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Kincardine, Earl of (S, 1647)

 

Creation: let. pat. 26 Dec 1647

 

Family name: Bruce

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Arms:

See Earl of Elgin

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Edward [Bruce], 1st Earl of Kincardine

1st son and heir of George Bruce of Carnock (by his wife Mary Preston, dau. of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield), 1st son of Sir George Bruce of Carnock (by his wife Margaret Primrose, dau. of Archibald Primrose of Burnbrae), younger brother of Edward [Bruce], 1st Lord Kinloss, and 3rd son of Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall, by his wife Alison Reid, dau. of John Reid of Aikenhead

born

died

1662

created

26 Dec 1647 Lord Bruce of Torry and Earl of Kincardine, with remainder to his heirs male

suc. by

brother

note

Member of Parliament for Stirling 1644

 

Alexander [Bruce], 2nd Earl of Kincardine, PC

born

c.1629

mar.

16 Jun 1659 Veronica van Arsen van Sommelsdyck (d. 28 Apr 1701), dau. of Col Cornelius van Arsen van Sommelsdyck, Lord of Sommelsdyck and Spycke

children

1. Hon Charles Bruce, styled Lord Bruce (b. c. 1670; dvp. 1680)

2. Hon Alexander Bruce, later 3rd Earl of Kincardine

1. Lady Mary Bruce, unsuccessful claimant to the Earldom of Kincardine 1705, mar. after 19 Apr 1681 William Cochrane of Ochiltree (d. after 1739), 1st son and heir of Hon Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree MP (by his wife Margaret Strickland, dau. of Sir William Strickland, 1st Bt., of Boynton, co. York), 2nd son of William [Cochrane], 1st Earl of Dundonald, and had issue

2. Lady Anne Bruce, mar. 16 Apr 1684 as his first wife Sir David Murray of Stanhope, 2nd Bt., and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Bruce, mar. 24 Mar 1704 James Boswell, 7th of Auchinleck (d. 21 Apr 1749), and had issue

died

9 Jul 1680

suc. by

son

note

Privy Councillor [S] 1660/1 and [E] 1674-76;  Joint Commissioner of the Scottish Treasury 1666-74;  an Extraordinary Lord of Session 1667-1701; Founder Member of the Royal Society

 

Alexander [Bruce], 3rd Earl of Kincardine

bapt.

5 Jun 1666

died

10 Nov 1705

suc. by

cousin and heir male

 

Alexander [Bruce], 4th Earl of Kincardine

1st son and heir of Robert Bruce of Broomhall, a Lord of Session as Lord Broomhall (by his wife Helen Skene, dau. of Sir James Skene of Curriehall), 3rd son of George Bruce of Carnock, and younger brother of Edward [Bruce], 1st Earl of Kincardine

born

mar.

his second cousin once removed Christian Bruce (d. 18 Mar 1736/7), only dau. of Robert Bruce of Blairhall (by his wife Catherine Preston, dau. of Sir Robert Preston of Valleyfield, Bt.), only son of Robert Bruce of Blairhall (by his wife Margaret Hamilton, dau. of John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews), 1st son of Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall, by his wife Alison Reid, dau. of John Reid of Aikenhead

children

1. Hon Robert Bruce, later 5th Earl of Kincardine

2. Hon Alexander Bruce, later 6th Earl of Kincardine

3. Hon Thomas Bruce, later 7th Earl of Kincardine

4. Charles Bruce (b. 18 Mar 1664; dvp. young)

1. Lady Janet Bruce (b. c. 1653; d. 17 Sep 1743)

2. Christian Bruce (d. unm.)

3. Helen Bruce (d. unm.)

4. Mary Bruce (d. unm.)

5. Lady Veronica Bruce, mar. (1) Gustavus Hamilton, merchant in Edinburgh, and (2) after 1703 Duncan Campbell of Kames

died

3 Oct 1715

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Culross 1661-63, 1669-74, 1678 and 1685-86, and for Sanquhar 1692-1702;  joint Receiver General of Supply and Excise 1693-95; builder of Broomhall House 1702

 

Robert [Bruce], 5th Earl of Kincardine

born

died

1718

suc. by

brother

 

Alexander [Bruce], 6th Earl of Kincardine

born

19 Jan 1662

mar.

Jean ..... (d. Mar 1746)

only child

1. Lady Jane Bruce, mar. John Napier of Kilmahew

died

s.p.m. 1721

suc. by

brother

 

Thomas [Bruce], 7th Earl of Kincardine

born

19 Mar 1663

mar.

Rachel Pauncefort (d. 17 Mar 1753), dau. of Robert Pauncefort, of co. Hertford

children

1. Hon William Bruce, later 8th Earl of Kincardine

2. Rev Hon Thomas Bruce (d. 1739)

1. Lady Sarah Bruce (b. Dec 1699; d. 3 Jul 1795)

2. Lady Christian Bruce (d. 23 Feb 1775)

3. Lady Rachel Bruce (d. 29 Jun 1789), mar. James Lundin later Drummond, self-styled 10th Earl of Perth (b. 6 Nov 1707; d. 18 Jul 1781), 2nd son and eventual sole heir of Hon Robert Drummond later Lundin of Lundin (by his wife Anne Inglis, dau. of Sir James Inglis of Cramond, Bt.), 3rd son by his first wife of John [Drummond], 1st Earl of Melfort, and had issue

died

23 Mar 1739/40

suc. by

son

 

William [Bruce], 8th Earl of Kincardine

born

mar.

14 Feb 1726 his second cousin Janet Roberton (d. 29 May 1772), dau. and hrss. of James Roberton, a Principal Clerk of Session, by his wife Euphemia Burnett, dau. of Sir Thomas Burnett of Crimond by his wife Janet Bruce, sister of Alexander [Bruce], 4th Earl of Kincardine, and 2nd dau. of Robert Bruce of Broomhall

children

1. Hon Charles Bruce, later 9th Earl of Kincardine later 5th Earl of Elgin

2. Rev Hon James Bruce (dsp. 17 May 1765)

3. Lt Gen Hon Thomas Bruce, Member of Parliament for Marlborough 1796 and Great Bedwyn 1796-97 (d. 12 Dec 1797)

1. Lady Rachel Bruce (d. unm. 12 Jan 1803)

2. Lady Christian Bruce (d. 28 May 1810), mar. 28 Apr 1762 James Erskine of Cardross (b. 1732; d. 27 Mar 1802), 1st son of Lt Col Hon John Erskine of Carnock MP (by his second wife Anna Dundas, 1st dau. and cohrss. of William Dundas of Kincavel), 2nd son by his second wife of David [Erskine], 2nd Lord Cardross, and had issue

died

8 Sep 1740

suc. by

son

 

Charles [Bruce], 9th Earl of Kincardine later 5th Earl of Elgin

note

suc. his third cousin twice removed 10 Feb 1746/7 as 5th Earl of Elgin

 

The Earldom of Kincardine has been held by the Earls of Elgin since 10 Feb 1746/7.

 

 Last updated 3 Aug 2005

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