Wade, Thank you for your reply. William Bruce was b. in Aberdeen,and
died in Peterhead 18 April 1859. He was brother to John Bruce that my
husbands mother's family is descended from. He was present at the birth
of his nephew Charles in 1842 in Peterhead. I was trying to find out if
he was married and had any family. The parents of these 2 brothers were
Charles Bruce and Isabel Elrick. I recently got a copy of their marriage
in Aberdeen. Isabel Elrick is 'of Peterhead Parish'. So this explains
why these Bruces came to Peterhead.
Are there any Elricks on the 1851 census? Regards Betty.