Robert de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale

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Robert de Brus, III Lord of Annandale (b.before 1190 - d.1245 in Saltrey, Huntingdonshire, England, where he is buried).

The eldest son and heir of William de Brus, II Lord of Annandale, he was of age in 1221. He married Isabella (d.1252), younger daughter and co-heir of David 9th Earl of Huntingdon (a grandson of David I King of Scots), by Matilda, daughter of Hugh d'Avranches, 6th Earl of Chester, &c. Isabella was also served as one of her brother John's co-heirs in the manor of Conington in Huntingdonshire. Her manors of Writtle and Hatfield (in Broad Oak) in Essex, and the half hundred pertaining to Hatfield, were taken into the King's hands before 20th March 1251/2, and her son Robert de Brus did homage therefore in April or May. These manors etc., had been granted to her on 16th October 1241 in exchange for her share of the inheritance of her brother John, Earl of Chester (d.s.p.) in that earldom.

Robert de Brus and Isabella had two known children:


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