Thomas de Brus

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Sir Thomas de Brus (c. 1284 – 9 February 1307) was a younger brother and supporter of King Robert I of Scotland, in the struggle against the English conquest. He was captured by the MacDoualls at Loch Ryan, Galloway, Scotland and later executed by the English.

Born c. 1284 at Carrick, Ayrshire, Scotland a son of Robert de Brus, 6th Lord of Annandale and Margaret, Countess Of Carrick. He was married to Helen Erskine. While leading a force supporting King Robert I along with his brother Alexander de Brus composed of eighteen galleys, they landed at Loch Ryan. The force led by the Bruces was quickly overwhelmed by forces led by Dungal MacDouall, who was a supporter of the Comyns. Thomas and his brother were captured, seriously injured in the fight. He was hanged, drawn, and beheaded on 9 February 1307 in Carlisle, Cumberland, England.