Robert de Brus, 4th Lord of Annandale

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Robert de Brus
4th Lord of Annandale
PredecessorWilliam de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale
SuccessorRobert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale
Bornc. 1195
Died1226 (aged 30–31)
BuriedGisborough Priory, Guisborough, Yorkshire
Spouse(s)Isobel of Huntingdon
FatherWilliam de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale
MotherChristina mac Uchtred

Robert de Brus, the Noble (ca. 1195–1245 [1]) was 4th Lord of Annandale.

He was the son of William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale and Christina mac Uchtred[2][3]

Robert had the same name as both his uncle and his grandfather. His uncle died before becoming Lord of Annandale, and therefore, his father, William, inherited the title, becoming 3rd Lord of Annandale. Robert married ca. 1219 Isobel of Huntingdon, the second daughter of David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon, by which marriage he acquired the manors of Writtle and Hatfield Broadoak, Essex in England.[4] They had 2 sons and a daughter:

He died sometime between 1226 and 1233, and was buried in Gisborough Priory or in Sawtry Abbey.[7]


  1. ^ Mackay, Aeneas James George (1886). "Bruce, Robert (d.1245)" . In Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 7. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 115.
  2. ^ a b Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ "Scotland, Kings: Robert de Brus". Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
  4. ^ Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry, Baltimore, Md., 2005, p.731-2, ISBN 0-8063-1759-0
  5. ^ "Scotland, Kings". Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
  6. ^ The Scots peerage : founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom by Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931; page 430;
  7. ^ Marek, Miroslav (6 June 2003). "Bruce". Retrieved 2 March 2012.[self-published source][better source needed]


  • Duncan, A. A. M., ‘Brus , Robert (II) de, lord of Annandale (d. 1194?)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 14 Nov 2006
Preceded by
William de Brus
Lord of Annandale
1211 x 1212 - 1226 x 1233
Succeeded by
Robert de Brus, 5th Lord of Annandale