James Bruce

M, #2614, b. 3 July 1879, d. 14 October 1918
     James Bruce was born on 3 July 1879 at 35 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of George Bruce and Mary Ann Innes.
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1891 census at 35 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: George Bruce, head; Mary A. Bruce, wife; George Bruce, son; James Bruce, son; John Bruce, son; Christina Bruce, daughter; Alexander Bruce, son; Georgina Bruce, daughter; Maggie A. Bruce, daughter.2
James Bruce was a fisherman. He married Helen Jane Mair at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 11 December 1903.1 James Bruce was the owner and skipper of BF448 'Verdant'; the first steam drifter to be built in Cullen (1906.)1 He was the informant for Ruth Bruce's birth at 402 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 15 February 1914.3,1 James died on 14 October 1918 at 402 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 39.1

Children of James Bruce and Helen Jane Mair


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S3691] 1891, Scottish Census, "James Bruce, son, male, age 11, born in Banffshire, Rathven, scholar, resident at 35 Portknockie."
  3. [S7553] Ruth Bruce, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Ruth Bruce, 1914, February Fifteenth 12h Noon at 402 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female. Father: James Bruce, Fisherman. Mother: Helen Jane Bruce M. S. Mair "Brither", married 1903 December 11th in Seafield. Informant: James Bruce, Father. Registered: 1914, March 6th at Seafield Manse, James McIntyre, Registrar."