'Bruce06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bruce of Broomhall, Bruce of Elgin, Bruce of Kincardine
[This page was formerly named Bruce04. Its name was changed in June 2007 as part of a review of various Bruce families. See here for more details.]

Robert Bruce of Broomhall (d 25.06.1652, Lord of Session as Lord Broomhall)
m. Helen Skene (dau of Sir James Skene of Curriehill)
1. Sir Alexander Bruce of Broomhall, 4th Earl of Kincardine (d 02.10.1715/10.10.1706)
  The earldom was inherited from his second cousin, the 3rd Earl.
  m. Christian Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce of Blairhall)
  A. Robert Bruce, 5th Earl of Kincardine (d unm c1718)
  B. Alexander Bruce, 6th Earl of Kincardine (b 19.01.1662, d 1721)
  m. Jean (Nisbet?) (d 03.1746)
  i. Jane Bruce
  m. John Napier of Kilmahew
C. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Kincardine (b 19.03.1663, d 23.03.1740)
  m. (1699) Rachel Pauncefort (d 17.03.1753, dau of Robert Pauncefort of Herefordshire)
  i. William Bruce, 8th Earl of Kincardine (d 08.09.1740)
  m. (14.02.1726) Janet Roberton (d 29.05.1772, dau of James Roberton)
  a. Charles Bruce, 9th Earl of Kincardine, 5th Earl of Elgin (b 06.07.1732, d 14.05.1771)
  He inherited the earldom of Elgin from his kinsman the 4th Earl.
  m. (01.06.1759) Martha White (b c1740, d 21.06.1810, dau/heir of Thomas White of London)
  (1) William Robert Bruce, 6th Earl of Elgin, 10th Earl of Kincardine (b 28.01.1764, d unm 15.07.1771, 2nd son)
  (2) Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, 11th Earl of Kincardine (b 20.07.1766, d 14.11.1841, Ambassador to Greece) had issue
  m1. (01.03.1799, div 1808) Mary Nisbet (dau of William Hamilton Nisbet of Dirleston and Belhaven)
  m2. (21.09.1810) Elizabeth Oswald (d 01.04.1860, dau of James Townsend Oswald of Dunnikier by Janet Gray)
  (3) Charles Andrew Bruce, Governor of Prince of Wales Island (b 18.01.1768, d 27.12.1810)
  m1. (20.05.1798) Anne Maria Blunt (d 19.09.1798, dau of Sir Charles William Blunt, Bart)
  m2. (01.1802) Charlotte Sophia Dashwood (dau of Thomas Dashwood)
  (A) Charles Dashwood Bruce, later Preson (b 12.11.1802, dsp 25.08.1864)
  m. (18.09.1841) Harriet Elizabeth Rivers (d 18.07.1876, dau of William Horace Rivers, 3rd Lord)
(B) Brudenell Bruce (b 1804, dsp Poros 08.10.1828, Lieutenant)
  (C) Louisa Bruce (b 19.04.1802 (sb 1810?), d 09.08.1870)
  m. (14.07.1835) Sir William Richard Powlett-Geary, Bart
  (4) Charlotte Martha Bruce (b 28.05.1771, d 21.02.1816)
  m. (28.03.1797/9) Sir Philip Charles Henderson Calderwood Durham of Fordel, Polton & Largo (b 1763, d 1845, Admiral)
  (5)+ other issue - William Robert (b 15.01.1763, d 27.03.1763), James (b 23.03.1769, dsp 10.07.1798), Martha or Matilda (b 03.06.1760, d 21.12.1767), Janet (b 02.07.1761, d 06.07.1767)
  b. Christian Bruce (d 28.05.1810)
  m. (28.04.1762) James Erskine of Cardross (b 1732, d 27.03.1802)
  c.+ other issue - James (dsp 17.05.1765), Thomas (d 12.12.1797, Lt. General), Rachel (d unm 12.01.1803)
ii. Rachel Bruce (d 29.06.1769)
  m. James Drummond of Lundin, de jure 10th Earl of Perth (b 06.11.1707, d 18.07.1781)
  iii.+ other issue - Thomas (dsp 1739), Sarah (b 12.1699, d unm 03.07.1795), Christian (d unm 23.02.1775)
  D. Veronica Bruce
  m1. Gustavus Hamilton in Edinburgh
  m2. (mcrt 1703) Duncan Campbell of Kames
  E.+ other issue (d unm) - Charles (b 18.03.1664, d young), Janet (b c1653, d 17.09.1743), Christian, Helen, Mary
2. George Bruce (dsp)
  m. Agnes Allan
3. Helen Bruce
  m. (mcrt 21.04.1676) George Weir of Blackwood
4. Janet Bruce (bur 30.04.1699)
  m. (1662) Sir Thomas Burnett of Crimond
5. Rachel Bruce (bur 18.06.1668)

Main source(s): TSP (Elgin & Kincardine), BP1934 (Elgin & Kincardine)
Back to top of page