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Margaret Bruce

Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Balmuto, Fifeshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert I the Bruce, King of Scots and Elizabeth de Burgh, Queen of Scots
Wife of William, 5th Earl of Sutherland
Mother of William Sutherland
Sister of Maud Bruce; David II, king of Scots; John Bruce and Elizabeth Bruce
Half sister of Edward de Brus; Squire Bruce; Sir Robert Bruce; Margaret Bruce; Elizabeth de Bruce and 5 others

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About Margaret Bruce

Robert's only child by his first marriage was

  • Marjorie Bruce, married Walter Stewart, 6th High Steward of Scotland (1293–1326).

By his second wife Elizabeth he had four children:

  • David II,
  • John (died in childhood),
  • Matilda (who married Thomas Isaac and died at Aberdeen 20 July 1353), and
  • Margaret (who married William de Moravia, 5th Earl of Sutherland in 1345).

In addition to his legitimate offspring, Robert Bruce had several illegitimate children by unknown mothers.

  • Sir Robert (died 12 August 1332 at the Battle of Dupplin Moor);
  • Walter, of Odistoun on the Clyde, who predeceased his father; and
  • Niall, of Carrick, (died 17 October 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross).
  • Elizabeth (married Walter Oliphant of Gask);
  • Margaret (married Robert Glen), alive as of 29 February 1364; and
  • Christian of Carrick, who died after 1329, when she was in receipt of a pension


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Margaret Bruce's Timeline

Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
March 30, 1346
Age 31
Balmuto, Fifeshire, Scotland
March 1346
Age 31