HENDERSON, JANE [SSNE 6244]
Jane Henderson was the sister of Colonel John Henderson [SSNE 53], sometime officer in the Swedish army, Stuart Ambassador and General in Denmark-Norway. She married Patrick Ruthven [SSNE 3413], an important officer in Sweden and later Earl of Forth and Brentford. Lady Jane was his second wife, and with her Ruthven had a daughter, also called Lady Jane [SSNE 6301] and a son called Alexander [SSNE 3402]. The younger Lady Jane was an influential courtier of Queen Kristina.
Sources: Svenska Män och Kvinnor (8 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1955), VI, p.416; G.E. Cockayne, The Complete Peerage (London, 1912), II, p.299; Steve Murdoch, Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial and Covert Associations in Northern Europe, 1603-1746 (Brill, Leiden, 2006), p.102. Female.