Sir Alexander Ruthven

Death 5 Aug 1600 (aged 17–18)
Burial Perth, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Plot East Nave
Memorial ID 25648107 View Source
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Son of William Ruthven, Earl of Gowrie murdered by James I of Scotland, after being pardoned, and then having James "Favorites" talk him into executing a man he had just promised a pardon.

Alexander and brother John both were murdered by James I of Scotland because he owed their family massive amounts of money and he feared Elizabeth I would want John instead of James as her heir, since Elizabeth and John were cousins also.


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