'Ruthven2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ruthven of Ballindean, Ruthven of Dunglass, Ruthven of Freeland, Ruthven of Gardyne, Ruthven of Gowrie, Ruthven of Ruthven

William Ruthven, 1st Lord (d 1528)
m1. Isabel Levington (dau of Levington of Saltcoats)
1. William Ruthven (dvp Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m1. Catherine Buttergask
  A. William Ruthven, 2nd Lord (b c1500, d 12.1552)
m. (c1515) Janet Halyburton, Baroness Halyburton (d c1560, dau of Patrick Halyburton, 5th/6th Lord)
  i. Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord (b c1520, d 13.06.1566)
  m1. (1546) Janet Douglas (b 1520, d 1552, dau of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus)
  a. Patrick, Master of Ruthven (dvpsp before 1565)
  m. (06.1562) Marion Gray (dau of Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray)
  b. William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie (b 1541, d 04.05.1584)
  m. (17.08.1561) Dorothea Stewart (dau of Henry Stewart, 1st Lord Methven)
(1) James Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie (bpt 25.09.1575, dsp 1588)
  (2) John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie (b c1577, d 05.08.1600)
  Alleged participator in 'the Gowrie Conspiracy' against King James VI of Scots which led to the title being declared forfeit.
  (3) Patrick Ruthven, 'Lord Ruthven' (d 24.05.1652, youngest son)
  m. Elizabeth Woodford (dau of Robert Woodford of Brightwell, widow of Thomas Gerard, 1st Lord)
  (A) Patrick Ruthven, 'Lord Ruthven'
  m1. (14.07.1656) Sarah Head
  m2. (c09.1667) Jane MacDonald
(B) Mary Ruthven
  m1. Sir Anthony van Dyck (d 09.12.1641, painter)
  m2. (sp) Sir Richard Pryse of Gogerddan (d 1651)
  (C)+ other issue - Robert (a 1660), Elizabeth
  (4) Mary Ruthven
  m1. (24.01.1579-80) John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl (b 22.05.1563, d 28.08.1595)
  m2. (mcrt 31.03.1596) John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl (b 1566, d 1603)
  m3. (before 30.12.1613) James Stewart
  (5) Margaret Ruthven
  m. (mcrt 12.12.1593) John Graham, 4th Earl of Montrose (b 1573, d 14.11.1626)
  (6) Sophia Ruthven (dsp by 1592)
  m. (20.04.1591) Ludovic Stuart, 2nd Duke of Lennox, Duke of Richmond (b 29.09.1574, d 16.02.1623-4)
  (7) Jean Ruthven (d c01.1611)
  m. (before 1588) James Ogilvy, 6th Lord of Airlie (d c1617)
  (8) Elizabeth (Isabel) Ruthven (d 01.1617)
  m1. (mcrt 01.02.1597-8, div 11.08.1608) Sir Robert Gordon of Lochinvar (d before 24.01.1628)
  m2. Hugh Campbell, 1st Lord of Loudoun (d 15.12.1622)
  (9) Beatrix Ruthven
  m. (mcrt 26.10.1608) Sir John Home of Cowdenknowes (d before 1629)
(10) Dorothea Ruthven
  m. (before 08.06.1609) John Wemyss of Pittencrieff
  (11)+ other issue - Alexander (b 1580, d 05.08.1600, 'Master of Gowrie'), William, Lilias (dvp), Barbara (bur 29.12.1625)
  c. Archibald Ruthven of Forteviot (4th son)
  partner unknown
  (1) Lilias Ruthven
d. Alexander Ruthven (youngest son)
  (1) Cecilia Ruthven
  m. Francis Bruce
  e. Jean Ruthven (d 09.1591)
  m1. Henry Stewart, 2nd Lord Methven (d 03.03.1571)
  m2. Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes
  f. Isabel Ruthven
  m. (c22.08.1570) James Colville, 1st Lord of Culross (b 1551, d 09.1629)
  g.+ other issue - George (d 04.09.1571), James (a 1553, 1599, precentor of Dunkeld)
  m2. (1557) Janet Stewart (b 1500, dau of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl)
  partner unknown
  i. James Ruthven (a 1578)
  ii. William Ruthven (4th son)
  TSP (Gowrie) suggests that this William was probably dead before 8 May 1543 but a Visitor to this site has reported that he became commander of a battalion of mercenaries in Sweden and was still alive in October 1583 having had issue in Sweden.
iii. Alexander Ruthven of Freeland (d 09.10.1599)
  m. Elizabeth Moncrieff (dau of William Moncreiffe of that ilk, 10th of Moncreiffe)
  a. William Ruthven of Freeland (d 20.10.1608)
  m. (c1585) Isabella Fotheringham (dau of Thomas Fothringham, 8th of Pourie)
  (1) Sir Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord of Freeland (d 06.05.1671)
  m. Isabel Balfour (dau of Robert Balfour, 1st Lord Burleigh)
  (A) David Ruthven, 2nd Lord of Freeland (dsp 04.1701)
  (B) Anne Ruthven (d before 21.03.1689)
  m1. (08.1661) Sir William Cuninghame, 2nd Bart of Cuninghamhead (d 1670)
  m2. (22.04.1673) William Cunningham, 8th of Craigends (dsp)
  (C) Elizabeth Ruthven (d before 1701)
  m. Sir Francis Ruthven, 1st Bart of Redcastle (a 1666) @@ below
  (D) Jean Ruthven, Baroness Ruthven (d unm 04.1722)
(2) Maria Ruthven
  m. (c1612) George Hay of Naughton
  (3) Elizabeth Ruthven --
  m. (mcrt 1629) Sir David Makgill of Rankeillour (b 1601) --
  b. Jean Ruthven
  m. Lawrence Mercer of Clavedge or Clevage (d 1612)
  c. Barbara Ruthven
  m. Henry Rattray of that ilk
  d. Isabel Ruthven
m. _ Reid of Strathardle
  e.+ other issue - Harrie, Alexander
  iv. Lilias Ruthven (d 07.07.1579) --
  m. David Drummond, 2nd Lord (d 1571) --
  v. Catherine Ruthven --
  m. (mcrt 28.01.1550-1) Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy (d 11.04.1583) --
  vi. Cecilia Ruthven (d 08.07.1589) --
  m. (1556) David Wemys of Wemyss (d 22.02.1596-7) --
  vii. Barbara Ruthven --
  m. (mcrt 14.01.1556-7) Patrick Gray, 5th Lord (b 1538, d 1609) --
  viii. Janet (Jean) Ruthven (d 09.12.1593)
  m1. (before 1544) John Crichton of Strathurd
  m2. Laurence Mercer of Meikleour
  ix. Margaret Ruthven
  m. (mcrt 24.03.1549-50) James Johnston of Elphinston
  x. Christian Ruthven (d 1575)
  m. (c1550) William Lundin of that ilk (d 06.05.1600)
  xi.+ other issue - James of Forteviot (dsp), Henry
  B. Isobel Ruthven
  m. John Murray of Wallaceton and Tibbermuir
  m2. Jean Hepburn (of Riccarton)
2. John Ruthven of Cultvainy and Drumdrane
  A. Alexander Ruthven
3. Margaret Ruthven (d 1548)
  m1. Alexander Stewart, 2nd Earl of Buchan (d 1505)
  m2. (before 21.06.1508) John Erskine, younger of Dun (d Flodden 09.09.1513)
  m3. (before 23.12.1518) James Stewart of Ryland (d 11.03.1524-5)
  m4. (div 18.12.1534) William Wood of Bonyton
m2. Christian Forbes (dau of William Forbes, 3rd Lord)
4. William Ruthven, 1st of Ballindean (d before 06.1566)
  m. Agnes Crichton (dau of Sir John Crichton of Strathurd)
  A. Sir William Ruthven, 2nd of Ballindean (bur 12.07.1603)
  m. Catherine Stewart (dau of John Stewart, 4th Lord Innermeath)
  i. William Ruthven, 3rd/last of Ballindean, 1st of Gardyne (a 1634)
  m. Christian Barclay of Towie
  a. William Ruthven, 2nd of Gardyne (d before 1664)
  (1) Patrick Ruthven (dvp)
  (A) William Ruthven, 3rd of Gardyne
(2) John Ruthven (a 11.1663)
  b. Sir Francis Ruthven of Carse
  c. Sir John Ruthven, 1st of Dunglass (d before 1649, Maj. Gen.)
  m1. Jean Ramsay
  (1)+ issue - John, Helen
m2. Barbara Leslie (dau of Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven)
  (3) Sir William Ruthven, 2nd of Dunglass
  m. Katherine Douglas (dau of William Douglas, 1st Marquess of Douglas)
  (A) Mary Ruthven
  m. Sir Robert Douglas, 4th Bart of Ardit / Glenbervie (b c1662, d 27.01.1748)
(B) Barbara Ruthven
  m. Sir Hugh Paterson, Bart of Bannockburn
  (C) Christian Ruthven (b c1665, d 1755)
  (4) Alexander Ruthven
  (5) Sir Francis Ruthven, 1st Bart of Redcastle (a 07.1666, dspm)
  m. Elizabeth Ruthven (d before 10.1674, dau of Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord of Freeland) @@ above
  (A) Isabel Ruthven, Lady Ruthven of Freeland (d 23.06.1732)
  m. James Johnstone of Graitney, later Ruthven
  Ancestors of later Lords Ruthven of Freeland.
  (B) Elizabeth Ruthven
  m. James Pitcairn
  (C) Anna Ruthven (dsp)
  (6) Elizabeth Ruthven
  m. (1658) Sir Dugald Stewart, 2nd Bart of Ardmaleish (d 1670)
d.+ other issue - James, Margaret
  ii. Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Forth and Brentford (b c1572-3, d 02.02.1651, Field Marshal)
  m1. ??
  a. Elspeth Ruthven
  m1. William Lundie of that ilk
  m2. George Pringle of Balmungo (d 23.08.1655)
  b. Christiana Ruthven
  m1. (1628) Sir Thomas Kerr of Fernilee (d 1637)
  m2. (mcrt 1640) Sir Thomas Ogilvy (d Inverlochy 02.02.1645)
  m2. Joanna Henderson (sister of Col John Henderson)
  c. Alexander Ruthven, Lord Ettrick (dvp before 1641)
  (1) Patrick Ruthven
  d. Janet Ruthven
  m. (1661) James Baillie, 2nd Lord Forrester of Corstorphine (d 26.08.1679)
m3. (1633) Clara Berner (dau of John Berner of Saskendorff and Ventzin)
  e.+ other issue - Patrick (b 1648, d 04.09.1650), child (b 1634, d infant)
  iii. Alexander Ruthven
  iv. Christian Ruthven (d before 06.1634)
  m. Sir James Lundie
  B. Janet Ruthven
  m. Adam Stewart (Prior at Perth)
  C.+ other issue - Christian, Margaret, Elizabeth
5. Elizabeth Ruthven --
  m1. William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll (d 28.07.1522) --
  m2. (mcrt 12.12.1523) Ninian Ross, 3rd Lord of Halkhead (d 02.1555-6)

Main source(s): TSP (Gowrie), BP1999 (Carlisle), BE1883 (Ruthven), TSP (Forth), BP1934 (Ruthven)
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