Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet

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Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet

Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Bruce, 7th of Kennet and Mary Balfour
Husband of Helen Abercromby
Father of Alexander Bruce, 9th of Kennet
Brother of Margaret Bruce

Occupation: Advocate
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet

Biographical Summary

"Robert Bruce, eighth of Kennet. On the death in 1769 of his maternal aunt Margaret (titular Baroness Balfour of Burleigh) he would, but for the attainder of the title in 1715, have succeeded as seventh Lord Balfour of Burleigh. He was born 24 December 1718. Advocate 15 January 1743. Professor of the Law of Nations in Edinburgh University 22 June 1759. Sheriff of Clackmannan 1760. Judge of the Court of Session under the title of Lord Kennet 4 July 1764, and a Lord Justiciary 16 November 1769. Married, 6 June 1754, Helen, eldest daughter of George Abercromby of Tullibody. He died 8 April 1785, aged sixty-six."

SOURCE: The Scots peerage, Vol. I, page 553

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Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet's Timeline

December 24, 1718
June 6, 1754
Age 35
Age 36
April 8, 1785
Age 66