'Bruce04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bruce of Cultmalundy, Bruce of Fingask, Bruce of Rait, Bruce of Spoutwalls
The old Bruce04 was renamed Bruce06 in June 2007 as part of a review of various Bruce families. See here for more details.

Robert Bruce of Rait (dvp before 1490)
m. (c1484) Elizabeth Lindsay (m2. Alexander Scott, son of William of Balwery)
1. David Bruce of Rait (d by 12.1516)
  m. Janet Arnot (dau of John Arnot of that ilk)
A. James Bruce of Fingask
  m. Janet Lundy (dau of Andrew Lundy, 2nd of Benholm)
  i. John Bruce (dvp Pinkie 09.1547)
  m. Agnes Kinnaird (dau of William Kinnaird of that ilk)
  a. William Bruce of Fingask & Rait
  m. (10.05.1555) Helen Hay (dau of Peter Hay, 4th of Megginch)
  (1) Patrick Bruce of Fingask (d by 05.08.1633)
  m1. (by 11.07.1600) Elizabeth Bruce (dau of Robert Bruce, 1st of Pitlethie)
  m2. (mcrt 19.11.1603) Agnes Hay (natural dau of Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll)
  Uncertain which wife was mother of which of the children.
  (A) William Bruce of Fingask
  m. Janet Gibson (dau of Thomas Gibson of Edinburgh & Kirkstyle of Mailler)
  (i) Lawrence Bruce, last of Fingask
  m. (mcrt 09.03.1665) Elspeth Campbell (dau of Alexander Campbell, 2nd of Balgirsho)
  (a) William Bruce of Spoutwalls (bpt 14.01.1666)
  (b) Agnes Bruce (bpt 10.01.1669)
  p. Beatrix Low
  (c) Alexander Bruce (bpt 20.02.1661)
(ii) Peter Bruce of Spoutwalls (d 07.1673, 3rd son)
  m. (09.07.1668) Mary Mercer (dau of Rev, James Mercer of Clunie, she m2. James Blair)
  (a) Peter Bruce of Spoutwalls (dsp before 11.11.1687)
  (b) Janet Bruce (bpt 10.07.1669)
  (iii) William Bruce of Spoutwalls
  m. (mcrt 15.12.1666) Janet Gray (dau of Andrew Gray in Perth)
  (a) Jean Bruce (bpt 04.12.1669)
(iv)+ other issue - Patrick (dsp before 20.06.1684), Alexander, Helen (bpt 20.11.1635)
  (B) Francis Bruce
  m. (by 1633) Cecil Ruthven (bur 10.01.1690, dau of Alexander Ruthven, brother of William, 1st Earl of Gowrie)
  (i) John Bruce (a 1666)
  (C) Elizabeth Bruce
  m. (mcrt 26.01.1629) Patrick Inglis, younger of Byres
  (2) Peter Bruce (d by 03.1628, Principal of St. Leonard's)
  m. Elizabeth Wedderburn (dau of Sir Alexander Wedderburn of Blackness, widow of Alexander Campbell, 1st of Balgirsho)
  (A) Elizabeth Bruce probably of this generation
  m (mcrt 05/06.1634) Simon Mackenzie of Lochslin (d 01.1666)
(3) Alexander Bruce (minister of Kinfauns then Tealing) had issue
  m. Isobel Kinninmont
  (4) Robert Bruce (5th son)
  m. (mcrt 18.09.1600) Margaret Kinnaird (widow of Andrew Chalmer in Nether Delridge)
  (5) David Bruce (7th son)
  (A) Andrew Bruce of Polcack (dsp)
  m1. (10.02.1655) Sophia Kinman
  m2. (03.01.1686) Isabel Scrimgeour
  (6) Barbara Bruce
  m. (mcrt 15.07.1595) Alexander Lindsay of Evelick, Bishop of Dunkeld
  (7)+ other issue - John, William
2. Alexander Bruce (a 1522) 



Robert Bruce, 1st of Cultmalundy (d by 13.05.1491)
Provisionally we are following RedBookScot in showing the husband (Robert) of the heiress of Cultmalundy (Janet) as 2nd son of John Bruce, 2nd of Clackmannan. Major Bruce Armstrong reports this Robert as having married the heiress of Gray of Cultmalundie and that it was his grand-daughter & heiress of line. Katherine Barber, who in 1495 married Lucas Brus, 4th son of Sir Alexander Brus, 2nd/3rd of Airth, and was father of Hector father of the John who married Euphame Elphingstone (sic).
m. Janet Barbour (dau of John Barbour of Cultmalundy)
1. Lucas Bruce, 2nd of Cultmalundy (d 05.1529)
  m1. Christian Ruthven (dau of William Ruthven, 1st Lord)
  m2. (mcrt 19.01.1502) Janet Wardlaw (dau of Sir Henry Wardlaw of Torry)
  Uncertain which wife was mother of which of the children.
  A. John Bruce, 3rd of Cultmalundy (d 03.1547)
  m. (mcrt 13.04.1540) Euphemia Elphinstone (dau of Alexander Elphinstone, 1st Lord)
i. Laurence Bruce, 4th of Cultmalundy,1st of Muness (d 08.1617)
  m1. (by 22.04.1556) Helen Kennedy (dau of Hugh Kennedy of Girvan Mains)
  a. Alexander Bruce, 5th of Cultmalundy (d 22.10.1622)
  m. (mcrt 15.12.1586) Jean Oliphant (dau of Laurence Oliphant, 4th Lord)
  Major Bruce Armstrong ends his article on this line by identifying 2 sons and 1 daughter - Laurence, Alexander & Helen.
  (1) George Bruce, 6th/last of Cultmalundy (d 1675, 2nd son)
  m. Margaret Campbell (dau of Duncan Campbell, 4th of Glenlyon)
(A) Laurence Bruce
  (i) Helen Bruce
  m. Donald Robertson, 4th of Auchleeks
  (B) Alexander Bruce (bpt 29.09.1645)
  (C) Margaret (or Barbara?) Bruce
  m. (mcrt 01.12.1674) David Smith of Barnhill (son of Patrick, 1st of Methven, widower of Isobel Mercer)
(2) Andrew Bruce, 1st of Urie (d 1650) had issue
  m. Mary Sinclair (dau of John Sinclair of Urie)
  (3) Helen Bruce
  m. Sir Robert Moray (son of Sir William, 9th of Abercairney)
  (4) Christina Bruce
  m. (26.01.1622) Laurence Mercer of Meikleour (widower of Cecilia Colville)
(5) Euphemia Bruce
  m. George Lundie, younger of Gorthy
  (6) Marjory Bruce
  m. John (James) Cheyne of Essilmont
  (7)+ other issue - Laurence (dvp?), James, William, Alexander
  b. Helen Bruce
  m. (1588) Adam Sinclair of Brew
  m2. (mcrt 16.04.1568) Elizabeth Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 4th Lord)
  RedBookScot reports that, whilst it is known that Laurence had only one son (Alexander) and at least one daughter (Helen) by Helen Kennedy, it is uncertain which wife was mother of which of the other daughters. Major Bruce Armstrong shows Andrew as son of Helen Kennedy.
  c. Andrew Bruce, (2nd) of Muness (d 12.02.1645)
  m. (1600) Isabel Sinclair (dau of Malcolm Sinclair of Quendale)
  d. Margaret Bruce
  m. (c1592) Alexander Fordyce
  e. Elizabeth Bruce
  f. Marjory Bruce
  m. Malcolm MacInroy
  g. Jean Bruce
m. Alexander Sinclair of Ayth
  h. Mary Bruce
  m. William Tyrie of Busbie
  partners(s) unknown
  i.+ many illegitimate children including Scipio of Meikleour, Hannibal in Shetland, John in Shetland
  ii. Robert Bruce (4th son)
  a. William Bruce, 1st of Symbister & Sumburgh, Shetland (d 1624)
  m1. Marjorie or Margaret Stewart (dau of John Stewart, Prior of Coldingham, widow of William Sinclair (son of Olave of Brue))
  m2. (mcrt 14.02.1595) Isobella Spense (dau of Sir James Spense or Spence of Wormiston)
  iii. Grissel Bruce
  m. (c1556) John Murray, 5th of Strowan
  iv. Euphemia Bruce
  m. (by 06.08.1560) John Pennicuik of that ilk
  v. Isobel Bruce
  m. (by 28.07.1580) Robert Fleming, 2nd of Moness
  vi.+ other issue - Henry, James
  B. Lucas Bruce

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : RedBookScot (Perthshire, Bruce of Fingask)
(2) For lower section : RedBookScot (Perthshire, Bruce of Cultmalundy) with some support from the article on 'Bruces of Cultmalundie' by Major W. Bruce Armstrong in 'The Genealogist' (vol 6, 1882)
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