Ramsay, Elizabeth Betsy

Birth Name Ramsay, Elizabeth Betsy
Gender female
Age at Death 79 years, 8 months, 20 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 10, 1788 Prince Edward Island, Canada Margate church records, children of Widow Ramsay of Indian River  
Death April 30, 1868 Lot 14, Prince, Prince Edward Island newspaper says at age 82  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Malcolm -Lot 18 Sr.about 1758about 1826
Mother McNeill, Ann Agnesabout 1767October 17, 1843
         Ramsay, Elizabeth Betsy August 10, 1788 April 30, 1868
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm Jr. April 6, 1789 December 14, 1879
    Sister     Ramsay, Helen Ellen Nellie January 20, 1790 January 30, 1868
    Sister     Ramsay, Penelope August 7, 1793 July 4, 1857
    Brother     Ramsay, James 1794 August 5, 1887
    Sister     Ramsay, Nancy December 10, 1797 before 1823
    Sister     Ramsay, Flora August 24, 1799 1890
    Brother     Ramsay, Charles June 24, 1802
    Sister     Ramsay, Barbara August 15, 1804 November 23, 1843
    Sister     Ramsay, Jane Jennie September 14, 1806 before 1861
    Brother     Ramsay, Edward September 15, 1808 before 1843

Families

    Family of McArthur, Dougald Dugald - Lot 14 and Ramsay, Elizabeth Betsy
Married Husband McArthur, Dougald Dugald - Lot 14 ( * 1790 + July 11, 1862 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 2, 1819 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
McArthur, Floraabout 1818February 20, 1883
McArthur, William H.1821
McArthur, Edward - Lot 41822April 3, 1892
McArthur, Dougald Dugald1823January 19, 1862
McArthur, Nancy18251911
McArthur, John - Lot 141827November 4, 1911
McArthur, Elizabethabout 1828June 1891
McArthur, JeremiahJanuary 30, 1829November 5, 1893
McArthur Sharpe, Ann ElizaMarch 1842April 4, 1911

Narrative

Betsy is generally placed in the family of Malcolm Ramsay and Anne McNeill. The naming of two of her first children Flora and Edward, and not having a son named Malcolm makes me wonder about this. Is it possible that Betsy belongs with Malcolm's brother Edward's family?

However, in spite of her not following the traditional naming patterns of the day, Elizabeth and Dougald McArthur signed an indenture with the rest of the Ramsay family after the death of her brother Edward about 1846.

At Lot 14, on Thursday April 30th after a long illness endured with submission to the will of her heavenly father, and with a well-grounded hope through Christ, Mrs McArthur aged 82 years, relict of the late Mr. Dugald McArthur. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church and is deeply regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends. Summerside Journal May 21 1868 page 3; also in the Examiner 18 May 1868 pg 3

Pedigree

  1. Ramsay, Malcolm -Lot 18 Sr.
    1. McNeill, Ann Agnes
      1. Ramsay, Elizabeth Betsy
        1. McArthur, Dougald Dugald - Lot 14
          1. McArthur, Flora
          2. McArthur, William H.
          3. McArthur, Edward - Lot 4
          4. McArthur, Dougald Dugald
          5. McArthur, Nancy
          6. McArthur, John - Lot 14
          7. McArthur, Elizabeth
          8. McArthur, Jeremiah
          9. McArthur Sharpe, Ann Eliza
      2. Ramsay, Malcolm Jr.
      3. Ramsay, Helen Ellen Nellie
      4. Ramsay, Penelope
      5. Ramsay, James
      6. Ramsay, Nancy
      7. Ramsay, Flora
      8. Ramsay, Charles
      9. Ramsay, Barbara
      10. Ramsay, Jane Jennie
      11. Ramsay, Edward

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