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Bruce, Sir William (? 1625-1710) Baron of Kinross

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Perthshire; probably educated at St Salvator's College, St Andrews (1637-1638); was active politically, being instrumental in bringing General Monk to the Royalists (1659) and acting as confidential messenger between the Scottish Lords and Charles II before the Restoration; knighted (c 1660); created baronet by royal letters patent (1668); acquired the lands and barony of Kinross (1671); Surveyor-General of the Royal Works in Scotland (1671-1678); was Justice of the Peace, Parliamentary commissioner, Privy Councillor; was distrusted by James VII of Scotland and II of England and placed under confinement; remodelled Balcaskie house, Fife, and redesigned the garden; remodelled other houses and designed schemes of interior decoration


Archival Resources
Number noted: 2

Correspondence and papers, 1663-1708
Held at: National Archives of Scotland
Document reference: GD29
Comments: Access by appointment only

Correspondence with Duke of Lauderdale, c1664-99
Held at: Private
Comments: Access by appointment only

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55