Sir Henry Bruce, 1st Baronet

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Sir Henry Hervey Aston Bruce, 1st Baronet ( – 1822) was an Irish priest.[1]

In 1785 he graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Trinity College, Dublin.[2] He was the brother of Sir Stewart Bruce, 1st Baronet and also of Frideswide Mussenden[3] for whom the Mussenden Temple (near Downhill House) was built and named.

He married Letitia Barnard on 10 November 1786.[4] In 1803, he inherited Downhill House from his cousin, Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, and he was created Baronet, of Downhill in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, in 1804.[5] He was succeeded in his title by his son, James Bruce.

References edit

  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ Burtchaell, G.D; Sadlier, T.U (1935). Alumni Dublinenses: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593-1860). Dublin: Alex Thom and Co. p. 107.
  3. ^ thePeerage.com
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage (107th Edition) V 1, p 551
  5. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, Volume 12 (Burke's Peerage Limited, 1848), p.139.
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baronet
(of Downhill)
1804–1822
Succeeded by