Ramsay, Neil - Lot 14

Birth Name Ramsay, Neil - Lot 14
Gender male
Age at Death less than about 86 years


The family history compiled by Thomas Ramsay in the 1920s said that Neil was one of the sons in this branch of the Ramsay family.

There were several Neil Ramsays in this area. One of them, Neil Ramsay, a farmer, had a farm in Birch Hill, Lot 14, in 1813. I have put an approximate date of birth in for Neil, just to help tell him apart from all of the other Neil Ramsays. But he had to have been born between the Ramsay's arrival on the Island in 1770 and 1780, to be married by 1801, and to be one of the sons over 16 in the 1798 household of the Widow Ramsay, Lot 13.

Other Ramsay family trees and local histories say that this is the Neil Ramsay who married first Katherine McIntosh, and then the widow Mary Ann (Greenslade) Phillips after the death of their spouses, around 1840. No second marriage for either Mary Ann or Neil was found in the PEI Marriage Registers, but Mary Ann is Mrs Neil Ramsay in her newspaper death notice, and on her gravestone.

A Phillips family history said that Neil had a son, and I think this could be Neil Jr. and/or John. Neil was said to have divided his land between his surviving son and Mary Ann's son William Phillips. A Donald Ramsay had land in Lot 14, and Elizabeth Ramsay in Arlington PEI could have been the widow of John. However, no land transactions, will or estate papers were found for Neil.

On an early map of Lot 14, the farm of William Phillips was next to Neil Ramsay, then John Ramsay (Neil's Son), Angus Ramsay, and Neil Jr. There is a date on the map, 1866, but it may have been made earlier. By 1880, Elizabeth Ramsay had one of these farms.

There was a John Ramsay, Neil's son, on the Patriotic Fund list of 1855, in Port Hill area. I have also attached Neil Jr. to this Neil, because of his location in Lot 14, but note, the connection has not been proven. Neil Jr. could have been a nephew.

The David who died in 1857 was probably a grandson. David was baptized 20 November 1837, son of Neil.

The Islander – Oct 9, 1857 Died. Of Consumption, at Lot 14, on Thursday, the 17th, David, second son of Mr. Neil Ramsay, in the 20th year of his age. He bore his painful illness with much Christian fortitude and from his well-known piety and integrity of character, and good disposition, there is every reason to hope that he was prepared for the change.

There was also an Archibald, son of Neil Jr. baptized 12 Apr 1846, from Lot 14.

The 1861 census for Lot 14 is missing, but there was a list of heads of households in a government publication from that census, with agricultural data. In Lot 14, Neil Ramsay, William Phillips, and John Ramsay were next to each other. The first two leaseholds were for 50 acres, and the third, 63 acres. 15 years had expired on Neil's lease; 30 on William Phillips' and 9 on John Ramsay's.





Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1775 Prince Edward Island, Canada Assumption - do not copy  
Residence   Lot 14, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death before 1861      


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Donald - Lot 13May 1748April 1798
Mother McMillan, Mary1748after 1798
    Brother     Ramsay, John - Lot 13 about 1770 before 1846
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald Daniel about 1772 before 1881
         Ramsay, Neil - Lot 14 about 1775 before 1861
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary about 1781 about 1873
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald about 1782
    Brother     Ramsay, Angus about 1785
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm - Lot 11 about 1786 before 1855
    Brother     Ramsay, Michael 1788 March 16, 1852
    Sister     Ramsay, Unknown daughter before 1798


Family of Ramsay, Neil - Lot 14 and McIntosh, Katherine

Married Wife McIntosh, Katherine ( * about 1780 + before 1840 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage October 1801 Prince Edward Island, Canada marriage license dated October 28 1801, both from Richmond Bay  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Neil Jr.about 1805July 1864
Ramsay, Angus - NBabout 1811February 11, 1886
Ramsay, John - Lot 14about 1812April 11, 1865
Ramsay, Donald Daniel - Lot 12about 1816before 1891

Family of Ramsay, Neil - Lot 14 and Greenslade, Mary Ann

Married Wife Greenslade, Mary Ann ( * about 1798 + August 1876 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1840 Prince Edward Island, Canada    


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