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Thursday, October 03, 2019

The 12th Lord Balfour of Burleigh 1927-2019

_. The Lord Balfour of Burleigh, 12th Lord [but for the attainder] & 8th Lord, has died at Edinburgh, aged 92.

He was a chartered engineer; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and sometime Chancellor of Stirling University.

Lord Balfour of Burleigh's peerage, in the Peerage of Scotland, was created in 1607, for his ancestor, Sir Michael Balfour, who died in 1619.

He was born Robert Bruce, 6 January, 1927, son of the 11th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [1883-1967], by his wife the former [Violet] Dorothy Evelyn Done, MBE [died 1976], and succeded to the peerage on his father's death, 4 June, 1967.

Lord Balfour of Burleigh married firstly, 30 Oct, 1971 [divorced 1993] Mrs Jennifer Brittain-Catlin, daughter of E.S. Manasseh, by whom he had two daughters, Victoria and Ishbel; married secondly, 29 Aug, 1993, Dr Janet Morgan [born 1945], daughter of Dr Frank Morgan.

Lord Balfour, of Brucefield, Clackmannan, is succeeded in the peerage by his elder daughter, the Hon Victoria Bruce-Winkler, who was born 7 May, 1973. She married in 2002, Dr Mikhail Boris Winkler, of Dunblane, by whom she has issue, two daughters. Lady Balfour is only the second female to possess the title in its four hundred year-old history.

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