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Kinloss, Lord (S, 1601/2)


Creation: let. pat. 2 Feb 1601/2


Family name: Bruce later Brydges later Temple-Nugent-Grenville later Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville later Morgan-Grenville later Freeman-Grenville




Quarterly:  1st, Vert on a Cross Argent five Torteaux (Grenville);  2nd, paly of six Argent and Or a Lion rampant reguardant Sable armed and langued Gules charged with a Cross Crosslet of the second between four Quatrefoils of the third (Morgan);  3rd, Or a Pile Gules (Chandos); 4th, per fess Azure and Vair-Ancient three Fusils in chief a Bordure Or for difference (Freeman);  over all an Escutcheon ensigned with the Coronet of a Lord-Baron in the Peerage of Scotland for the Lordship of Kinloss, quarterly:  1st and 4th, Or a Saltire Gules on a Chief of the last three Crescents of the first (Bruce);  2nd and 3rd, Argent two Open Crowns in fess Gules and a Martlet in base Azure on a Chief of the last a Mullet of the field (Kinloss)


On a Chapeau Gules furred Ermine a Lion passant tail extended Gules armed and langued Azure supporting with his dexter forepaw a Shield emblazoned with the Arms of Kinloss, viz. Argent two Open Crowns in fess Gules and a Martlet in base Azure on a Chief of the last a Mullet of the field


On either side a Savage wreathed about the middle and temples with Laurel supporting in their exterior hands Banners floating inwards that on the dexter having a Staff of these liveries Or and Azure and surmounted by an Abbot's Mitre. of the Ensigns Armorial of the Abbot of Kinloss, viz. Azure semée of Fleur-de-lis Or an Inescutcheon parted per pale, the dexter bendy of six Or and Azure within a Bordure Gules, sinister Argent two Open Crowns in fess Gules an a Martlet in base Azure on a Chief of the last a Mullet of the field;  that on the sinister with a Staff of these liveries Gules and Or and ensigned with a Baroness's Coronet, of the Ensigns Armorial of Bruce of Kinloss, viz. Or a Saltire Gules on a Chief of the last three Crescents of the first


Above the Crest:  Fuimus;  Below the Shield:  Pro Deo Patria et Amicos (For God, country and friends)



Sir Edward Bruce of Blairhall

2nd son of Sir David Bruce of Clackmannan by his wife Janet Blackadder, dau. of Sir Patrick Blackadder of Tulliallan




Alison Reid, sister of Robert Reid, Bishop of Orkney, and dau. of William Reid of Aikenhead


1. Robert Bruce of Blairhall, mar. 1593 Margaret Hamilton (d. 1593), dau. of Most Rev John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews, and had issue

2. Sir Edward Bruce, later 1st Lord Kinloss

3. Sir George Bruce of Carnock, Member of Parliament for Culross d. 6 May 1625), mar. Margaret Primrose, dau. of Archibald Primrose of Burnbrae, and had issue:

1a. George Bruce of Carnock, mar. Mary Preston, dau. of Sir John Preston of Valleyfield, and had issue:

1b. Edward Bruce, later 1st Earl of Kincardine

2b. Alexander Bruce, later 2nd Earl of Kincardine

1b. Margaret Bruce, mar. Sir John Lumsden of Innergelly, and had issue

2b. Magdalene Bruce, mar. Sir John Arnot of Fernie

3b. Mary Bruce, mar. 1665 as his second wife David [Erskine], 2nd Lord Cardross, and had issue

2a. Alexander Bruce of Alva

3a. Robert Bruce of Broomhall, a Lord of Session as Lord Broomhall (d. 25 Jun 1652), mar. Helen Skene (mar. (2) Hon Sir Charles Erskine of Alva, and (3) 1666 Sir James Dundas of Arniston; d. 1691), dau. of Sir James Skene of Curriehall, Lord President of the Court of Session, and had issue:

1b. Alexander Bruce, later 4th Earl of Kincardine

2b. George Bruce (dsp.), mar.? Agnes Allan, a barmaid

1b. Helen Bruce, mar. after 21 Apr 1676 Sir George Weir of Blackwood, Bt.

2b. Janet Bruce (bur. 30 Apr 1699), mar. 1662 Sir Thomas Burnet of Crimond

3b. Rachel Bruce (bur. 18 Jun 1668)

1a. Anne Bruce, mar. after Apr 1641 Sir James Arnot of Fernie

2a. Magdalene Bruce, mar. Sir John Erskine of Balgonie

3a. Christian Bruce, mar. Lawrence Mercer of Aldie

4a. Nichola Bruce (bur. 26 Jan 1671), mar. (1) Sir John Morrison of Dairsie, and (2) John Dick of Braid, son and heir of Sir William Dick, Provost of Edinburgh

5a. Margaret Bruce (d. 1652), mar. Francis Nicholls, of the Middle Temple, London, and had issue

4. William Bruce of Cothill and Collestoune, a priest at Kinloss Abbey (d, bef. 24 May 1609)

1. Margaret Bruce

2. Bessie Bruce, mar. David Bar





Edward [Bruce], 1st Lord Kinloss




Magdalen Clerk (mar. (2) 9 Apr 1616 Sir James Fullerton, First Gentleman of the Bedchamber;  d. aft. 3 Jan 1630/1), dau. of Sir Alexander Clerk of Balbirnie


1. Hon Robert Bruce (dvp. young)

2. Hon Edward Bruce, later 2nd Lord Kinloss

3. Hon Thomas Bruce, later 3rd Lord Kinloss later 1st Earl of Elgin

1. Hon Christian Bruce (b. 28 Dec 1595; d. 16 Jun 1674), mar. 10 Apr 1608 William [Cavendish], 2nd Earl of Devonshire, and had issue

2. Hon Janet Bruce, mar. 8 Dec 1601 Thomas Dalziel of the Binns, and had issue


14 Jan 1610/1


2 Feb 1601/2 Lord Kinloss, with remainder to his heirs and assigns

8 Jul 1604 Lord Bruce of Kinloss, with remainder to his heirs male whatsoever. and later (3 May 1608) with remainder to heirs male of the body, failing whom to his heirs and assigns

suc. by



a Lord of Session 1597-1603;  Master of the Rolls for life from 1603


Edward [Bruce], 2nd Lord Kinloss



Aug 1613

suc. by



cr. a Knight of the Bath 1610 when Henry, Prince of Wales, also received the Bath; a Gentleman of the Bedchamber; killed in a duel at Bergen-op-Zoom by Sir Edward Sackville, later Earl of Dorset


Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Lord Kinloss later 1st Earl of Elgin


21 Jun 1633 Lord Bruce of Kinloss and Earl of Elgin (Peerage of Scotland), with remainder to heirs male whatever bearing the name and arms of Bruce

29 Jul 1641 Baron Bruce, of Whorlton in the County of York (Peerage of England), with remainder to the heirs male of his body


The Lordship of Kinloss was held by the Earls of Elgin from 21 Jun 1633 until 10 Feb 1746/7, when on the death of Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin, 6th Lord Kinloss, etc., the Earldom of Elgin passed to his kinsman and heir male, Charles [Bruce], 9th Earl of Kincardine, 5th Earl of Elgin, etc. and the Lordship of Kinloss passed to his grandson and heir of line:


James [Brydges], de jure 7th Lord Kinloss later 3rd Duke of Chandos, PC

1st son and heir of Henry [Brydges], 2nd Duke of Chandos, by his first wife Lady Mary Bruce, 1st dau. of Charles [Bruce], 4th Earl of Elgin, 6th Lord Kinloss, etc.


16 Dec 1731

mar. (1)

22 Mar 1753 Margaret Nichol (d.s.p. 14 Aug 1768), dau. and hrss. of John Nicol, of Minchenden House in Southgate, co. Middlesex, by his wife Margaret Poole, dau. of Benjamin Poole, of London

mar. (2)

21 Jun 1777 Anne Eliza Elletson (widow of Roger Hope Elletson;  d. 20 Jan 1813), dau. of Richard Gamon, of Datchworthbury, co. Hertford, by his wife Elizabeth Grace, dau. of John Grace, of The Grange, Queen's Co.

only child by second wife

1. Lady Anne Eliza Brydges, de jure Lady Kinloss


s.p.m. 29 Sep 1789

suc. by

daughter by second wife


suc. his maternal grandfather 10 Feb 1746/7 as de jure 7th Lord Kinloss;  Ranger of Enfield Chase 1753;  Grand Master of Freemasons 1754-57;  Member of Parliament (Whig) for Winchester 1754-61 and for Radnorshire 1761-68;  a Lord of the Bedchamber 1760-64;  Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1763-64 and 1771-80;  High Steward of Winchester;  suc. his father as 3rd Duke of Chandos 28 Nov 1771; Privy Councillor 1775;  Lord Steward of the Household 1783-89


Lady Anna Eliza Brydges later Temple-Nugent-Grenville, de jure suo jure Lady Kinloss


27 Oct 1779


16 Apr 1796 Richard [Temple-Nugent-Grenville later Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

only child

1. Lord Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, later de jure 9th Lord Kinloss later 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos


15 May 1836

suc. by



Richard Plantagenet [Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], de jure 9th Lord Kinloss later 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos


suc. his mother 15 May 1836 as de jure 9th Lord Kinloss and his father 17 Jan 1839 as 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos


The Lordship of Kinloss was held by the Dukes of Buckingham and Chandos from 17 Jan 1839 until 26 Mar 1889, when on the death of Richard Plantagenet Campbell [Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville], 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, 10th Lord Kinloss, etc. the Lordship of Kinloss was inherited by his daughter and heir of line by his first wife:


Lady Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville later Morgan later Morgan-Grenville, suo jure Lady Kinloss


30 Sep 1852


4 Nov 1884 Maj Luis Ferdinand Harry Courthorpe Morgan later Morgan-Grenville, of Biddlesden Park, co. Buckingham (b. 5 Jan 1861; d. 26 Aug 1896), 1st surv. son of Capt George Manners Morgan, of Biddlesden Park, co. Buckingham, and Abercothy, co. Carmarthen, by his wife Elizabeth Lydia Player Brigstocke, 3rd dau. of Capt Robert Thomas Brigstocke RN, of Ferryside, co. Carmarthen


1. Capt Hon Richard George Grenville, Master of Kinloss, served in World War I in the Rifle Brigade (b. 25 Sep 1887; killed in action vm. 20 Dec 1914)

2. Rev Hon Luis Chandos Francis Temple Grenville, Master of Kinloss, Curate of St Sepulchre, Northampton 1914 (b. 10 Oct 1889; dvm. 2 Aug 1944), mar. 18 Aug 1921 Katherine Beatrice MacKenzie Jackman (d. 1 Jun 1960), dau. of John Jackman, of Stowe, co. Buckingham, and had issue:

1a. (Beatrice) Mary Grenville, later suo jure Lady Kinloss

2a. Hon (Lilian) Anne Grenville, granted the style and rank of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1947 (b. 8 Jun 1924; dsp. 29 Mar 1996), mar. (1) 25 Jan 1951 Ernest Frederick Harris CBE (d. 4 Jan 1965), son of Frederick Harris, of Matlock, co. Derby, (2) 10 Jun 1965 Maurice Emile Deen (d. Feb 1970), son of Emile Deen, of Tilburg, Holland, and (3) 1973 Willem Dirske-van-Schalkwyk, former South African Ambassador to Canada, France and Italy

3a. Hon (Caroline) Jane Grenville, granted the style and rank of the daughter of a Lord of Parliament by Royal Warrant 1947 (b. 21 Mar 1931), mar. 18 Sep 1958 Gordon Glynne-Walton, of West Bank House, West Haddesley, co. York, son of Thomas Henry Walton, of Batley, co. York, and has issue

3. Lt Col Hon Thomas George Breadalbane Grenville DSO OBE MC JP, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 1950, Vice-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire 1953-65 (b. 28 Feb 1891; d. 10 Jan 1965), mar. 1 Mar 1916 Georgina St John Murphy (d. 27 Sep 1973), 3rd dau. of Albert St John Murphy, of Little Island, co. Cork, and had issue

4. Capt Hon Robert William Grenville JP (b. 21 Jul 1892; d. 1988), mar. (1) 29 Dec 1915 Irene Alice Gertrude Harvey (d. 6 Oct 1916), dau. of Sir Robert Grenville Hervey, 2nd Bt., of Langley Park, and (2) 16 Dec 1922 Elizabeth Hope Bine Gull (widow of Capt Francis William Lindley Gull; d. 19 Feb 1969), dau. of Sir Charles Bine Renshaw, 1st Bt., and had issue by both wives

5. Capt Hon Harry Nugent Grenville OBE (b. 8 Jan 1896; d. 1979), mar. 1 Jun 1921 Mary Murray (d. 1981), only dau. of Capt Hon Edward Oliphant Murray (by his wife Mary Millard Allhusen, dau. of Henry Christian Allhusen, of Stoke Court, co. Buckingham), 2nd son of Montolieu Fox Oliphant [Murray], 1st Viscount Elibank, by his wife Blanche Alice Scott, 1st dau. of Edward John Scott, of Portland Lodge, Southsea, co. Hampshire, and had issue

1. Hon Caroline Mary Elizabeth (May) Grenville JP (b. 26 Jun 1886; d. 24 Apr 1972), mar. 6 Jan 1909 Maj Thomas Close Smith (d. 16 Nov 1946), son of Henry Flesher Smith, of Boycott Manor, co. Buckingham, and had issue


17 Oct 1944

suc. by



took the name Morgan-Grenville for herself and her husband by Royal Licence 1890


(Beatrice) Mary Grenville later Freeman-Grenville, suo jure Lady Kinloss


18 Aug 1922


29 Aug 1950 Capt Greville Stewart Parker Freeman later Freeman-Grenville (b. 29 Jun 1918; d. 3 Feb 2005), 1st son of Rev Ernest Charles Freeman, of Shipton-under-Wychwood, co. Oxford, by his wife Agnes M G Parker


1. Hon Bevil David Stewart Chandos Grenville, Master of Kinloss (b. 20 Jun 1953; dvp. 31 Jan 2012), mar. 2001 Marie-Therese Sturrock (widow of Stuart Sturrock), dau. of William Driscoll, of Otley, co. York

1. Hon Teresa Mary Nugent Grenville, later suo jure Lady Kinloss

2. Hon Hester Josephine Anne Grenville, Mistress of Kinloss (b. 9 May 1960), mar. 9 Jun 1984 Peter Haworth, of Newstead Grange, Thirsk Road, Easingwold, co. York (b. 1960), 2nd son of Arnold F C P Haworth, of Malton, co. York, by his wife Mary H Bamforth, only child of Edgar Bamforth, of Huddersfield, co. York, and has issue:

1a. Joseph Anthony Haworth (b. 12 Dec 1985)

2a. David Arnold Haworth (b. 13 Dec 1987)

3a. Christopher John Haworth (b. 14 Jan 1989)


30 Sep 2012

suc. by



Teresa Mary Nugent Grenville, suo jure Lady Kinloss


20 Jul 1957


The heiress presumptive to the Lordship of Kinloss is Hon Hester Josephine Anne Haworth, Mistress of Kinloss, second daughter of the late Lady Kinloss and sister of the present Lady Kinloss.


Last updated 8 Oct 2012




Lady Kinloss (13th in line)

(Scotland, let. pat. 2 Feb 1601/2)



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