Margaret de Brus

( - 1307)
     Margaret de Brus was the daughter of Piers de Brus and Hawise de Lancaster.
     Margaret de Brus married Robert de Ros, son of Robert de Ros Baron Ros of Werke. She was the 3rd sister and coheiress of her brother Piers de Brus, inheritance included barony of Kendal, Westmoreland divided between her son William and nephew Marmaduke de Thweng gave charter of the forest of Rydal and her share of Ambleside and Loughrigg, held of her by Sir Roger de Lancaster, illeg. brother of her mother.
Re: her claim as coheiress of the Earl of Aum[ale, see Blakely.
Father: Piers de Brus (-1240), of Skelton and Danby in Cleveland
Mother: Hawise de Lancaster, heiress of Kendal

Children: Robert (-<1310), William (-<1310), of Kendal.
     Margaret died in 1307.

Piers de Brus

( - 1240)
     Piers de Brus was the son of Piers Brus.
     Piers de Brus married Hawise de Lancaster.
     Piers died in 1240.

Child of Piers de Brus and Hawise de Lancaster

Robert de Brus

(circa 1215 - 31 March 1295)
     Robert de Brus* Lord of Annandale [England] of Hartlepool, co. Durham, Writtle and Hatfield, Essex & c.[13] allegedly designated successor of Alexander II, c. 1251.
His son Richard de Brus had grant of the marriage and custody of the lands of Ralph de Tosny, 8 August 1265 * [probably as reward for support of King Henry III at Evesham and before - originally granted to Humphrey de Bohun and Edmund of Lancaster, 12 May 1264][13]
* order for William de St. Omer to delivery him to 'Richard' de Brus, 19 Sept 1265 [CP Vol. XII/I, Tony, p. 773 and note b, citing Cal. Patent Rolls and Close Rolls]. Robert de Brus was also known as Robert de Brus of Annandale 'the Competitor' in records. He bore arms: Or, a saltire & a chief gules. He was born circa 1215. He was of age in or before 1237. He was the son of Robert de Brus 4th Lord of Annandale and Isabel, of Huntingdon.
     Robert de Brus married Isabel de Clare, daughter of Gilbert de Clare 3rd Earl of Gloucs & Hertford and Isabel Marshall or Pembroke?, on 12 May 1240.
     On 9 August 1248 Robert de Brus confirmed the donation of the whole messuage of Cragyn, made by his mother Isabella, to Lindores Abbey. He was certainly born bef. 1227 as he was an adult when the above charter was confirmed.
     A charter of King Alexander II granted to Norinus, son of Norman de Lesslyn, ' at the instance of Isabel de Brus and Robert de Brus her son ' (" ad instanciam Isobile de Bruiss et Roberti de Bruiss filii sui "), witnessed by William, earl of Mar, Alexander the son of Walter the Steward ["Alexandero filio Walteri Senescallo"], John Comyn and Nicholas de Soulis, dated at Edinburgh, 4 Dec 1248.
     He was allegedly designated successor of Alexander II, c. 1251.
     As Robertus de Brus, he was one of the Regents of Scotland and guardians of Alexander III, appointed 20 September 1255.
     He was a supporter of King Henry III in England, April 1264 at Nottingham; fought at Battle of Lewes, 14 May 1264 (captured by de Montfort's forces) - ransomed by son Robert.
     Robert de Brus married secondly Christian de Ireby on 3 May 1273 in Hoddam, Dumfriesshire. She was a neighbouring widow of Thomas de Lascelles & Adam de Jessmond. They had no issue.
     ' Robertus de Bruse, dominus vallis Anandaie', together with his sons Robert and Richard, entered into a bond with Patrick, earl of Dunbar, Walter, earl of Menteith and others at Turnberry, 20 Sept 1286 'to adhere to the party of Richard de Burgh, earl of Ulster and Sir Thomas de Clare ' Red Book of Menteith II: 219-220, citing Historical Docs. Scotland, i:22.
     'Brus dominus Vallis Anandie, Robertus de (Robert de Brus seignor du Val Danant).' - swore allegiance to King Edward I at Berwick, 1291.
     In 1292, the market at Ireby, Cumberland was held by ' Robert de Brus, the elder, and Cristiana his wife,' the heir of the grantee [William de Ireby] under a charter granted by King Henry III, 29 Nov 1236 (QW, p. 24).
     Robert died on 31 March 1295 in Lochmaben Castle, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He was buried on 17 April 1295 in Guisborough Priory, Yorkshire, England. He was buried beside his father.

Children of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare

Sir Robert de Brus

     Sir Robert de Brus was born in France.
     Sir Robert de Brus married Emma, of Brittany,, daughter of Allan, Earl of Brittany,.

Child of Sir Robert de Brus and Emma, of Brittany,

Robert de Brus (3rd Lord of Annandale)

( - 1191)
     Robert de Brus (3rd Lord of Annandale) was the son of Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale and Euphemia de Aumale.
     Lord of Annandale. of Hartlepool, co. Durham
Had a grant of a messuage in Hartlepool to the monks of Durham by father Robert de Brus witnessed by sons, 'Roberto, Willelmo et Bernardo filiis meis..' and others, ca. 1170-1190.
     Robert de Brus (3rd Lord of Annandale) married Isabel Avenal of Scotland, daughter of William the Lion, King of Scotland, in 1183.
     Robert died in 1191 in Scotland. He died without issue. (1190?).

Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale

( - 1196)
     Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale was born in Scotland. He was the second son, known as le Meschin or the younger. He was the son of Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale and Agnes de Paganell.
     'Robertus de Brus', grant of a messuage in Hartlepool to the monks of Durham witnessed by sons, 'Roberto, Willelmo et Bernardo filiis meis..' and others, ca. 1170-1190.
     Grant of a messuage in Hartlepool to the monks of Durham by father Robert de Brus witnessed by sons, 'Roberto, Willelmo et Bernardo filiis meis..' and others, ca. 1170-1190.
     He made a grant with wife Eufemia of the church of St. Hilda's Isle, Hartlepool, co. Durham to the canons of Guisborough, before 1176.
     Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale married Euphemia de Aumale before 1176.
     Robert died in 1196 in Scotland.

Children of Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale and Euphemia de Aumale

Robert de Brus 4th Lord of Annandale

(between 1185 and 1195 - before 23 January 1225/26)
     The name is derived from Bruis, now Brix, in the arrondisment of Valogbes.
     Lord of Annandale, of Hartlepool, co. Durham. He was known as "The Noble". Robert de Brus 4th Lord of Annandale was born between 1185 and 1195. He was the son of William de Brus and Christina FitzAlan (Bruce).
     He had succeeded his father before 13 June 1213, on which date his younger brother (unnamed) was a hostage of the King of Scotland for him, and was then residing with his cousin Peter de Brus.
A similar letter to the following, written ' to Peter de Brus concerning the brother of Robert de Brus '
[unidentified] a hostage of the King of Scotland placed with Peter for safekeeping, to be transferred to the King of England's custody, 13 June 1213 :
' 574. Concerning the K. of Scotland's hostages. The K. to S[aher] earl of Winchester. Commands him on receipt, immediately to send the K. by good and safe messengers, Reginald his own son, and the son of William de Veteripont, hostages of the K. of Scotland, who are in his custody by the K.'s order; so that they may be with the K. at Portsmouth on the vigil of St. John Baptist instant.
     On 26 Jun 1215, Philip de Ulecot was notified that K John had granted Robert de Brus, son and heir of William de Brus, a Wed market ( and a fair on f+2 Laurence (10 Aug) as it was set out in the charter (RLC, i, p. 217). On 11 Nov 1218, an agreement between Robert Brus and Patrick, earl of Dunbar and C. the countess, records that Patrick was to retain one third of the market.
     On 11 Nov 1218, an agreement between Robert Brus and Patrick, earl of Dunbar and C. the countess, records that Patrick was to retain one third of the market (Calendar of Documents relating to Scotland, i, 1108-1272, p. 123, no. 700). '[9] [14]
~ The above agreement in 1218 was between Robert, his mother Cecilia and
her new husband Patrick, Earl of Dunbar.
     Robert de Brus 4th Lord of Annandale married Isabel, of Huntingdon,, daughter of David, of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon (8) and Maud/Matilda, of Chester,, circa 1219.
     Robert died before 23 January 1225/26 in near Stilton, Huntingdonshire, England. He was buried in Saltre Abbey (Sawtrey), near Stilton, Huntingdonshire.

Child of Robert de Brus 4th Lord of Annandale and Isabel, of Huntingdon,

Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale

( - May 1141)
     Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale married Agnes de Paganell, daughter of Foulk de Paganell. 'Agnes uxor Roberti de Brus' founder together with her husband of Middlesborough priory as a cell of Whitby abbey (DD 355, cites Dugdale, Mon. Anglicanum III:632, no. I)[8] cf. also EYC II:203, no. 858[3]. Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale was born in Scotland?. He was the second son (his elder brother inherited most of the English lands). He was the son of Robert Brus.
     He was Lord of Cleveland.
John P Ravilious wrote: Death: 1142 [2],[3]
Occ: Lord of Cleveland and Annandale
of Skelton and Danby in Cleveland, co. York
had grant of Skelton from King Henry I, 1106[1] exchanged other lands for Danby in Cleveland, co. Yorks.
'Robertus de Brus', made gift of 20 carucates and 2 bovates of land, and the town of Guisborough, to the canons of Guisborough (confirmed by grandson Adam de Brus, before 1190[3]).
     He attested a charter of William of Mortain before 1107, and charter of Henry I at a council in Nottingham, confirming gifts to the church of Durham, 1109.
     Roberti de Brus, witness (together with Robert de Brus, Robert fitz Nigel, Hugh de Morville, Hugh 'bret' and Robert Corbet, Walter de Lindsay and Walter fitz Winemer) to charter of Earl David granting 100s. from Hardingestrona for the use of the church of Glasgow, with the concession of his wife Matilda; dated ca. 1123.
     'Robert de Brus', had charter from King David I of Scots for 'Estrahanent [i.e., Annandale] and all the land from the boundary of Dunegal of Stranit [Nithsdale] to the boundary of Randolph Meschin.... Witnesses: Eustace Fitzjohn, Hugh de Morville, Alan de Perci, William de Somerville, Berengar Engaine, Randolph de Sules, William de Morville, Hervi son of Warin and Edmund the chamberlain', dated Scone, ca. 1124.
Robertus de Brus, made gift of 20 carucates and 2 bovates of land, and the town of Guisborough, to the canons of Guisborough (confirmed by grandson Adam de Brus, before 11902), 1124 or before.
     'Robertus de Brus', made grant of the manor of Appleton Wieske ['vocatur Appletona'] and the land between it and Kirk Levington to St. Mary's, York, ca. 1125-35; witnessed by son Adam de Brus [EYC II:1-2, no. 648, citing Chartulary of St. Mary's][3]
cf. Richard Borthwick, 'Researching de Brus and Descendants' (cites Sanders, I J *English Baronies: a study of their origin and descent 1086-1327* (Oxford, 1963 [1960]) 77; DNB III:114; K S B Keats-Rohan, *Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons occurring in English Documents, 1066-1166* (The Boydell Press: Woodbridge, 1999) I:414-415)[1].
     Lord of Annandale on father's resignation (prior to Battle of the Standards), 1138
He renounced allegiance to Scotland and resigned lands to his younger son Robert before the Battle of the Standard, 1138.
     Robert died in May 1141.

Children of Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale and Agnes de Paganell

William de Brus

( - June 1212)
     William de Brus was the son of Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale and Euphemia de Aumale.
     Lord of Annandale, of Hartlepool, co. Durham. Lord of Annandale [Scot]
'William de Brus', witness [with Bernard de Brus and others] to charter of Robert de Brus [called Robert II de Brus (more likely, the father of William] granted Elton, near Stockton, to William de Humetz, before 1184
[EYC II:4, no. 650 -note 3; cites Brit. Mus., Cott. ch. xviii, 50][3].
     William de Bruce (Brus) was the second son of Robert (II) de Bruce (d.1194?) and his wife, Euphemia, niece of William, earl of Albemarle. He had two brothers, Robert (III) (d.a.1191), and Bernard, and one sister, Agatha. He married Christina, by whom he had two sons, Robert (IV) and perhaps William. He died on 16 July 1211 or 1212. In A.A.M. Duncan, 'Robert (II) de Brus, lord of Annandale', ODNB, viii, 373; [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3749].
     Grant of a messuage in Hartlepool to the monks of Durham by father Robert de Brus witnessed by sons, 'Roberto, Willelmo et Bernardo filiis meis..' and others, ca. 1170-1190.
     William de Brus married Christina FitzAlan (Bruce), daughter of Walter FitzAlan and Eschyn de Molle of Huntlaw, before 1195 in Scotland. Her dower included a third of the manor of Hartlepool, co. Durham, as evidenced by agreement with her son and heir Robert de Brus: ' On 11 Nov 1218, an agreement between Robert Brus and Patrick, earl of Dunbar and C. the countess, records that Patrick was to retain one third of the market.
     He had charters for a market and fair, granted 1201 by King John to William de Brus; William owed 20m. for having a market and a fair lasting three days ' (PR, 3 John, pp. 249-50).
     William died |16 June 1212 according to John Ravillious and 16 July 1212 via Wikipedia. in June 1212 in Scotland.

Children of William de Brus and Christina FitzAlan (Bruce)

Adam Brus

(circa 1134 - 1196)
     Adam de Brus of Skelton. Adam Brus was born circa 1134. He was the son of Adam de Brus and Agnes Aumale.
     Adam Brus married Jueta de Arches circa 1170. Adam de Brus II was married to Ivetta, daughter of William de Arches, Lord of Thorpe Arches near Wetherby. They had five sons, Peter, Roger, Richard, Simon and Hugh and a daughter Isabel.
Leo van der Pas calles her Joanna de Meschines.
     1170 - Adam de Brus II sat in the parliament of Henry II.
Adam de Brus made a gift of land to Guisborough Priory in the area between Guisborough and the present Commondale.
     Adam died in 1196. ?1188 Adam de Brus II died and was buried in Guisborough Priory, He was succeeded by his son, Peter.

Children of Adam Brus and Jueta de Arches

Agatha Brus

     Agatha Brus was born. Agatha or 'Agnes', identified by Rosie Bevan as daughter of Robert de Brus[26]
Parentage as stated by K.S.B. Keats-Rohan (DD 355)[8]

'de Brus, Agatha': "Daughter of Robert I de Brus, Wife of Ralph son of Ribald. Farrer, 'Early Yorkshire Charters' II, no. 650". This citation actually shows that Agatha was daughter of Robert II de Brus.' Henry Sutliff, SGM, 15 Sept 2002 (also FMG), cites DD 355[27]
~ but see discussion re: EYC II: 300-301[28] [holds she was daughter of Robert 'I' de Brus]. She was the daughter of Robert de Brus Lord of Annandale and Agnes de Paganell.
     Agatha Brus married Ralph fitz Ribald. He was of Middleham in Richmondshire, co. Yorks. Son of Ribald of Brittany, lord of Middleham (-1121) & Beatrice Taillebois (-1112).

Child of Agatha Brus and Ralph fitz Ribald

Alicia or Aloysia Brus

     Alicia or Aloysia Brus was the daughter of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.

Bernard Brus

( - before 1269)
     Bernard Brus was the son of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.
     'Bernard was given the manor of Connington, Hunts, by his father Robert de Brus "The Competitor." He died in 1266 and Conington was settled on his widow Constance who was holding it in 1276-86.'[25]

IPM, Barnard de Brus (53 Hen III)[24]

Spouse: Constance de Merston, daughter of Ralph de Merston.
     Bernard died before 1269.

Bernard Brus

     Bernard Brus was the son of Robert de Brus 2nd Lord of Annandale and Euphemia de Aumale.
     Cf. DD 355[8] 'Bernard de Brus', witness [with William de Brus and others] to charter of Robert de Brus * granted Elton, near Stockton, to William de Humetz, before 1184 [EYC II:4, no. 650 -note 3; cites Brit. Mus., Cott. ch. xviii, 50]
A grant of a messuage in Hartlepool to the monks of Durham by father Robert de Brus witnessed by sons, 'Roberto, Willelmo et Bernardo filiis meis..' and others, ca. 1170-1190 [EYC II:8, no. 658].

Euphemia Brus

(before 1200? - circa 1267)
     Euphemia Brus was born before 1200?. She was the daughter of William de Brus and Christina FitzAlan (Bruce).
     Euphemia Brus married Patrick (II) Dunbar 6th Earl, son of Patrick Dunbar 5th Earl of Dunbar and Ada, of Scotland,, before 1213. It was thought he married Euphemia, daughter of Walter, the third High Steward of Scotland, with whom he received the estate of Birkynside, in Lauderdale, which he burdened with a merk of silver to be paid yearly for the benefit of the church of Dryburgh. The Countess survived her husband, dying perhaps in or about 1267. From the chronicler of Lanercost, who tells a somewhat decorated anecdote of the strained relations between her and her eldest son, we learn she resided, in her later years, at Whittinghame, in East Lothian. The same writer also states that he was present when mother and son were reconciled at her deathbed, he asking her forgiveness. Cokayne's corrigenda refutes this and makes his wife his stepsister.
     Euphemia died circa 1267. She lived at Whittingham, East Lothian.

Children of Euphemia Brus and Patrick (II) Dunbar 6th Earl

Isabel Brus

(circa 1175 - )
     Isabel Brus married Henry Percy. Isabel Brus was born circa 1175. She was the daughter of Adam Brus and Jueta de Arches.

Isabel Brus

(1249 - circa 1284)
     Isabel Brus was born in 1249. She was the daughter of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.
     Isabel died circa 1284.

John Brus

     John Brus was the son of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.

Mary Brus

( - after 1282)
     Mary Brus was the daughter of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.
     Identification tentative, but probable :
(1) grant of marriage of Ralph de Tosny to Richard de Brus (evidently son of Robert de Brus), 8 August 1265
(2) her son Robert de Tosny born at 'Thornby [sic], in Scotland ' [CP Vol. XII/I, Tony - p. 773][13] - this evidently was Turnberry, co. Ayr., a stronghold of the Bruce family (as Earls of Carrick)
(3) Robert de Tosny's continued association with/in Scotland, including his marriage to Maud of Strathearn [13]
It is certain that 'Thornby' was Turnberry, called ' the chief castle of Carrick ' [G.W.S. Barrow, p. 25][16]

Spouse: Ralph (VII) de Tosny, of Flamstead, co. Herts.
Death: bef 29 Jul 1295, France (prisoner)[23]
Birth: 1255[23],[13]
Father: Roger de Tosny (1235-<1264)
Mother: Alice de Bohun (-<1255)
Marr: bef 1276, prob. Scotland[23],[13]

Children: Robert de Tosny, Lord Tony(1276-<1309)
Alice (<1285-1324), m. (1) Thomas de Leyburn,
(2) William la Zouche de Mortimer,
(3) Guy de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick
NN, affianced to Robert de Tibetot 'junior'.
     Mary died after 1282.

Piers Brus

(circa 1170 - 1222)
     Piers Brus was born circa 1170. He was the son of Adam Brus and Jueta de Arches.
     Death of Henry II and accession of Richard I in 1189; Peter de Brus had to pay a fee of 500 marks [1 mark = 13s 4d = two thirds of a pound]] for his father's lands, on doing fealty on the succession.
     1200 - Peter de Brus I of Skelton Castle gave up his interest in the lordship of 'Berdesey, Colingham and Ringston' and paid King John £1000 for the lordship and forest of Danby.
'Rotuli de Oblatis' 1200:-
'Peter de Brus has restored and quit-claimed to our Lord the King and his heirs for ever, the vills of Berdsey and Colingham and Rington, with all their appurtenances, as well in advowsons of churches, as in demesne lands, fees, homages, services, reliefs, and in all other matters to the said vills pertaining, without any reserve, in exchange for the vill of Daneby, with all its appurtenances, and the forest of Daneby, which the King has restored to the said Peter and his heirs, to be held of hm and his royal heirs by the service of one knight, in lieu of the aforesaid vills which King Henry, the father of the now king, had formerly given to Adam de Brus, the father of the said Peter, in exchange for the said vill and forest of Daneby. And the said Peter is to deliver over to our lord the King the aforesaid vills free and quit from all those who have been enfeoffed in them by himself or his said father during the time they had been held by them or either of them. And in consideration of the eager desire entertained by the said Peter for the compassing of this exchange, and at his instant prayer for the same, he has induced our lord the King to receive from him one thousand pounds sterling, two hundred and fifty marks [one mark = 13s 4d] whereof is to be paid into the Treasury at Easter now instant, and thereafter two hundred and fifty from Treasury- term to term, until the whole shall have been paid up. As Pledges for the fulfulment hereof, William de Stuteville stands bound in 100 marks; Henry de Nevill in 60 marks; Hugo Bard in 40 marks; Robert de Ros in 200 marks; Eustace de Vesci in 200 marks; Robert Fitzroger in 100 marks. And the said Peter's bond is delivered to William de Stuteville, who together with Robert de Ros and Eustace de Vesci, undertakes that the said Peter, at the first ensuing Court of the County of York, shall find sufficient pledges for the remainder of his obligation, and such that our lord the King shall obtain full satisfaction for the same'
While Peter de Brus I was guardian of the area round Hartlepool for his cousin Robert, he claimed some wrecks of the coast which had been taken by the Bishop of Durham's servants. For this he was fined 50 shillings and in response took captive one of the bishops men, Gerard de Seaton, and locked him up in Skelton Castle. For this he was excommunicated by the Bishop, who was named Poor, and fined a further 20 pounds by the justices. Peter's father-in-law, William, the Earl of Albemarle intervened with the Bishop and had the sentences quashed on condition the Bishop had total rights to sea wrecks.
Peter gave moorland and woodland between Guisborough and Danby to Guisborough Priory, retaining the right of common pasture and hunting. He also donated Glaisdale moor and 'Swineheved', Rosedale head, for pasture for cattle and timber supplies. At a later date he gave his smithy at Glaisdale with the right of taking iron ore anywhere within the Glaisdale area.
1204 - To 1205. This winter was one of the severe winters of history and many rivers were frozen completely; The frost prevented ploughing and all agricultural work was suspended from 14th January to 22nd March, the winter seed was destroyed and there was widespread famine.

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1214 - King John called upon his barons to aid him in his war with France, but many and most of the northern ones no longer had any landed interests in France and declared they were not bound to give their service. In July John was defeated in the battle of Bouvines in present day Belgium and lost his continental possessions.
1215 - In January the northern barons [including Peter de Brus] forced King John to sign the Magna Carta at Runnymede. In September John acquired a mercenary force from France and waged war on his barons.
William de Brus, the 3rd Lord of Annandale in Scotland was brought to Guisborough and buried in the Priory along with his family. And at some unknown date his wife, Christiana.
1216 - In January king John moved north against the rebellious barons. He operated out of Knaresborough Castle, which was then and is still Crown property.

'He began to lay waste the northern parts of England, to destroy the castles of the barons, or compel them to submit to his order, burning without mercy all their towns, and oppressing the inhabitants with tortures to extort money.'

On the 6th February John was at Guisborough:-

'Peter de Brus has Letters of safe conduct from King John to last from the Sunday next after the Purification of the Blessed Virgin for the eight following days, issued from Gyseburn'.

From the 8th to the 10th the king attacked and took Skelton Castle. Peter de Brus's men were taken prisoner. On the 15th John agreed to receive Peter de Brus and Robert de Ros under safe conduct:-


'with all such as they should bring with them unarmed, to a conference, to treat with him about making their peace with him; and the said safe conduct shall hold good for one month from St Valentine's day. And for greater security our lord the King wills that ….Archdeacon of Durham, Wydo de Fontibus, Frater Walter, Preceptor of the Templars in the district of Yorkshire, with one of Hugh de Bailloel's retinue, shall go with them in person to the Lord King, and escort them; and they have Letters Patent from the King to that effect; and the said letters are the same day handed to the aforesaid parties, Thomas, Canon of Gyseburn, being further added to their numbers'
On the 26th king John issued the following mandate:- 'We command you that you receive and see to the safe keeping of the prisoners whose names are underwritten, taken at Skelton Castle, who will be sent to you by Dame Nicholas de Haya - that is to say, Godfrey de Hoga, Berard de fontibus, Anketil de Torenton, Robert de Molteby, Stephen Guher, William de Lohereng, Robert de Normanby, Roger le Hoste, Robert de Gilling, John de Brethereswysel, Thomas Berard'sman and Ralph de Hoga'
In July and August the king issued further orders that prisoners taken at Skelton Castle should be ransomed.
Prince Louis of France invaded England at the invitation of the dissatisfied barons and Peter de Brus with Robert de Ros and Richard de Percy rebelled and brought Yorkshire under their control.
1219 - Peter de Brus recovered Carlton and other manors in Cleveland
.
     Piers Brus married Agnes d'Aumale.
     In 1207, Peter I acquired the Liberty of Langbaurgh, becoming Lord and Chief Bailiff of the Wapentake of Langbaurgh allowing him the right to certain fees, tolls, control of weights & measures and to hold certain courts.
     Piers died in 1222. He was buried at Guisborough Priory and was succeeded by his son, also called Peter.

Child of Piers Brus

Richard Brus

( - 1287)
     Richard Brus was the son of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.
     He had grant of the marriage and custody of the lands of Ralph de Tosny, 8 August 1265 (probable as reward for support of King Henry III at Evesham and before) - originally granted to Humphrey de Bohun and Edmund
of Lancaster, 12 May 1264.
     'Richard de Brus', one of the knights (together with Thomas de Clare and Nicholas de Segrave) who, at Westminster on 10 May 1270 received Protection with clause volumus, for four years from Easter, for Robert de Ufford, crusader, who is going with the king and with Edward the king's son to the Holy Land. ' [CPR 1267-1272, p. 479, m.15d].
     'Ricardus de Brus', held manors of Wigglesworth and Preston, co. Yorks. of the honor of Percy, ca. 1281. Richard Brus bore arms: 'Richard de Brus', knight: his arms are recorded ca. 1285 as 'Gules a saltire and a chief or.'
     'Ricardus de Brus ', together with his father and brother Robert, entered into the bond at Turnberry, 20 Sept 1286.
     Richard died in 1287. He left no issue.

Robert Brus

( - 1142)
     Robert Brus was the son of Robert Brus.
     Lord of Cleveland and Annandale.
'Robertus de Brus', made gift of 20 carucates and 2 bovates of land, and the town of Guisborough, to the canons of Guisborough (confirmed by grandson Adam de Brus, before 1190[3]).
     Had grant of Skelton from King Henry I, 1106. He exchanged other lands for Danby in Cleveland, co. Yorks.
     He attested a charter of William of Mortain before 1107, and charter of Henry I at a council in Nottingham, confirming gifts to the church of Durham, 1109.
     'Robert de Brus', had charter from King David I of Scots for ' Estrahanent [i.e., Annandale] and all the land from the boundary of Dunegal of Stranit [Nithsdale] to the boundary of Randolph Meschin.... Witnesses: Eustace Fitzjohn, Hugh de Morville, Alan de Perci, William de Somerville, Berengar Engaine, Randolph de Sules, William de Morville, Hervi son of Warin and Edmund the chamberlain', dated Scone, ca. 1124.
     'Robertus de Brus', made grant of the manor of Appleton Wieske ['vocatur Appletona'] and the land between it and Kirk Levington to St. Mary's, York, ca. 1125-35; witnessed by son Adam de Brus.
     He renounced allegiance to Scotland and resigned lands to his younger son Robert before Battle of the Standard, 1138.
     Robert died in 1142. 1141 - Robert de Brus II died and was buried in Guisborough Priory. Excavations were made at the Priory "at the instigation of a noted antiquarian", in the sixteenth century by the new owners of the land, the Chaloners, [who acquired the Priory and miles of land around by whatever devious means it was apportioned after the dissolution of the monasteries and presumably shortly after the great building lay in ruins.] A stone coffin was found.
A faded journalistic account gives the reason for assigning the remains to Robert de Brus II as:- "the fact that if was usual for them to be placed behind the High Altar in the exact spot where they were found. Owing to the stones which had laid on the top of the coffin having begun to fall in, it was decided to have them replaced, and, on their being removed, the stone coffin was found immediately underneath, filled with earth and bones, some of them being in a good state of preservation. These were reverently moved and placed in a leaden casket, which was carefully sealed and on the lid the following inscription was stamped, beneath a small leaden cross:- "Robert de Brus II, Founder of tis Abbey, died 5th Ides 1141"
The new lord of Skelton was Robert's eldest son, Adam, who was married to Agnes. They had a son, Adam and a daughter Agatha. Agnes was the daughter of Stephen, the Earl of Albemarle, and the sister of William, called 'Le gros' under whom Adam had fought at the Battle of the Standard
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Children of Robert Brus

Robert Brus

     Robert was granted part of North Cave very shortly after 1086.
     The author discusses the arrival of Robert de Brus as one of Henry I's 'new men' from Brix (styled Bruis in contemporary documents), Cotentin around 1100.

Child of Robert Brus

William Brus

     William Brus was the son of Adam de Brus and Agnes Aumale.

William Brus

     William Brus was the son of Robert de Brus and Isabel de Clare.

Annie Caroline Bryan

     The marriage of Annie Caroline Bryan and Thomas Abraham Cocksedge, son of Thomas Abraham Cocksedge and Emma Burman, was registered in Stow RD, Suffolk, in the December 1837 quarter.
     Annie Caroline Bryan and Thomas Abraham Cocksedge appeared on the 1841 census in Bridge St, Rothwell, Northamptonshire. Thomas Cocksedge 25, surgeon; Anne Cocksedge 25, Mary Cocksedge 2, Thomas Cocksedge 1, none born in the county, Anne Cocksedge 2 Months born in the county; Mary Bryan 25 Julia Bryan 25?; Mary Robinson 20, Matilda Lockton 15,Thomas Lockton 15, servants.
     Lauder, Thomas Bernard, J.P, Ferbane, younger son of Thomas Bernard Lauder, of Moyclare, formerly of 11th Regt, by Harriette, daughter of Wm. Gilland, Youghal, formerly of 4th Regt; born 1827; married, 1866, Annie, daughter of Thomas A Cocksedge, Drinkstone House, Suffolk.

Children of Annie Caroline Bryan and Thomas Abraham Cocksedge

Edith Elizabeth Bryan

(3 June 1901 - )
     Edith Elizabeth Bryan was born on 3 June 1901 in Sale, Victoria. She was the daughter of George Thomas Bryan and Jane Fox.
     Edith Elizabeth Bryan lived at 47 Macarthur St, Sale, Victoria.

George Thomas Bryan

(1861 - )
     George Thomas Bryan was born in 1861 in Pamerston (Alberton?), Victoria. In 1887 he probably married Eliza Jane Gibbs.
     George Thomas Bryan married Jane Fox, daughter of Robert Fox and Eliza Knox or Knocks, in 1899 in Victoria.

Children of George Thomas Bryan and Jane Fox

Gertie May Bryan

(1899 - )
     Gertie May Bryan was born in 1899 in Sale, Victoria. She was the daughter of George Thomas Bryan and Jane Fox.
     Gertie May Bryan married Clarence Ferdinand Murphy in 1923 in Victoria.
     Gertie May Bryan lived at 22 Ross St, Sale, Victoria.

Child of Gertie May Bryan and Clarence Ferdinand Murphy

Louise Bryan

     Louise Bryan was born in Victoria. She was the daughter of George Thomas Bryan and Jane Fox. Louise died young.