Ramsay, Andrew Nelson

Birth Name Ramsay, Andrew Nelson
Gender male
Age at Death 62 years, 10 months, 8 days


Andrew N. Ramsay wasn't in the PEI Baptismal Index. A Ramsay family tree on the Island Register says that he was Andrew Nelson Ramsay, son of Donald Ramsay and May (or Marie) Cannon. One of the only clues we have about Andrew's family is that his grandson, another Andrew Ramsay, lived with Charlotte Anderson Ramsay for a number of years, and was either a [great] nephew or a cousin. (Andrew the grandson also lived with Samuel McArthur and his wife Lilly Taylor - both of them had mothers who were Ramsays)

Andrew couldn't be the son of Donald Ramsay and Maria Grant, because he married their daughter Maria in 1847. The Presbyterian minister was William McGregor, and witnesses were Donald Ramsay and two John Ramsays.

Gven the names they gave their children, and the two John Ramsays present at his marriage, I would have expected Andrew's father to be John or Neil/Cornelius - Andrew and Maria didn't name a son Donald, or a daughter Mary.

There was a name that looked like Andrew Ramsay in the 1861 census in Lot 13, a household of 9. There were two males and 2 females under 5 (Robert, John, Addie and Nancy); 2 males and 2 females between 6-15, (Barbara, Isaac, Cornelius, and ?) and a man and woman in the 21-45 category. If there was another daughter, she died before Andrew.

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Birth: Oct., 1824
Death: Aug. 9, 1887

Will of Andrew Ramsay of Mount Pleasant Lib 11, page 549, 1887 named his widow Maria and children Barbara, Isaac, Cornelius, John Archibald, Adeline, Susan, and Robert, youngest daughter Martha, and daughter Nancy who was his executor. Samuel Ramsay, Maria's brother, was a witness.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 1824 Prince Edward Island, Canada 1881 census  
Death August 9, 1887 Mount Pleasant, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from his gravestone  


Family of Ramsay, Andrew Nelson and Ramsay, Maria

Married Wife Ramsay, Maria ( * about 1823 + August 3, 1913 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage April 19, 1847 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Barbaraabout 1848before 1890
Ramsay, Isaacabout 1850
Ramsay, Cornelius1853June 2, 1897
Ramsay, Annie Nancyabout 1856June 19, 1897
Ramsay, John Archibaldabout 1857
Ramsay, Adeline Addieabout 1859November 30, 1933
Ramsay, Robert Andrewabout 18611937
Ramsay, Susan Annabout 1863
Ramsay, Martha M.about 1864November 8, 1959