Elizabeth Ulster De BURGH
- Born: , , Ireland
- Married: 1302
- Died: 1327
Another name for Elizabeth was ULSTER.
Ancestral File Number: 9FF7-7P.
The Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, AMS Press, 1905, p269: "The easiest way to keep up a show of English government was to form an alliance between the crown and some of the baronial houses. Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, the most powerful of the feudal lords of Ireland, was the only one who at that period bore the title of earl. He had long been interested in general English affairs, and his kinswomen had intermarried into great British houses. One of his daughters married Robert Bruce when he was Earl of Carrick, and another was more recently wedded to Earl Gilbert of Gloucester...
p270: "...The death of Earl Gilbert at Bannockburn broke his nearest tie with England, and the release of Elizabeth Bruce in exchange for Hereford gave his daughter the actual enjoymentof the throne of Scotland..."
A History of the Plantagenets, Vol III, The Three Edwards, Thomas B Costain, 1958, Doubleday & Co
p62: "Bruce was the stronger man of the two, but he was getting on in years, a circumstance that was offset byhis having a solid male line of suc- cession to offer. He had at the time a middle-aged son and a sixteen-year-old grandson, who would become Robert the Bruce, victor at Bannockburn and king and national hero of Scotland. A large group favoredthe the Bruce claims, known as the party of the Seven Earls, which indicates that the landed interests were behind the lord of Annandale. This constituted a weakness as well, for the Bruces and practically all of their supporters had a strainof Norman blood in their veins. Bruce had extensive estates in England and Ireland, as well as his lands in Carrick from which he derived his earldom. The Scottish people wanted a king with nothing but Celtic blood and undivided sympathies..." p118: "The family of the Bruces, second choice in that arbitration for a crown, had never been reconciled to the selection of John de Baliol as King of Scotland. The grandfather had died in 1295 and had been followed by his son, the Earl of Carrick, in 1304, leaving the grandson, who is known in history asRobert the Bruce, to continue the family pretensions.
"The Earl of Carrick had been a romantic figure. He contracted a marriage with the widowed Countess of Carrick when she was a royal ward, without the king's consent. The story ran that he was hunting on her estates and she saw him there for the first time, falling in love with him so completely and violently that she instructed her men to abduct him. They were man and wife when they appeared again in the public eye. Though some skeptics declared this was all a ruse to cover up the fact that Bruce had married her with no regard to the royal wardship, it seems to have been a love match. At any rate,they brought into the world five sons, four of whom were destined to die violently in the struggle for Scottish freedom, and five daughters, all of whom married husbands of high lineage..."
p177: "There were exchanges, of course. The Earlof Hereford had been taken prisoner on the field and the Scots demanded for him fifteen prisoners held by the English. These included the wife and daughter of Robert the Bruce and the venerable Bishop of Glasgow."
World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 9FF7-7P.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Birth T990361-304-0884798 David II King of SCOTLAND Father Robert I King of SCOTLAND Mother Elizabeth De BURGH 5 Mar 1323 Dunfermline Fife Scotland.
Elizabeth married King Robert De Bruce SCOTLAND, I, son of Earl Robert De Bruce CARRICK, VI and Countess Margaret CARRICK, in 1302. (King Robert De Bruce SCOTLAND, I was born on 11 Jul 1274 in Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, England, christened in Castle, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland, died on 7 Jun 1329 in Castle, Cardross, Dumbarton, Scotland and was buried in Abbey, Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland.)