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Piers de Brus of Skelton
Joan le Grammarie
(Abt 1172-)
Gilbert Fitz Reinfrid Lord of Kendal
Helwise de Lancaster
Piers de Brus of Skelton
Helwise de Lancaster
(Abt 1200-)
Margaret de Brus
(1218-Bef 1307)


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Robert de Ros

Margaret de Brus

  • Born: 1218
  • Marriage: Robert de Ros 141
  • Died: Bef 30 Jan 1307

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• Background Information. 1056
Helwise, sister of the last William de Lancastre, Baron of Kendal, was married to Peter de Brus, son of Peter de Brus, son of Adam de Brus, whose grandfather Robert de Brus came into England with William the Conqueror, unto which Robert, William I, gave forty-three lordships in East and West Ridings of York, and fifty-one in the North Ridings of York, and fifty-one in the North riding. Robert de Brus, who was competitor with John Balio for the crown of Scotland, was of the younger branch of this family. Peter de Brus had had by his wife (1) Peter de Brus; (2) Margaret, married to Robert de Roos; (3) Agnes, married to Walter de Fauconberge; (4) Lucy, married to Marmaduke de Thweng; and (5) Laderina, married to John de Bella Aqua (Bellew).

The last Peter de Brus succeeded to a moiety of the barony of Kendal, upon his mother's death. He confirmed to the free burghers in his moiety of Kirby, in Kendal, all the liberties and free customs which they had of gift of William de Lancastre, his uncle. In 44 Henry III, he granted to William Pickering the manor of Killington. He died 7 Edward I without any heir of his body, with his sisters being his coheirs.

Margaret had for her share, Kendal Castle, with all Kendal which had been Peter's. She was married to Robert de Roos, the younger son of Robert Lord Roos, by his wife Isabel, daughter of the king of Scots. Robert's elder brother was William Lord Roos, of Hanlake. Margaret's husband, Robert Roos, died before her brother Peter. Margaret was alive in 20 Edward I, and her son William de Roos likely died before his mother since the inquisitiones post mortem is dated 3 Edward III, the same year that Margaret is shown to hold the manor of Melchanthorp. She had a grandson, also named William de Roos, who in 3 Edward III obtained a charter for a market at Stavely and a yearly fair on the eve day and morrow of St. Luke the Evangelist. Thomas de Roos was the son of William de Roos, and he died in 14 Richard II. This Thomas had a son called John, who died before his father, leaving an infant daughter, Elizabeth, who later married Sir William Parr, Knight.

~Transactions of the Leicestershire Architectural and Archćological Society, Vol. II, p. 191

Margaret married Robert de Ros, son of Robert de Ros 1st Baron of Werke and Unknown.141 (Robert de Ros was born in Wark Castle, Wark-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England and died Shortly before 30 Jan 1306/7 in Wark Castle, Wark-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England 141.)

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