Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet

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Robert Bruce, 8th of Kennet

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: April 8, 1785 (66)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Bruce, 7th of Kennet and Mary Balfour
Husband of Helen Bruce
Father of Alexander Bruce, 9th of Kennet; Ralph Bruce; George Bruce; Robert Bruce; Mary Bruce and 6 others
Brother of Margaret Bruce

Occupation: Advocate
Managed by: Hans Jacob Hvide
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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
Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 36
Edinburgh, Scotland
Age 37
May 21, 1757
Age 38
October 18, 1758
Age 39
Age 40
March 17, 1761
Age 42
January 5, 1763
Age 44
January 10, 1764
Age 45