Thomas Rutherford, of Hunthill

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About Thomas Rutherford, of Hunthill

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

Thomas, who got a charter under the Great Seal, Thomae Rutherfoord, filio et haeredi Johannis Rutherfoord de Hunthill et suae sposae, of several lands, 30th June 1612.

Extract from The Scots Peerage (Volume VII) by Sir James Balfour Paul (Edinburgh 1910) page 377-378 (

Thomas Rutherfurd of Hunthill was denounced rebel along with his father on 23 September 1592, for not appearing before the Privy Council to answer tending the treasonable reset and intelligence had between them and Francis, sometime Earl of Bothwell, and a warrant to apprehend him as such, and for remaining in the burgh of Edinburgh, was issued on 8 December 1592, but he had a remission 26 July 1593. He had a charter, dated 13 June 1603, of the lands of Scharplaw and Lynhouses and others from his father to him as son and heir, and to his future wife Alison Edmonstone, relict of David Edmonstone of Wolmet, in implement of their marriage-contract, dated at Edinburgh and Wolmet 26 and 27 May 1603 (in which she is erroneously called Helen Edmonstone), with the proviso that the heirs of his former marriage with Jean Cranstoun may redeem the lands from the heirs of the present marriage for 4000 marks, which charter was confirmed under the Great Seal on 30 June 1612. He married, first, Jean, daughter of John Cranstoun of that Ilk, and secondly, in 1603, Alison, widow of David Edmonstone of Wolmet. She survived him, and was buried in the Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, 16 February 1662.

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Thomas Rutherford, of Hunthill's Timeline

Hunthill, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Age 28
Roxburgh, Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 32
June 1601
Age 33
July 1609
Age 41
Edgerstoun, Roxburgh, Scotland
November 1648
Age 80