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Adam de Brus of Skelton
Iveta de Arches
(Abt 1137-1152)
Richard le Grammarie
(Abt 1145-)
Piers de Brus of Skelton
Joan le Grammarie
(Abt 1172-)

Piers de Brus of Skelton
(6 Henry III)


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Helwise de Lancaster

Piers de Brus of Skelton

  • Marriage: Helwise de Lancaster 726,894
  • Died: Before 6 Henry III, Skelton, England 726

bullet  General Notes:

Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Mauley), VIII, p. 559, as father of Joan, m. to Piers de Mauley

~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 88:28 - m. Hawise or Helwise de Lancaster, Crusader, Lord of Skelton, son of Piers de Brus and Joan le Grammaire, parents of Lucy de Brus 136:26 - parents of Agnes de Brus. 141

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 726
Peter de Brus, of Skelton, died before 6 Henry III. He married Helwise, sister and co-heir of William de Lancaster, Baron of Kendal.
~Fenwick Allied Ancestry, pg. 122

• Web Reference: Skelton-In-Cleveland In History, 1216~1272.

• Web Reference: Extracts from the Brus, Thwenge and Fauconberg Documents.

• Background Information. 894
Piers de Brus paid a fine of 100l in 1222 as a relief on succeeding to his father's barony, and forty marcs for having the Wapentake of Langbaurgh. He also paid a further sum of 51l 6s 7d, ad a fine for the debt his father owed the King. [Excerta č Rot. Finium, i. 80, & Rot. Litterarum Clausarum, i. 487] It is stated that his wife Joan belonged to the family of the Earls of Chester, which is made credible by the occurrence of Roger, Constable of Chester being among the witnesses of a charter of Peter de Brus I, which was executed between the years 1205 & 1210. [Guisbrough Chart. (Surtees Soc.), i. 68n, 92 94]. In 1227, Piers had liscense to hold a market at Skelton on Monday instead of Sunday. [Close Roll, 12 Henry III, m. 14]

In 1240, he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with the King's brother, Richard, Earl of Cornwall. [Matt. Paris, Chronica Majora (Rolls Edition), iv. 44] According to Dugdale, he died at Marseilles on his way back from his pilgrimage, and his servants returned his body to be buried at Guisbrough. His son, Piers de Brus, the third, paid a relief of two hundred marks for having his father's land in the same year his father went on his pilgrimage. Piers's, the second, orbit was observed on the seventh of the Ides of September, or 7 Sep, but the year of his death is uncertain. Matthew Paris in his Historia Anglorum (Rolls Edition) [ii. 459], says that he, Hugh Wake and Eustace de Stuteville, all died in 1241, which doesn't give them time to journey to the Holy Land and back. They may have instead died on the way to Palestine rather than on the way back.

Piers, the second, was married to Helewisa, one of the sisters and heiresses of the third William de Lancaster, with shom he recieved extensive possessions in North Lancashire and Westmoreland. His son and heir was Piers de Brus, the third.
~"The Brus Cenotaph at Guisbrough," Yorkshire Archeaology Journal, Vol. XIII, p. 245-246

• Background Information. 896
The Domesday Survey shows that Osbern de Arches held large estates in Yorkshire, one of which was Thorp. His granddaughter, the sole heir, married Adam de Brus, of the family which founded Buisborough Priory, in North Riding. Peter de Brus, their son, succeeded to the Thorp estates. He married Helewise de Lancaster, one of the coheirs of a family which assumed the name, as being descended from William de Warren, governor of Lancaster Castle. Peter de Brus, the son of this marriage, died without heirs about the last year of the reign of Henry III or the first year of the reign of Edward I. He was succeeded in the property of de Arches and Brus by his four sisters. They were Agnes, who married Walter Fauconberg; Lucia, married to marmaduke Thweng; Margaret, married to Robert de Ros; Laduina, married to Sir John de Belewe.

~The Archaeological Journal, Vol. VI

Piers married Helwise de Lancaster, daughter of Gilbert Fitz Reinfrid Lord of Kendal and Helwise de Lancaster 726.,894 (Helwise de Lancaster was born about 1200 in Kendal, Westmorland, England.)

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