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John Ruthven, secundus, grocer in Glasgow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: before November 30, 1804
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 Mary Henderson
Father of John Ruthven; Marion Ruthven; Jennifer Ruthven; Margaret Ruthven and James Ruthven
Brother of John Ruthven, primus; Anne Ruthven; Barbara Ruthven; James Ruthven, Manufacturer in Glasgow and Alexander Ruthven

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About John Ruthven, secundus, grocer in Glasgow

JOHN RUTHVEN secundus

Grocer or Merchant in Glasgow

John Ruthven, here treated, is the son of John Ruthven and Marion Peadie. Ruthven Papers: 62 He was born before 23 April 1721, the date upon which his baptism was registered at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. His mother is identified in error as Margaret Peadie in his baptismal record. It reads as follows: "Mr John Ruthven & Margaret Peadie a lawfull son John wit Matthew Cuming & John Pollock". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Baptisms, 1719-28, reference OPR.644/1/10] Image of Baptismal Record

The Question of Identity

John Ruthven, here treated, is not the same person as John Ruthven, Weaver in Glasgow who was enrolled as a burgess and guild brother of Glasgow on 17 June 1745. Glasgow Burgesses: 457

John Ruthven, here treated, is not the same person as John Ruthven, Weaver and Skinner in Glasgow who was enrolled as a burgess and guild brother of Glasgow on 17 November 1769 Glasgow Burgesses, 1751-1846: 67

Death

John Ruthven, Merchant in Glasgow, died before 30 November 1803, the date upon which he was buried at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He is reported to have been aged eighty-four years. His burial record reads as follows: "John Ruthven Mercht. aged 84".[The National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Deaths, 1797-1828, reference OPR.644/1/52] Image of Burial Record

Marriage

John Ruthven married Mary Henderson. The marriage was booked first on 15 May 1747, at Inchinnan in Renfrewshire, Scotland, which was Mary's home parish. The booking record reads as follows: "John Ruthwen in Glasgow & Mary Henderson in this parish was booked for marrage". [National Records of Scotland, Inchinnan Marriages, 1722-1819, reference OPR.566/1] Image of Marriage Record The marriage was booked second on 17 May 1747, at Glasgow in Lanarkshire, Scotland. The record reads as follows: "Jno Ruthwin. Mary Henderson". [National Records of Scotland, Glasgow Marriages, 1739-1757, reference OPR.644/1/47] Image of Marriage Record

Children

  1. John Ruthven
  2. Marion Ruthven
  3. Jennifer Ruthven
  4. Margaret Ruthven
  5. James Ruthven

The Last Will and Testament of his daughter Margaret

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

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John Ruthven, secundus, grocer in Glasgow's Timeline

1721
April 23, 1721
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
April 23, 1721
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1748
May 3, 1748
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1750
May 13, 1750
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1752
April 23, 1752
Scotland, United Kingdom
1753
December 6, 1753
probably at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1758
July 24, 1758
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1803
November 30, 1803
Age 82
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
1804
November 30, 1804
Age 83
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland