Robert Bruce (merchant adventurer)

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Robert Bruce of Clackmannan was the son of Sir James Bruce and a direct descendant of Sir Thomas Bruce, 1st Baron of Clackmannan. Robert Bruce was a successful trader and he immigrated to the British Gold Coast in 1745. Bruce resided in the Ga city of Jamestown, Ghana.


Robert Bruce was an elder son of Sir James Bruce and an unknown mother in 1715. His father left to establish a plantation in Barbados and later on married Keturah French.