William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale
|Died||16 July 1212|
|Father||Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale|
William de Brus, 3rd Lord of Annandale (died 16 July 1212), was the second but eldest surviving son of Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale.
William de Brus possessed large estates in the north of England. He obtained from John, King of England, the grant of a weekly market at Hartlepool, and granted lands to the canons of Gisburn. Very little else is known about William's activities. He makes a few appearances in the English government records and witnessed a charter of William the Lion, King of Scotland.
He married Christina, daughter of Uhtred of Galloway, and had by her at least two sons and one daughter:
- Robert de Brus, Lord of Annandale (died 1226), married Isobel of Huntingdon, had issue.
- John de Brus
- William de Brus
- Agatha de Brus, married Ralph Tailboys, had issue.
- Burke, Messrs., John and John Bernard, The Royal Families of England, Scotland, and Wales, with Their Descendants, &c., London, 1848: vol.1, pedigree XXXIV.
- Northcliffe, Charles B., of Langon, MA., editor, The Visitation of Yorkshire, 1563/4 by William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, London, 1881, p. 40.
- Duncan, A. A. M., ‘Brus , Robert (II) de, lord of Annandale (d. 1194?)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 14 Nov 2006
Robert II de Brus
| Lord of Annandale
Robert IV de Brus