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James Bruce
Son of: David Bruce
and: Helen Bruce daughter of Alexander Bruce of Kinnaird who on his death left her and her descendants his name and estate.
born: December 1730
died: 27/4/1794. Buried Larbert Churchyard, Stirling
occupation: Abyssinian Traveller
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If Bruce's extraordinary journey to the source of the Blue Nile was fraught, his route home was equally dangerous.

After leaving Abyssinia, he crossed a country even more barbarous. At Teawa, the principal village of Atbara, the most outrageous demands were placed on him by the Sheke. Then in Sennaar he was delayed for four miserable months and his money was exhausted, forcing him to pay his debts by parting with a massive gold chain that had been a gift from the King of Abyssinia.

Bruce then had to cross the Great Desert of Nubia. In the sweltering heat, camels and baggage had to be abandoned. When he finally reached the safety of Assouan, he pleaded with the Aga for camels to go back to the desert to recover his valuable papers. This achieved, he sailed the Nile to Cairo and then on to Alexandria where he boarded a ship for Marseilles, landing in France in March 1773.

When he recovered his strength, Bruce set off for Paris. His reception in the French capital was `flattering' and he was in great demand to tell his hosts of his travels.

His health still being delicate, Bruce headed for Italy to continue his recovery, and it was not until June 1774 that he sailed for England where an equally impressive welcome awaited him.

  marriage
  x 1776 Mary Dundas
  the following children were born of this union:
 
    2 sons,1 daughter

Josephine Dundas Bruce
Daughter of: Thomas Bruce
and: Henrietta Dorin
born: 1844
died:  

Thomas Bruce
Son of: Thomas Bruce
and: Clementina Dundas
born: 29/8/1808 Edinburgh
died:  
  marriage
  x 1828 Henrietta Dorin
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Thomas Bruce born 1835.  Died 1863 at sea from sun apoplexy when sailing from Barbados.  Captain 21st Royal North British Fusiliers
2. Sir Charles Bruce
3. Charlotte Clementina Bruce
4. Henrietta Eleanor Bruce
5. Josephine Dundas Bruce 

Alexander Carmichael


Son of: Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael
and: Janet Maitland Dundas
born:  
died: 1850
  marriage
  Margaret Bruce Dundas x 1770
  the following children were born of this union:
1. John Gibson Carmichael, 6th Bart (b 24.04.1773, d 05.11.1803)
2. Thomas Gibson Carmichael, 7th Bart (b 21.12.1774, d 13.10.1849)
3. Margaret Gibson born 06/10/1771 died 8/3/1779

Eleanor Hyndford Carmichael
Daughter of: Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael
and: Janet Maitland Dundas
born:  
died: 1849
  marriage
  Sir David Kinloch
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Alexander Kinloch
2. Isabel Kinloch
3. Harriet Kinloch
4. Eleanor Kinloch 

Sir Thomas Gibson Carmichael
Son of: Alexander Gibson Carmichael
and: Margaret Bruce Dundas
born: 1774
died: 1849
  marriage
  x Friday 7 February 1806 Janet Maitland Dundas the daughter of Major General Thomas Dundas and Lady Eleanor Elizabeth Home
  the following children were born of this union:
  Alexander Gibson Carmichael born 6/6/1812 died 1850
  Thomas Gibson Carmichael died 1855
  William Henry Gibson Carmichael born 1827
  Margaret Carmichael 
  Eleanor Carmichael 

Jane Carnegie
Daughter of: David Carnegie of Colluthie
and: Eupham Wemyss
born:  
died:  
  marriage
  Archibald Dundas
  the following children were born of this union:
1. Sir John Dundas circa 1595 
2. Nichola Dundas
3. Margaret Dundas
4. Jean Dundas 
5. Catherine Dundas