Men-at-the-Bar/Aberdare, Baron (Henry Austin Bruce)

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Aberdare, Baron (Henry Austin Bruce)


Aberdare, Baron (Henry Austin Bruce), of Duffryn, co. Glamorgan, in the peerage of the United Kingdom, so created 23 Aug., 1873, P.C. 1864, G.C.B. 1885, student of Lincoln's Inn 13 Nov., 1832, called to the bar 21 Nov., 1837, hon. D.C.L. Oxon 1880, police magistrate Merthyr Tydvil 1847–52, M.P. 1852–68, M.P. Renfrewshire 1869–73, secretary of state home department 1869–73, under-sec. 1862–4, 2nd church estates commissr. 1865–6, vice-president 1864–6 and lord president of the council 1873–4, president of University College of Wales since 1875, president of Royal Geographical Society since 1880 (son of John Bruce Pryce, of Duffryn); born 16 April, 1815; married 1st, 6 Jan., 1846, Annabella, only dau. of Richard Beadon, Esq., of Clifton, Glouc.; she died 28 July, 1852, having had a son and 3 daus. His lordship married 2ndly, 17 Aug., 1854, Norah Creina Blanche, youngest dau. of late Lieut.-Gen. Sir William Napier, K.C.B. (see Foster's Peerage, B. Napier), by whom he has 2 sons and 7 daus. (see Foster's Peerage).

1, Queen's Gate, W.; Duffryn, Aberdare, co. Glamorgan.