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William Ruthven

Also Known As: "William Ruffin", "William Ballindean"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Death: 1634 (60-68)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Ruthven, 1st Earl of Gowrie, 4th Lord of Ruthven and Dorothea Stewart of Avondale
Husband of Christian Barclay
Father of Maj-Gen. Sir John Ruthven, Kt., of Dunglass and William Gulielm Ruthven
Brother of Lilias Ruthven; Dorothea Ruthven; Alexander Ruthven; James Ruthven, 2nd Earl of Gowrie; John Ruthven, 3rd Earl of Gowrie and 6 others

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About William Ruthven, alias Ballindean

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on William Ruthven:


William Ruthven [1]

  • M, #131869
  • Last Edited=14 May 2008
  • Consanguinity Index=0.13%

William Ruthven was the son of Sir William Ruthven and Katharine Stewart.[2]

He married Christian Barclay, daughter of Patrick Barclay of Towie and Anne Drummond, in 1621.[3]

After 1600 his name was legally changed to William Ballindean after the name of Ruthven was proscribed.[1]

He lived at Gardyne, Scotland.[1]

Children of William Ruthven and Christian Barclay

  • 1. William Ruthven [2]
  • 2. Sir Francis Ruthven [2] d. 1655
  • 3. Maj.-Gen. Sir John Ruthven+[2]


  • 1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 691. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 3. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 253.
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Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Age 65