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Scots Guards, only son of Maj. Horace William Kemble, of Knock, Isle of Skye, and has issue (see BURKE'S Landed Gentry).

  • 2. Myrtle Vere, b. 1 June, 1890; m. 17 Feb. 1913, Reginald Henry Macauley Abel Smith, elder surviving son of the late Reginald Abel Smith, of Goldings, Herts (see Landed Gentry). She d. 18 April, 1920.

    Sir Robert d. 24 July, 1895.

    Creation-Baronet (N.S.), 20 Feb. 1636.

    Arms-Quarterly: 1st and 4th, arg. a chevron gu., between three boars' heads erased az., langued of the second; 2nd and 3rd, quarterly; 1st and 4th, arg. a lion passant guardant gu., crowned with an imperial crown; 2nd and 3rd, arg. three papingoes vert, beaked and membered gu. Crest-A falcon rising belled ppr. Supporters-Two greyhounds arg., collared gu. Mottoes-Above the crest, "Petit alta." Under the shield, "Vive ut vivas," Another motto, "Mercy is my desire."

    Seats-Forglen House, near Turriff, Banffshire; Birkenbog and Castle Douglas, N.B. Town Residence-36, St. James's Street, S.W.


    The Baron Aberdare (Clarence Napier Bruce), of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan, B.A. New Coll. Oxford, Barrister-at-law, Inner Temple, 1911, Hon. Col. 82nd (Welsh) Field Brigade; served in Great War 1914-19 with Glamorgan Yeo., 2nd Life Guards, H.Q. 61st Division, and Guards Machine Gun Regt., ret. with rank of capt., b. 2 Aug. 1885; s. his father as 3rd baron 1929; m. 12 Dec. 1912, Margaret Bethune, only dau. of Adam Black, and has issue,

    • 1 MORYS GEORGE LYNDHURST, b. 16 June, 1919.
    • 2 Nigel Henry Clarence, b. 17 June, 1921.
    • 1 Rosalind Louise Balfour, b. 11 Nov, 1923.
    • 2 Gwyneth Margaret, b. 3 July, 1928.

    Lineage-RIGHT HON. HENRY AUSTIN BRUCE, 1st Baron Aberdare, P.C., G.C.B., D.C.L., second son of John Bruce Bruce-Pryce, of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan, J.P. and D.L., by Sarah, his wife, 2nd dau. of the Rev. Hugh Williams Austin, rector of St. Peter's, Barbados (see BURKE'S Landed Gentry); b. 16 April, 1815; m. 1st, 6 Jan. 1846, Annabella, only dau. of Richard Beadon, of Clifton, oy Annabella A'Court, his wife, sister of the 1st Lord Heytesbury, and by her (who d. 28 July, 1852) had issue,

    • 1. HENRY CAMPBELL, 2nd baron.
    • 1. Margaret Cecilia, m. 16 Sept. 1869, Douglas Close Richmond, C.B. (who d. 3 April, 1930), and d. 10 April, 1878, leaving a son.
    • 2. Rachel Mary, m. 10 Sept. 1872, Augustus George Vernon-Harcourt (who d. 23 Aug. 1919) of St. Clare, Ryde, Isle of Wight, and d. 24 June, 1927, leaving issue (see VERNON, B.).
    • 3. Jessie Frances (Tre Iorwerth, Bodedern, Holyhead, Anglesey), m. 3 Sept. 1878, Rev. John William Wynne-Jones, rector of Llantrisant, Anglesey, and has issue. He d. 28 Oct. 1928.

    He m. 2ndly, 17 Aug. 1854, Norah Creina Blanche, youngest dau. of Lieut.-Gen. Sir William Napier, K.C.B., by Caroline his wife, dau. of Gen. the Hon. Henry Fox, and niece of Charles James Fox, and by her (who d. 27 April, 1897) had issue,

    • 2 William Napier, C.B. (1906), barr.-at-law, hon. LL.D. Univ. of Wales, late Second Secretary Board of Education, (Hare Dene, Albury Heath, Surrey, and Athenæum Club), b. 15 Jan. 1858; m. 5 Aug. 1882, Emily, dau. of the late Gen. Sir William Montagu Scott MacMurdo, G.C.B., and has issue,
      • William Fox, D.S.O. (1918), M.C., lieut.-col. and brev.-col. Royal Corps of Signals (T.A. reserve), late R.E. (T.A.), served in Great War, b. 7 Aug. 1883; m. 7 Dec. 1921, Sibyl, dau. Alfred Owen Lyon, and widow of Major Francis Maxwell Chenevix Trench (see ASHTOWN, B.).
      • Susan Norah, b. 7 Nov. 1884.
    • 3 Charles Granville, C.B. (1918), M.V.O. (1903), hon. LL.D. Edin., hon. D.Sc Oxford, hon. D Sc. Cardiff, Univ. Wales; Hon. D.C.L. St. Andrews; Gill Memorialist R.G.S. 1915; Founders' Medal 1925; brev. col. late Indian army, hon. brig. gen., 1920; served in Burma 1889, with Hazara Exped. 1891, with Miranzai Exped. 1891, in Waziristan 1894-6, in Tirah 1897-8, and in the Great War, 1914-19, in Afghan and Waziristan, 1919 (depatcbes, wounded, brevet), was chief of Mount Everest Expeditions, 1922 and 1924 (19, Kensington Crescent, W.14), b. 7 April, 1866, m. 12 Sept. 1894, Finetta Madelina Julia, M.B.E. (1919), 3rd dau. of Col. Sir Edward Fitzgerald Campbell, 2nd bart.
    • 4. Caroline Louisa, d. unm. 3 Feb. 1915.
    • 5 Sarah Napier (21, Hyde Park Gate, S.W.), m. 17 Aug; 1888, Montague Johnstone Muir-Mackenzie, son of Sir John W. P. Muir-Mackenzie, 2nd Bart. of Delvine. He d. 18 April, 1919; leaving issue.
    • 6. Norah Creina Blanche, m. 4 Jan. 1883, Henry Arthur Whately, son of Rev. Canon Whately, rector of Rise, Yorkshire, and d. 26 May, 1886, leaving issue.
    • 7 Isabel Ellen, m. 12 July, 1887, Champion Branfill Russell, of Stubbers, co. Essex. and has issue. (see BURKE'S Landed Gentry)
    • 8 Elizabeth Fox, m. 9 April, 1896, Percy Ewing Matheson, of 3, Brookside, Headington, Oxford, Fellow of New College, Oxford.
    • 9 Pamela Georgiana (White Gables, Headington, Oxford)
    • 10. Alice Moore, M.A. and Vice-Principal Somerville coll., Oxford (White Gables, Headington, Oxford).

    His lordship, M.P. for Merthyr Tydvil 1852-68, for Renfrewshire 1869-73, was Under-Secretary for the Home Department 1862-64., Vice-President of the Education Board 1864-66, Secretary of State for the Home Department 1868-73, and Lord President of the Council 1873-74. He was raised to the peerage 23 Aug. 1873, as LORD ABERDARE, of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan. He d. 25 Feb. 1995, and was s. by his eldest son,

    HENRY CAMPBELL, 2nd Baron Aberdare, J.P. and vice-lieutenant; hon. col. 5th Batt. Welch Regt.; late lieut.-col. 3rd Vol. Batt.; late President University Coll. of S. Wales and President National Museum of Wales; b. 19 June, 1851; m. 10 Feb. 1880, Constance Mary (Llanwysg, Crickhowell, South Wales, and 83, Eaton Square, S.W.), only dau. of the late Hamilton Beckett (see GRIMTHORPE B.), by Hon. Sophia Clarence Copley, his wife, 2nd dau. of Lord Lyndhurst (extinct), and had issue,

    • 1. Henry Lyndhurst, capt. 3rd batt. Royal Scots, b. 25 May, 1881; m. 11 Oct. 1906, Camilla Antoinette, dau. of the late Reynold Clifford, and was killed in action 14 Dec. 1914, having by her (who m. 2ndly, 9 Aug. 1917, Major John Meredyth Jones Evans, M.C., Royal Welch Fus., 2nd son of Col. Owen Lloyd Jones Evans, D.L., of Broomhall, co, Carnarvon) had issue,
      • Margaret, b. 13, d. 18 Aug. 1909.
    • 2. CLARENCE NAPIER, 3rd and present baron.
    • 3 John Hamilton, educated at New Coll. Oxford, late lieut. Glamorgan Yeo. (Cefn Pennar House, Mountain Ash), b. 14 June, 1889; m. 3 May, 1923, Cynthia Juliet, dau. of J. Grant-Duff, of Delgaty Castle, Aberdeenshire (see BURKE'S Landed Gentry), and has issue,
      • 1 Daphne Juliet, b. 19 March, 1928.
      • 2 Gillian Constance, b. 16 Feb. 1930.
    • 4 Victor Austin, late 2nd lieut. R.M., served in Great War 1914-18 (The Woodbines, Esher, Surrey), b. 8 April, 1897; m. 16. Feb. 1926, Mildred Mary, dau. of Laurence Joseph Petre (see PETRE, B.).
    • 5. Robert, b. 1, d. 22 Oct. 1898.
    • 1 Margaret Cecilia, b. 28 Oct. 1882; m. 21 July, 1904, 5th Earl of Bradford, and has issue.
    • 2. Violet, b. 8, d. 10 Nov. 1887.
    • 3 Eva Isabel Marian, b. 17 June, 1892; m. 1st, 26 April, 1911, 3rd Baron Belper, and has issue. She obtained a divorce 1922, and m. 2ndly, 24 June, 1924, Lord Dalmeny (now 6th Earl of Rosebery), and has issue.
    • 4 Constance Pamela Alice, b. 14 June, 1895; m. 1 July, 1919, 11th Baron Digby, D.S.O., M.C., late Coldstream Guards, and has issue.

    His lordship d. 20 Feb. 1929, and was s. by his eldest surv. son.

    Creation-Aberdare, B. (U.K.), 23 Aug. 1873.

    Arms-Or a saltire gu., on a chief of the last a martlet of the field. Crest-A cubit arm in armour bendwise, grasping a sceptre ppr. Supporters-On the dexter a lion arg. collared or pendent therefrom an escutcheon of the arms of KNIGHT, viz., paly of six arg. and az. on a canton of the last a spur with rowel downwards leathered or. On the sinister a lion az. collared or pendent therefrom an escutcheon of the arms of BRUCE, viz., or a saltire gu. on a chief of the last a martlet of the field. Mottoes-Above the crest, Fuimus: under the arms, Ofner na ofne angau.

    Residence-1, Lowndes Square, S.W. Clubs-Cavendish; British Empire; Prince's; M.C.C.; Queen's.