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  • ID: I19650
  • Name: Alexander BRUCE , 1st\Last Earl of Carrick 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1309 in Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland 2
  • Death: 19 JUL 1333 in Battle of Halidon Hill, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England (dspm) 3
  • Note:
    Alexander Bruce, 1st and last Earl of Carrick of the 1330 creation. [Burke's Peerage]

    nephew of Robert The Bruce.

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    Alexander de Bruce, illegitimate son of Edward, Earl of Carrick, by Isabel, sister of David Strathbogie, Earl of Atholl, was, about 1330 or soon after, created Earl of Carrick. He submitted to Balliol in 1332, but was slain fighting against the English at Halidon Hill. He m. Eleanor, only sister of William, 1st Earl of Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, Regent of Scotland, by Beatrice, daughter of Sir Alexander Lindsay, of Crawford. He d. as aforesaid, spm., 19 July 1333. His widow m. before 1349, James Sandilands, of Calder, who d. before 1358; 3rdly, before 1364 (and probably before 1361), William Towers, of Dalry; 4thly, before 1368, Sir Duncan Wallace, of Sundrum; and 5thly and lastly (as his 2nd wife, dispensation granted 18 Mar 1376), Sir Patrick Hepburn, of Hales, who was living in 1402, being then above 80 years old. [Complete Peerage III:57]

    Note: In the article on Edward, CP indicates that Isabel and Edward were said to be married, so why is Alexander illegitimate?




    Father: Edward BRUCE , "King" of Ireland, Earl of Carrick b: ABT 1280 in Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland
    Mother: Isabel STRATHBOGIE b: ABT 1288 in Strathbogie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Eleanor DOUGLAS b: ABT 1319 in Liddesdale, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    • Married: ABT 1330 in 1st husband 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Eleanor BRUCE b: BEF 1334 in Carrick, Argyllshire, Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2831
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: III:57
      Text: created Earl in 1330 (of age)
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2325
    4. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2831
      Text: no date given, 1st husband
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