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William de Brus

Also Known As: "William de Brus 3rd Baron of Annandale", "William Bruce Lord of /Annandale/", "9730"
Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Annandale, Dumfries, Scotland
Place of Burial: Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale and Eufemia d'Aumale
Husband of Beatrice of Teyden and Christine fitz Walter
Father of William de Bruce; Robert de Brus, 4th Lord of Annandale; Agatha De Bruce; N.N. Beckwith and John de Bruce
Brother of Robert lll de Brus, of Annandale; Agatha De Bruce; Euphemia De Bruce and Bernard de Brus, of Annandale

Occupation: 3rd Lord of Annadale, Earl of Huntingdon, 3rd Lord of Annandale
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale

William de Brus, Lord of Annandale M, #4582, d. between 1203 and 1213

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Last Edited=3 Jun 2008

    William de Brus, Lord of Annandale was the son of Robert Bruce and Euphemia (?).1 He married, secondly, Beatrice de Teyden, daughter of Paulinus de Teyden and Beatrice de Evermure.2 He died between 1203 and 1213.
    William de Brus, Lord of Annandale gained the title of Lord of Annandale.

Child of William de Brus, Lord of Annandale and Beatrice de Teyden 1.Robert de Brewes, Lord of Annandale+ d. 1245 Citations 1.[S1916] Tim Boyle, "re: Boyle Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 16 September 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Boyle Family." 2.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume IX, page 483. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale (died 16 July 1212[1]) was the second but eldest surviving son of Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale.

His elder brother, Robert III de Brus, predeceased their father and never held the lordship of Annandale. William de Brus thus succeeded his father when the latter died in 1194.

William de Brus possessed large estates in the north of England. He obtained from King John, the grant of a weekly market at Hartlepool, and granted lands to the canons of Gisburn.[2] Very little else is known about William's activities. He makes a few appearances in the English government records and witnessed a charter of King William of Scotland.

He married a woman called Beatrice de Teyden, and had by her at least two sons,

Robert (his successor). William.

Notes^ http://genealogy.euweb.cz/brit/bruce.html or 1215 ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, CB., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms, The Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire, London, 1883, p.80.

NOTE: Family search org. and Wikipedia differe in William de Brus' date of death. The first one states it was in 1215, while the second source based on the given references, places in an exact date, July 16, 1212.

The planting of Whitby's Penny Hedge.

The ceremony has been carried out in the harbour every Ascension Eve before 9am for nearly nine centuries.

It involves squelching about on the river bed at the low-water mark, hammering stakes and stowers of coppiced hazel into the mud, to be woven with branches to withstand three tides.

The story of the hedge began in 1159, when Ralph de Piercie, lord of Sneaton, William de Bruce, lord of Ugglebarnby, and a freeholder called Allotson were hunting wild boar.

They chased one to the hermitage of Eskdaleside, near Whitby, where the hermit protected the exhausted boar and refused to hand it over.

The men attacked the hermit - some say killing him - and then fled to Scarborough Castle, but they were forced to return by the Abbot of Whitby.

As penance, they and their successors were ordered to plant the hedge, or forfeit their lands to the Abbot.

They were to cut hazel from the woods, with a knife not costing more than a penny, carry the pieces on their backs to the low water mark by Abraham's Bosom, and plant the hedge.

Then a horn was to be blown and the words "Out on ye, out on ye, out on ye" shouted. The hedge had to withstand three tides before it was washed away.

According to the legend the penance was to be carried until a time when the waters were too high for planting.

In 1981 the water was eight feet deep where the hedge is normally planted, so honour was satisfied.

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William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale's Timeline

Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Age 16
Annandale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Age 45
Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Age 50
Ugglebarnby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
July 16, 1212
Age 62
Annandale, Dumfries, Scotland
July 1212
Age 62
September 29, 1932
Age 62
May 18, 1933
Age 62