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Crosbie connections with Bruce
The Crosbie family arrived in England in 1066 during the Norman Conquest. Sir John de Crosbie, or Crosbj as it was spelt then, was given a grant of land at the mouth of the Mersey and that part of Liverpool is still known as Crosbie. From that family, Adam Crosbie received a grant of land in Annandale from Bruce. Adam's daughter, Euphemia, married Robert de Brus, 2nd Lord of Annandale whilst her brother, Ivo, is said to have married a natural daughter of Robert de Brus, 1st Lord of Annandale. Several grants of land followed in the Annan and Cummertrees area. Robert Crosbie married Maud de Kirkpatrick and had seven sons, all of whom fought and five were killed at Bannockburn. Robert Crosbie, himself, was present at Greyfriars Church and helped despatch the Red Comyn. It is said that Robert's eldest son, Adam Crosbie, fought at Bannockburn on the English side and was killed by his father.
Sources: Edgar's History of Dumfries; Court of the Lord Lyon.