David Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven of Freeland

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David Ruthven, 2nd Lord Ruthven of Freeland (died April 1701) was a Scottish politician.

The son of Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven of Freeland by his wife Isabel Balfour, he succeeded his father as Lord Ruthven of Freeland in May 1671, and from 1689 to 1692 served as one of the commissioners for exercising the office of Lord High Treasurer of Scotland. He died without issue, and his title passed to his sister Jean.

Thomas Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven was the son of William Ruthven of Freeland by his wife Isabella Fotheringham, and a great-great-grandson of William Ruthven, 1st Lord Ruthven. In January 1651 he was created Lord Ruthven of Freeland, in the Peerage of Scotland, by King Charles II. Lord Ruthven was married to Isabel, daughter of Robert Balfour and his wife Margaret Balfour, 2nd Lady Balfour of Burleigh, and by her was the father of a son David, who succeeded to his title. His daughter Jean later succeeded to the title, and on her death it passed to the issue of another daughter, Elizabeth, who had married Sir Francis Ruthven, 1st Baronet.

Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Thomas Ruthven
Lord Ruthven of Freeland
Succeeded by
Jean Ruthven

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