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Christiana de Ireby

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Ireby, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Death: 1305 (86-94)
Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Place of Burial: Dumfrieshire, Scotland
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Daughter of William de Ireby and Christian de Carlisle
Wife of Thomas Lascelles and Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale
Mother of Erminia Seton de Wintoun

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FMG states no children of Christina and Robert.


Christiana of Jesmond's first husband was Thomas de Lascelles son of Duncan de Lascelles and Christiana his wife a daughter of Waldef son of Gospatric By him Christiana of Jesmond is said to have had a daughter Erminia who married John de Seton and she had issue Christopher Seton who married Christiana a sister of Robert Bruce King of Scotland and John Seton Christopher Seton and John Seton were both present at the killing of John Comyn by Bruce in 1304 and were both captured and executed by tie English in 1306.7 Philip Mowbray had married Galiena sister of Christiana Waldef mother of Thomas Lascelles and some of the Lascelles

By 1275 Christiana of Jesmond had married (for her third husband) Robert Bruce the elder who thus became one of the LORDS of Jesmond in right of his wife's title to dower thereout His SON Robert Bruce Earl of Carrick as has been shewn married Marjory of Galloway Countess of Carrick It is stated by de Hemingburgh1 that Robert Bruce the elder was all his renowned witty wealthy and liberal and in life and death nothing 2 Notwithstanding that by his first marriage with Isabel de Clare he had become brother in law of Gilbert de Clare Earl Gloucester a colleague of Simon de Montfort he had all adhered to the king's side For this he had been suitably rewarded and he had inherited large estates at Hartlepool and from his father and in the south of England from his mother

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Archaeologia Aeliana, 3rd ser. 1 (1904): 30–106, and, more recently, Todd, Lanercost Cartulary (Surtees Soc. 203) (1997): 349, Foundations 2 (1) (2006): 54–73, and Double Tressure 29 (2006): 77–82 have alleged that Christian de Ireby and her 1st husband, Thomas de Lascelles, Knt., had a daughter and heiress, Ermina [or Erminia], wife of John de Seton, Knt., of Seton (in Hinderwell) and Southburn (in Kirkburn), Yorkshire, and Skelton, Cumberland. Ermina de Seton in turn is identified in print as the mother of Christopher de Seton, Knt., of Seton (in Hinderwell), Yorkshire, Kirkandrews and Skelton, Cumberland, etc., who was drawn and hanged in 1306 by King Edward I of England for having taking the side of King Robert I de Brus. Sir Christopher de Seton was the husband of Christian de Brus, the sister of King Robert I de Brus.

Christian de Ireby is better known in history circles as the second wife of Robert de Brus, Knt. (died 1295), lord of Annandale in Scotland, who is usually called Robert de Brus the Competitor or the Claimant. Contemporary evidence indicates that at the time of her death in 1305, Christian de Ireby died without surviving issue, her heirs being listed in an inquisition taken 14 Sept. 1305 as being Joan, wife of Roger de Edneham, aged 30, Joan, wife of Robert de Hodelstone, aged 28, Christian, wife of John de Farlame, aged 26, and Isabel, wife of Hugh de Bochardby, aged 25 [see Archaeologia Aeliana, 3rd ser. 1 (1904): 54, footnote 5 (available at this weblink:; Parker, Pipe Rolls of Cumberland & Westmorland 1222–1260 (Cumberland & Westmorland Antiq. & Arch. Soc. Extra ser. 12) (1905): xxxvi–xxxvii; available at the following weblink:,+Pipe+Rolls+of+Cumberland#PPR36,M1].

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Ireby, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom
Age 90
Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Age 90
Dumfrieshire, Scotland