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.

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

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 were recorded 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 resided 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 resided 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.

Mary Bryan

(circa 1861 - )
     Mary Bryan was born circa 1861.
     Mary Bryan married Elijah Cocksedge as his second wife, on 2 March 1902 in St John, Limehouse Fields, London. He was a 59 year old widower, son of John, higler.

Mary Bryan

     Mary Bryan married Sir John Milley Doyle, son of Rev Nicholas Milley Doyle and Anne Bowers, on 1 October 1817 in St George, Dublin. The marriage was dissolved in 1822.

Ruby Pearl Bryan

(1904 - 1927)
     Ruby Pearl Bryan was born in 1904 in Sale, Victoria. She was the daughter of George Thomas Bryan and Jane Fox.
     Ruby died in 1927 in Sale, Victoria.

Martha Bryant

(before 1790 - )
     Martha Bryant was also known as Briant in records. She was born before 1790 in Suffolk, England.
     Martha Bryant and John Cocksedge obtained a marriage licence on 19 September 1810 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Jn Cocksedge, s.m. of BSE & Martha Bryant, of same, s.w. at same.
Martha Bryant married John Cocksedge on 20 September 1810 in St James, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
     Martha Bryant was recorded on the 1851 census in Thorpe Morieux, Suffolk.

Jane Bryanton

(circa 1769 - 3 March 1851)
     Jane Bryanton was born circa 1769.
Jane Bryanton married Rev Robert Handcock D D, son of William Handcock and Susannah Lloyd, on 25 December 1794 in St Ann, Dublin. The Hibernian chronicle on 1 Jan 1795 reported: Robert Handcock, esq., of Marlborough St, Dublin, married Miss Bryanton of Frederick St, Dublin.
     Jane died on 3 March 1851.

Children of Jane Bryanton and Rev Robert Handcock D D

Arianwen ferch Brychan

     Arianwen ferch Brychan married Iorwerth Hirflawd ap Tegonwy (?), son of Tegonwy ap Teon, (?),. Arianwen ferch Brychan was born in Wales. She was the daughter of Brychan ap Marchell.

Child of Arianwen ferch Brychan and Iorwerth Hirflawd ap Tegonwy (?)

Gwawr ferch Brychan

     Gwawr ferch Brychan was the daughter of Brychan ap Marchell.
Gwawr ferch Brychan married Elidir Lydanwyn ap Meirchion Gul (?), son of Meirchion Gul ap Gwrwst (?).

Meleri ferch Brychan

     Meleri ferch Brychan was the daughter of Brychan ap Marchell.
Meleri ferch Brychan married Ceredig ap Cunedda, son of Cunedda Wledig and Gwawl ferch Coel, in Wales.

Child of Meleri ferch Brychan and Ceredig ap Cunedda

Nyfain ferch Brychan

     Nyfain ferch Brychan married Cynfarch Oer ap Meirchion Gul, son of Meirchion Gul ap Gwrwst (?). Nyfain ferch Brychan was the daughter of Brychan ap Marchell.

Tudglid ferch Brychan

     Tudglid ferch Brychan married Cyngen Glodrydd ap Cadell Ddyrnllug, son of Cadell Ddyrnllug, King of Powys. Tudglid ferch Brychan was the daughter of Brychan ap Marchell.

Brigadier Edgar James Bernard Buchanan

( - 13 September 1979)
     Brigadier Edgar James Bernard Buchanan married Kathleen Hannah Frances Halahan, daughter of Samuel Crosby Halahan and Maud Ethel Galton, on 2 August 1971. He was of South Harting, Sussex.
     Edgar died on 13 September 1979.

Elizabeth Buchanan

(circa 1741 - 21 September 1813)
     Elizabeth Buchanan was born circa 1741.
Elizabeth Buchanan married Andrew Armstrong, son of Andrew Armstrong and Alphra Henzell, on 5 May 1756.
     Elizabeth died on 21 September 1813.

Child of Elizabeth Buchanan and Andrew Armstrong

John Campbell Buchanan

     John Campbell Buchanan married Mary Cavanagh, daughter of Sylvester Cavanagh and Ann Robinson, in 1858 in Victoria. John was a printer.
     John died in Gippsland, Victoria. There is no record of his death in Victoria.

Child of John Campbell Buchanan and Mary Cavanagh