'Ruthven1'
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Families covered: Ruthven of Ruthven

Sweyn probably father of ..
1. Thor, lord of Crawford (a 1130)
  A. Sweyn, lord of Crawford (a 1188)
  This Sweyn has already been reported on 'Crawford01' although that page shows that Thor, Sweyn's father, was son of Leofwine of Northumbria rather than a Sweyn. The duplication will be removed when clarification has been obtained on the issue reported below.
  i. Alan (or Walter) of Ruthven
  m(1?). Eve (dau of Swane Thorson of Crawford)
  m(2?). Cecily de Maule (dau of Sir William de Maule of Foulis)
  We are presently following TSP's report that Alan of Ruthven was son of Sweyn of Crawford. However, we have received advice from a site visitor that Alan of Ruthven's father was called Walter and that Sweyn was Alan's father-in-law. We show here (for the moment, but hope to obtain clarification of the position in due course) that Alan married twice and that his children reported below were all by Cecily de Maule, as reported by TSP. Please note that in due course we will have to remove from this page (at least) one of the references to Sweyn of Crawford - he was surely not both Alan's father and his father-in-law.
  a. Sir Walter of Ruthven (a 1245)
  m. Cecilia of Strathearn (dau of Gilbert, 3rd Earl of Strathearn)
  (1) Sir Gilbert of Ruthven (dsp 1266-79)
  (2) Sir William de Ruthven of that ilk (a 1298)
  (A) Walter de Ruthven (d by 1330)
  (i) William de Ruthven of that ilk (d by 04.1346)
  (a) William Ruthven of that ilk (d before 25.06.1376)
  m. Johanna
  ((1)) Sir William Ruthven of that ilk (a 1400)
  ((A)) Sir William Ruthven of that ilk (a 1426)
((i)) Sir John Ruthven of that ilk (d c1454)
  ((a)) Patrick Ruthven of that ilk
  m. ?? Cranstoun (dau of Sir Thomas Cranstoun of that ilk)
 
(((1))) William Ruthven, 1st Lord (d 1528)
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m1. Isabel Levington (dau of Levington of Saltcoats)
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  m2. Christian Forbes (dau of William Forbes, 3rd Lord)
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  ((ii)) Margaret Ruthven probably of this generation
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  m. Sir Walter Drummond of Cargill and Stobhall (d 1455)
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  ((B)) David Ruthven of Murchall
  (b) Margaret Ruthven
  m. (1346) Sir Alexander (or John) de Seton (dsp c1346)
  (B) Gilbert de Ruthven
  (3) daughter
  m. Sir Patrick Edgar
  b.+ other issue - Henry, Adam
  ii. Walter

Main sources: TSP (Gowrie), BP1999 (Gowrie).
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