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date: 17 October 2019

Ruthven, John, third earl of Gowrielocked

(1577/8–1600)
  • Amy L. Juhala

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Ruthven, John, third earl of Gowrie (1577/8–1600), magnate and alleged conspirator, was born in 1577 or 1578 in Perth, the second son of William Ruthven, first earl of Gowrie (c. 1543–1584), and his wife, Dorothea Stewart. He succeeded to the earldom in 1588 on the death of his older brother, ...

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