Sir Henry Bruce, 3rd Baronet

For other people named Henry Bruce, see Henry Bruce (disambiguation).
Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd Baronet Bruce of Downhill, County Londonderry (1820-1909). (William Charles Ross, 1841)

Sir Henry Hervey Bruce, 3rd Baronet (22 September 1820 – 8 December 1907)[1] was an Irish Conservative politician. He was Member of Parliament for Coleraine from 1862 to 1874, and from 1880 to 1885.

In 1842 he married Marianne Margaret Clifton (d 1891), daughter of Sir Juckes Granville Juckes-Clifton, 8th Baronet of Clifton Hall, Nottingham.

He held the office of High Sheriff of County Londonderry in 1846. Bruce was elected to the House of Commons at an unopposed by-election in 1862, following the death of the Conservative MP John Boyd.[2] He was re-elected unopposed at the general elections in 1865 and 1868,[3] but was defeated at the 1874 general election by the Liberal candidate Daniel Taylor.[4] He defeated Taylor (by 222 votes to 193) at the 1880 general election, and held the seat until the borough of Coleraine lost its separate parliamentary representation at the 1885 general election.[1]

He was Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry from 1877 to 1907, and was sworn of the Privy Council of Ireland in 1889.[5]

His brother Lloyd Stuart Bruce, b. 1829 was the father of Edith Agnes Kathleen Bruce, the wife of Robert Falcon Scott.


  1. 1 2 "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "C" (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons page. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  2. Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 99. ISBN 0-901714-12-7.
  3. Walker, op. cit., pages 102&198
  4. Walker, op. cit., pages 115
  5. "Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Boyd
Member of Parliament for Coleraine
1862 – 1874
Succeeded by
Daniel Taylor
Preceded by
Daniel Taylor
Member of Parliament for Coleraine
Constituency abolished
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
James Robertson Bruce
(of Downhill)
Succeeded by
Hervey Juckes Lloyd Bruce
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