peerage.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Scotland, Mormaers, Earls, Lords:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTTISH%20NOBILITY.htm#IsabelMarMRobertIBrucedied1329

DONALD, son of WILLIAM Earl of Mar & his first wife Elizabeth Comyn of Buchan (-after 25 Jul 1297).

  • "Willelmus comes de Mar" confirmed the donations of "ecclesiam de Taruelond…de Migueth" made by "dñs Morgrundus avus noster…dña Agnes avia nostra quondam comitissa de Mar" to St Andrew´s priory by charter dated 23 Jan 1267 witnessed by "…Douenaldo Duncano filiis eiusdem comitis…"[452]. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Dovenaldus filius Willelmi comitis de Mar" was knighted "die Sancti Michaelis apud Sconam" in 1270[453].
  • He succeeded his father as Earl of Mar. Donald Earl of Mar agreed the marriage of Margaret Pss of Scotland to Erik of Norway, dated 25 Jul 1281[454].
  • He swore fealty to Edward I King of England as his overlord 13 Jun 1291, but was active in the Scottish revolt against England. He was taken prisoner at the battle of Dunbar 27 Apr 1296, but did homage to the English king after the submission of John Balliol in Jul 1296[455].

m (after 1266) as her second husband, HELEN, widow of MALCOLM Macduff Earl of Fife, daughter of --- (-after 16 Feb 1295).

  • The second marriage of the widow of Malcolm Earl of Fife is confirmed by the documents under which "Elenæ comitissæ de Marre" accounted for payment of "xl s pro parte dotis suæ" in the accounts of lands formerly belonging to Duncan Earl of Fife 20 Nov 1293 and 16 Feb 1294[456].
  • However, it is not certain that this widow of Earl Malcolm was the same person as his wife who was the daughter of Prince Llywelyn.
  • The birth of Earl Malcolm´s son Colban is estimated to [1244/46]. However, Earl Malcolm´s widow had four known children by her second husband. This would mean that she gave birth to children over an approximately thirty year span, which although not impossible would be unusual. In addition, it seems unlikely that Earl Donald would have married, as his first marriage, a woman who would have been more than 35 years old.

Earl Donald & his wife had [five] children:

1. GRATNEY (-before Sep 1305).

  • He succeeded his father in 1297 as Earl of Mar.
  • m (1292 or after) as her first husband, CHRISTIAN Bruce, daughter of ROBERT Bruce Earl of Carrick & his first wife Margaret Ctss of Carrick (-[1356/27 Jan 1357], bur Dunfermline). John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Robertum comitem de Carric…filia…seniore" married "Garthenai comiti de Marria"[457]. She married secondly Sir Christopher Seton, and thirdly (dispensation 20 Sep 1326, Cambuskenneth 1326) Sir Andrew Moray of Bothwell. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the marriage of "Andreas de Moravia" and "dominam Christianam sororem…regis" at Cambuskenneth in 1326[458]. The Papal dispensation for the marriage of "Andree de Moravia domino de Bothvile" and "Cristiane de Setono nate quondam Robert de Bruys", issued by Pope John XXII, is dated 20 Sep 1326[459]. The same source records the death in 1357 of "the Lady Christiana of Bruce, King Robert´s sister" and her burial "at Dunfermline with her parents"[460].
  • Earl Gratney & his wife had --- children: Donald (killed in the Battle of Duplin 12 August 1332), and Ellen of Mar (m. John de Menteith of Strathgartney and Arran who d. before 1344)

2. DUNCAN (-after Aug 1296).

  • The Ragman Roll names "…Duncan fiz le Comte de Mar…" among those who swore allegiance to Edward I King of England at Berwick-upon-Tweed 28 Aug 1296[467].

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3. ISABEL of Mar (-before 1302).

  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Robertus…rex, quuando fuit comes de Carric" married "Isabellam sororem Garthenai comitis de Marr"[468].

m ([1295]) as his first wife, ROBERT Bruce Earl of Carrick, son of Sir ROBERT de Brus, Earl of Carrick, Lord of Annandale & his first wife Margaret Ctss of Carrick (Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex 11 Jul 1274-Cardross Castle, Dumbartonshire 7 Jun 1329, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife).

  • He succeeded in 1306 as ROBERT I King of Scotland.

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4. MARGARET of Mar (-after 1306).

  • A charter dated 3 Sep 1296 records petitions to King Edward I by women whose estates had been seized in Scotland, including an order of restoration of property to "la contesse de Atheles"[469]. "Gilbertus de Haia constabularius Scotie" confirmed donations to Cupar abbey, including the donation made by "Mariore comitisse Atholie, relicte quondam Johannis comitis Atholie et confirmatione David filii sui primogeniti et heredis", by charter dated 5 Oct 1309[470].
  • m JOHN of Strathbogie Earl of Atholl, son of DAVID of Strathbogie Earl of Atholl & his second wife Isabel of Chilham (-executed London 7 Nov 1306).

5. [MARGARET of Mar .

  • She is named as wife of Malcolm Earl of Lennox by Fraser[471]. She may have been the daughter or the sister of Donald Earl of Mar.
  • m MALCOLM Earl of Lennox, son of MALCOLM Earl of Lennox & his wife --- (-killed in battle Halidon Hill 19 Jul 1333).]

References:

  • [452] St Andrew´s Priory, p. 311.
  • [453] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. X, Cap. XXVIII, p. 113.
  • [454] Balfour Paul The Scots Peerage, Vol. V, Mar, p. 577, citing Acta Parliamenta Scotorum, I, p. 423 [not yet consulted].
  • [455] CP VIII 402-3.
  • [456] Stevenson (1870), Vol. I, pp. 410 and 414.
  • [457] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XI, Cap. XIII, p. 150.
  • [458] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XIII, Cap. XII, p. 287.
  • [459] Stuart (1798), p. 429.
  • [460] John of Fordun (Skene), Annals, CLXXVIII, p. 366.
  • [467] Calendar of Documents Scotland (Bain), Vol. II, 823, p. 200.
  • [468] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XI, Cap. XIII, p. 150.
  • [469] Stephenson, J. (ed.) (1870) Documents illustrative of the History of Scotland from the death of King Alexander the Third to the accession of Robert Bruce 1286-1306 (Edinburgh), Vol. II, CCCLXXXV, p. 92.
  • [470] Cupar, Vol. II, Appendix, II, 5, p. 286.
  • [471] Fraser, Sir. W. (1874) The Lennox, Vol. I, p. 240 (not yet consulted), cited in CP VII 591.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Kings of Scotland:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTLAND.htm#RobertIdied1329B

ROBERT I 1306-1329, DAVID II 1329-1371


ROBERT [VII] Bruce, son of ROBERT [VI] de Brus, Earl of Carrick, Lord of Annandale & his first wife Margaret Ctss of Carrick (Writtle, near Chelmsford, Essex 11 Jul 1274-Cardross Castle, Dumbartonshire 7 Jun 1329, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife).

  • The Liber Pluscardensis records the birth in 1274 of "Robertus de Broys tercius…rex Scociæ futurus"[1015]. The manuscript history of the Bruce family of Carleton records that “Robertus Brus quintus…rex Scotiæ” succeeded “Robertus Brus quartus”[1016].
  • He succeeded his father 27 Oct 1292 as Earl of Carrick.
  • He succeeded his father in 1304 as Baron Bruce and Lord of Annandale. Edward I King of England forfeited his English estates 20 Feb 1305/6.
  • In defiance of Edward I King of England, he assumed the crown 25 or 27 Mar 1306 as ROBERT I King of Scotland, crowned 25 and 27 Mar 1306. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the coronation "VI Kal Apr" in 1306 of "Robertus de Bruce comes tunc de Carrick" at Scone[1017].
  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death "VII Id Jun…apud Cardros" in 1329 of "Robertus de Bruce rex Scotorum" in the twenty-fourth year of his reign[1018]. The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death "apud Cardross" of "Robertus de Broys rex Scotorum" and his burial "in medio chori de Dumfermling…VII Id Jun" in 1329[1019].

m firstly ([1295]) ISABEL of Mar, daughter of DONALD 6th Earl of Mar & his wife Helen [of North Wales] (-before 1302).

  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Robertus…rex, quuando fuit comes de Carric" married "Isabellam sororem Garthenai comitis de Marr"[1020].

m secondly (1302) ELIZABETH de Burgh, daughter of RICHARD de Burgh 2nd Earl of Ulster and Connaught & his wife Margaret de Burgh of Lavanley (-Cullen Castle, Banffshire 26 Oct 1327, bur Dunfermline Abbey, Fife).

  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Robertus, adhuc comes" married "Elizabeth filiam Haymeri de Burkis comitis de Hullister" after the death of his first wife[1021].
  • The Chronicle of John of Fordun (Continuator - Annals) records that in 1306 "the queen" was captured by William Earl of Ross and "brought to the king of England and…kept a prisoner in close custody until the battle of Bannockburn"[1022]. Orders for the "farther…custody of the countesses of Carrick and Buchan, Marie and Christine the sisters, and Margerie the daughter, of Robert de Brus", specifying that "three of the ladies to be in kages", are dated 7 Nov 1306[1023].
  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death "VII Kal Nov" in 1327 of "domina Elizabeth regina, mater regis David" and her burial "in choro de Dunfermeling juxta regem Robertum sponsum suum"[1024]. The Liber Pluscardensis records the death in 1327 of "Elizabeth regina Scociæ mater David regis et uxor…Roberti de Broys" and her burial "apud Dunfermlyn"[1025]. The Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie records the death "VII Kal Nov" in 1327 of "Regina Elizabeitht, mater regis David de Broys" and her burial "in choro de Dumfermling iuxta Robertem regem et suum sponsum"[1026].

King Robert I & his first wife had one child:

1. MARJORY Bruce ([1296/97]-Paisley, Renfrewshire 2 Mar 1316, bur Paisley Abbey).

  • John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) names "Marjoriam" as the only daughter of "Robertus…rex, quuando fuit comes de Carric" and his wife "Isabellam sororem Garthenai comitis de Marr", adding that she married "Waltero senescallo Scotiæ"[1027]. Orders for the "farther…custody of the countesses of Carrick and Buchan, Marie and Christine the sisters, and Margerie the daughter, of Robert de Brus", specifying that "three of the ladies to be in kages", are dated 7 Nov 1306[1028].
  • The Liber Pluscardensis records that "nobilis Walteri Stevart" married "filiam Roberti de Broys"[1029].
  • She died in childbirth triggered by falling from her horse.
  • m (1315) [as his second wife,] WALTER 6th High Steward of Scotland, son of JAMES 5th High Steward of Scotland & his wife Cecilia de Dunbar (1292-9 Apr 1326).
  • Marjory & her husband had one child: Robert Stewart (b. Paisley 2 March 1316, d. Dundonald Castle 19 April 1390, bur. Scone Abbey)

References:

  • [1015] Liber Pluscardensis, Vol. I, Liber VII, CXXIX, p. 106.
  • [1016] Dugdale Monasticon VI, Gysburn Priory, Yorkshire, IV, Nomina Antecessorum de Carleton de Familia de Brus, p. 268.
  • [1017] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XII, Cap. IX, p. 230.
  • [1018] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XIII, Cap. XIV, p. 292.
  • [1019] Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie, p. 156.
  • [1020] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XI, Cap. XIII, p. 150.
  • [1021] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XI, Cap. XIII, p. 150.
  • [1022] John of Fordun (Skene), Annals, CXX, p. 335.
  • [1023] Calendar of Documents Scotland (Bain), Vol. II, 1851, p. 495.
  • [1024] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XIII, Cap. XII, p. 288.
  • [1025] Liber Pluscardensis, Vol. I, Liber IX, CXXIII, p. 258.
  • [1026] Extracta ex Cronicis Scocie, p. 156.
  • [1027] Johannis de Fordun (Goodall), Vol. II, Lib. XI, Cap. XIII, p. 150.
  • [1028] Calendar of Documents Scotland (Bain), Vol. II, 1851, p. 495.
  • [1029] Liber Pluscardensis, Vol. I, Liber VII, CXXIII, p. 95.

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Robert_I THE_BRUCE.  Born 11 JUL 1274, Writtle, Essex.

Married Isabel MAR, died 1297. Died 7 JUN 1329, , , , Scotland.

  • GENEALOGY: Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons; Page; 226; G929.72; C6943ra; Denver Public Library; Genealogy
  • GENEALOGY: The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom; Page 359; G929.72; G35p; Denver Public Library; Genealogy !Robert De Brus, Earl of Carrick [S.], Lord Brus [E.], s. and h., b. 11 Jul 1274, at Writtle Essex. He did homage and had livery of his father's lands. 14 Jun 1304. On 25 and 27 Mar 1306, he was crowned KING OF SCOTLAND
  • GENEALOGY: The Royal House of Stuart; Page ix; G929.7; A224ro; (oversized) Denver Public Library

Children of Robert_I THE_BRUCE and Isabel MAR:

  • 1. 50 i Marjory BRUCE, d. 1316, Scotland

Ms. Charlotte Maness, 757 Oak St, Apartment B, Lakewood, CO 80215

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Isabella of Mar (c. 1277 – December 1296; modern Scottish Gaelic: Iseabail) was the first wife of Robert Bruce.

She was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar and a woman named Helen (or Ellen) (1246-1295) who had previously been the wife of Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife.

Isabella was a wealthy young woman at the time of her arranged marriage to the Earl of Carrick, Robert Bruce. Her father was one of the seven guardians of Scotland who believed Robert Bruce to be the rightful King of Scotland. Despite the risks, he could see the advantage of the two families joining in marriage and bearing an heir to the throne. Mar was the first to sign over the estates of his family to the Bruce.

Isabella was married to Robert at the age of 18 and legend has it that they were much in love. Shortly after their marriage Isabella became pregnant. She had a healthy pregnancy but she died soon after giving birth to a daughter, Marjorie Bruce in 1296. Robert married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, six years later.

Isabella's daughter Princess Marjorie (d. 1316) married Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, and their son became Robert II of Scotland. From him descend the monarchs of the House of Stewart and the later royal families of the United Kingdom

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Links

  1. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/SCOTLAND.htm#RobertIdied1329B
  2. http://www.thepeerage.com/p10209.htm#i102090 Thepeerage.com
  3. http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_av_Mar Isabella av Mar
  4. http://www.electricscotland.com/history/women/wh34.htm
  5. http://scottishscribbles.blogspot.com/2010/11/early-stewart-scottish-queens.html
  6. http://www.robertsewell.ca/scotlandkings.html

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Sources

  • GENEALOGY: Royal Ancestors of Magna Charta Barons; Page; 226; G929.72; C6943ra; Denver Public Library; Genealogy

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from: http://www.electricscotland.com/history/women/wh34.htm

Countess Isabella of Mar, 1st wife of The Bruce

Isabella was born to the tenth Earl of Mar, Lord Donald MacGylocher and Helen of Wales. Isabella was a wealthy young woman at the time of her marriage to Robert Bruce the Earl of Carrick. Her lands were most of the northeastern section of Inverness.

There is not much information about Isabella but there are certain statements written that quotes her being a very handsome lady. Legend tells that he loved Isabella. This was not a common trait in arranged marriages

Isabella spoke Gaelic and High English. She was an educated lady of medieval time. She was married to Robert when she was 18. The Countess soon discovered she was with child just shortly after their marriage.

Lord Donald was one of the seven guardians of Scotland that believed that Robert Bruce should be the rightful King of Scotland. He knew the advantage of the two families joining in marriage and bearing an Heir to the (Throne). Mar was the first to sign over the estates of his family to the Bruce.

Isabella had a healthy pregnancy but she died soon after giving birth to Majorie. The year was 1296. Robert did mourn her death for he did not remarry until 6 years later. Princess Marjory carried on the legacy of the MacGylocher's through the female lines. These lines lead to the Royal families of Scotland and the Crown.

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Name: Isabella Mar

  • Sex: F
  • Note: Isabella Mar was a Queen Consort. (Ben M. Angel notes: No she wasn't. He wasn't crowned King of Scotland until well after her death.)
  • Birth: BEF 1285
  • Death: 1327
  • Father: Donald Mar b: BEF 1260
  • Mother: Helen b: BEF 1265
  • Marriage 1 Robert "the Bruce" de Bruce b: 11 JUL 1274 in Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Married: 1295

Children

  • 1. Marjorie Bruce b: BEF 1300

-------------------- Isabella of Mar (modern Scottish Gaelic: Iseabail) (c. 1277 – 12 December 1296) was the first wife of Robert the Bruce and the grandmother of Robert II of Scotland, founder of the royal House of Stuart. She died before Robert was crowned King of Scots, and never became Queen. She was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar and a woman named Helen (or Ellen) (1246–1295), who had previously been the wife of Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife. Her father was one of the seven guardians of Scotland who believed Robert Bruce to be the rightful King of Scotland. Despite the considerable risks, the Earl of Mar could foresee the advantage of the two families joining in marriage and bearing an heir to the throne, and the marriage of Isabella and Robert was arranged. Mar was the first to sign over the estates of his family to the Bruce. Isabella was married to Robert at the age of 18 and legend has it that they were much in love. Shortly after their marriage Isabella became pregnant. She had a healthy pregnancy but she died soon after giving birth to a daughter, Marjorie Bruce in 1296. She is buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.[1] Robert married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, six years later. Isabella's daughter Princess Marjorie (died 1316) married Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, and their son became Robert II of Scotland. From him descend the monarchs of the House of Stewart and the later royal families of the United Kingdom.

Isabella and Robert I of Scotland as depicted in the 1562 Forman Armorial. Spouse Robert de Brus, Earl of Carrick Issue Marjorie Bruce House Clan Mar Father Domhnall I, Earl of Mar Mother Helen Born c. 1277 Kildrummy Castle Died 12 December 1296 (aged 18–19) Castle Cardoss Burial Paisley Abbey -------------------- Source= http://www.patrickspeople.co.uk/ancestors%20of%20isabella%20gordon/2152.htm -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Mar -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pedigree Resource File

name: Isabella /nic Domhnaill of Mar/ Countess of Carrick


sexo: female

nacimiento: aproximadamente 1277

                        Kildrummy Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, (Present UK) 

defunción: 12 December 1296

                      Manor of Cardross, Dunbartonshire (Present Argyll and Bute),         Scotland, (Present UK) 

entierro:

bautismo en otra Iglesia: aproximadamente 1278

                                             Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom 

matrimonio: aproximadamente 1295

Padres

Padre: Domhnall /mac Uilleim/ 6th Earl of Mar


madre: Elen /ferch Llywelyn/ Countess


Matrimonios (1)

cónyuge: Roibert I /a Briuis/ Rìgh Alba


matrimonio: aproximadamente 1295

 hijos (1)

hijo 1:

Marjorie /Bruce/ Princess of Scotland


sexo: female

nacimiento: aproximadamente December 1296

                             Dundonald, Kyle, Argyllshire, Scotland, (Present UK) 

defunción: 2 March 1316

                          Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, (Present UK) 

entierro: aproximadamente 1325

                  Paisley Abbey 

Notas (31) {geni:occupation} Drottning av Skottland, Wealthy young woman, married at age 18, 1st wife of Robert I., Lady of Mar, Dotter till Sir Donald, 6th Earl of Mar, died before Robert became king Isabel, d. before 1302, daughter of Donald, Earl of Mar, by his 1st wifeHelen, daughter of Llewellyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales. [Magna ChartaSureties

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Isabella of Mar (modern Scottish Gaelic: Iseabail) (c. 1277 – 12 December 1296) was the first wife of Robert the Bruce and the grandmother of Robert II of Scotland, founder of the royal House of Stuart. She died before Robert was crowned King of Scots, and never became Queen.

She was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar and Helen (or Ellen) of Wales (1246–1295), the illegitimate daughter of Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ("the Great") Prince of Wales; she had previously been the wife of Maol Choluim II, Earl of Fife. Her father was one of the seven guardians of Scotland who believed Robert Bruce to be the rightful King of Scotland. Despite the considerable risks, the Earl of Mar could foresee the advantage of the two families joining in marriage and bearing an heir to the throne, and the marriage of Isabella and Robert was arranged. Mar was the first to sign over the estates of his family to the Bruce.

Isabella was married to Robert at the age of 18 and legend has it that they were much in love. Shortly after their marriage Isabella became pregnant. She had a healthy pregnancy but she died soon after giving birth to a daughter, Marjorie Bruce in 1296. She is buried at Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire.[2]

Robert married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh, six years later. Isabella's daughter Princess Marjorie (died 1316) married Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland, and their son became Robert II of Scotland. From him descend the monarchs of the House of Stewart and the later royal families of the United Kingdom.

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Isabella of Mar's Timeline

1277
1277
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1278
1278
Age 1
Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1295
1295
Age 18
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1296
December 12, 1296
Age 19
Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Died in Childbirth.

December 1296
Age 19
Dundonald, Kyle, Argyllshire, Scotland
1296
Age 19
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
1316
March 2, 1316
Age 19
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
1926
January 12, 1926
Age 19
January 27, 1926
Age 19
1992
November 18, 1992
Age 19