Colonial Governor and Imperialist born of a family the Bruces of Blairhall, Kinross and Arnot; Charles Bruce was born in Roncally in Bengal 13 October 1836. As such he saw colonial service between 1868 and 1903 as follows:
East Mauritius and Ceylon – Rector of the Royal College, Mauritius (1868)
Bruce was also a scholar and translated poetry from Sanskrit into English. he married Clara Lucas and together they had a son Charles maurice Dundas (born 4 June 1869). After retirement, Charles Bruce came to Kinross where he was appointed Deputy-Lieutenant and a Justice of the Peace. He died in 1903.