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Thomas Bruce

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Birthplace: Clackmannanshire, Scotland
Death: circa 1358
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward de Bruce, Earl of Carrick; Edward Bruce, Earl of Carrick; Isabella of Strathbogie and Isabella Bruce, of Strathbogie
Husband of Marjorie Charteris and Marjorie Bruce, of Stenhouse
Father of Robert Bruce, 2nd Baron of Clackmannan; James Bruce; Alexander Bruce and Robert Bruce, 2nd Baron of Clackmannan
Brother of Alexander Bruce, Earl of Carrick

Occupation: half brother of Robert The Bruce King of Scots
Managed by: Charlene Joyce McGowan
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About Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron Clackmannan

In 1334 he organised a rising against English rule, along with Robert II, 7th High Steward.1 As a reward, he was granted the demesnes of Clackmannan.


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In 1334 he organised a rising against English rule, along with Robert II, 7th High Steward. As a reward, he was granted the demesnes of Clackmannan.

Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse. Received the lands of Clackmannan from his cousin King Robert II as a reward for which he was granted for organising a rising against English rule in 1334. He died in 1358/9.

Note: Many Bruces today descend from many of these family branches, that started with this Thomas Bruce. It is questionable as to who Thomas' father was. Some say from King Robert's brother Edward's son Thomas, others say from Robert Bruce a cousin or illegitimate son of King Robert and some say another Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan (nephew of King David Bruce). Whichever it may be, we will never know for sure. However, he was a descendant of the Scottish Bruces.


Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan, married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse. He received the lands of Clackmannan from his cousin King Robert II as a reward for which he was granted for organising a rising against the English rule in 1334. It is not known who Thomas' father was. Possibly King Robert's brother Edward, or perhaps from Robert Bruce a cousin or illegitimate son of King Robert.

For further information on Sir Thomas Bruce's descendents, see: http://stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/bb4fz/bruce02.htm

- Norman Sutherland

Note: It has also been told Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan was son of Sir John de Bruce. -Crystal Bruce


According to Lord Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce the 11th Earl of Elgin in an interview in 2013: "First, the root of the Bruce Family Tree has several branches, one of these went to King Robert's son,, King David ll and then died out because he had no male heir. However, he had appointed Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan Tower as his heir and we are all descended from this branch which we are pretty certain comes from King Robert's grandfather's time. I am the 37th generation from Adam de Brus of Normandy."

Bruce family lineage: "Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse. Received the lands of Clackmannan from his cousin King Robert II as a reward for which he was granted for organising a rising against English rule in 1334. He died in 1358/9. Note: Many Bruce's today descend from many of these family branches, that started with this Thomas Bruce. It is questionable as to who Thomas' father was. Some say from King Robert's brother Edward's son Thomas, others say from Robert Bruce a cousin or illegitimate son of King Robert and some say another Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan (nephew of King David Bruce). Whichever it may be, we will never know for sure. However, he was a descendant of the Scottish Bruce's."

In 1334 he organised a rising against English rule, along with Robert II, 7th High Steward. As a reward, he was granted the demesnes of Clackmannan.

Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse. Received the lands of Clackmannan from his cousin King Robert II as a reward for which he was granted for organising a rising against English rule in 1334. He died in 1358/9.

Note: Many Bruces today descend from many of these family branches, that started with this Thomas Bruce. It is questionable as to who Thomas' father was. Some say from King Robert's brother Edward's son Thomas, others say from Robert Bruce a cousin or illegitimate son of King Robert and some say another Thomas Bruce of Clackmannan (nephew of King David Bruce). Whichever it may be, we will never know for sure. However, he was a descendant of the Scottish Bruces. Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan, married Marjorie Charteris of Stenhouse. He received the lands of Clackmannan from his cousin King Robert II as a reward for which he was granted for organising a rising against the English rule in 1334. It is not known who Thomas' father was. Possibly King Robert's brother Edward, or perhaps from Robert Bruce a cousin or illegitimate son of King Robert.

For further information on Sir Thomas Bruce's descendents, see: http://stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/bb4fz/bruce02.htm

- Norman Sutherland

Note: It has also been told Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan was son of Sir John de Bruce. -Crystal Bruce

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Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron Clackmannan's Timeline

1307
1307
Clackmannanshire, Scotland
1340
1340
Age 33
Scotland
1340
Age 33
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1358
1358
Age 51
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1375
1375
Age 51
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