Bruce, Charles, 3rd Earl of Aylesbury (1682 -1747)
Charles Bruce was the second, but only surviving, son of Thomas Bruce, 3rd Earl of Elgin and 2nd Earl of Aylesbury, and Elizabeth, third but only surviving daughter of Henry Lord Beauchamp, sister and eventually heir of William Duke of Somerset. He was elected Member of Parliament for Great Bedwyn 1705 1708, and for Marlborough 1710 1711, and in 1711, called to the House of Lords in his father's Barony as Lord Bruce of Whorlton. After the death of his grandfather he became Viscount Bruce of Ampthill, and succeeded to the earldoms in 1741. He married, firstly, Anne Saville, daughter and coheir of the 2nd Marquess of Halifax. She died 18 July 1717, and he married, secondly, 19 January 1720, Juliana Boyle, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Cork, and 2nd Earl of Burlington. She died without issue, 26 March 1739, and he married thirdly, 18 June 1739, Caroline Campbell, daughter of the 4th Duke of Argyle, and they had one daughter. His two sons by his first marriage having predeceased him, the Earldom of Aylesbury became extinct at his death. On 17 April 1746, he was created Baron Bruce of Tottenham in Wiltshire, with a special remainder to his nephew, Thomas Bruce Brudenell, son of his sister, Elizabeth.