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About Patrick Bruce of Newton


Patrick Bruce of Newton, here treated, is not the same person as Patrick Bruce who was that son of Alexander Bruce, Cutler in Edinburgh whose baptism was registered on 21 December 1595, at Edinburgh in Midlothian, Scotland.

Patrick Bruce of Newton, here treated, is the son of Sir William Bruce, of Airth RMS 1620-33: charter number 383 and his spouse Lady Jane Fleming Ibidem, charter number 1101

Patrick Bruce of Newton, here treated, is the uncle of Sir William Bruce, 2nd Baronet of Stenhouse NRS: GD122/1/498A


A date and place of death has not been identified for Patrick Bruce of Newton. However, he is certainly known to have died before 24 November 1665, the date upon which his widow was interred in Greyfriars burying-ground in Edinburg Greyfriars Interments: p. 338


Patrick Bruce of Newton, here treated, married Janet Jackson NRS: GD90/5/13

Evidence from the National Records of Scotland


30 July 1621: Charter made in favour of Marie Douglas, wife of Alexander, Lord Livingston. Witnessed by Patrick Bruce, son of the deceased William Bruce, feuar of Airth: "Pat. Bruce filio quondam Willelmi B. feodatarii de Airth." RMS 1620-33: charter number 383


5 July 1627: Charter issued under the Great Seal of Scotland by which Charles I, King of Scotland, confirms to Patrick Bruce, feudatory of Newtoun, and Jonet Jacksoun, his future spouse, possession of various parts of the land called Newtoun, in the barony of Bothkenner and Sheriffdom of Stirling. The lands in question had previously been resigned by Patrick Bruce in order to obtain a new grant in favour of himself and his future spouse. His resignation was made with the consent of Jean Flemyng, who retained her own liferent interest. Patrick Bruce and Jonet Jacksoun were to hold this land in conjunct fee and liferent. The land in question was destined to pass to their lawful male heirs, whom failing to the lawful heirs of William Bruce of Stenhous. RMS 1620-33: charter number 1101


20 December 1630: (Extract) Disposition (registered in the Burgh Court Books of Edinburgh, 7 Jan. 1631), by said Rachel, Janet, Helen and Elizabeth Jackson, with consent of Mr. Harie Foulis, Advocate, spouse of said Rachel, and of Patrick Bruce of Newtoun, spouse of said Janet, to William Baillie, merchant burgess of Edinburgh, and Margaret Jackson, his spouse, of subjects contained in GD90/5/1 hereof. [Note] National Records of Scotland, Yule Collection, reference GD90/5/13

Note: Tenement of land formerly belonging to deceased William Currour, within the tenement of deceased Nicolas Spathie on the north side of the High Street of Edinburgh and two lower fore booths and two annualrents therefrom.


26 November 1631-32: Registered Disposition by William son and heir of Umq. Sir William Bruce Knight, Baronet of Stenhous, with the assent of his mother Dame Rachell Johnstoun, to Patrick Bruce of Newtoun, of the orcheard of Bothkennar. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Gilmour family of Craigmillar and Liberton, Midlothian, reference GD122/1/679


29 December 1634: Resignation William, son and heir of Sir William Bruce of Stains Knight, and with the advice of Dame Rachel Johnstoun, his mother, and of Patrick Bruce, his uncle, to Gabriel Ranken, indweeller of Edinburgh, resignation of the lands. National Records of Scotland, Papers of the Gilmour family of Craigmillar and Liberton, Midlothian, reference GD122/1/498A

Evidence from the Register of Interments in Greyfriars Burying-ground

24 November 1665: Jackson. Janet, widow of Patrick Bruce of Newton (above head of Blackfriars Wynd). Greyfriars Interments: p. 338

Printed Evidence

  1. Registrum Magni Sigilli Regum Scotorum. The Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. A. D. 1620-1633. Edited by John Maitland Thomson, MA., Advocate (H. M. General Register House, Edinburgh,1894), 1096 pp. including indexes and errata
  2. Register of Interments in the Greyfriars Burying-ground, Edinburgh, 1658-1700. Edited by Henry Paton, MA., Searcher of Records. (Scottish Record Society, 1902), 722 pp. including index, notanda and glossary


  1. Stirnet: Bruce 08
  2. Stirnet: Bruce 09
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Patrick Bruce of Newton's Timeline

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
February 13, 1632
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
February 13, 1632
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Newton, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
November 24, 1665