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Aberdare, Baron (UK, 1873)

 

Creation: let. pat. 23 Aug 1873

 

Family name: Bruce

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Arms:

Or a Saltire Gules on a Chief of the last a Martlet of the first

Crest:

A Cubit Arm in armour in bend the hand holding a Sceptre in bend sinister proper

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Lion Argent collared Or pendant therefrom an Escutcheon of the arms of Knight, viz. paly of six Argent and Azure on a Canton of the last a Spur Rowel downwards leathered Or;  Sinister:  a Lion Azure collared Or pendant therefrom an Escutcheon charged with the arms

Mottoes:

Above the Crest:  Fuimus;  below the Achievement:  Ofner Na Ofne Angau

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Henry Austin [Bruce], 1st Baron Aberdare, GCB PC DL

2nd son of John Knight later Bruce later Bruce-Pryce, of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan, by his first wife Sarah Austin, 2nd dau. of Rev Hugh Williams Austin, Rector of St Peter's, Barbados

born

16 Apr 1815

mar. (1)

6 Jan 1846 Annabella Beadon (d. 28 Jul 1852), only dau. of Richard Beadon, of Clifton, co. Gloucester, by his wife Annabella à Court, sister of William [à Court], 1st Baron Heytesbury, and dau. of Sir William Pierce Ash à Court, 1st Bt. MP, of Heytesbury, co. Wiltshire

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry Campbell Bruce, later 2nd Baron Aberdare

1. Hon Margaret Cecilia Bruce (d. 10 Apr 1878), mar. 16 Sep 1869 Douglas Close Richmond CB (d. 3 Apr 1930), son of Rev Henry Sylvester Richmond, Rector of Wyck Rissington, co. Gloucester, and had issue

2. Hon Rachel Mary Bruce (d. 24 Jun 1927), mar. 10 Sep 1872 Augustus George Vernon-Harcourt, of St Clare, Ryde, Isle of Wight (b. 24 Dec 1834; d. 23 Aug 1919), 1st son of Admiral Frederick Edward Vernon-Harcourt (by his wife Marcia Tollemache, sister of John [Halliday later Tollemache], 1st Baron Tollemache, and 5th dau. of Admiral John Richard Delap Halliday later Tollemache, of Peckforton Castle, co. Chester, and Helmingham Hall, co. Suffolk), 5th son of Most Rev and Rt Hon Edward Venables-Vernon later Vernon-Harcourt DD, Archbishop of York 1807-47 (by his wife Lady Anne Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his second wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford), 2nd son by his third wife of George [Vernon later Venables-Vernon], 1st Baron Vernon, and had issue

3. Hon Jessie Frances Bruce (d. 22 Jun 1940), mar. 3 Sep 1878 Rev John William Wynne-Jones, Rector of Llantrisant, co. Anglesey (d. 28 Oct 1928), son of Ven John Wynne-Jones JP DL, of Treiorwerth, Bodedern, Holyhead, co. Anglesey, Archdeacon of Bangor 1863-86, and had issue

mar. (2)

17 Aug 1854 Norah Creina Blanche Napier (b. c. 1827; d. 27 Apr 1897; bur. at Mountain Ash, co. Glamorgan), 7th dau. of Lt Gen Sir William Francis Patrick Napier KCB, by his wife and first cousin once removed Caroline Amelia Fox, 2nd dau. of Gen Hon Henry Edward Fox (by his wife Marianne Clayton, dau. of William Clayton), 3rd son of Lady Georgiana Caroline Lennox, suo jure Baroness Holland

children by second wife

2. Hon William Napier Bruce CH CB, barrister, Pro-Chancellor University of Wales 1928-34 (b. 15 Jan 1858; d. 20 Mar 1936), mar. 5 Aug 1882 Emily MacMurdo (d. 15 Dec 1937), dau. of Gen Sir William Montagu Scott MacMurdo GCB, and had issue

3. Brig Gen Hon Charles Granville Bruce CB MVO (b. 7 Apr 1866; dsp. 12 Jul 1939), mar. 12 Sep 1894 Fineta Madelina Julia Campbell MBE (dsp. 16 Jun 1932), 3rd dau. of Col Sir Edward Fitzgerald Campbell, 2nd Bt., by his wife Georgiana Charlotte Theophila Metcalfe, 2nd dau. of Sir Theophilus Metcalfe, 4th Bt.

4. Hon Caroline Louisa Bruce (d. 3 Feb 1915)

5. Hon Sarah Napier Bruce (d. 21 Dec 1931), mar. 17 Aug 1888 Montague Johnstone Muir Mackenzie JP, Recorder of Sandwich and Deal (b. 29 Sep 1847; d. 18 Apr 1919), 5th son of Sir John William Pitt Muir Mackenzie of Delvine ,2nd Bt., by his wife Sophia Matilda Johnstone, 5th dau. of James Raymond Johnstone of Alva, and had issue

6. Hon Norah Creina Blanche Bruce (d. 26 May 1886), mar. 4 Jan 1883 Henry Arthur Whately (b. c. 1855; d. 2 May 1957), son of Canon William Joseph Whately, Rector of Rise, co. York, and had issue

7. Hon Isabel Ellen Bruce (d. 13 Feb 1934), mar. 12 Jul 1887 Champion Branfill Russell (b. c. 1860; d. 8 Sep 1945), son of Champion Russell, of Stubbers, co. Essex, and had issue

8. Hon Elizabeth Fox Bruce (d. 14 Jan 1935), mar. 9 Apr 1896 Percy Ewing Matheson MBE, of 3 Brookside, Headington, Oxford, Fellow of New College Oxford (d. 11 May 1946), son of Rev James Matheson, of Nottingham

9. Hon Pamela Georgiana Bruce (d. 30 Oct 1931)

10. Hon Alice Moore Bruce, Fellow of Somerville College Oxford (d. 4 Nov 1951)

died

25 Feb 1895 (bur. at Mountain Ash, co. Glamorgan)

created

23 Aug 1873 Baron Aberdare, of Duffryn in the County of Glamorgan

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1837; Deputy Lieutenant for Glamorganshire 1847; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Merthyr Tydfil 1852-68 and for Renfrewshire 1869-73; Under Secretary of State for the Home Department 1862-64; Vice President, Council on Education and Privy Councillor 1864; Secretary of State for the Home Department 1868-73;  Lord President of the Council 1873-74; FRS 1876; President, Royal Geographical Society 1880-84 and 1885-86; GCB (Civil) 1885

 

Henry Campbell [Bruce], 2nd Baron Aberdare

born

19 Jun 1851

mar.

10 Feb 1880 Constance Mary Beckett (d. 8 Feb 1932), only dau. of Hamilton Beckett (by his wife Hon Sophia Clarence Copley, 3rd dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of John Singleton [Copley], 1st Baron Lyndhurst), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Henry Beckett (by his wife Mary Lyle, dau. of James Lyle, of Philadelphia, USA), 5th son of Sir John Beckett, 1st Bt., of Leeds, co. York, and Somerby Park, co. Lincoln

children

1. Capt Hon Henry Lyndhurst Bruce (b. 25 May 1881; k. in action vp. 14 Dec 1914), mar. 11 Oct 1906 Camilla Antoinetta Clifford, a "Gibson girl" at the Gaiety Theatre, London (mar. (2) 9 Aug 1917 Brig John Meredyth Jones Evans CBE MC; d. 28 Jun 1971), dau. of Reynold Clifford, and had issue:

1a. Margaret Bruce (b. 13 Aug 1909; dvp. 18 Aug 1909)

2. Hon Clarence Napier Bruce, later 3rd Baron Aberdare

3. Hon John Hamilton Bruce CBE KStJ JP DL (b. 14 Jun 1889; d. 8 Apr 1964), mar. 3 May 1923 Cynthia Juliet Duff DStJ (d. 1977), dau. of Julian Grant Duff, and had issue

4. Hon Victor Austin Bruce (b. 8 Apr 1897; d. 1978), mar. (1) 16 Feb 1926 (div. 1941) Mildred Mary Petre, aviatrix, racing driver and speed-boat pilot (d. 1990), dau. of Laurence Joseph Petre, and (2) 9 Jun 1941 Margaret (Peggy) Charlotte Beechey (d. 25 Jul 1999), 2nd dau. of Ernest Alfred Beechey, of The Old Vicarage, Hilgay, co. Norfolk, and had issue by his first wife

5. Hon Robert Bruce (b. 1 Oct 1898; dvp. 22 Oct 1898)

1. Hon Margaret Cecilia Bruce (b. 28 Oct 1882; d. 16 Apr 1949), mar. 21 Jul 1904 Orlando [Bridgeman], 5th Earl of Bradford, and had issue

2. Violet Bruce (b. 8 Nov 1887; dvp. 10 Nov 1887)

3. Hon Eva Isabel Marian Bruce DBE JP (b. 17 Jun 1892; d. 29 Jan 1987), mar. (1) 26 Apr 1911 (div. 1922) as his first wife Algernon Henry [Strutt], 3rd Baron Belper, and (2) 24 Jun 1924 as his second wife Archibald Philip [Primrose], 6th Earl of Rosebery, and had issue by both husbands

4. Hon (Constance) Pamela Alice Bruce OBE JP (b. 14 Jun 1895; d. 15 Mar 1978), mar. 1 Jul 1919 Edward Kenelm [Digby], 11th Baron Digby, and had issue

died

20 Feb 1929

suc. by

son

note

Hon Col, 5th Battalion Welsh Regiment; Lt Col, 3rd Volunteer Battalion; President, University College South Wales and National Museum of Wales; Vice Lieutenant of Glamorganshire

 

Clarence Napier [Bruce], 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE

born

2 Aug 1885

mar. (1)

12 Dec 1912 Margaret Bethune Black (d. 8 Feb 1950), only dau. of Adam Black, of Hurstmonceaux, co. Sussex, by his wife Mary Smith, 1st dau. of James Henry Smith, of Maidstone, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Hon Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce, later 4th Baron Aberdare

2. Hon Nigel Henry Clarence Bruce, of Maitland Lodge, 21 The Causeway, Edinburgh (b. 17 Jun 1921), mar. 1 Sep 1964 Catherine Marion Wolfe (d. 19...), dau. of Thomas Wolfe, and had issue

1. Hon Rosalind Louise Balfour Bruce (b. 11 Nov 1923), mar. 25 Sep 1956 Benjamin Coote Heywood, of 1 Elm Park Road, London SW3, 1st son of Col Henry Frank Heywood MC, of 3 The Drive, London SW20, and has issue

2. Hon Gwyneth Margaret Bruce (b. 3 Jul 1928; d. 7 Jan 2000), mar. 3 Jul 1952 Robert McCheyne Andrew, of Hams Barton, Chudleigh, co. Devon, and had issue

mar. (2)

12 Sep 1957 Griselda Harriet Violet Finetta Georgina Hervey (d. 1980), only dau. of Dudley Francis Amelius Hervey CMG (1st son of Rev Lord Charles Amelius Hervey DD, Rector of Chesterford, Essex (by his wife Lady Harriet Charlotte Sophia Ryder, 4th dau. of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby), 5th son of Frederick William [Hervey], 1st Marquess of Bristol), by his wife Griselda Mary Theophila Campbell, 4th dau. of Lt Col Sir Edward FitzGerald Campbell, 2nd Bt.

died

4 Oct 1957

suc. by

son by first wife

note

barrister, Inner Temple 1911; Capt, Glamorgan Yeomanry; Hon Col, 77 (Welsh) Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade (TA) 1930-52; Member, International Olympic Executive Committee 1931-51; Member, Organising Committee London Olympic Games 1948; Prior for Wales, Order of St John 1948; CBE 1949; GBE 1954; Member or otherwise connected with a large number of sporting and children's charities, rackets champion during the late 1920's and early 1930's

 

Morys George Lyndhurst [Bruce], 4th Baron Aberdare, KBE PC DL

born

16 Jun 1919

mar.

1 Jun 1946 (Maud Helen) Sarah Dashwood (b. 1924; d. 7 Jan 2007), only dau. of Sir John Lindsay Dashwood, 10th Bt. CVO, of West Wycombe Park, co. Buckingham, by his wife Helen Moira Eaton, dau. of Lt Col Vernon Eaton

children

1. Hon Alastair John Lyndhurst Bruce, later 5th Baron Aberdare

2. Hon James Henry Morys Bruce (b. 28 Dec 1948), mar. (1) 16 Jul 1977 (div. 1987) Grace Wu, dau. of Allen Jao Wu, (2) 4 Apr 1991 Lucinda Jane West, only dau. of Richard Temple West, and (3) 1 Jul 2000 Mrs Mary Elizabeth Hamilton, and has issue by his first two wives

3. Hon (Henry) Adam Francis Bruce SBStJ (b. 5 Feb 1962), mar. 30 May 1992 Victoria Gillian Ramsden, 2nd dau. of Maj Ivor Basil Ramsden MBE, and has issue

4. Hon Charles Benjamin Bruce (b. 29 May 1965), mar. (1) 7 Apr 1990 Anna Brannerydh, dau. of Bo Brannerydh, of Gavle, Sweden, and (2) 28 Oct 2000 Deborah Anne Smith, dau. of Warren Peter Smith, of St Peter's Square, London, and has issue by his first wife

died

23 Jan 2005

suc. by

son

note

served in World War II 1939-45 as Capt, Welsh Guards; Vice President, British and Commonwealth Games Cardiff 1958; Prior for Wales, Order of St John 1958-88; Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Security 1970-74; Privy Councillor 1974; Minister without Portfolio 1974; GCStJ 1974; Chairman of Committees, House of Lords 1976-92; KBE 1984; Deputy Lieutenant for Dyfed 1985-2005; elected hereditary peer (Deputy Speaker - Conservative), House of Lords 1999

 

Alastair John Lyndhurst [Bruce], 5th Baron Aberdare

born

2 May 1947

mar.

6 May 1971 Elizabeth Mary Cuthbert Foulkes, dau. of John Frederick Foulkes, of St Leonards-on-Sea, co. Sussex

children

1. Hon Hector Morys Napier Bruce (b. 25 Jul 1974)

1. Hon Sarah Katherine Mary Bruce (b. 18 Apr 1976)

note

elected to the House of Lords (Cross Bench) 2009

 

 Last updated 24 Mar 2012

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Title:

5th Baron Aberdare, of Duffryn in the County of Glamorgan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Aug 1873)

 

Address:

16 Beverley Road, London SW13 0LX

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