Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss

Lord Kinloss.
Kinloss's tomb at the then Rolls Chapel, now part of King's College London's Maughan Library.

Edward Bruce, 1st Lord Kinloss PC (1548 – 14 January 1611) was a Scottish lawyer and judge.

Kinloss was the second son of Edward Bruce of Blairhall and Alison Reid. He served as a Lord of Session from 1597 to 1603 and was created Lord Kinloss in 1602, with remainder to his heirs and assigns whatsoever. He played an important role in King James VI's succession to the throne of England, and accompanied the king to England on his accession in 1603. The same year Kinloss became an English subject,was admitted to the Privy Council and appointed Master of the Rolls for life. In 1604 he was made Lord Bruce of Kinloss, with remainder to his heirs male, and in 1608 he was created Lord Bruce of Kinloss, with remainder to any of his heirs. Lord Kinloss married Magdalene Clerk, daughter of Alexander Clerk. He died in London in January 1611 and was succeeded in his three titles by his eldest son Edward.

Children of Edward Bruce and Magdalene Clerk:

  1. Edward Bruce, 2nd Lord Kinloss (1594–1613)
  2. Christian Bruce (died 1675)
  3. Thomas Bruce, 1st Earl of Elgin (1599–1663)
  4. Robert Bruce, Baron of Skelton[1]
  5. Janet Bruce, married Thomas Dalyell of the Binns, and mother to General Tam Dalyell of the Binns



Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Egerton
Master of the Rolls
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Phelips
Peerage of Scotland
New creation Lord Kinloss Succeeded by
Edward Bruce
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