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Ruthven 2: 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 Alexander Ruthven, Master of Gowrie b 1580, d 05.08.1600
4 William Ruthven
5 Patrick Ruthven, 'Lord Ruthven' d 24.05.1652
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 Robert Ruthven a 1660
C Elizabeth Ruthven
D Mary Ruthven
m1 Sir Anthony van Dyck d 09.12.1641, painter
m2 sp Sir Richard Pryse of Gogerddan d 1651
6 Mary Ruthven b 1560 Gowrie d 1613
m1 24.01.1579-80 John Stewart, 5th Earl of Atholl b 22.05.1563, d 28.08.1595
-1 Margaret Stewart d y
-2 Dorothea Stewart m 09.1604 William Murray, 2nd Earl of Tullibardine b 1574, d before 30.01.1628
-3 Mary Stewart dsp m1 mcrt 12.09.1603 John/James Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl b 1583, dsp 1625/6 m2. c1630 Peter Rollo of Lawton After the death of her father the 5th Earl, Mary's mother Mary Ruthven married John Stewart, 6th Lord Innermeath, who was created Earl of Atholl in 1596. This marriage between the younger Mary and James 2nd Earl of Atholl of the new creation was therefore a marriage between cousins. James dsp in 1625 and the Earldom reverted to the Crown but was then granted to Mary's nephew John Murray see above.
-4 Jean Stewart d 19.07.1623 m1 mcrt 12.1603 Henry Stewart, 1st Lord St. Colme d 12.07.1612 m2 Nicol Bellenden of Standenflat
-5 Anne Stewart b c 1593 ?Atholl d 1635 m mcrt 15.08.1604 Andrew Stewart, Master of Ochiltreem, 2nd Lord Castle Stuart d 1639
-1-1 John Stewart created 1st Earl of Atholl in 1629
-5-1 Andrew Stewart, 3rd Baron Castle Stuart m before 1635 Joyce Blundell dau of Sir Arthur Blundell of Blundellsbury
-5-2 Josias Stewart,, 4th Baron Castle Stuart son
-1-1-1 John Stewart 1st Marquess of Atholl
-5-1-1 Mary Stewart m Henry Howard, 5th Earl of Suffolk bpt 18.07.1627, d 10.12.1709
-1-1-1-1 John Stewart 1st Duke of Atholl The Earldom of Tullibardine was passed to William's brother Patrick.
-5-1-1-1 Henry Howard, 6th Earl of Suffolk, 1st Earl of Bindon b 1670, d 19.09.1718 m1 06.08.1691 Auberie Anne Penelope O'Brien d 02.12.1703 + 1 ch dau of Henry O'Brien, 7th Earl of Thomond m2 Arabella Astry dau of Sir Samuel Astry of Henbury m2 04.1705 Henrietta Somerset d 02.08.1715, dau of Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort
-5-1-1-2 Edward Howard, 8th Earl of Suffolk b 1672, d unm 22.06.1731
-5-1-1-3 Charles Howard, 9th Earl of Suffolk b 1675, d 28.09.1733 m 02.03.1705-6 Henrietta Hobart b c1681, d 26.07.1767, dau of Sir Henry Hobart, 4th Bart of Blickling
-5-1-1-4 Diana Howard d 06.1710 m John Pitt Colonel
-1-1-1-1-1 y Stewart 2nd Duke of Atholl
-5-1-1-1-1 Charles William Howard, 7th Earl of Suffolk, 2nd Earl of Bindon b 09.05.1693, dsp 09.02.1721-2
-5-1-1-3-1 Henry Howard, 10th Earl of Suffolk b 01.01.1706, dsp 22.04.1745 m 13.05.1735 Sarah Inwen d 27.05.1776, dau of Thomas Inwen of Southwark
m2 mcrt 31.03.1596 John Stewart, 1st Earl of Atholl b 1566, d 1603
m3. before 30.12.1613 James Stewart
7 Margaret Ruthven
m mcrt 12.12.1593 John Graham, 4th Earl of Montrose b 1573, d 14.11.1626
8 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
9 Jean Ruthven d c01.1611
m before 1588 James Ogilvy, 6th Lord of Airlie d c1617
10 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
11 Beatrix Ruthven
m mcrt 26.10.1608 Sir John Home of Cowdenknowes d before 1629
12 Lilias Ruthven dvp
13 Dorothea Ruthven
m before 08.06.1609 John Wemyss of Pittencrieff
14 Barbara Ruthven bur 29.12.1625
c. George Ruthven d 04.09.1571
d. Archibald Ruthven of Forteviot
partner unknown
1 Lilias Ruthven
e. James Ruthven a 1553, 1599, precentor of Dunkeld
f. Alexander Ruthven
1 Cecilia Ruthven
m Francis Bruce
g. Jean Ruthven d 09.1591
m1 Henry Stewart, 2nd Lord Methven d 03.03.1571
m2 Andrew Leslie, 5th Earl of Rothes
h. Isabel Ruthven
m c22.08.1570 James Colville, 1st Lord of Culross b 1551, d 09.1629
m2 1557 Janet Stewart b 1500, dau of John Stewart, 2nd Earl of Atholl
partner unknown
i. James Ruthven a 1578
ii. James Ruthven of Forteviot dsp
iii. Henry Ruthven
iv. William Ruthven
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.
v. 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
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m mcrt 1629 Sir David Makgill of Rankeillour b 1601
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c. Jean Ruthven
m Lawrence Mercer of Clavedge or Clevage d 1612
d. Barbara Ruthven
m Henry Rattray of that ilk
e. Isabel Ruthven
m Reid of Strathardle
f.+ other issue - Harrie, Alexander
vi. Lilias Ruthven d 07.07.1579
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m David Drummond, 2nd Lord d 1571
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vii. Catherine Ruthven
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m mcrt 28.01.1550-1 Colin Campbell, 6th of Glenorchy d 11.04.1583
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viii. Cecilia Ruthven d 08.07.1589
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m 1556 David Wemys of Wemyss d 22.02.1596-7
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ix. Barbara Ruthven
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m mcrt 14.01.1556-7 Patrick Gray, 5th Lord b 1538, d 1609
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x. Janet Jean Ruthven d 09.12.1593
m1 before 1544 John Crichton of Strathurd
m2 Laurence Mercer of Meikleour
xi. Margaret Ruthven
m mcrt 24.03.1549-50 James Johnston of Elphinston
xii. Christian Ruthven d 1575
m c1550 William Lundin of that ilk d 06.05.1600
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. Patrick Ruthven b 1648, d 04.09.1650
f. 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
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m1 William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll d 28.07.1522
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m2 mcrt 12.12.1523 Ninian Ross, 3rd Lord of Halkhead d 02.1555-6

Sources: TSP Gowrie, BP1999 Carlisle, BE1883 Ruthven, TSP Forth, BP1934 Ruthven.
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