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Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I6496
  • Name: John Ruthven
  • Suffix: of that Ilk
  • Prefix: Sir
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1397
  • Death: BEF 26 JUL 1454
  • Occupation: Sheriff of Perth
  • Cause: Slain?
  • Note:

    One of inherited graces that came to John was the position of Sheriff of Perth. Acting in this capacity in 1443, he, with his posse of guards, was attacked by one John Gormac of Atholl, Captain of a band of free-booters, while they were leading a thief from Atholl to the gallows. A skirmish ensued, and Gormac and thirteen of his men were slain. According to the ex-checker rolls, Sir John Ruthven was also slained, but, to quote Samuel Cowan, ?This is not confirmed on account of the weakness and inadequacy of the administration, no trial appears to have taken place in connection with this remarkable event.? John left issue, one son only: Sir Patrick Ruthven.
  • _UID: 71BDC0D27FC445A2A2D77EC5697FD27BDB0F
  • Change Date: 10 JUL 2006

    Father: William Ruthven b: ABT 1360

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Patrick Ruthven b: ABT 1431