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  • ID: I20112
  • Name: Richard de Rutherfurd
  • Suffix: 9th of that Ilk
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1345
  • Death: AFT 30 OCT 1400
  • Note:

    Sir Richard Rutherfurd of that ilk, who was in possession of all the Estates
    and dignities of the family. He made a great figure in the reign of King
    Robert III with whom he was a mighty favorite. In a Confirmation of that
    Prince, of a Charter of William Turnbull of Minto, [Willielmo Stewart nepoti
    suo, Ricardus de Rutherfurd, dominus ejusd. is a Witness anno 1390.] This
    Sir Richard being a man of parts, was appointed one of the ambassadors
    extrordinary to the Court of England anno 1398, and managed his negotiations
    with dexterity and prudence. Soon hereafter he and his sons were made
    Guardians [wardens] of the Marches, anno 1400, and did their country signal
    service in repelling the insurrections of the Borders.

    "Sir Richard Rutherfurd of that ilk and his wife Jean Douglas had a son,
    James Rutherfurd I of that ilk, born about 1395. James Rutherfurd I died in
    battle before 15th July 1455. He married Christian Lauder daughter of Sir
    John Lauder of the Bass family and Katherine Landells of Swynset [Swinsyde]..
    They had James Rutherfurd II of that ilk, and of Edgerston, born about 1420
    and died in 1498. He married Margaret Erskine. All of the above mentioned
    properties are in Roxburghshire." - Gregory Lauder-Frost - Scottish
    genealogist - FSA Scot

    Sir Richard de Ruthirfurde of that ilk, in possession of all the estates and
    dignities of the family, was a person of great interest and activity on the
    Borders around 1390, and was a mighty favorite of King Robert III of
    Scotland. He was appointed one of the ambassadors extraordinary to the Court
    of England in 1398, and managed negotiations with dexterity and prudence. (A
    Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and
    Ireland, Vol. 2, 1882, p. 1694 )

    Sir Richard, as one of the principal persons on the Borders, was bound as
    Warden of the Marches, and with his five sons performed signal service for
    Scotland in repelling the insurrections on the Borders through 1400. He and
    his sons were eventually taken prisoners, along with Sir John Turnbull,
    called ?out with the sword,? and were deemed men of such mark that Henry IV,
    King of England, issued an order October 30, 1400 to the Earl of
    Northumberland to keep in safe custody Richard de Ruthirfurde, knight, and
    his five sons, lately taken in war. They were not to be ransomed or set free
    under pain of highest forfeiture. (Douglas' Peerage of Scotland, Vol.. 2,
    1813, p. 461)
    Sir Richard de Rutherfurd married Jean Douglas by whom he had at least three
    sons [Kenneth Rutherford Davis "The Rutherfords in Britian, a history and
    guide" reports six and a grandson]
  • _UID: 3D7B93420B4F4B10A716B8439EB4B89CA0E1
  • Change Date: 4 OCT 2002

    Father: William de Rutherfurd b: ABT 1300 in Roxburgh, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Jean Douglas
    • Married:
    1. Has Children James Rutherfurd