Bruce (Milltown Castle)
A Scottish family who settled in the Bandon area of county Cork in the mid 17th century. Milltown Castle came into their possession through the 1752 marriage of George Bruce and Mary Evans niece of the 1st Lord Carbery. At the time of Griffith's Valuation members of the Bruce family held lands in the county Limerick parishes of St Nicholas, barony of Clanwilliam, Oola, barony of Coonagh and Effin, barony of Coshlea and in the county Cork parishes of Kilmeen and Kilbrin, barony of Duhallow and Shandrum, barony of Orrery and Kilmore. In May 1863 a farm and premises at Ballybane, barony of Duhallow, the estate of Lewis Charles Bruce continued in the name of Eyre Evans Bruce was advertised for sale. In the 1870s Jonathon Bruce of Miltown Castle owned 454 acres in county Limerick, 440 acres in county Cork and 25 acres in county Tipperary.