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Isabella of Mar

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Burial  Paisley Abbey
House  Clan Mar
Parents  Domhnall I, Earl of Mar

Name  Isabella Mar
Issue  Marjorie Bruce
Children  Marjorie Bruce
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Father  Domhnall I, Earl of Mar
Mother  Elen the Younger ferch Llywelyn
Died  December 12, 1296, Cardross, Argyll, United Kingdom
Spouse  Robert the Bruce (m. 1296–1296)
Similar People  Robert the Bruce, Marjorie Bruce, Robert II of Scotland, Walter Stewart - 6th High, Elizabeth de Burgh

Isabella of Mar


Isabella of Mar (fl. 1290s) was the first wife of Robert Bruce VII, Earl of Carrick. Isabella died before her husband was crowned (as Robert I) King of Scotland. She and her husband were the grandparents of Robert II, King of Scotland.

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Isabella was the daughter of Domhnall I, Earl of Mar (died ×1297) and Elena, daughter of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (died 1282). Isabella's father was evidently an adherent of Robert Bruce V, Lord of Annandale (died 1295), a man who staked a claim to the Scottish throne. The close relationship between the Domhnall's family and the Bruces is evidenced by two marriages. One was that between Isabella and Robert Bruce VII, Earl of Carrick (died 1329), a grandson of Robert Bruce V. Domhnall's son and comital successor, Gartnait (died c.1302), married a sister of Robert Bruce VII.

The marriage of Robert Bruce VII and Isabella probably took place in the 1290s. The union produced a single child, a daughter named Marjorie (died 1316), who was born in about 1296.

Following Isabella's death, Robert Bruce VII married his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh (died 1327). Isabella's daughter, Marjorie, married Walter Stewart, Steward of Scotland, and their son eventually reigned as Robert II, King of Scotland (died 1390).

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