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James Ruthven, Manufacturer in Glasgow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: before circa April 11, 1808
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of John Ruthven, Music Master in Glasgow and Marion Peadie
Husband of Lillias Henderson and Isobel Paul
Father of James Ruthven, Printer in Edinburgh; John Ruthven; Alexander Ruthven; Anna Ruthven; Robert Ruthven and 5 others
Brother of John Ruthven, primus; Anne Ruthven; John Ruthven, secundus, grocer in Glasgow; Barbara Ruthven and Alexander Ruthven

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About James Ruthven, Manufacturer in Glasgow

JAMES RUTHVEN

Manufacturer in Glasgow

James Ruthven, here treated, is the son of John Ruthven and Marion Peadie. Ruthven Family Papers: 62 He was born before 4 March 1725, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His baptismal record reads as follows: "Mr John Ruthven & Marion Peadie a lawfull son James wit James Christie & Alexander Porterfield born on thursday the 18th february last at 3 a clock in the Afternoon". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Baptisms, 1719-28, reference OPR.644/1/10] Image of Baptismal Record

Godfather: Baptismal Sponsor or Witness

James Ruthven, here treated, was one of the baptismal sponsors for all five of his brother John's children: (1) John Ruhven, baptised 3 May 1748 Image of Baptismal Record (2) Marion Ruthven, baptised 13 May 1750 Image of Baptismal Record (3) Jennifer Ruthven, baptised 23 April 1752 Image of Baptismal Record (4) 'Margaret Ruthven, baptised 6 December 1753 Image of Baptismal Record (5) James Ruthven, baptised 28 July 1758 Image of Baptismal Record

Death

James Ruthven, Manufacturer in Glasgow, died before 11 April 1808, the date upon which he was buried at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His burial record reads as follows: "James Ruthven . . . . . Manufacturer Aged 81". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Deaths, 1797-1826, reference OPR.644/1/52] Image of Burial Record

First Marriage

James Ruthven married Lillias Henderson. The marriage was booked on 6 January 1751, at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Marriages, reference OPR.644/1/25]

Second Marriage

James Ruthven married Isobel Paul. The marriage was booked on 18 October 1761, at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Marriages, reference OPR/644/1/25]

The Last Will and Testament of his Niece Margaret Ruthven

Miss Margaret Ruthven "only surviving child of John Ruthven merchant in Glasgow and Mary Henderson his Wife" made her last will and testament at Murrayshall in the County of Stirling on 3 July 1817 and died on 9 November 1817. She left a number of legacies. First, ninety pounds Sterling, that is thirty pounds Sterling each, to Marion Wilson, Lilias Wilson, and Janet Wilson, sisters "presently residing at Murrayshall in the County of Stirling". Second. Twenty-one pounds Sterling to the three daughters of the late John Wilson, iron monger in Glasgow, viz. Margaret, Janet and Lilias Wilsons. Third.Two hundred pounds Sterling to Christian Henderson, wife to Sir Hector Mackenzie of Gairloch, for the benefit of her four youngest sons, viz. William, John, Hector and Roderick Mackenzies. Fourth. One hundred pounds Sterling each to Alexander Ruthven and Mary Ann Ruthven, son and daughter of James Ruthven, late of Glasgow, and forty pounds Sterling to their brother George Ruthven. Fifth. One hundred pounds Sterling to Mary Ann Wodrow, wife of James Archbald, now in the province of New York, and twenty pounds Sterling to her daughter Margaret Archbald. Sixth. Sixty pounds Sterling each to William Bryce and Mary Bryce,, both residing in Renfrew, son and daughter of James Bryce and Margaret Henderson, both dead. Seventh. Two pounds Sterling to each of her servants at Murrayshall, viz. Helen Taylor, Ann Galbraith, and Agnes Drummond, and three pounds Sterling to John Henry "who lost his sight in the lime mine".

By a codicil dated 20 October 1817 she ordained that her furniture at Murrayshall was to remain there for as long as the three Wilson sisters had a use for it. Thereafter it was to go to her cousin Alexander Ruthven in Glasgow. She also had a large trunk which was being stored in Miss Chrysty's house in Glasgow, the contents of which, bed and table linen, was to be divided between Alexander Ruthven and his sister, and Mrs. Archibald. A number of other items, including tea and table spoons, a milk boat, tea tongs and a punch spoon, were also to go to Alexander Ruthven and his sister.

Alexander Ruthven, son of the late James Ruthven in Glasgow, and his sister Mary Ann Ruthven, together with William Bryce and Mary Bryce, residing in Renfrew, executors dative, gave up the inventory of the personal estate and effects of the deceased Margaret Ruthven on 21 March 1818, and confirmation was granted to them on 30 March 1818. [National Records of Scotland, Stirling Sheriff Court, Inventory; Holograph Deed of Settlement, Miss Margaret Ruthven, only surviving child of John Ruthven and Mary Henderson, residing at Murray's Hall, reference SC67/36/4]

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Genealogy

The Ruthven Family Papers. The Ruthven Version of the Conspiracy and Assassination at Howroe House Perth, 5th August 1600. Critically Revised and Edited by Samuel Cowan, J.P. (Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., London, 1912), 210 pp. including index. For the family of John Ruthven and Marion Peadie see pp. 61-6

NOTES

RUTHVEN JAMES JOHN RUTHVEN/MARION PEADIE M
04/03/1725 644/1 100 250 Glasgow

3 children here to a james ruthven

RUTHVEN ROBERT JAMES RUTHVEN/LILLIAS HENDERSON FR365 (FR365) M
11/03/1759 644/1 130 176 Glasgow

RUTHVEN ALEXANDER JAMES RUTHVEN/LILIAS HENDERSON M
07/06/1755 644/1 121 146 Glasgow

RUTHVEN JOHN JAMES RUTHVEN/LILIAS HENDERSON M
19/11/1753 644/1 121 76 Glasgow

and, there is one reg'd to a JAS ? (FOR JAMES) RUTHVEN with same wife

RUTHVEN JAMES JAS. RUTHVEN/LILLIAS HENDERSON M 22/01/1752 644/1 121 24 Glasgow

NOTICE her name is different Lillias or Lilias - i did add her parent info to her profile

JAMES RUTHVEN/ISOBEL PAUL FR774 (FR774) M 21/02/1770 644/1 150 176 Glasgow

RUTHVEN GEORGE JAMES RUTHVEN/ISOBEL PAUL FR774 (FR774) M 21/02/1770 644/1 150 176

RUTHVEN JAMES JAS. RUTHVEN/LILLIAS HENDERSON M
22/01/1752 644/1 121 24 Glasgow

RUTHVEN JAMES JOHN RUTHVEN/MARION PEADIE M
04/03/1725 644/1 100 250 Glasgow

3 children here to a james ruthven

RUTHVEN ROBERT JAMES RUTHVEN/LILLIAS HENDERSON FR365 (FR365) M
11/03/1759 644/1 130 176 Glasgow

RUTHVEN ALEXANDER JAMES RUTHVEN/LILIAS HENDERSON M
07/06/1755 644/1 121 146 Glasgow

RUTHVEN JOHN JAMES RUTHVEN/LILIAS HENDERSON M
19/11/1753 644/1 121 76 Glasgow

and, there is one reg'd to a JAS ? (FOR JAMES) RUTHVEN with same wife

RUTHVEN JAMES JAS. RUTHVEN/LILLIAS HENDERSON M 22/01/1752 644/1 121 24 Glasgow

NOTICE her name is different Lillias or Lilias - i did add her parent info to her profile

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James Ruthven, Manufacturer in Glasgow's Timeline

1725
March 4, 1725
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1752
January 22, 1752
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1753
November 19, 1753
1755
June 7, 1755
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1757
May 14, 1757
1759
March 11, 1759
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1762
August 7, 1762
1764
May 5, 1764