The Brus Family in England and Scotland, 1100-1295

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Boydell Press, 2005 - Reference - 271 pages
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Robert de Brus, the "conquisitor of Cleveland, Hartness and Annandale", who came into England among the followers of Henry I, was also a close companion and mentor of David I, king of Scots. The lands he acquired from both kings were divided between his sons, from whom two lines descended: the lords of Skelton, influential Northerners who played an active part during the baronial troubles in the reigns of John and Henry III, and the prominent cross-Border lords of Annandale, co-heirs of the substantial Chester and Huntingdon estates and progenitors of King Robert Bruce. This study takes a fresh approach to the Brus family by assessing the achievements of the two lines in parallel while examining the extent of their power and the development of their lordships; it highlights the inter-relations between the barons of England and Scotland during two hundred years of comparative peace between the kingdoms. Of additional interest is the appendix of an extensive handlist of charters of the Brus family of both lines. It will be a welcome addition to the existing body of works on English baronial families and on Anglo-Scottish cross-Border lords of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
 

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Contents

Introduction l
1
The Scottish succession
72
Family connections of Isabel of Huntingdon and Isabel de Clare
73
Conjectured descent of the families of Turp and Seton
143
Analysis of witness numbers
147
Conclusion
181
The Brus Barony in Yorkshire
187
East Riding
188
Lands acquired from the honor of Chester
192
Lands acquired from the MortainSourdeval estates
193
Additional Yorkshire lands miscellaneous
194
The Brus Inheritance in the Honors of Chester
195
The Brus share of the honor of Huntingdon
196
Beneficiaries of Brus grants
200
Bibliography
233
Index
245

North Riding
189
West Riding
191

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