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Families covered: Bruce of Garlet, Bruce of Kennet
[This page was formerly named Bruce05. Its name was changed in June 2007 as part of a review of various Bruce families. See here for more details.]

David Bruce of Green (d by 12.06.1556)
1. Archibald Bruce (d 1609) 
  m1. (1568-9) Margaret Bruce (d 09.1579, dau of Robert Bruce of Wester Kennet)
A. Robert Bruce, 2nd of Wester Kennet (b c1569, dvp 1606) 
  m. (mcrt 03.07.1599) Elizabeth Gall (dau of Alexander Gall of Maw) 
  i. Robert Bruce, 3rd of Kennet, 1st of Garlet (a 10.1671) 
  Robert bought Easter Kennet which is why he and the subsequent lairds were 'of Kennet' without the Wester prefix.
  m. (1627) Agnes Murray (d 1664, dau of Patrick Murray of Perdowie by Margaret Colville)
a. David Bruce, 4th of Kennet (d 1673, 2nd son)
  m. (1656) Marjory Young (d before 20.11.1714, dau of David Young of Kirkton)
  (1) David Bruce, 5th of Kennet (dsp before 1704)
  (2) James Bruce, 6th of Kennet (d 08.1728, Brigadier General)
  m. (1690) Mary Swinton (dau of Sir Alexander Swinton of Mersington)
  (A) Alexander Bruce, 7th of Kennet (d 08.08.1747)
  m. (06.04/08.1714) Mary Balfour (d 07.11.1758, dau of Robert Balfour, Lord of Burleigh)
  (i) Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet, Sheriff of Clackmannan (b 24.12.1718, d 08.04.1785, professor, judge as Lord Kennet)
m. (06.06.1754) Helen Abercromby (dau of George Abercromby of Tullibody)
  (a) Alexander Bruce, 9th of Kennet (bpt 17.07.1755,d 12.07.1808)
  m. 'Hugh' Blackburn (dau of Hugh Blackburn of Glasgow)
  ((1)) Robert Bruce, 10th of Kennet (b 08.12.1795, d 13.08.1864) had issue
  Robert claimed the title Lord Balfour of Burleigh but died before the case was decided. The claim was allowed in 1868 and his son became Lord Balfour of Burleigh.
  m1. (12.04.1825, sp) Anne Murray (d 09.05.1846, dau of William Murray of Polmaise and Touchadam)
  m2.(23.04.1848) Jane Dalrymple Hamilton Fergusson (dau of Sir James Fergusson, Bart of Kilkerran, by Henrietta Duncan)
  ((2)) William Bruce (b 24.03.1806, d 1868, 5th son) had issue
  m. Louisa (dau of Thomas Hill or Hull)
((3)) Helen Bruce (b 16.03.1803, d 13.12.1878)
  m. (22.03.1848) Robert Handyside (judge as Lord Handyside)
  ((4))+ other issue - George Abercrombie (b 08.03.1789, dsp 03.1817), Hugh (b 10.01.1800, dsop 10.01.1874), Laurence Dundas (b 16.11.1800, dsp 11.1817), Margaret (d unm 24.07.1881)
  (b) Thomas Bruce (dsp)
  m. Margaret Ramsay (dau of Robert Ramsay of Blackcraig)
  (c) Margaret Bruce
  m. Walter Watson of Southfield
  (d)+ other issue - Robert (dsp 1767), Laurence Dundas (dsp), James (dsp), Ralph (dsp, Lt. Colonel), Burnett (d 02.06.1813), Mary (d unm)
  (ii) Margaret Bruce (d 11.10.1802)
  m. (09.04.1738) Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st Bart of Kerse (d 21.09.1781)
  (iii)+ other issue - James (d young), James (dsp)
  (B) James Bruce (d 28.05.1734, Master of the Mint in Scotland) had issue
  m. (mcrt 16.11.1730) Mary Cross
(C) William Henry Bruce (dsp, Captain RN)
  m. "an English lady"
  (D) John Bruce (d 13.09.1741, minister of Airth)
  m. Jean Bruce (dau of James Bruce, 7th of Powfoulis)
  (i) Annabella Bruce (d 05.03.1771)
  m. John Forbes of Newhall
  (ii)+ other issue - James, John, Jean
  (E) Alison Bruce (d 31.07.1754)
  m. (20.06.1718) George Dundas of Dundas
  (F) Mary Bruce (d unm)
  (G) Jane Bruce (d 06.04.1769)
  m. (06.1720) John Edgar (d 09.09.1744)
  (3) Margaret Bruce (bpt 17.01.1669)
  m. _ Nelson of Kilcathiem, Galloway
  (4) Mary Bruce
  m. William Young of Kirkton (cousin)
  (5)+ other issue - Henry (dsp), Robert (dsp 1700?), Charles (bpt 24.06.1671, dsp before 21.08.1703), George (bpt 16.07.1672)
  b. Alexander Bruce of Garlet (bpt 13.06.1637, d 16.04.1704, minister of Kirkurd then Donaghadee)
  m. (17.04.1677) Margaret Cleland (d 1722, dau of James Cleland of Stonepath)
  (1) Alexander Bruce (d before 26.04.1716, surgeon apothecary in Edinburgh)
  m1. (02.04.1700) Grisel Laffrie (dau of James Laffrie)
  m2. (16.09.1708) Ann Stewart (d 20.04.1745, dau of John Stewart of Shawwood)
  Unclear which wife was mother of ...
  (A) William Bruce (dsp)
  (2) Rachel Bruce (bur 04.01.1765)
  m. (16.08.1724) John Cleland
(3)+ other issue - David, James (b 1691, d 19.09.1749, judge in Barbadoes, had issue), Marion (b 07.01.1681, d by 1728), Margaret (b13.10.1686)
  c. Robert Bruce (bpt 24.09.1638)
  m. Isobel Paterson (dau of Andrew Paterson of Dunmore)
  (1) Mary
  m. William Lumsden in Edinburgh
  (A) Andrew Lumsden (secretary to Prince Charles)
  (2)+ other issue - Robert (bpt 27.11.1670), James (bpt 28.05.1679), Wiliam (b 1681), Isobel, Anne, Margaret (bpt 12.10.1677), Christian
  d. Elizabeth Bruce
  m. William Bruce (d 1653, Lt. Col., son of Sir Robert, 10th of Clackmannan)
  e. Helen Bruce (bpt 29.04.1635, d before 05.01.1675)
  m. (1661) John Brisbane
  f. Mary Bruce (bpt 05.08.1647)
  m. Henry Bruce of Comrie
  g.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 10.04.1628, d young), Harrie, Nicolas, William (bpt 24.06.1642, d young), William (bpt 29.11.1644), George (bpt 29.03.1644), Margaret (bpt 05.08.1647)
  ii.+ other issue - Margaret, Marjory
  m2. (by 1596) Grizel Forrester 
  B. Agnes Bruce 
  m. Jasper Smyth  
  C. Marion Bruce (d 1608) 
  m. (1602) Patrick Blacadder of Millhill 
  D.+ other issue - Archibald, Norman (bpt 29.04.1599) 

Main source(s): TSP (Balfour of Burleigh), BP1934 (Balfour of Burleigh) with some support from Commoners (vol ii, Bruce of Kennet)
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