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Henry Austin Bruce (Knight)

Birthplace: Duffryn, Abedare, Glamorganshire, Wales UK
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bruce and Sarah Austin
Husband of Annabella Bruce and Norah Creina Blanche Bruce
Father of Rachel Mary Bruce; Henry Bruce, 2nd Baron Aberdare; Brigadier-General The Honourable Charles Granville Bruce, CB, MVO and Sarah Napier Bruce
Brother of Lt.-Gen. Robert Bruce

Occupation: British Liberal Party politician, Home Secretary, Lord president of the Council
Managed by: Alisdair James Smyth
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About Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare GCB, PC, FRS

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare GCB, PC, FRS (16 April 1815 – 25 February 1895) was a British Liberal Party politician, who served in government most notably as Home Secretary (1868–1873) and as Lord President of the Council.

Henry Bruce was born at Duffryn, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, the son of John Bruce, a Glamorganshire landowner, by his wife Sarah, daughter of Reverend Hugh Williams Austin. John Bruce's original family name was Knight, but on coming of age in 1805 he assumed the name of Bruce: his mother, through whom he inherited the Duffryn estate, was the daughter of William Bruce, high sheriff of Glamorganshire.

Henry was educated at the Bishop Gore School, Swansea (Swansea Grammar School), and in 1837 was called to the bar. Shortly after he had begun to practice, the discovery of coal beneath the Duffryn and other Aberdare Valley estates brought his family great wealth...

...Henry Bruce married firstly Annabella, daughter of Richard Beadon, in 1846. They had one son and three daughters. After her death in July 1852 he married secondly Norah Creina Blanche, daughter of Sir William Napier, the historian of the Peninsular War, whose biography he edited. They had seven daughters and two sons, of whom the youngest was the mountaineer Charles Granville Bruce. Their daughter, Sarah was married to Montague Muir Mackenzie, barrister.

Lord Aberdare died in London on 25 February 1895, aged 79, and was succeeded in the barony by his only son from his first marriage, Henry. Lady Aberdare, born 1827, died in April 1897[3] and was a proponent of women's education and active in the establishment of Aberdare Hall in Cardiff."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Henry Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 28 February 2013, 22:53 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Bruce,_1st_Baron_Aberdare&oldid=541361290> [accessed 27 March 2013]

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Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare GCB, PC, FRS's Timeline

April 16, 1815
Glamorganshire, Wales UK
Age 32
June 19, 1851
Age 36
Duffryn, St. Melons, Glamorgan, Wales
Age 40
Age 50
February 25, 1895
Age 79
London, Middlesex, England UK