- A question for Alex Ritchie--In July Wade sent you the details of the
death of John Hall in 1855. The informant of his death was his nephew
John Bruce. Do you know anything of this John Bruce?? I realise it is a
long shot, but there are 2 John Bruces in my husbands family, one b.1799
and his son in 1833. Betty.
- For Dr.Elizabeth HolmesHello Betty,I'm afraid that the John Bruce, nephew of John Hall is a mystery to me.My interest in John Hall was because his sister, Elspet Hall married John Birnie, whose family eventually married some of my Martin ancestors.The Halls came originally from Monquittar and moved to Boddam. John Hall and his father Charles Hall were both blacksmiths.I've tried to make the connection with the Bruces but with no success. John Hall may well have had more than one sister (Elspet) but I have no evidence of that. Either through a sister or his wife's family (his wife was Mary Philip) this John Bruce (Nephew) would have come.Sorry I can't be more helpful.Best Regards.......................................Alex Ritchie