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Thomas Of Bruce

Male Aft 1274 - 1307  (< 31 years)


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  • Name Thomas Of Bruce 
    Born Aft 1274  England or Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Feb 1307  Carlisle, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7391  MyTree
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 

    Father Robert Of Bruce,   b. Abt 1240,   d. 1295  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Margaret Of Carrick,   b. 1252, Carick, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 Oct 1292, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 40 years) 
    Married 1271  Turnberry Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2008  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Feb 1307 - Carlisle, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas and his brother Alexander were part of the forces of Robert
      Bruce under the command of Sir Reginald Crawfurd and Malcolm
      McQuillan, an Irish chieftain, who landed at Loch Ryan on 9 Feb 1307.
      Their mission was to drive inland and threaten the English lines of
      communication between Carlisle and Ayr.
      They were ambused by the MacDowalls of Galloway (who were allied with
      King Edward I) as they beached their boats upon the shore. Some were
      killed in the nearby woods, some on the shore, and many were drowned.
      All the rest, except for two galleys that were still at sea and thus
      escaped, were captured. Thomas and Alexander Bruce and Sir Reginald
      Crawford were taken alive to Carlisle, England, and by the order of
      King Edward, hanged and beheaded. Their heads were placed on spikes
      above the gates of the town.
      (Source: Billy Polk)