John Rutherford and his con flab e dab e dozie family tree

AlfRodchenko

John Rutherford's family tree

SOME SORT

OF INTRODUCTION

JI

ALAN RUTHERFORD

From a casual interest, the vague answers received were accepted and, for a

number of years, this vague understanding of my ancestry seemed adequate ... then

I became uncomfortable with the information I had taken at face value. A resulting

driven curiosity was rewarded with an initial overview of my family history, provided

by my cousin Ian and hisfamily tree’ document, a painstakingly detailed hand

written document on a long roll of draughtsman’s paper. Some of Ian’s conclusions

were challenged by another cousin, James ... and as I turned to admire his

investigation, another theory proposed by Raymond and Carol appeared ... I am

now happily confused and feel an attempt at laying out these differing histories may

make an interesting spectacle.

V

Other than this construction, my recollections and a wee bit of my own concluding,

I must confess that a large chunk of the research contained in this pamphlet is the

work of others. As befits a decendant of sixteenth century ‘Reivers’ – Anglo-Scottish

border families of robbers, liars and brigands (see stealthy Rutherford opposite) – I

have stolen, plundered, borrowed, blagged and begged the ancestral information

contained herein ... thanks.

OCTOBER 2016

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