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Bruce 7

: Bruce of Garlet, Bruce of Kennet
David Bruce of Green d by 12 Jun 1556
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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 Jul 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 Nov 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 Aug 1747
m 06 Apr 1714 Mary Balfour d 07 Nov 1758, dau of Robert Balfour, Lord of Burleigh
i Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet, Sheriff of Clackmannan b 24 Dec 1718, d 08 Apr 1785, professor, judge as Lord Kennet
m 06 Jun 1754 Helen Abercromby dau of George Abercromby of Tullibody
a Alexander Bruce, 9th of Kennet bpt 17 Jul 1755,d 12 Jul 1808
m 'Hugh' Blackburn dau of Hugh Blackburn of Glasgow
1 Robert Bruce, 10th of Kennet b 08 Dec 1795, d 13 Aug 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 Apr 1825, sp Anne Murray d 09.05.1846, dau of William Murray of Polmaise and Touchadam
m2 23 Apr 1848 Jane Dalrymple Hamilton Fergusson dau of Sir James Fergusson, Bart of Kilkerran, by Henrietta Duncan
2 William Bruce b 24 Mar 1806, d 1868, 5th son had issue
m Louisa dau of Thomas Hill or Hull
3 Helen Bruce b 16 Mar 1803, d 13 Dec 1878
m 22 Mar 1848 Robert Handyside judge as Lord Handyside
4+ other issue - George Abercrombie b 08 Mar 1789, dsp 03.1817, Hugh b 10 Jan 1800, dsop 10 Jan 1874, Laurence Dundas b 16 Nov 1800, dsp 11.1817, Margaret d unm 24 Jul 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 Jun 1813, Mary d unm
ii Margaret Bruce d 11 Oct 1802
m 09 Apr 1738 Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st Bart of Kerse d 21 Sep 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 Nov 1730 Mary Cross
C William Henry Bruce dsp, Captain RN
m "an English lady"
D John Bruce d 13 Sep 1741, minister of Airth
m Jean Bruce dau of James Bruce, 7th of Powfoulis
i Annabella Bruce d 05 Mar 1771
m John Forbes of Newhall
ii+ other issue - James, John, Jean
E Alison Bruce d 31 Jul 1754
m 20 Jun 1718 George Dundas of Dundas
F Mary Bruce d unm
G Jane Bruce d 06 Apr 1769
m 06.1720 John Edgar d 09 Sep 1744
3 Margaret Bruce bpt 17 Jan 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 Jun 1671, dsp before 21 Aug 1703, George bpt 16 Jul 1672
b. Alexander Bruce of Garlet bpt 13 Jun 1637, d 16 Apr 1704, minister of Kirkurd then Donaghadee
m 17 Apr 1677 Margaret Cleland d 1722, dau of James Cleland of Stonepath
1 Alexander Bruce d before 26 Apr 1716, surgeon apothecary in Edinburgh
m1 02 Apr 1700 Grisel Laffrie dau of James Laffrie
m2 16 Sep 1708 Ann Stewart d 20 Apr 1745, dau of John Stewart of Shawwood
Unclear which wife was mother of ...
A William Bruce dsp
2 Rachel Bruce bur 04 Jan 1765
m 16 Aug 1724 John Cleland
3+ other issue - David, James b 1691, d 19 Sep 1749, judge in Barbadoes, had issue, Marion b 07 Jan 1681, d by 1728, Margaret b13 Oct 1686
c. Robert Bruce bpt 24 Sep 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 Nov 1670, James bpt 28 May.1679, Wiliam b 1681, Isobel, Anne, Margaret bpt 12 Oct 1677, Christian
d. Elizabeth Bruce
m William Bruce d 1653, Lt. Col., son of Sir Robert, 10th of Clackmannan
e. Helen Bruce bpt 29 Apr 1635, d before 05 Jan 1675
m 1661 John Brisbane
f. Mary Bruce bpt 05 Aug 1647
m Henry Bruce of Comrie
g.+ other issue - Robert bpt 10 Apr 1628, d young, Harrie, Nicolas, William bpt 24 Jun 1642, d young, William bpt 29 Nov 1644, George bpt 29 Mar 1644, Margaret bpt 05 Aug 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 Apr 1599

Sources: TSP Balfour of Burleigh, BP1934 Balfour of Burleigh
Commoners vol ii, Bruce of Kennet
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