Alexander Bruce, 2nd Earl of Kincardine (1629 - 1680)

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"Alexander Bruce, as second Earl of Kincardine. He was a steady royalist, was with Charles II in exile in Holland, and at the Restoration became a Pricy Councillor and Commissioner of the Treasury. In 1667 he was appointed an Extraordinary Lord of Session and one of the King's Commissioners for the Government of Scotland, during those days of religious persecution, when his voice and influence was ever exercised on the side of moderation and lenity...

...The Earl died 9 July 1680, aged fifty-one, and was buried at Culross, having married (contract 16 June 1659), at the Hague, Veronica Van Arsen, daughter of Corneille Van Somelsdyke, Baron Somelsdyke in Holland, on whom his brother Edward, first Earl of Kincardine, enabled him to make large settlements, which, after his death, nearly exhausted the revenues of the estate, already much impoverished by debts incurred in the royal cause. The Earl had issue by his Countess (who died 28 April 1701, aged sixty-eight)."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. III, page 486-87

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