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Robert de Brusse (de Braose)

Also Known As: "le Brus", "Le Parquier", "de Brus", "de Bruce", "de Brix"
Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Bruis (Brix) Castle, Normandy, France
Death: between circa 1080 and 1096 (36-68)
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland or, Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Emma Gunnora de Bretagne
Father of Hortolina Ferraris; Philina Brus; Alain de Brus, Lord of Brusee; Robert le Brus; Amicia Brus and 4 others

Occupation: Seigneur de Brix
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About Robert de Brusse

WARNING: Here are extremely many mistakes!!!! The children are wrong, year of birth etc.

Not all of the children listed for him are correct--this tree needs a good deal of research.

See The Brus Family in England and Scotland, 1100-1295 by Ruth Margaret Blakely, Boydell Press, 2005 (on Google Books)


Lyman Horace Weeks, Book of Bruce, 1907, New York: The Americana Society

pp. 54-55

BRUSI, or Robert de Brusee, son of Rognvald, found Orkney little to his liking. Norway, the original home of his ancestors, attracted him more and shortly he attached himself to the fortunes of the house of his maternal grandfather, going over to Normandy where he established the Bruce stock. There he became eminent and powerful in the court, being councillor to Robert I., Duke of Normandy, the father of William the Conqueror. He built the castle of la Brusee or Bruis, now Brix, in Normandy, which became "the cradle of the royal house of Scotland." Brusee castle or the Chateau d'Adam near Valognes in the diocese of Constance was situated on the declivity of a hill, on the top of which was the village of Bruis, while at the foot flowed the river Douve. Located nearly five hundred feet above the river the castle commanded a beautiful panoramic view of the country for miles away. Long ago the buildings were demolished by the inhabitants of Bruis to build their houses, so that only the foundations with a few remnants of the walls have been left to the curiosity of later generations. The chateau had three ramparts, the foundations of which appear to have been three hundred, six hundred, and eight hundred yards from the main structure. The ditches were about forty-five feet wide and about fifteen feet deep, which showed that the Brusee castle must have been a fortress of the first order. On the whole it was a defense which only a large army could successfully invest, but it appears to have been many times besieged.

He married Emma, daughter of Alain, Earl of Brittany.


1. Alan or Alain de la Brusee. He married Agnes Mont- fort, daughter of Simon Montfort, Earl of Evreux. He was Lord of Brusee castle and became head of the great Nor- mandy family bearing his name.

2, Robert de Brusee, of whom below.


Robert de Brusee, second of the name, son of the pre- ceding, followed the standard of William, Duke of Normandy, when that prince went to conquer England in 1066. With him, as appears from the roll of the knights who came over with William, were many others of the same name.* He had a contingent of two hundred men, the only contingent that is specifically set down in the ancient document. He seems to have been a man of distinguished character and stood high in the regard of his royal master. He shared generously in the favor and munificence of the Conqueror, from whom he received extensive estates in remuneration of his services. Some authorities say that he possessed no fewer than forty- three manors in the east and west ridings of Yorkshire and fifty-one in the north riding.

[* Role de ceux veignont in Angleterre ovesque Roy Wm. le Conquereur. t Caledonia by George Chalmers, Vol. I, p. 569; Baronage of England by Sir William Duedale, Vol. I, p. 447. ]

He died about 1094.

He married Agnes, daughter of Walderne, Earl of St. Clair. Walderne of Santo Claro came from Normandy with William the Conqueror. He was of the household of Richard, Duke of Normandy. His son, William de Santo Claro or St. Clair, was one of the many Anglo-Norman barons who settled in Scotland in the reign of King David I, and he received from the King of Scots a grant of the barony of Roslin in Mid- lothian. From his fair and gracious deportment this son was called "the fair St. Clair."

Issue :

1. William de Brusee, who came into England with his father and was Lord of Brember in Sussex.

2. Adelme de Brusee, of whom below.

3. Hortoliana.

4. Philena, who married Wolstan, Lord of Paston.

5. Amicia, who married St. Aylmer de Tours.


Robert de Brus came with Conqueror. Possessed manor + castle of Skelton in Yorkshire + Hert + Hertness in Durham. A son, Brusi, who as far as can be found was the first to be called -Robert de Brusse-

1 2 3 Birth: ABT 1036 in Carrick, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom Death: 1080 OR 1098



Abbrev: RoyalAAF

   Title: RoyalAAF "Royal Ancestors of Some American Families",
   Text: Call, Michel L. Royal ancestors of some American families / Salt Lake City (P.O. Box 11488, Salt Lake City, Utah 84147) : M.L. Call, c1989. 1 v. (unpaged) ; 29 cm. LC CALL NUMBER: CS55 .C35 1989

Abbrev: EnglishP

   Title: EnglishP "Some Early English Pedigrees",

Ragenwald (Rogwald), Governor of Aldegorburg1 M, #6401, d. 1046

Father Brusse (Bruso), Earl Caithness, Southerlands d. 1031 Mother Ostrida of Vigor

    Ragenwald (Rogwald), Governor of Aldegorburg married Ardogia (Arlogia) of Russia, daughter of Waldawar, Duke of Russia. Ragenwald (Rogwald), Governor of Aldegorburg died in 1046.

Family Ardogia (Arlogia) of Russia Child ?Robert de Brus+ b. b 1000, d. c 1066

Citations 1.[S1652] Unknown author, Europaische Stammtafeln by Isenburg, chart 80, Vol. 2.


possible descents:

1) Rognvald, Jarl of Orkney - unlikely

2) Lambert of Louvain Born: Abt 1036, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland Died: 1080-1098, Bruis Castle, Brix, Manche, Normandy, France

  Ancestral File Number: HRTX-GX.
  Marriage Information:

Robert married Gunnora DE FRANCE. (Gunnora DE FRANCE was born about 1030 in France and died before 1050.)

   Marriage Information:

Robert also married Emma DE BRETAGNE, daughter of Alain Cagniart DE BRETAGNE Comte de Cornouaille and Judith DE NANTES. (Emma DE BRETAGNE was born about 1034 in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France and died about 1094.)

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Robert de Brusse's Timeline

Normandy, France
Age 10
Capelle-les-Grands, Eure, Upper Normandy, France
Age 14
Age 17
Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 19
Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 30
Kerlouan, Bretagne, France
Age 40
Of, , Argyllshire, Scotland