BiographyCharles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury, 4th Earl of Elgin, was born 29 May 1682 in London, England, United Kingdom to Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury (1655-1741) and Elizabeth Seymour (c1655-1696) and died 10 February 1747 of unspecified causes. He married Anne Savile (1691-1717) 7 February 1706 . He married Juliana Boyle (c1697-1739) 19 January 1720 . He married Caroline Campbell (c1721-1803) 18 June 1739 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Israel, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Switzerland.
Because neither of his sons survived him or left issue, upon his death, the earldom of Elgin and subsidiary Scottish peerages was inherited by his cousin the Earl of Kincardine, while the earldom of Ailesbury and subsidiary English peerages became extinct. The barony of Bruce of Tottenham created for him in 1746 passed upon his death the next year according to the special remainder to his nephew Thomas Brudenell. His Scottish lordship of Kinloss was subsequently determined to have devolved upon James Brydges, 3rd Duke of Chandos, who, however, did not claim the title.
|Offspring of Charles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury, 4th Earl of Elgin and Anne Savile (1691-1717)|
|Robert Bruce (bef1714-1738)|| |
|George Bruce (bef1717-)|| |
|Mary Bruce (1710-1738)|| |
|Elizabeth Bruce (bef1718-)|
|Offspring of Charles Bruce, 3rd Earl of Ailesbury, 4th Earl of Elgin and Caroline Campbell (c1721-1803)|
|Mary Bruce (-1796)||7 November 1796 Goodwood House, Westhampnett, Sussex, England, United Kingdom|| Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond (1735-1806)|