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Bruce, Sir George (c. 1550–1625), mining industrialist and landowner, was probably born about 1550, the youngest of the three sons of Sir Edward Bruce (1505–1565) of Blairhall near Culross, in Perthshire, and Alison Reid of Aitkenhead, a sister of the bishop of Orkney...

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Seckford, Sir Henry (d. 1610), merchant and courtier, was the sixth of the ten children of Thomas Seckford (1495–1575) of Bealings, Suffolk, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1557), the daughter of Sir John Wingfield of Letheringham, Suffolk. Seckford Hall, near Woodbridge, Suffolk...