Martin Bruce

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Martin Bruce, son of William Bruce, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Embleton, Northumberland, England, 20 March 1698.1 He died before 17 January 1770,2 when he was buried at Sessay, Yorkshire, England.2

Martin married Ann Skaife, daughter of Henry Skaife and Dorothy Pecket, at Sessay 6 July 1720.3

Martin left a will dated 8 November 1766, proved 15 February 1770 leaving legacies to:
     * wife Ann
     * son Thomas Martin
     * son in law Thomas Barker
     * son in law Robert Stevenson.4


Ann Skaife b. 24 Sep 1699, d. bef. 8 Sep 1769
  • Thomas Bruce5 b. 22 Dec 1724, d. bef. 4 Aug 1800
  • Ann Bruce6 b. 13 Nov 1727, d. bef. 13 Jul 1732
  • Martin Bruce7 b. 31 Jan 1729/30, d. bef. 10 Sep 1736
  • Mary Bruce8 b. 5 Oct 1734
  • Hannah Bruce+9 b. 27 Dec 1737, d. aft. 1812
This person was last edited on19 Jan 2023


  1. [S2600] Morpeth Record Office, Northumberland, Parish registers of Embleton, Northumberland, 1660-1940, Parish Church of Embleton, FHL microfilm 1068899, img 65, further cited as Embleton Parish Registers.
  2. [S930] Thomas M. Fisher, editor, The Parish Register of Sessay Near Thirsk: 1600-1812(Wakefield, England: The Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1937), 80, further cited as Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay.
  3. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 57.
  4. [S745] Somerset House (Principal Probate Registry), Strand, London, Wills and administrations, 1389-1858, 114:46, FHL microfilm 99731, further cited as Yorkshire Wills.
  5. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 59.
  6. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 61.
  7. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 63.
  8. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 65.
  9. [S930] Fisher, Parish Register of Sessay, 67.