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Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin

Also Known As: "9th Earl of Kincardine"
Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Death: Died in Charlestown, Fife, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bruce, 8th Earl of Kincardine and Janet Roberton
Husband of Martha Bruce, Countess of Elgin
Father of Martha Bruce; Janet Bruce; The Hon Charles Bruce; Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Kincardine e 7th Earl of Elgin; William Robert Bruce, 10th Earl of Kincardine and 4 others
Brother of Rachel Bruce; Lieut.-Gen. Thomas Bruce; Christian Erskine; William Bruce and James Bruce

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About Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin

Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin and 9th Earl of Kincardine (6 July 1732 – 14 May 1771) was the son of William Bruce, 8th Earl of Kincardine. His mother was Jane Roberton, daughter of James Roberton ( principal Lord of Session) and great-granddaughter of advocate and judge Lord Bedlay.

On 1 June 1759, he married Martha Whyte and they had eight children:

  • Lady Martha Bruce (b. 3 June 1760), died young
  • Lady Janet Bruce (b. 2 July 1761), died young
  • William Robert Bruce, Lord Bruce (b. 15 January 1763), died young
  • William Robert Bruce, 6th Earl of Elgin (1764–1771)
  • Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766–1841)
  • Hon. Charles Andrew Bruce (1768–1810), Governor of Prince of Wales's Island
  • Hon. James Bruce (1769–1798), Member of Parliament
  • Lady Charlotte Matilda Bruce (28 May 1771 – March 1816), married Admiral Philip Charles Durham

Elgin was Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons from 1761 to 1763 and a founding member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors. "Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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Charles Bruce, 5th Earl of Elgin's Timeline

July 6, 1732
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
June 3, 1760
Age 27
July 2, 1761
Age 28
January 15, 1763
Age 30
January 28, 1764
Age 31
July 20, 1766
Age 34
Broomhall, Fife, Scotland
January 18, 1768
Age 35
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
March 23, 1769
Age 36
May 14, 1771
Age 38
Charlestown, Fife, United Kingdom