2nd Lord Robert Bruce ANNANDALE 1
- Born: Abt 1103, Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
- Married: Abt 1140
- Died: 1196
Other names for Robert were "Le Meschin", ANNANDALE 2nd Lord and BRUS.
Ancestral File Number: 9FG3-NH. User ID: 1210335136.
2nd Lord of Annandale, Heir to Scottish Estates.
Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982.
p10: "... the first Robert, became one of the great magnates of northern England, Lord of Cleveland and a royal justice for Henry I. In 1124 his possessions were notably increased. In that year King David I, who was his feudal overlord in England, succeeded to the Scottish throne and one of his first acts was to grant to his most important tenant-in-chief the lordship of Annandale and 200,000 acres. Straddling the western route, the lordship of Annandale was a key to one of the gateways of Scotland. From that date the Bruces became the virtual Wardens of the Western Marches.
"The first Robert combined the shrewdness of a Norman and a Yorkshireman, Having advised King Davin I in vain against a Scottish invasion of England in 1138, he resolved the problem of his dual loyalty by divesting himself, in the nick of time, or this Scottish possessions in favour of his younger son, the second Robert, and fought stoutly on behalf of his English sovereign at the Battle of the Standard. The second Robert for his part, although only fourteen, donned his armour and ranged himself in the ranks of the Scottish king. Tradition has it that father and son met on the eve of the battle and in a moving scene each tried to persuade the other to refrain from risking his life on the following day but without avail. Fortunately, neither suffered injury in the fray.
"The second Robert lived to a ripe old age. He had two sons, the third Robert of that name and William, who both predeceased him so that on his death in 1196 his inheritance passed to William's eldest son, the fourth Robert. There is a certain monotony to the Bruces' choice of Christian names..."
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Ancestral File Ver 4.19 9FG3-NH.
Robert married Eufemia about 1140. (Eufemia was born about 1110 in Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland.)