'Bruce05'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bruce of Ailesbury, Bruce of Balcaskie, Bruce of Blairhall, Bruce of Carnock, Bruce of Elgin, Bruce of Kincardine, Bruce of Kinloss, Bruce of Kinross

This page was formerly named Bruce03. The name was changed, and the old Bruce05 was renamed as Bruce07, in June 2007 as part of a review of various Bruce families. See here for more details.

Edward Bruce of Blairhall (b 1505, d 1565)
m. Alison Reid (dau of John Reid of Aikenhead)
1. Robert Bruce of Blairhall
  m. (1593) Margaret or Jean Hamilton (d 1614, dau of John Hamilton, Archbishop of St. Andrews)
  A. Robert Bruce of Blairhall
  m. Katherine (or Jean) Preston (dau of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield)
  i. Thomas Bruce of Blairhall
  m. (27.04.1648) Jean Henderson (dau of Sir John Henderson of Fordell)
a. John Bruce of Blairhall
  m. (before 1684) Jean Leslie (a 08.06.1736, dau of James Leslie, 3rd Lord Lindores)
  (1) Mary Bruce
  m. (10.03.1700) Dougal (Dugald) Stewart of Blairhall (d 16.06.1712, Lord of Session as Lord Blairhall)
  b. Sir Alexander Bruce, 3rd Bart of Kinross and Balcaskie (dsp)
  m. Katherine Stewart (dau of Robert Stewart of Irry)
  c. Margaret Bruce
  m. John Aytoun of Kinnaldy
d. Catherine Bruce (dsp 1692/3)
  m. (04.04.1685) William Graham, 2nd Earl of Airth and Menteith (b c1634, dsp 12.09.1694)
  ii. Sir William Bruce, 1st Bart of Kinross and Balcaskie
  m1. Mary Halket (dau of Sir James Halket, Bart of Pitfirrane)
  a. Sir John Bruce, 2nd Bart of Kinross and Balcaskie (dsp)
  m. (05.1687) Christian Leslie (bpt 13.12.161, d 21.04.1710, dau of John Leslie, Duke of Rothes)
  b. Anne Bruce
  m1. Sir Thomas Hope, Bart of Craighall
  m2. Sir John Carstairs of Kilconquhar
  m2. Magdalene Scot
  iii. Christian Bruce
  m. Sir Alexander Bruce of Broomhall, 4th Earl of Kincardine (d 02.10.1715/10.10.1706)
2. Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss (b 1548, d 14.01.1610)
  m. Magdalene Clerk (dau of Sir Alexander Clerk of Balbirnie)
A. Robert Bruce (dvpsp)
  B. Edward Bruce, 2nd Lord Kinloss (d unm 08.1613)
  C. Thomas Bruce, 3rd Lord Kinloss, 1st Earl of Elgin (b 02.12.1599, d 21.12.1663)
  m1. (04.07.1622) Anne Chichester (d 20.03.1627, dau of Sir Robert Chichester of Raleigh)
  i. Robert Bruce, 2nd Earl of Elgin, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (d 20.10.1685)
  m. (16.02.1645-6) Diana Grey (d 08.04.1689, dau of Henry Grey, 1st Earl of Stamford)
a. Edward Bruce (dvp aged 17)
  b. Thomas Bruce, 3rd Earl of Elgin, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (b 1656, d 16.12.1741)
  m1. (30/1.08/10.1676) Elizabeth Seymour (d 12.01.1697, dau of Henry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp)
  (1) Robert Bruce (b 06.08.1679, bur 22.07.1685)
  (2) Charles Bruce, 4th Earl of Elgin, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury (b 1682, d 10.02.1746-7)
Having no surviving sons or nearer male heirs, the earldom of Elgin passed to his kinsman Charles, 9th Earl of Kincardine. The earldom of Ailesbury became extinct although a new line was started by one of his nephews (see below).
  m1. (07.02.1705-6) Anne Savile (d 18.07.1717, dau of William Savile, 2nd Marquess of Halifax)
  (A) George Bruce (d young)
  (B) Robert Bruce (dvpsp 30.08.1738)
  m. (08.02.1729) Frances Blackett (dau of Sir William Blackett, Bart of Wallington)
(C) Mary Bruce (dvp 14.08.1738)
  m. (21.12.1728) Henry Brydges, 2nd Duke of Chandos (bpt 01.02.1708, d 28.11.1771)
  The barony of Kinloss passed to their son, 3rd Duke of Chandos, and then to his daughter.
  (D) Elizabeth Bruce (dvpsp 05.11.1796)
  m. (26.11.1732) Benjamin Bathurst (dvp 23.01.1767, son of 1st Earl Bathurst)
  m2. (19.01.1720) Juliana Boyle (d 26.03.1739, dau of Charles Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington)
  m3. (18.06.1739) Caroline Campbell (d 17.01.1803, dau of John Campbell of Mamore, 4th Duke of Argyll)
(E) Mary Bruce (dsp 05/8.11.1796)
  m. (01.04.1757) Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (d 29.12.1806)
  (F) ? Rachel Bruce
  m. (10.1778) John Milner of Wakefield
  (3) Elizabeth Bruce (d 12.1745)
  m. (15.05.1707) George Brudenell, 3rd Earl of Cardigan (d 05.07.1732)
  One of their sons became 1st Earl of Ailesbury of the next creation.
  (4)+ other issue (d young) - Henry, Thomas, Mary (b c12.01.1697, d 1698)
  m2. (27.04.1700) Charlotte D'Argenteau, Countess of Esseneux (d 23.07.1710, dau of Louis, Count of Esseneux)
(7) Maria Teresa Charlotte Bruce
  m. (1722) Maximilian Emanuel, Prince de Hornes
  c. Diana Bruce (d 15.07.1672)
  m1. (29.01.1666) Sir Seymour Shirley, Bart of Staunton Harold (b 23.01.1646-7, d 16.07.1667)
  m2. (10.11.1671, sps) John Manners, 1st Duke of Rutland (b 29.05.1638, d 10.01.1711)
  d. Anne Bruce (b c1660, d before 1717)
  m. (1672) Sir William Rich, Bart of Sonning (b c1654, d 1711)
  e. Christian Bruce
  m1. John Rolle, younger of Stephenstown
  m2. Sir Richard Geyer (Gayer) of Stoke Poges
  f. Mary Bruce (b 31.12.1657, bur 15.05.1711)
  m. (mcrt 22.03.1678) Sir William Walter, Bart of Sarsden (Saresden) (b c1635, d 05.03.1693)
  g. Arabella Bruce (d unm)
  h. Anne Charlotte Bruce
  m. Sir Nicholas Bagenall of Newry
i. Henrietta Bruce
  m. Thomas Ogle
  j.+ other issue (dvp young) - Robert dsp 1728, Charles, Henry, Bernard, Robert, James dsp 1738, Christian, Elizabeth
  m2. Diana Cecil (d 26.02.1658, dau of William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Exeter)
  D. Christian Bruce (b 28.12.1595, d 16.06.1674)
  m. (10.04.1608) William Cavendish, 2nd Earl of Devonshire (b 1590, d 20.06.1628)
  E. Janet Bruce
  m. (08.12.1601) Thomas Dalziel of Binns (b 1572, d 1642)
3. Sir George Bruce of Carnock (d 06.05.1625)
  TSP (Elgin & Kincardine) identifies George's wife as Margaret Primrose, daughter of Archibald Primrose of Burnbrae, but TSP (Rosebery) identifies her as ...
  m. Euphame Primrose (dau of David Primrose in Culross)
  A. George Bruce of Carnock (d 1643)
m. Mary Preston (dau of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield)
  i. Edward Bruce, 1st Earl of Kincardine (d unm 1662)
  ii. Alexander Bruce, 2nd Earl of Kincardine (b c1629, d 09.07.1680)
  m. (mcrt 16.06.1659) Veronica Van Arson (d 28.04.1701, dau of Coreneille Van Arson, Baron Sommelsdyke)
  a. Charles Bruce (b c1660, dvp 12.01.1680)
  b. Alexander Bruce, 3rd Earl of Kincardine (b c1666, d unm 10.11.1705)
  The earldom passed to his 2nd cousin, Sir Alexander Bruce of Broomhall.
c. Mary Bruce (d after 1739)
  m. (mcrt 19.04.1681) William Cochrane of Ochiltree (d after 1716)
  d. Anne Bruce
  m. (16.04.1684) Sir David Murray, Bart of Stanhope
  e. Elizabeth Bruce
  m. (26.03.1704) James Boswell, 7th of Auchinleck (d 21.04.1749)
  iii. Magdalen Bruce
  TSP initially shows Magdalen as married to Sir John Arnot of Fernie but this is corrected in the Addenda to ...
  m. Sir James Nicholson, younger of Cockburnspath
  iv. Margaret Bruce
  m. Sir John Lumsden of Innergelly
  v. Mary Bruce
  m. (1655) David Erksine, 2nd Lord Cardross (d 1671)
  vi. Grisel Bruce identified in TSP (Addenda)
  m. (before 03.01.1642) Sir Robert Arnot (eldest son of Sir James of Fernie)
  B. Alexander Bruce of Alva (dsp 1638)
C. Robert Bruce of Broomhall (d 25.06.1652, Lord of Session as Lord Broomhall)
  m. Helen Skene (dau of Sir James Skene of Curriehill)
  D. Anne Bruce
  m. (1641) Sir James Arnot of Fernie
  E. Magdalene Bruce
  m. Sir John Erskine of Balgony
  F. Christian Bruce
  m. Lawrence Mercer of Aldie
  G. Nicholas Bruce (bur 26.01.1671)
  m1. Sir John Morrison of Dairsie
  m2. John Dick of Braid
  H. Margaret Bruce (d 1652)
  m. Francis Nicholls of the Middle Temple
4. Bessie Bruce
  m. David Bar
5.+ other issue - William of Cothill and Collestoune (dsp before 24.05.1609, priest), Margaret

Main sources: BP1934 (Elgin & Kincardine), TSP (Elgin & Ailesbury), TSP (Elgin & Kincardine), BEB1844 (Bruce of Kinross).
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