John Alexander Bruce1

M, #286561, b. 11 August 1878, d. 25 November 1898
Last Edited=9 Feb 2012
     John Alexander Bruce was born on 11 August 1878 at Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG.2 He was the son of Murdoch Bruce and Catherine Polson. He died on 25 November 1898 at age 20 at Tinwald, Ashburton, New ZealandG, killed in a bicycle race accident John was killed while competing in a bicycle race. "J.A. Bruce, who was limit man in the cycling road race on Thursday 24 November, 1898, was mounted on a high geared machine, with what are known as 'scorching handles'. These are a doubtless advantage on a perfectly level and smooth track, but another complexion on a rough road with half a gale blowing. After starting at great pace and with only a quarter of a mile completed, his cycle struck a large stone, and he fell heavily on his head, sustaining very serious injuries. He died early the next morning."3.4,5 He was buried at Ashburton Public Cemetery, Old Section, Ashburton, New ZealandG, plot 804.6
     He was brought up living at Ocean View Farm, Buckleys Road, Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG, from 11 August 1878 to 1897.7 He was a clerk for Friedlander Brothers Ltd at Ashburton, New ZealandG.7

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983). Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 13.
  3. Ashburton Guardian, 26 November 1898
  4. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, appendix.
  5. [S2929] Obituaries and Notices, Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton, New Zealand, 26 Nov 1998. Hereinafter cited as Ashburton Guardian.
  6. [S2862] NZ Society of Genealogists, Ashburton Old Cemetery (Auckland, NZ: NZ Society of Genealogists, 1979), plot 804. Hereinafter cited as Ashburton Cemetery - Old Section.
  7. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 16.

David Bruce

M, #286562, b. 17 June 1882, d. 24 February 1902
Last Edited=20 Jan 2001
     David Bruce was born on 17 June 1882 at Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG.1 He was the son of Murdoch Bruce and Catherine Polson. He died on 24 February 1902 at age 19 at Langverwacht, Orange Free State, South AfricaG, wounds received in action (i.e. killed in action) A total of 10 soldiers were killed in the same action against the Boers..2,3 He was buried at Langverwacht Farm, Vrede, Orange Free State, South AfricaG.4
     He was brought up living at Ocean View Farm, Buckleys Road, Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG, from 17 June 1882 to 1897.5 He was a labourer in 1901 at Tinwald, Ashburton, New ZealandG.6 David served in the No 24 Company (Canterbury Section), NZ Contingent to the South African War on 6 April 1901 as a trooper 4387. He went to South Africa on the "Gulf of Taranto", as part of the Seventh Contingent..7

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), page 13. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S2862] NZ Society of Genealogists, Ashburton Old Cemetery (Auckland, NZ: NZ Society of Genealogists, 1979), plot 805. Hereinafter cited as Ashburton Cemetery - Old Section.
  3. [S2883] NZ Government, NZ Contingent to the South African War (Wellington, NZ: Government Print, n.d.), ref 1903 A.9. Hereinafter cited as NZ Contingent to the South African War.
  4. [S2883] NZ Government, NZ Contingent to the South African War.
  5. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 10.
  6. [S2883] NZ Government, NZ Contingent to the South African War, ref 1901 A.10.
  7. [S2883] NZ Government, NZ Contingent to the South African War, ref 1901.A.10.

Alexander Ina Bruce

F, #286563, b. 10 January 1880, d. 15 June 1938
Last Edited=25 Feb 2001
     Alexander Ina Bruce was born on 10 January 1880 at Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG.1 She was the daughter of Murdoch Bruce and Catherine Polson. She died on 15 June 1938 at age 58.1 She was buried at Ashburton Public Cemetery, Ashburton, New ZealandG, plot 3190.2
     She was brought up living at Ocean View Farm, Buckleys Road, Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG, from 10 January 1880 to 1897.3

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), page 13. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S2863] NZ Society of Genealogists, Ashburton Public Cemetery (Auckland, NZ: NZ Society of Genealogists, 1978), plot 3190. Hereinafter cited as Ashburton Public Cemetery.
  3. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 10.

Archibald Polson Bruce

M, #286564, b. 21 June 1884, d. 12 January 1968
Last Edited=1 Jun 2009
     Archibald Polson Bruce was born on 21 June 1884 at Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG.1 He was the son of Murdoch Bruce and Catherine Polson. He married Una Marion Nicholson on 22 August 1928.2 He died on 12 January 1968 at age 83.1,3 He was buried at Ashburton Public Cemetery, Ashburton, New ZealandG, plot 3246.3
     He was brought up living at Ocean View Farm, Buckleys Road, Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG, from 21 June 1884 to 1897.4 He was a student at Seafield School, Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG.4 He was a student at Ashburton High School, Ashburton, New ZealandG.4 He was a bank clerk for the Bank of New South Wales from 1905 to 1908 at Ashburton, New ZealandG.4 He was farmer in 1911 at Seafield, Canterbury, New ZealandG, This farm was 1152 acres..4 He was commissioned on 19 January 1917 with the rank of Sergeant, in the service of the Rifle Brigade Reinforcement, G Company, 1st NZEF He left for France on the "Waitemata", as part of the 21st Reinforcement.5 He lived at Kinkora Farm, Hamptons Road, Pendarves, Canterbury, New ZealandG, from 1919 to 1968.4 He was a farmer from 1919 to 1968 at Kinkora Farm, Hamptons Road, Pendarves, Canterbury, New ZealandG, "Kinkora was initially 1739 acres in 1918, although it was only 1000 acres in 1968 when Archibald's son, Robin, inherited it. In 1955, Arch started the Southdown Stud, and then in 1957, the South-Suffolk Stud. Progeny from both of these studs was well sought after..4,6 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) [New Zelaand]. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Arch was widely repsected in farming and business circles, and took a leading role in these areas, being the on the Federated Farmers provincial executive, was A&P Association President in 1934 and a director of teh North Canterbury Sheep Farmers Co-op Freezing Co.
In his earlier years he was actively involved with the Old Boys Rugby CLub and later with teh Racing and Trotting Clubs, as well as the MSA, RSA and County Clubs.
He was a Justice of the Peace.

     

Children of Archibald Polson Bruce and Una Marion Nicholson

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), page 13. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, appendix.
  3. [S2863] NZ Society of Genealogists, Ashburton Public Cemetery (Auckland, NZ: NZ Society of Genealogists, 1978), plot 3246. Hereinafter cited as Ashburton Public Cemetery.
  4. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 16.
  5. [S2884] NZ Government, Rolls of NZ Expeditionary Force, 1917, Vol III (Wellington, NZ: Government Print, 1919), ref 52/28. Hereinafter cited as Rolls of the NZEF, 1917.
  6. [S2897] NZ Government, Electoral Rolls, 1928 (Wellington, NZ: Government Print, 1928), line 1030. Hereinafter cited as Electoral Rolls, 1928.

Una Marion Nicholson

F, #286565, b. 26 July 1905
Last Edited=21 Jan 2001
     Una Marion Nicholson was born on 26 July 1905.1 She married Archibald Polson Bruce, son of Murdoch Bruce and Catherine Polson, on 22 August 1928.1
     Una lived with her husband at Kinkora Farm, Hamptons Road, Pendarves, Canterbury, New ZealandG, in 1928.2

Children of Una Marion Nicholson and Archibald Polson Bruce

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), appendix. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, page 16.


John Robin Bruce

M, #286566, b. 22 June 1929
Last Edited=20 Jan 2001
     John Robin Bruce was born on 22 June 1929.1 He is the son of Archibald Polson Bruce and Una Marion Nicholson. He married Diana Christina Keenlyside.2
     He was farmer in 1968 at Kinkora Farm, Hamptons Road, Pendarves, Canterbury, New ZealandG.1

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), page 16. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, appendix.

Elizabeth Alison Bruce

F, #286567, b. 20 April 1931
Last Edited=20 Jan 2001
     Elizabeth Alison Bruce was born on 20 April 1931.1 She is the daughter of Archibald Polson Bruce and Una Marion Nicholson. She married Sydney Ronald Arthur Ayling.2
     Her married name became Ayling.2

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), page 16. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.
  2. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield, appendix.

Diana Christina Keenlyside

F, #286568
Last Edited=28 Apr 1999
     Diana Christina Keenlyside married John Robin Bruce, son of Archibald Polson Bruce and Una Marion Nicholson.1

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983), appendix. Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.

Stephen John Bruce

M, #286569
Last Edited=17 Nov 2013
     Stephen John Bruce is the son of John Robin Bruce and Diana Christina Keenlyside.

Susan Frances Bruce1

F, #286570
Last Edited=10 Sep 2000
     Susan Frances Bruce is the daughter of John Robin Bruce and Diana Christina Keenlyside.

Citations

  1. [S161] Bruce McPhail, The Bruces of Seafield (Ashburton, NZ: Higgins Print, 1983). Hereinafter cited as The Bruces of Seafield.