Rachel Bruce

1 February 1625–1663
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Bruce was christened on 1 February 1625, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, her father, William Bruce, was 39 and her mother, Rachael Johnston, was 37. She married David Cunningham in 1651, in Diocese of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died in 1663, in Diocese of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, at the age of 38, and was buried in Ireland.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

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

Family Time Line

David Cunningham
1607–1691
Rachel Bruce
1625–1663
Marriage: 1651
Alexander Cunningham I
1650–1749
James Cunningham
1661–1712
James Cunningham
1661–1765
Alexander O. Cunningham
1663–1748

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1651
Diocese of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
children

(4)

    Alexander Cunningham I

    Male1650–1749Male

    James Cunningham

    Male1661–1712Male

    James Cunningham

    Male1661–1765Male

    Male1663–1748Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (2)

1641

Great Catholic-Gaelic rebellion for return of lands, later joined by Old English Catholics in Ireland. Under leadership of Irish chieftain, Rory O'More, conspiracy was formed to seize Dublin and expel the English. English settlers were driven out of Ulster. Catholics hold 59% of land in Ireland.
1649

The Protestant Lord Protector of England, Oliver Cromwell, landed at Dublin. His troops killed 2,000 men. A great part of lands in Munster, Leinster and Ulster (Drogheda and Wexford) was confiscated and divided among the English soldiers.

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 (3)

  • Rachel Bruce, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Rachel Bruce, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • geni.com

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.