Catherine Rutherford, Lady of Traquair

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Catherine Rutherford

Also Known As: "Katherine"
Birthdate: (17)
Birthplace: Rutherford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Death: November 9, 1505 (13-21)
Traquair House, Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Philip Rutherford, ilk and Elizabeth Rutherford
Wife of Sir James Stewart, III, 1st Earl of Traquair
Mother of Janet Stewart; Isabel Stewart and William Stewart, 2nd Earl of Traquair
Sister of Richard Rutherfurd, ilk; Helen Rutherford, ilk; John RUTHERFORD; Thomas RUTHERFORD, Edgerston; Andrew RUTHERFORD and 3 others
Half sister of Walter Scott, 3rd Lord of Buccleuch

Occupation: Lady of Traquair
Managed by: Douglas John Nimmo
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About Catherine Rutherford, Lady of Traquair

Extract from The Rutherfurds of that Ilk, and their cadets. by Thomas H. Cockburn-Hood (Edinburgh 1884) pages xi (

Catherine, married to James Stuart of Traquair. She at last became heir of line of the Rutherfoords of that ilk, on which account the family of Traquair have ever since continued to quarter the arms of Rutherfoord with their own.

Extract from The Rutherfurds of that Ilk, and their cadets. by Thomas H. Cockburn-Hood (Edinburgh 1884) pages xxvi (

Catherine Ruthirfurd, Helen's sister, had married James Stuart of Traquair, and was herself in bad odour with the Government, being declared a rebel on the 8th November 1532, and all her property ordered to be escheated for " tressonable assistance given to Archibald, sumtyme Erll of Angus."

Extract from The Scots Peerage (Volume VII) by Sir James Balfour Paul (Edinburgh 1910) page 367 (

Katherine, who being a ward of the King forfeited on 27 January 1502 her portion of the paternal estate by 'away ganging and trespassing with James ye Stewart of Tracquar, commitand hir person to him in fornication,' they being in the third and third degree of consanguinity forbidden by the law. They afterwards had a papal dispensation, 9 November 1505, legalising their marriage. He was killed at Flodden 1513.

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Catherine Rutherford, Lady of Traquair's Timeline

Traquhair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Rutherford, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 2
November 9, 1505
Age 17
Traquair, Peeblesshire, Scotland
Age 17
Traquair, Peebles-shire, Scotland