Ramsay, Mary

Birth Name Ramsay, Mary
Gender female
Age at Death about 93 years, 7 months, 7 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1798 Lot 13, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1881 census - born after the 1798 census
Death August 8, 1891 Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island History of Stanley Bridge, gravestone, age 93


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, John - Lot 13
Mother Penman, Margaret
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald
    Brother     Ramsay, George
         Ramsay, Mary
    Brother     Ramsay, David
    Brother     Ramsay, Neil Jr.
    Sister     Ramsay, Jane
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret
    Sister     Ramsay, Christiana Christy
    Sister     Ramsay, Flora
    Brother     Ramsay, John


    Family of Anderson, Robert and Ramsay, Mary
Married Husband Anderson, Robert
  1. Anderson, Mary
  2. Anderson, Robert
  3. Anderson, Alexander
  4. Anderson, John
  5. Anderson, Hugh
  6. Anderson, Christianna Christy Anna
  7. Anderson, Jennie Jeanette
  8. Anderson, Margaret
  9. Anderson, James
  10. Anderson, David
  11. Anderson, George William


There are no baptismal records for the children of John Ramsay and Margaret Penman. This name came from another family tree, but has not been verified. However, since George Penman's wife was named Mary, and it was one of the most common names for girls at the time, it would have been more unusual for John and Margaret not to have had a daughter named Mary.

The History of Port Hill, Launched, says that the daughter who married an Anderson was named Margaret Penman Ramsay.

Anderson family trees, and the History of Stanley Bridge, say that it was a Mary Ramsay who married Robert Anderson, and this was the name of Robert's wife on their gravestones, and in the 1881 census. Given Scottish naming patterns, it would have been more likely that a daughter was named Mary after her paternal grandmother, than after her mother. Children were named after their parents only after all four grandparents and brothers and sisters had been honoured.

Robert Anderson was in Lot 22 in 1861, with a household of 11, all Islanders and all Presbyterians. There was a couple over 60. Next to Robert was his younger brother, Charles Anderson.

In 1881, in Lot 22:
Robert Anderson 87
Mary Anderson 83
James Anderson 42
Euphemia Anderson 37 (James' wife)
Margret Anderson 43
Mary E Anderson 7
Robert J Anderson 3
Year: 1881; Census Place: Lot 22, Queens, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13163; Page: 8; Family No: 28

Child's Full Name Robert Anderson
Birth Date 30 January 1794
Baptismal Date 27 July 1794
Officiating Clergy T Desbrisay
Father's Name Alexander Anderson
Mother's Name Christiana McWilliams
Church Name St. Paul's Anglican
Church Location Charlottetown
Record Book Number 3
Record Book Page 21
Entry Number 0

On the 9th of September at Demerara, British Guiana, of yellow fever, Captain Hugh Anderson of the Barque Queen of May. Deceased was the third son of Mr. Robert Anderson, Mill River, New London and in the 41st year of his age. Summerside Journal -- 18671121, page 3

Christy Anna Anderson, eldest daughter of Robert Anderson and widow of the late Edwin Bagnell, married Mr. John Graham McKay of New London in 1868.

Examiner Thursday September 24, 1891 Page 02 At Stanley Bridge, on the 8th inst, Mary Ramsay, aged 94 years, relict of the late Robert Anderson.





  1. Ramsay, John - Lot 13
    1. Penman, Margaret
      1. Ramsay, Donald
      2. Ramsay, George
      3. Ramsay, Mary
        1. Anderson, Robert
          1. Anderson, Mary
          2. Anderson, Alexander
          3. Anderson, John
          4. Anderson, Hugh
          5. Anderson, Robert
          6. Anderson, Christianna Christy Anna
          7. Anderson, Jennie Jeanette
          8. Anderson, Margaret
          9. Anderson, James
          10. Anderson, David
          11. Anderson, George William
      4. Ramsay, David
      5. Ramsay, Neil Jr.
      6. Ramsay, Jane
      7. Ramsay, Margaret
      8. Ramsay, Christiana Christy
      9. Ramsay, Flora
      10. Ramsay, John