Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 1: Balfour of Burleigh


Volume 1, page 382:
He [Robert Bruce of Kennet (d. 1864)] m., 1stly, 12 Apr. 1825, Annie, 1st da. of William MURRAY, of Touchadam and Polmaise, by a da. of (-) SPIERS, of Culcreugh, near Fintry. She d. s.p., 19 May 1846, at Kennet.

His first wife was a daughter of William Murray of Touchadam and Polmaise (1744-1814) by his second wife Anne, daughter of John Campbell of Clathick (m. 1791, d. 1802). She was baptised on 2 August 1802 at St Ninians, Stirlingshire, and was described at her marriage as the eldest daughter of the late William Murray of Polmaise [Gordon MacGregor, Red Book of Scotland, volume 7, page 546 (2022), and supporting documents provided by Rory Cunningham, including a report of the wedding in Fife Herald, 21 April 1825].

[This correction was provided by Rory Cunningham in December 2023.
Item last updated: 17 March 2024.]

Volume 1, page 382:
He [Robert Bruce of Kennet (d. 1864)] m., 2ndly, 22 Apr. 1848, at Clackmannan, Jane Dalrymple Hamilton, da. of Sir James FERGUSSON, of Kilkerran, 4th Bart. [S.], by his 2nd wife, Henrietta, da. of Adam (DUNCAN), 1st VISCOUNT DUNCAN OF CAMPERDOWN. He d. 13 Aug. 1864, aged 68. His widow was living 1910.

His second marriage took place on 25 April 1848 at Edinburgh (the banns having been read at Clackmannan on 22 April). His wife's name was Jane Hamilton Ferguson and she died on 11 April 1885 at Edinburgh.

The date and place of the marriage are recorded in the register of banns of Clackmannan, which says that the marriage was conducted by the minister of St Thomas's Episcopal Chapel, Edinburgh. The forenames of the bride are given as simply Jane Hamilton in the bishop's transcript of her baptism entry (5 July 1809, St Stephen's, Exeter), the register of banns, her death entry and the index of wills. She died at 5 St Margaret's Road, Edinburgh. [Extracts of these records were supplied by Tim Powys-Lybbe and Rory Cunningham.]

[This correction was provided by Tim Powys-Lybbe in September 2023, and the death entry by Rory Cunningham in December 2023.
Item last updated: 30 November 2023.]