James Bruce

7 May 1799–
Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Bruce was christened on 7 May 1799, in Errol, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Bruce, was 23 and his mother, Euphan Gairns, was 17.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

George Bruce
1776–
Euphan Gairns
1782–
James Bruce
1799–
Ann Bruce
1802–
Robert Bruce
1806–
Isabel Bruce
1809–
Andrew Bruce
1811–
Janet Bruce
1812–1872

Parents and Siblings

    Male1776–Male

    Euphan Gairns

    Female1782–Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy which has not been certainly identified. Traditionally, it is believed to be derived from Brix near Cherbourg, but Le Brus in Calvados and Briouze in Orne have also been proposed as candidates.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • James Bruce, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.