- Born: Abt 1765, Angus, Scotland, probably
- Married (1): Catherine Hardy
- Died: Jun 1817, Liff, Dundee aged about 52
Another name for John was Riven.
1786 - Omachie, farm or estate, Monifieth
1788 - Omachie, farm or estate, Monifieth
1794 - Nether Dryburgh, farm probably, Liff, Dundee
1798 - Nether Dryburgh, farm probably, Liff, Dundee
1817 - Liff, Dundee
It was difficult to put this family together, basically because of the lack of information in the Old Parish Records.
Helen & Christina were born in Monifieth and Isoble & John in Liff, Dundee. The first two birth records include both father's & mother's names, while the last two have only the father's name.
Moreover, the first two in Monifieth are written as Ruthven, while the last two in Liff are Riven.
But about 20 years later, when three of the family died in Liff, they are recorded as Ruthven.
We cannot be certain that these three deaths in 1817 and 1819 are from this family, but no alternatives have been found.
• Proof Link: Son's Death.
• Branch: Ruthven.
John married Catherine Hardy. (Catherine Hardy was born about 1765 in Angus, Scotland, probably.)