Countess Margaret CARRICK
- Born: Abt 1252, Carrick, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland
- Married (1): Bef 1271
- Married (2): 1271, Castle, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland
- Died: Bef 27 Oct 1292
Other names for Margaret were Marjorie and CARRICK Countess.
Ancestral File Number: F6XF-TT. User ID: 75645947.
Countess of CARRICK.
Robert the Bruce King of Scots, Ronald McNair Scott, Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc, New York, 1982
p9: "Robert Bruce was born on 11 Jul 1274 at Turnberry Castle, of which the remains can still be seen perched on the cliffs which plunge steeply into the waters of the First of clyde. He was the eldest child of a fruitful and happy marriage which had begun in romantic circumstances.
"His father, the sixth Robert of that name, at the age of twenty-four had enrolled in a crusade to the Holy Land under the banner of Prince Edward, soon to become King Edward I of England. Among his knightly companions was Adam de Kilconquahar, great-grandson of Duncan, Earl of Fife. Adam was killed in the Palestine defence of Acre leaving as widow his young bride, already with child, Marjorie, Countess of Carrick in her own right.
"Powerful as may have been the forces which called Adam de Kilconquahar to arms, there must have remained in the mind of the countess a residue of resentment thatt he had so soon exchanged his marriage bed for the wars and when the sixth Robert, after his safe return in 1272, called on her with news of her husband's death it is understandable that in her most vulnerable period of widowhood she should have welcomed the supporting presence of the young crusader in her house.
"It was a marriage that, from the worldly point of view, had everything to commend it. The Countess Marjorie was the last of her line. Her father Neil, Earl of Carrick, was the only direct descendant of Fergus Lord of Galloway, a Celtic prince who, in the reigh of King David I, exercised an almost independent power over the southwest of Scotland. In 1256 when Marjorie was still a baby, her father died leaving her sole possessor of the great Celtic kingdom of Carrick. Her new husband who, on his marriage, became by right of his wife Earl of Carrick, was already the heir to the vast estates of his father, Robert the Competitor, whose principal Scottish possession of Annandale marched with Carrick."
Kings and Queens of Europe, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute 1989: "Robert Bruce Died 1295, Son of RobertBruce Killed 1245 and Isabella Huntingdon Died 1251, Mar Isabel De Clare Died 1254, Parents of Robert Bruce Died 1304, Mar (2) Marjorie Carrick."
World Ancestral Chart No. 10002 Patricia (Downey) Adams Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.
World Ancestral Chart No. 31759 Ancestors of Warren Cash 1760.
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 F6XF-TT Margaret CARRICK [COUNTESS OF CARRICK] Born Abt 1252 Carrocl Galloway Wigtownshire Scotland Mar 1271 Robert De BRUCE [Earl of Carrick] 9G45-B3 Turnberry Castle Ayrshire Scotland.
Margaret married Earl Adam De Kilconcath CARRICK before 1271. (Earl Adam De Kilconcath CARRICK died before 1271 in Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine.) The cause of his death was in Battle.
Margaret also married Earl Robert De Bruce CARRICK, VI, son of 5th Lord Robert De Bruce ANNANDALE and Isabel De CLARE, in 1271 in Castle, Turnberry, Ayrshire, Scotland. (Earl Robert De Bruce CARRICK, VI was born about 1253 in Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, died on 14 Jan 1304 in , Holy Land, Palestine and was buried in Abbey, Holme Cultram, Cumberland, England.)