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Marjorie, Countess of Carrick was born 1256 in Carrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland to Niall Carrick (1202-1256) and Margaret Stewart (1206-1255) and died before November 1292 in Turnberry Castle, Turnberry Castle+ Carrick+ Ayrshire, Turnberry Castle+ Carrick+ Ayrshire+ Scotland of unspecified causes. She married Adam de Kilconcath (?-1270) circa 1266 JL . She married Robert Brus, 6th Lord Annandale (1253-1304) 1271 JL in Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Rurik (c832-879), Hugh Capet (c940-996). Ancestors are from Scotland, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Russia, Ukraine.
Marjorie Carrick (1256-1292), was countess of Carrick, Scotland, and is most famous today as the mother of Robert the Bruce.

Marjorie is referred to in Barbour's Brus as "Marthok" which means "Little Martha" in Gaelic. When her first husband Adam died during the Eighth crusade, his companion at arms, Robert Bruse the 6th Lord Annandale, arrived to inform the young widow of her husband's death. Marjorie was so enamoured of this messenger that she held him captive until he agreed to marry her.

Disputations of lineage

Some traditions attribute the paternity of Thomas Randolph 1 Earl Moray to an unnamed daughter issue of Marjorie from her first marriage to Adam Kilconath. This has not been substantiated.



Children


Offspring of Marjorie\Margaret, Countess of Carrick and Robert Brus, 6th Lord Annandale (1253-1304)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Edward Bruce, 1st Earl of Carrick (c1272-1318)
Christina Bruce
Robert I of Scotland (1274-1329) <year not a number> Writtle, Essex, England <year not a number> Cardoss Castle, Argyll, Scotland Isabella of Mar (c1277-1296)
Elizabeth de Burgh (c1289-1327)

Isabel Bruce (c1272-1358) <year not a number> Carrick, Scotland <year not a number> Bergen, Norway Eirik II of Norway (1268-1299)

Niall Bruce (?-1306)
Thomas Bruce (?-1307)
Alexander Bruce (?-1307)
Mary Bruce (?-1323)
Margaret Bruce
Matilda Bruce (?-c1326)





Sources and notes

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Ω Birth
₪ Wedding
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Contributors

  Robin Patterson

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