BRUCE


Fur trade families sharing a name and a settlement destination.

1. BRUCE, William. Born c. 1740, possibly Scotland; entered fur trade Albany [NY] during Seven Years’ War/ French and Indian War; likely married c. 1761 in French village at La Baye [Green Bay] on ‘illegal’ English/ Albany–French/ Montreal trade corridor (initially trading English textiles for French furs, increasingly trading arms); one of the more prominent/ well known traders who wintered 1762–1763 at La Baye while Chief Obwandiyag/ Pontiac’s emissaries were eliciting support throughout le Pays d’en Haut for a general uprising against the English (planned for early in the spring 1763); 1763 made deposition as to conditions at La Baye describing increased tensions among the relatively large numbers of French and English traders (some heading on to Sioux territory along the Mississippi, others remaining in the vicinity of Fort Detroit) and recounting the “Lyes propagated to disturb the Indians” friendly to the English and the ‘theft’ of his trade outfit by ‘the French’; June 1763 arrived at Fort Michilimackinac after its takeover by Le Grand Saulteaux (over 6 feet tall) Chief Minweweh/ Menehwehna/ Minavavana/ Ninãkon/ ‘the one with the silver tongue’ and had trade outfit confiscated; at Mackinac in 1764, then to the Illinois River, working in partnership with William Edgar out of Detroit, realized profit of £380 for 16 packs of beaver and 3 packs of miscellaneous furs; c. 1765 shifted base of operation, as independent trader, to Montreal; 1766 member of British Commander at Michilimackinac, Major Robert Rogers’ expedition to ‘discover’ River Ourigan and the North West Passage, proceeding in early spring to Prairie du Chien with, among others, Augustin Ange dit St.Onge-Lefeure (married to Pelagie, daughter of Dakota Chief Wabasha/ Wapasha/ ‘Red Bonnet’); 3 September 1766 proceeded to the Mississippi via La Baye and the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, expecting to meet with other members of the expedition at St. Anthony Falls; apparently wintered with Dakota up the St. Pierre [Minnesota] River; from 12 May 1767 travelled with expedition from Prairie du Chien with Acopewine (war Chief of the Lac Court Oreilles Chippewa) as guide; on 29 May 1767 on the Mississippi River, at the mouth of the Chippewa River expedition held council on what road to take, then went up the Chippewa River to avoid Sioux anticipated up the Mississippi; spent 22-29 June 1767 at Lac Court Oreilles settlement, a town with 60 warriors, the chiefs being Andickweas, Megose, and Ochick; by 12 July 1767 at Fond du Lac; from 19 July-8 August 1767 at Grand Portage; on 2 August 1767 expedition received letter from Rogers informing that no supplies would arrive, but that they should continue west—this despite William Bruce and Company of Montreal having sold Rogers “Goods delivered to the different Indian Nations in the district of Michilimackanack” (on 24 June-3 July 1767 and 6 July 1767); in council, the expedition members decided return to Michilimackinac, arriving there 29 August 1767; made foothold 1772 in Northwest at Pasquia/ Basquia (Saskatchewan River at mouth of Carrot River) with Joseph Barthélemi BLONDEAU; at Basquia with 6 tents, met Matthew COCKING (with HBC), and sent 3 canoes back to Grand Portage; 1773 wintered at ‘Bloody’ [Red] River for Thomas Frobisher; with 5 canoes in 1774 reportedly south of Red Deer River near Lake Winnipegosis, or at a post on Shoal River (the outflow of Swan Lake); 1776 at Lake Winnipeg; travelled up the Saskatchewan 1777, visiting at Cumberland House, where he and others (Nicholas MONTOUR, Booty Graves, Charles McCormick, Peter Pangman, Peter Pond, and Joseph Barthélemy BLONDEAU) reported ‘an Indian’ had been murdered at Sturgeon River Fort and the murderer (a ‘French Canadian’) was attempting to escape up the Saskatchewan; at Grand Portage 1799; in the fall of 1780/ 1781, while Bruce was building Fort des Trembles on the Assiniboine River (about 5 miles west of the prairie portage/ Portage la Prairie) with about 20 voyageurs, amidst about 90 tents of Cree, Assiniboine, and Bas de la Riviére First Nations, Bruce and crew were attacked, either due to a specific trade dispute, or to dissatisfaction with traders in general, 11/ 33 men died (2/ 3 from the fort) and the post was abandoned, Bruce and party heading to The Forks (Assiniboine and Red Rivers) to winter; According to Alexander HENRY the younger, Bruce also transported 2 ‘Indian’ young men recently arrived at Fort Trembles from Fort Dauphin (near Winnipegosis MB), Bruce and party arrived safely at The Forks, but Bruce came down with small pox (reputedly transmitted by the 2 men from Fort Dauphin, the disease, however, was already epidemic) and he died there while wintering 1781/ 1782.

– sp. An unidentified Indigenous woman.

?2. BRUCE, ‘Grand Couteau’. Participated in the defense of Fort Trembles 1780/ 1781; possibly one of the young men identified by Alexander HENRY the younger as ‘Indian’ who arrived from Fort Dauphin, then went to The Forks with William BRUCE’s party, but was infected with smallpox; presumably died 1780/ 1781 The Forks.

– sp. An unidentified Indigenous woman.

?3. BRUCE, Pierre. Born c. 1785 Pays d’en Haut; listed 1804 as North West Company servant Île à la Crosse [SK], acted as interpreter 1804 English River; married before 1809; apparently left the NWC and began working for the HBC c. 1815 according to John TANNER, who met Bruce and described him as having “traveled more, and seen more of white men than I had” and as helping Tanner transport his family and wintering supplies from Lake of the Woods to Rainy Lake; Tanner also related that c. 1816-1817, “the Indians and half-breeds in the employ of the North West, stationed themselves at a place called Sah-gi-uk [Sagkeeng MB], at the outlet of Lake Winnipeg, to watch for, and destroy, any of the Hudson’s Bay people who should attempt to enter the country in that direction. Ba-po-wash, my brother-in-law, was at length tired of starving there, and started by himself … up [the Winnipeg River where], he met a Mr. McDolland[?], of the Hudson’s Bay Company, who, with Mr. Bruce for his interpreter, was going into the [Red River] country. This gentleman was slow to listen to the advice of Mr. Bruce, who being better acquainted with the state of affairs in the country, had many fears on his account. On meeting Ba-po-wash, whom he well knew, Mr. Bruce, by pretending to be still in the interest of the North West, was able to gain full intelligence of all that had passed. Being convinced of the truth of this information, Mr. McDolland was persuaded to turn back and probably saved his life by so doing.”; reputedly, however, settled at Red River at about this time (taking his violin with him); listed as HBC servant 1824-1825, acting as interpreter; listed 1838 Red River census with wife, 3 sons age of 16 or above, 2 sons age 15 or below, and 2 daughters age 15 or above, residing in a house with 2 stables, 2 horses, 4 oxen and 1 bull, 4 calves, 3 sheep, 7 pigs, 3 carts, 1 canoe, and 10 cultivated acres; died 10 January 1864, St. Boniface, Red River Settlement.

– sp. DESROSIERS/ DESROCHERS/ DUROCHER, Marguerite.

4. BRUCE/ BROUSSE, Baptiste/ Jean Baptiste. Born 15 September 1807/ 1809, Île à la Crosse [SK]; engaged 1826 as midman for HBC English River; 1828 promoted to steersman; 1829 la Loche boat brigade guide; c. 1836 retired to settle at Red River; rejoined HBC serving with Lac la Pluie and Mackenzie River boat brigades; married c. 1845 St. Boniface, Red River listed as ‘Brousse’ guide for Richardson and Rae expedition 1847; appointed Portage la Loche boat brigade captain 1848 to at least 1860; listed as guide on 1850 search for Franklin; died 1890.

– sp. PERREAULT, Catherine Beauchemin. Born 29 December 1820 Pembina, Dakota Territory, to Louis MORIN dit PERREAULT and Madeline DUCHARME-BEAUCHEMIN.

5. BRUCE, Hermenegild. Born 5 July 1846 St. Boniface, Red River; 1st married 14 January 1868 St. Norbert, Red River; 2d married 9 November 1915 St. Boniface MB.

– sp. LACERTE, Marie Adele. Born 1 November 1850 St. Boniface, Red River, to Louis AZURE dit LACERTE and Josephte VANDAL.

6. BRUCE, [5 children].

– sp. PONTBRIAND SANSREGRET, Melanie. Born 17 March 1849 St. Boniface Red River, to Louis PONTBRIAND SANSREGRET and Genevieve CARRIERE; baptized 24 December 1864 St. Boniface, Red .

5. BRUCE, Sara. Born c. 1848 St. Boniface, Red River; married 29 February 1864 St. Boniface, Red River.

– sp. FLEURY DESCHAMBEAULT, Pierre. Born 1840 Lac la Ronge [SK] to George FLEURY DESCHAMBAULT/ DESCHAMBEAULT and Marie Marguerite LOYER McKENZIE; died 15 January 1904 Norwood, St. Boniface MB; buried 18 January 1904 St. Boniface MB.

5. BRUCE, Appoline ‘Pauline’. Born 27 November 1851 St. Boniface, Red River; married 21 February 1870 St. Boniface, Red River; died 16 September 1922 St. Boniface, Red River.

– sp. McMILLAN, Joseph. Born 4 December 1849 St. Boniface, Red River, to William McMILLAN/ McMULLEN and Marguerite/ Margaret DEASE; died 5 October 1923 at home, St. James, Winnipeg MB; buried 8 October 1923 St. Charles, Cemetery, Winnipeg MB.

5. BRUCE, Pierre. Born 27 December 1854/ 1856/ 1857 St. Boniface, Red River; married 1879/ 27 January 1880 St. Boniface MB; died 16 April 1927 St. Laurent MB.

– sp. McMILLAN, Elizabeth. Born 10 August 1860 St. James, Red River, to William McMULLEN/ McMILLAN and Marguerite/ Margaret DEASE; died 1938 St. Laurent MB.

6. BRUCE, Mary Jane. Born 1880.

6. BRUCE, Arthur. Born 25 September 1882.

6. BRUCE, Victoria. Born 11 December 1885/ 1889.

– sp. MORIN, Alexander.

6. BRUCE, Frank. Born 18 May 1887.

6. BRUCE, Thomas. Born 18 August 1889.

– sp. GRANT, Agnes.

6. BRUCE, Andrew. Born 1891.

6. BRUCE, Pierre. Born 12 September 1893; died 5 September 1962.

– sp. PARENTEAU, Bertha.

5. BRUCE, Marie. Born 20 October 1857 St. Boniface, Red River; died 18 October 1865 St. Boniface, Red River; buried 20 October 1865 St. Boniface, Red River.

5.  BRUCE, Virginie. Born 11 July 1862 St. Boniface, Red River; baptized 11 July 1862 St. Boniface, Red River; married 11 February 1879 St. Boniface MB; died St. Charles, Winnipeg MB.

– sp. McMILLAN, John. Born 10 March 1858 St. James, Red River to William McMULLEN/ McMILLAN and Margaret DEASE; died 3 August 1908 St. Charles, Winnipeg MB.

6. McMILLAN, [5 children].

4. BRUCE, Antoine. Born 18 July 1810.

– sp. MONTOUR, Josette. Born 25 December 1819 to Pierre MONTOUR and Josette GRANT.

5. BRUCE, Frederick. Born c. 1847.

5. BRUCE, Joseph. Born c. 1849.

5. BRUCE, Zacharias. Born c. 1851.

5. BRUCE, Elise. Born c. 1854.

5. BRUCE, Modeste. Born c. 1857.

5. BRUCE, Juliette. Born c. 1861.

4. BRUCE, Cecile. Born 1815.

– sp. DELORME, Louis.

5. DELORME, John. Born 7 January 1848.

5. DELORME, Boniface. Born 18 August 1845.

4. BRUCE, Jean/ John. Born 1830 possibly Île à la Crosse [SK]; worked as carpenter; resided 1849 St. Boniface, Red River, age 19, with wife but without house or other property; Magistrate, Middle District Court, Red River, by appointment of HBC Governor and Council of Assiniboia, 17 December 1868; employee 1869 of A.G.B. Bannatyne; elected President, Métis Council of 15 October 1869; reportedly held meeting c. 22 October 1869 at his home, council resolving “to send an armed party to meet the Governor [William MacDougall], whom they expected to come in to-morrow, and to prevent at all hazards, his entering the settlement”; elected President, Comité National des Métis 1869; Honourable Member for St. Boniface, Legislative Assembly, Provisional Government of Assiniboia 1870, and appointed to committee to devise law code and to position of Commissioner of Public Works; by 1879 left MB; resided St. Joseph, Pembina ND; died 26 October 1893, Leroy ND; buried 28 October St. Joseph, Pembina County, ND.

– sp. GAUDRY, Angelique. Born 1830 to Pierre GAUDRY and Marie Anne HUGHES; died 1917.

5. BRUCE, Jean/ John. Born March 1855 St. Boniface, Red River; died 2 October 1912 St. Joseph ND.

5.BRUCE, Remi. Born 1857 St. Boniface, Red River; died 19 August 1927 Leroy ND.

5. BRUCE, Pierre William. Born 26/ 27 March 1862 St. Boniface, Red River; died 7 May 1881 St. Joseph ND.

5. BRUCE, Joseph. Born 14 July 1865 St. Boniface, Red River; baptized 15 July 1865; 1st married 21 September 1885 St. Joseph ND; 2d married 4 May 1892; 3d married 1901; died 22 May 1925 Pembina County ND.

– sp. GRANDBOIS, Martine. Born 25 January 1871 Qu’Appelle [SK] to Isidore GRANDBOIS and Marguerite HAMELIN; died 30 March 1892 St. Joseph ND.

– sp. BOURASSA, Mary Jane.

– sp. DUPUIS, Marie Josephine.

6. BRUCE, Marie Rose. Born 7 February 1870.

6. BRUCE, Marguerite.

6. BRUCE, Joseph. Born 1833 St. Boniface, Red River.


1. BRUCE, Benjamin ‘Old’. Born 10 October 1770/ 1771/ 1775 Walls, Flotta, Orkney Islands/ Walls, Shetland Islands [to William BRUCE and Margaret WILSON?]; HBC career from 1789; married c. 1791; HBC interpreter Île à la Crosse [SK]; 1799 refused order of James Curtis BIRD to go with Peter FIDLER to Beaver River without additional wages; 1802 paid in part for work Chesterfield House [SK] with 1 yew-handled knife, 2 butcher knives, 4 common clap knives, 2 double-bladed knives, and 1 pair scissors; died morning 19 April 1823 Île à la Crosse while hunting, killed by falling tree branch fracturing skull; body brought back to post by son with son-in-law, Patrick CUNNINGHAM; buried 20 April Landsman’s Point, Île à la Crosse [SK], toasted at funeral by the men ‘given two drams of rum … one at the Company’s expense and the other at Cunningham’s’; will probated England, but assets (including a farm at North Walls, Flotta?) were liquidated—Bruce having invested £300–400 with Orkney speculator ‘who went bankrupt’.

– sp. Mathilda. Born c. 1778 ‘Cree’.

2. BRUCE, William. Born c. 1791/ 1795; 1st married c. 1815; baptized 31 July 1827 St. John’s, Red River; formally married 31 July 1827 St. John’s, Red River; died 12 February 1856; buried 1856 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. ALLARY, Francoise/ Frances. Born c. 1797 to Michel ALLARY (1765–1814) and Francoise ‘Cree’; baptized 31 July 1827 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, James. Born March 1809/ 1815 Green Lake; baptized 6 August
1822 St. John’s, Red River; married 18 January 1844 St. John’s, Red River; died 23 December 1873 Poplar Point MB.

– sp. BIRD, Elizabeth. Born to Joseph BIRD and Elisabeth THOMAS.

4. BRUCE, William. Baptized 24 March 1845 St. John’s, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Elizabeth. Born 4 August 1847 ‘St. Paul,’ Red River; baptized 20 August 1847 St. John’s, Red River; married 8 March 1866; died 5 June 1926 Lindsay.

– sp. ADAMS, James. Born to George ADAMS and Ann HAYWOOD.

4. BRUCE, Frances. Born 6 March 1849 ‘St. Paul’, Red River.

– sp. SLATER, Thomas. Born to William SLATER and Maria ROWLAND.

4. BRUCE, James. Baptized 1 April 1851 St. John’s, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Jane Mary. Baptized 1 May 1853 St. John’s, Red River; died 1 April 1854.

4. BRUCE, Letitia Ann. Born 22 April 1855 Kildonan, Red River; baptized 20 May 1855 St. John’s, Red River; died of childbirth complications.

  – sp. BROWN, Thomas Henry. Born to John BROWN and Nancy RICHARDS.

4. BRUCE, Joseph Charles. Born 7 October 1857; baptized 8 November 1857 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. SLATER, Sarah. Born to William SLATER and Maria ROWLAND.

5. BRUCE, Kate.

5. BRUCE, Mary Elizabeth. Born 12 September 1878 Prince Albert; 2d married c. 1899 Portage la Prairie MB.

– sp. SPENCE, Henry. Born to Joseph SPENCE and Janet HALLETT.

– sp. BRUCE, Colin Robert. Born to John BRUCE and Jane GROAT, circa 1899
(HBS, C-14953).

5. BRUCE, Thomas James. Born 25 February 1882 Poplar Point MB; baptized 12 June 1882 St. Ann’s, Poplar Point MB.

5. BRUCE, Charles John. Born 27 March 1884 Prince Albert; baptized 18 May 1884 St. Andrews, Halcro.

5. BRUCE, Adelaide Letitia. Baptized 13 January 1889.

4. BRUCE, Maria. Baptized 4 December 1859 St. John’s, Red River; died 6 April 1861.

4. BRUCE, John James. Born 29 July 1863 Poplar Point, Red River; baptized 23 August 1863 St. Mary’s, Portage la Prairie; reputedly died of suicide near Prince Albert.

4. BRUCE, Mary Jane. Born Poplar Point, Red River; baptized 7 March 1864, St. Mary’s, Portage la Prairie.

4. BRUCE, Adelaide. Born 27 March 1870 Poplar Point, Red River.

3. BRUCE, William. Born 31 August 1817; baptized 6 August 1822 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, George. Born 10 March 1819; baptized 6 August 1822 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, Colin. Baptized 6 August 1822 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, John. Baptized 18 September 1825 St. John’s, Red River; died 1850 St. John’s, Red River.

2. BRUCE, Nancy Anne. Born c. 1794; buried 1859 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. CUNNINGHAM, Patrick. Born to Michael CUNNINGHAM and Nancy.

2. BRUCE, James. Born 6 April 1801/ 1803 St. John’s, Red River; married 1828 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. McNAB, Mary. Born c. 1801 to John McNAB Jr. and Jane/ Jennifer ‘Jennie’ COOK.

3. BRUCE, Margaret. Baptized 8 January 1829 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, John. Born 2/ 6 January 1830 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 2/ 6 January St. John’s, Red River; 2d married 21 December 1854 St. John’s, Red River; died 12 October 1910.

?- sp. HICKENBURGER, Jane. Born to Henry HECKENBERGER/ HICKENBERGER/ HICKENBURGER and Jane ‘Jenny’ COOK [married Jean Baptiste RENVILLE. See Cocking page.]

?4. BRUCE, Mary. Born c. 1848.

?4. BRUCE, William. Baptized 16 Jun 1850 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. GROAT, Jane. Born to George GROAT and Charlotte SPENCE.

4. BRUCE, George Groat. Born 15 July 1858 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 21 July 1858 St. John’s, Red River.

4. BRUCE, John Edward. Born 25 May 1861 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 16 June 1861 St. John’s, Red River; died 1931; buried 1931 St. Ann’s, Poplar Point MB.

– sp. GASTON, Anna Maria.

5. BRUCE, Charles. Died 21 February 1895; buried St. Ann’s, Poplar Point MB.

5. BRUCE, Lillian Irene. Born 24 March 1891 Poplar Point MB; died 29 December 1979 Poplar Point MB.

5. BRUCE, Florence. Born 1905.

4. BRUCE, Elizabeth Jane. Born 31 July 1865 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 6 August 1865 St. John’s, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Colin Robert. Born 18 December 1867 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 3 January 1868 St. John’s, Red River; married , c. 1899 Portage la Prairie MB.

– sp. BRUCE, Mary Elizabeth. Born to Joseph Charles BRUCE and Sarah SLATER.

4. BRUCE, Mary Charlotte. Baptized 22 October 1872 St. John’s, Red River; died 14 September 1873.

3. BRUCE, Edward. Baptized 7 Sep 1831 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, Ann. Born 1834; baptized 2 November 1834 St. John’s, Red River; married 1 June 1855 St. John’s, Red River; died 17 December 1916.

– sp. COOK, Thomas [Rev.]. Born c. 1826 to Joseph COOK and Catherine SINCLAIR; baptized 6 May 1828; 1st married Catherine McKENZIE; died 1891.

4. COOK, [Children]. See Sinclair page.

3. BRUCE, James. Born March 1834 St. John’s, Red River; married 24 February 1857 St. James’, Red River; died May 1926.

– sp. LIVINGSTON, Ann. Born to Neil LIVINGSTON and Catherine MATHESON.

4. BRUCE, James. Born 21 May 1858; baptized 13 June 1858 St. John’s, Red River; married 15 February 1883 St. Andrew’s MB.

– sp. SETTER, Mathilda. Born to James SETTER and an unidentified woman.

4. BRUCE, Neil. Baptized 7 March 1860 St. James’, Red River; died 8 September 1870 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, William Henry. Born 13 September 1861 St. James’, Red River; baptized 29 September 1861 St. James’, Red River.

– sp. BORLAND, Frances ‘Fanny’.

5. BRUCE, William James. Born 23 May 1885; baptized 30 August 1885 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Melvin Stanley. Born 11 November 1886 Ste. Anne MB; baptized 23 May 1887 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Fanny Edith. Born 13 December 1888; baptized 17 March 1889 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Clara Beatrice. Born 11 November 1890 Ste. Anne; baptized 21 December 1890 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Thomas Calvert. Born 28 October 1892 La Broquerie MB; baptized 26 February 1893 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Fanny Elizabeth. Born 6 February 1895 Ls Broquerie MB; baptized 18 November 1895 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Ethel Gertrude. Born 6 February 1895 La Broquerie MB; baptized 18 November 1895 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Gladys Ann. Born 15 November 1899 La Broquerie MB; baptized 26 March 1900 St. James MB.

5. BRUCE, Ashley Gordon. Born 3 August 1901 La Broquerie MB; baptized 25 July 1902 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, Mary Jane. Born 2 January 1864 St. James’, Red River.

– sp. SPINK, James William.

4. BRUCE, Thomas. Born 7 February 1866 St. James’, Red River; baptized 4 March 1866 St. James’, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Catherine Margaret. Born 29 September 1868 St. James’, Red River; baptized 18 October 1868 St. James’, Red River; married  21 February 1889 St. James MB.

– sp. BANNATYNE, Robert. Born to Andrew Graham Ballenden BANNATYNE and Anne ‘Annie’ McDERMOTT.

4. BRUCE, Harriet Ann. Born 29 September 1868 St. James’, Red River; baptized 18 Oct 1868 St. James’, Red River; married 17 April 1888 St. James MB; died 12 March 1966 St. James, Winnipeg MB.

– sp. McDERMOTT, Andrew Thomas. Born to Andrew McDERMOTT and Nancy TRUTHWAITE.

4. BRUCE, Sarah. Baptized 28 May 1871 St. James MB; married 2 January 1901 St. James MB.

– sp. McLEAN, James Edward. Born to William McLEAN and Ann HAVERLY.

4. BRUCE, Ethel. Baptized 8 February 1874 St. James MB.

– sp. LEWIS, William Jameson.

?4. BRUCE/ BROWN, Peter William. Born 28 June 1878 St. Charles MB; baptized 8 July 1878 St. James MB.

3. BRUCE, Peter. Born 2 Apr 1834?/ 1835 St. John’s, Red River; carpenter; married 21 March 1865 St. James’, Red River; died 28 June 1928 St. James MB.

– sp. HALLETT, Catherine. Born to William Hallett and Marie Pruden.

4. BRUCE, Anne Isabella ‘Anabella’. Born 21 March 1866 St. James’, Red River; baptized 28 March 1866 St. James’, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Benjamin. Born 16 September 1867 St. James’, Red River; baptized 22 September 1867 St. James’, Red River; died 1943.

4. BRUCE, Alice. Born 7 September 1869 St. James’, Red River ; baptized 26 September 1869 St. James’, Red River.

4. BRUCE, William. Baptized 17 September 1871 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, Edwin. Born 22 October 1873; baptized 30 November 1873 St. James MB; died 4 January 1913.

4. BRUCE, Mary Maria. Born 8 June 1876 St. James MB; baptized 9 July 1876 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, Louisa. Born 26 November 1878; baptized 5 January 1879 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, James Alexander. Born 8 April 1881 St. James MB; baptized 8 May 1881 St. James MB; died 1 July 1889.

4. BRUCE, Emma Ida. Born 25 June 1883 St. James MB; baptized 22 July 1883 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, Ellen Winnifred. Born 8 October 1885 St. James MB; baptized 15 November 1885 St. James MB.

4. BRUCE, Mabel. Born 4 April 1888 St. James MB; baptized 29 April 1888 St. James MB.

3. BRUCE, George S. [Rev.]. Born 2 December 1837 Kildonan, Red River; ; baptized 29 December 1837 St. John’s, Red River; married 7 June 1870 St. John’s Red River; died 21 August 1922.

– sp. MURRAY, Christiana. Born to Donald MURRAY and Jane Mary HERON.

4. BRUCE, Robert William Stagg. Born 15 July 1871 Kildonan MB; baptized 11 September 1871 St. Johns MB; buried April 1905 Kildonan MB; died 14 April 1905.

4. BRUCE, Mary Ida. Born 8 July 1874 MB; baptized 9 July 1874 St. Helen, Fairford MB.

4. BRUCE, Isabelle Suzanne Judith Christie. Born 14 April 1878 Fairford MB; baptized 28 Apr 1878 St. Helen, Fairford MB.

4. BRUCE, Rupert Donald Edward James. Born 19 April 1878 Fairford MB; baptized 28 April 1878 St. Helen, Fairford MB.

3. BRUCE, Mary Matilda. Born 1840; married 2 June 1859 St. John’s. Red River; died 1922 Deerhorn.

– sp. COOK, James [Rev.]. Born c. 1836 to Joseph COOK and Catherine SINCLAIR; baptized 30 September 1836 Red River.

4. COOK, [Children]. See Sinclair page.

3. BRUCE, Benjamin. Born 1842 Kildonan/ St. John’s, Red River;  baptized 14 April 1842 St. John’s, Red River; 1st married 25 May 1864 ‘St. Paul’; 2d married  9 March 1878 Portage la Prairie MB.

– sp. COOK, Elizabeth. Born to Samuel COOK and Susanna SHORT; sister to Maria (below); died 18 November 1875 [from complications of childbirth?].

4. BRUCE, Alice.  Born 12 September 1865 Poplar Point, Red River.

4. BRUCE, Henriette. Born 12 August 1868 Poplar Point, Red River; baptized 22 August 1869 ‘St. Paul.’

4. BRUCE, Joanna.

4. BRUCE, Mary Ann. Born November 1875 Poplar Point, Red River; baptized 9 January 1876 St. Mary’s la Prairie.

– sp. COOK, Maria. Born 30 October 1856 St. Paul’s, Red River, to Samuel COOK  and an unidentified woman; .

4. BRUCE, William ‘Billy’. Born 11 September 1878/ 1879 Poplar Point MB; farmer and cobbler; served Great War, gassed; died 1934

– sp. ROBERTSON, Christina Mary Anne ‘Christie’. Born 9 June 1890 Snake Plain [SK].

5. BRUCE, [9/ 10 children].

5. BRUCE, Winnifred.

5. BRUCE, Robert. Born 1918 Prince Albert/ Duck Lake SK

– sp. BLOOMFIELD, Gwendolyn Anna. Born 15 June 1927 Summerland BC.

6. BRUCE, Robert. Born 16 December 1959 Victoria BC.

4. BRUCE, Lillian.

– sp. CAMERON, Alexander John.

4. BRUCE, Mabel.

4. BRUCE, Benjamin.

– sp.

5. BRUCE, George Benjamin.

– sp.

6. BRUCE, Sam.

4. BRUCE, Hylliard.

4. BRUCE, Rose Aveline.

3. BRUCE, Gavin Adolph. Born and baptized 13 October 1844 St. John’s, Red River; died 17 September 1903; buried Sep 1903 St. Ann, Poplar Point MB.

– sp. BROWN, Letitia. Born to Henry BROWN and Isabella SLATER.

4. BRUCE, David Charles. Born 1866; buried 6 September 1867 St. Ann’s [Poplar Point], Red River.

4. BRUCE, Jemima. Born 14 June 1868 Poplar Point, Red River; died 17 June 1898 Poplar Point MB.

4. BRUCE, Archibald Adolph. Born 1871 Poplar Point MB; died 30 May 1891 Poplar Point MB.

4. BRUCE, Beatrice. Born 2 January 1874; died 3 September 1900; buried September 1900 St. Ann, Poplar Point MB.

4. BRUCE, George. Born 17 April 1884; died 17 Jul 1884; buried July 1884 St. Ann, Poplar Point MB.

3. BRUCE, Donald. Born 2 April 1848 St. John’s, Red River; married 27 April 1871 St. John’s MB.

– sp. WHITE, Ann. Born to Thomas WHITE and Mary CUNNINGHAM.

3. BRUCE, Patrick. Born 17 May 1848 Kildonan, Red River; baptized 21 May 1848; married 6 April 1870, Portage la Prairie.

– sp. GARRIOCH, Elisabeth Ann. Born 24 December 1853 to John GARRIOCH and Elizabeth ‘Eliza’ CAMPBELL.

4. BRUCE, [Children]. See Cocking page.

3. BRUCE, Joseph Alfred. Born 18 February 1850 Kildonan, Red River; baptized 2 March 1850 St. John’s, Red River.

3. BRUCE, Catherine Margaret. Born 18 February 1850 St. John’s, Red River; baptized 2 May 1850 St. John’s, Red River; married 26 March 1868 St. John’s, Red River; died 9 January 1893 St. James MB.

– sp. COOK, Gilbert [Rev.]. Born to Henry COOK and Harriet GARRIOCH.

3. BRUCE, Jane. Born 3 April 1853 Kildonan, Red River; married 21 November 1875 St. Andrews MB.

– sp. McDONALD, Donald. Born to Kenneth McDONALD and Elizabeth CALDER.

3. BRUCE, David Anderson. Born 29 May 1856 Kildonan, Red River; baptized 22 June 1856 St. John’s, Red River; married 25 June 1877 St. Johns, Winnipeg MB.

– sp. LOGAN, Elizabeth. Born to Thomas LOGAN and Mary Anne DEASE.

4. BRUCE, Rupert Anderson.

2. BRUCE, Margaret. Born c. 1802; married c. 1821/ 1823; baptized October 1823 St. John’s, Red River.

– sp. McFARLANE, John Stewart. Born 28 March 1800 Edinburgh, Scotland.

2. BRUCE, Mathilda. Born c. 1805; married 18 August 1825 St. Andrew’s, Red River.

– sp. McKENZIE, Donald ‘Jr.’. Born to Donald McKENZIE Sr. and an unidentified woman.

2. PRINCE-BRUCE, Jane. Born c. 1802/ 1805/ 1808 (reputedly adopted daughter of Chief Peguis/ William KING); married 11 January 1828 York Factory; died 1 October 1844.

– sp. TAYLOR, George. Born to George Taylor and Jane.

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