Sir Thomas Bruce, of Annandale

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About Sir Thomas Bruce, of Annandale

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

Sir Thomas de Brus (c. 1284 – 9 February 1307) was a younger brother of King Robert I of Scotland, who supported his brother in the struggle for the crown of Scotland. He was captured by forces at Loch Ryan, Galloway, Scotland and later executed as a traitor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Loch_Ryan

Born c. 1284 at Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland a son of Robert de Brus, 6th Lord of Annandale and Margaret, Countess Of Carrick. He was married to Helen Erskine. While leading an invasion force with his brother Alexander de Brus composed of eighteen galleys, landing at Loch Ryan. The invasion force was quickly overwhelmed by local forces, led by Dungal MacDouall, who was a supporter of the Comyns and he and his brother were captured. He was later beheaded on 9 February 1307 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England.

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Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan (died before 1348) [1] was the first Baron of Clackmannan. [2]

King David II of Scotland, near the end of his life, appears to have regarded Thomas as the next most senior member of the Bruce family, but his exact relationship to the royal Bruces is unclear. It has been suggested that he was the son of an illegitimate son of Robert the Bruce or Edward Bruce, but there is no clear evidence for this, he may have belonged to a more distant branch of the family.

Thomas was granted land in Clackmannan by King Robert II of Scotland after organising a revolt against the English in 1334. He married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse and it is from this line which most Bruces descend, including the current Chief of the House of Bruce (as a Lowland family, Bruce is not a Clan), Andrew Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin.[3] Thomas and Marjorie's children included Robert Bruce, 2nd Baron of Clackmannan.[1] Sources

   ^ a b Gordon A. C. MacGregor, Bruce of Cultmalundy, in The Red Book of Perthshire (Perthshire Heritage Trust, 2006)
   ^ Bruce of Clackmannan
   ^ Clan Bruce
   The House of Bruce
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Sir Thomas Bruce, of Annandale's Timeline

1284
1284
Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland
1307
February 9, 1307
Age 23
Carlisle Castle, Cumberland, , England

Executed

1313
1313
Age 23
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1932
September 20, 1932
Age 23
1933
May 16, 1933
Age 23
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