James Virgo Ruthven

1799 - ????


Eldest son of Dugald Malcolm Ruthven and his wife Mary nee Virgo. Baptised in Trelawny, 08/11/1800. His father died in Trelawny in 1814; by 1824 his mother had moved to England. Very likely the James V. Campbell age 22, white, living at Retrieve Old Works in Hanover in the census of 1823. Described as a planter when he became a Freemason of Atholl Lodge in Lucea Bay, Jamaica, 07/08/1824 at the age of 25. Inherited a quarter share in the enslaved people owned by his mother on her death in 1825. An executor of his mother, he proved her will in London in 1829. Recorded as arriving in Jamaica (probably via North America) in 1830. Nothing further has been traced of him.


Familysearch.org batch no. I03814-2. Ancestry.com, England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921 [database online]; Ancestry.com, U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database online]. PROB 11/1756/112.

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Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1825 [SY] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1825 [SY] - 1832 [LA] → Guardian

Relationships (5)

Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Brother → Sister