James Ruthven, 7th Lord Ruthven of Freeland
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James Ruthven, 7th Lord Ruthven of Freeland

James Ruthven, Baron Ruthven FRSE (1777–1853) was a 19th-century Scottish peer and professional soldier.

Life

Melville House

He was born at Melville House south of Monimail near Cupar in Fife[1] on 17 October 1777. He was the eldest son of James Ruthven, 6th Lord Ruthven of Freeland and his wife, Lady Mary Elizabeth Leslie.[2] He succeeded his father as 7th Lord Ruthven of Freeland in 1789.

Until 1807 he was a Major in the 90th Regiment of Foot also known as the Perthshire Volunteers.

In 1825 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh his proposer being Sir Thomas Dick Lauder.[3]

He died on 27 July 1853.

Family

In 1813 he married Mary Hamilton Campbell of Shawfield. They had no children.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://canmore.org.uk/site/30153/melville-house
  2. ^ http://thepeerage.com/p3892.htm#i38914
  3. ^ Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783-2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.

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