Earls of Kincardine (1647)
1st Earl of Kincardine, Edward Bruce, b.?, a.1647, d.1662
of Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall (b.1505, d.1565) and
Alison Reid, grandson of Sir George Bruce (b.?,
d.1625) and Margaret Primrose, and son of Sir George Bruce and Mary Preston,
daughter of Sir John Preston, 4th Baronet Preston of
2nd Earl of Kincardine, Alexander Bruce, b.c.1629, a.1662, d.1680
Younger brother of the 1st Earl. He held high political office as Privy Counsellor, Commissioner of the Treasury and also as an Extraordinary Lord of Session from 1667 to 1680.
3rd Earl of Kincardine, Alexander Bruce, b.1666, a.1680, d.1705
Son of the 2nd Earl and Veronica van Arson, daughter of a Dutch noble. He died unmarried.
4th Earl of Kincardine, Alexander Bruce, b.?, a.1705, d.1706
Second-cousin of the 3rd Earl, being the son of Robert Bruce (b.?, d.1652), the 1st Earl’s uncle, and Helen Skene, daughter of Sir James Skene of Curriehill. He served as an MP for Culross for much of his life and was knighted in 1674.
5th Earl of Kincardine, Robert Bruce, b.c.1660, a.1706, d.1718
Son of the 5th Earl and Christian Bruce, another descendant of Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall.
6th Earl of Kincardine, Alexander Bruce, b.1662, a.1718, d.1721
Younger brother of the 5th Earl.
7th Earl of Kincardine, Thomas Bruce, b.1663, a.1721, d.1739-1740
Younger brother of the 5th and 6th Earls.
8th Earl of Kincardine, William Bruce, b.?, a.1740, d.1740
Son of the 7th Earl and Rachel Pauncefort (b.?, d.1753).
9th Earl of Kincardine, Charles Bruce, b.1732, a.1740, d.1771
Son of the 8th Earl and Jane Roberton (b.?, d.1772). He succeeded to the title of 5th Earl of Elgin in 1747 on the death of his very distant relative.
10th Earl of Kincardine, William Robert Bruce, b.1764, a.1771, d.1771
Son of the 9th Earl and Martha Whyte (b.?, d.1810).
11th Earl of Kincardine, Thomas Bruce, b.1766, a.1771, d.1841
brother of the 10th Earl. While he was
ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, between 1799 and 1803, he removed the famous
marble friezes and sculptures from the Parthenon in
12th Earl of Kincardine, James Bruce, b.1811, a.1841, d.1863
Son of the 11th
Earl and Elizabeth Oswald (b.?, d.1860). Educated at Eton
and Christ Church College Oxford, he was a career diplomat, and following a
brief spell as an MP for Southampton, he was made Governor of Jamaica in 1842,
before moving to
13th Earl of Kincardine, Victor Alexander Bruce, b.1849, a.1863, d.1917
Son of the 12th
Earl and Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (b.?, d.1898),
daughter of Sir John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham. Following
his father as a diplomat, he was Treasurer of the Household, and First
Commissioner of Works (a senior government post responsible for all Crown
holdings of land, buildings, etc.) and made a Privy Counsellor. He was also
made a Captain in the Royal Company of Archers before becoming Viceroy of India
in 1894. On his return to
14th Earl of Kincardine, Edward James Bruce, b.1881, a.1917, d.1968
of the 13th Earl and Lady Constance Mary Carnegie (b.1851, d.1909),
daughter of Sir James Carnegie, 9th Earl of Southesk. Educated at
15th Earl of Kincardine, Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, b.1924, a.1968
Son of the 14th
Earl and Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane (b.?, d.1989),
daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Horatio Arthur Ernest Cochrane, 1st
Baron Cochrane of Cults. Educated at
The courtesy title for the heir is Lord Bruce.
(Last updated: 24/06/2009)