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Robert de Bruce, 2nd Lord of Annandale

Male - 1194

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  • Name Robert de Bruce 
    Suffix 2nd Lord of Annandale 
    Gender Male 
    Name Robert de Brus 
    Died 1194 
    Buried Guisborough Priory, North Riding, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 

      «b»Robert II de Brus, «i»The Cadet«/i»,«/b» (died 1194) was a 12th century «u»Norman «/u» noble and Lord of Annandale. He was the son, perhaps the second son,«u»[1]«/u» of «u»Robert de Brus, 1st Lord of Annandale «/u».
      The elder de Brus' allegiances were compromised when David invaded England in the later 1130s, and he had renounced his fealty to David before the «u»Battle of the Standard «/u» in 1138. The younger Robert however remained loyal and took over his father's land in Scotland, whilst the English territories remained with the elder Robert and passed to the latter's elder son Adam. Bruce family tradition has it that Robert II was captured by his father at the battle and given over to King «u»Stephen of England «/u».
      A legend tells that in the 1140s, Robert II was visited at «u»Annan «/u» by «u»St Malachy «/u». St Malachy asked Robert to pardon a thief, but Robert hung him anyway, and for this the «u»River Annan «/u» destroyed part of his castle and the de Brus line received a curse from the holy man. Robert made «u»Lochmaben «/u» the centre of his lordship and constructed a new «i»caput«/i» there.
      Robert was buried at «u»Guisborough Priory «/u» in «u»North Riding «/u», «u»Yorkshire «/u», a monastery founded by his father Robert I de Brus. As his eldest son, Robert, predeceased him, he was succeeded by his second son William.
      He married Euphemia, a daughter of Ingleram de Aumale, who's father was Stephen, Count of Aumale. They had five known children,
      «tab»«u»Robert «/u» (d. 1191), eldest son.
      «u»«tab»William «/u» (d. 1212).

      «u»^«/u»«/b» Burke's «i»The Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire«/i» 1883: 80

      «b» References
      «tab»«/b»Burke, Messrs. John and John Bernard, «i»The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with their Descendants«/i», etc., London, 1848: vol.1, pedigree XXXIV.
      «tab»Flower, William, «u»Norroy King of Arms «/u», «i»The Visitation of Yorkshire, 1563/4«/i», (edited by Charles B. Northcliffe, M.A., of Langton) London, 1881, p.40.
      «u»«tab»Duncan, A.A.M. «/u», 'Brus , Robert (I) de, lord of Annandale (d. 1142)', in «i»Oxford Dictionary of National Biography«/i», Oxford University Press, 2004 «u», accessed 14 Nov 2006 <>«/u»
      «tab»Duncan, A. A. M., 'Brus , Robert (II) de, lord of Annandale (d. 1194?)', in «i»Oxford Dictionary of National Biography«/i», Oxford University Press, 2004 «u», accessed 14 Nov 2006 <>«/u»
      «u»«tab»Oram, Richard «/u», «i»David: The King Who Made Scotland«/i», (Gloucestershire, 2004)
    Person ID I57393  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 

    Father Robert de Bruce, 1st Lord of Annandale,   d. 1142 
    Family ID F551615357  Group Sheet

    Family Euphemia,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. William de Bruce, 3rd Lord of Annandale,   d. 16 Jul 1212
     2. Robert III de Bruce,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F551615354  Group Sheet