Isabella of Mar
|Isabella of Mar|
|Countess of Carrick|
|Spouse||Robert Bruce VII, Earl of Carrick|
|Father||Domhnall I, Earl of Mar|
|Mother||Elena, daughter of Llywelyn the Great|
Isabella of Mar (fl. 1290s) was the first wife of Robert Bruce VII, Earl of Carrick. Isabella died before her husband was crowned (as Robert I) King of Scotland. She and her husband were the grandparents of Robert II, King of Scotland.
Isabella was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar (died ×1297) and Elena, daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (died 1282). Isabella's father was evidently an adherent of Robert Bruce V, Lord of Annandale (died 1295), a man who staked a claim to the Scottish throne. The close relationship between the Domhnall's family and the Bruces is evidenced by two marriages. One was that between Isabella and Robert Bruce VII, Earl of Carrick (died 1329), a grandson of Robert Bruce V. Domhnall's son and comital successor, Gartnait (died c.1302), married a sister of Robert Bruce VII.
Following Isabella's death, Robert Bruce VII married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh (died 1327). Isabella's daughter, Marjorie, married Walter Stewart, Steward of Scotland, and their son eventually reigned as Robert II, King of Scotland (died 1390).
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