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date: 23 October 2019

Bruce, Peter Henrylocked

(1692–1757)
  • Jonathan Spain

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Bruce, Peter Henry (1692–1757), military engineer, the son of James Bruce (d. after 1705), army officer in the Brandenburg service, and Elizabeth Catherina Detring (d. after 1724), was born at his mother's family home, Detring Castle in Westphalia. Bruce recorded that his father was the son of a Scottish emigrant who had joined the ...

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Gentleman's Magazine
, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)