Anne Johnstone Ruthven

about 1695–
Old Graitney, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Anne Johnstone

When Anne Johnstone Ruthven was born about 1695, in Old Graitney, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Col James Johnstone Ruthven Ruthven of Graitney, was 35 and her mother, Isabel Ruthven, was 32. She married Henry Rollo on 25 April 1724.

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Henry Rollo
Anne Johnstone Ruthven
Marriage: 25 April 1724

Spouse and Children

25 April 1724

Parents and Siblings

    Col James Johnstone Ruthven Ruthven of Graitney


    Isabel Ruthven




World Events (2)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 107

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 116

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name, traditionally pronounced ‘Ri-ven’, from any of various places in Scotland so named, especially one near Perth and one in Inverness-shire. The place is named either in Gaelic (ruadh ‘red’ + mhaighin ‘place’) or with a cognate of Welsh rhudd faen ‘red stone’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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