James Bruce was born in 1834 in the Old Monkland area of Scotland, he married Grace Pollock date unknown.5 known children from theis marriage.1. Archibald Bruce and Jessie Cethbert were married on the16 day of November 1869 in govan, Lanark, Scotland. They were the parents of four children. The first child James Bruce was born on the first of October 1870 in Old Monkland,Lanark Scotland, second son was Archibald bruce born on the 2nd of August 1873 in Oldmonkland, Lanark, scotland. Jeanne Bruce was born in 1877 in OldMonkland, Lanark Scotland and the youngest Jessie was born in 1878 Old Monkland, Lanark Scotland.
Archibald Bruce was a merchant grocer in Old Monkland.
Jessie Cuthbert died in 1878 we believe giving birth to her youngest daughter. Her husband passed away in 1883 and the foun children were left with an uncle name unknown. Perhaps it was lack of money or perhaps he just didnt want the children but for what ever reson the children were split up. The oldest James was sent to Austrailia Archibald was sent to Canada as a British Home Child. He arrived in Quebec on the 19 of May 1885 with a group of children from the Quarriers Home. the two girls stayed in Scotland Jessie came to Canada when she was 23 and eventually found her older brither archie. What became of James and Jean? were still looking.
2. David Bruce married Marion Horn, five children 1. Grace b. 1862 2. James b. 1858 3. Marion b.1860 4. Maggie b. 1872 5. David b. 1872. The 1881 England census has the family living in Kirkdale Lanashire.
3.Margaret Bruce born 1839: no know info
4.Grae Bruce born 1841 married John Shade, 2 children 1.John Shade b. 1872 2. Grace Pollock Shade born. 1874
5. Andrew Bruce born 1851 married Mary Ann Hay, three known children 1. James Bruce 2. Harriet Bruce 3.Grace Bruce