Sir John Bruce of Stanehouse

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John Bruce

Also Known As: "John Bruce of Stenhouse"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Airth, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Death: 1483 (39)
Flodden, Braxton, Northumberland, England (Murdered by his wife's brothers, members of the Menteith family.)
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Alexander Bruce of Airth and Stenhouse and Margaret Forrester
Husband of Elizabeth Menteith
Father of Sir Robert Bruce of Airth; Helen Bruce; William Bruce and Janet Bruce
Brother of Edward Bruce, 1st of Kinnaird; Sir Alexander Bruce, 1st of Earlshall and Robert Bruce, 1st of Auchenbowie

Occupation: Killed by wifes brothers Menteith family over political differences
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About Sir John Bruce of Stanehouse

3rd Baron Of Stanehouse & Airth Killed by the Monteiths , his wife's family. 3 sons 3 daughters

He was slaughtered before 1483, by his wife's brothers, the Menteiths, as appears from "Pitcairn's Criminal Trials," and also from the following extracts from the "Acta Dominorum Concilii," i8th October, 1490, p. 153. The Menteiths and Bruces came to an agreement 18th October, 1490, in presence of the Lords of Council, by which Archibald Menteith, and " sa mony persons as ar now on lif, that were comittars of this said slauchter of umquhile Johne the Broiss,


Sir John Bruce, of Airth, was killed for political differences by his wife's brothers. He married 1471 Elizabeth Menteith, daughter of Sir William Mentieith of Kerse. He lived at Stanehouse, which for some generations was the residence of the heir apparent of the Bruces of Airth.

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Sir John Bruce of Stanehouse's Timeline

Airth, Lanarkshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
Age 6
Airth, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age 26
Airth Scotland
Age 39
Flodden, Braxton, Northumberland, England
Age 39
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom