James Johnstone Ruthven

1693–3 July 1783 (Age 90)
Dumfriesshire, Scotland

The Life of James Johnstone

When James Johnstone Ruthven was born in 1693, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, his father, Col James Johnstone Ruthven Ruthven of Graitney, was 33 and his mother, Isabel Ruthven, was 30. He married Janet Nisbet on 3 December 1732, in Forgandenny, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 3 July 1783, in Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

James Johnstone Ruthven
1693–1783
Lady Anna Stuart
1722–1786
Marriage: before 1737
William Ruthven
1735–
Elizabeth Maria Ruthven
1739–
Ann Ruthven
1737–1801
Isabel Ruthven
1738–1775
Steuart James Ruthven
1739–
Wortley Montagu Ruthven
1741–1768
John Ruthven
1743–1771
Jean Ruthven
1745–
Grace Ruthven
1746–
Janet Ruthven
1747–1785
Crawford Ruthven
1749–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1737
Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Col James Johnstone Ruthven Ruthven of Graitney

    Male1660–Male

    Isabel Ruthven

    Female1663–1732Female

siblings

(4)

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.

Sources (3)

  • Ruthven, Lord in entry for Robert Laurie, Capt, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Lord Ruthven, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Johnson Ruthven in entry for John Ruthven, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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