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Lewis Bruce Knight Bruce


Barrister and expert on beekeeping. Son of James Lewis Knight Bruce (ODNB). Admitted at Lincoln’s Inn, 1842. A governor of Christ’s Hospital, London. Justice of the peace for Surrey and Middlesex. Resident at Heathfield, Keston, Kent, in the 1850s; friend of CD’s. Succeeded to the family estate of Roehampton Priory, Surrey, in 1866.


Alum. Oxon.

Burke’s landed gentry 1906, Correspondence vol. 7, Post Office directory of the six home counties.


Alum. Oxon.: Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1886: … with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the university. Alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated by Joseph Foster. 8 vols. London and Oxford: Parker & Co. 1887–91.

Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 29 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Post Office directory of the six home counties: Post Office directory of the six home counties, viz., Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. London: W. Kelly & Co. 1845–78.