Ramsay, John Sr.

Birth Name Ramsay, John Sr.
Gender male
Age at Death 84 years, 3 months, 13 days

Narrative

A ship-builder.

Gravestone says 1789-1873, and married McKay.

He might one of the two men named John Ramsay who were fence viewers in 1828 - one was in Lot 16, the other in Lot 17/19.

Ada McLeod claimed that John Ramsay Sr., "father of the shipbuilding Ramsays of Summerside", worked out a plan of drafting and moulding that was much simpler than the English method, and taught it to his four sons - John, Donald, Hugh and George, so that at the age of sixteen all were competent draftsmen.

Obit - Prince Edward Islander May 16, 1873

 

 

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1789 Lot 16, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Death April 14, 1873 Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from find a grave, Wilmot Valley PEI  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Malcolm “Moccasin Mac” - Lot 16 &17about 17571841
Mother Murphy, Margaret Maryabout 1761September 22, 1839
    Sister     Ramsay, Janet Jennie about 1782
    Sister     Ramsay, Helen Nellie about 1784 June 5, 1875
         Ramsay, John Sr. 1789 April 14, 1873
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald about 1790 before 1826
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret about 1792 March 11, 1875
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary about 1794 December 3, 1862
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 4 about 1796 October 26, 1886
    Brother     Ramsay, William about 1801
    Brother     Ramsay, Charles S. January 4, 1804 September 30, 1889
    Brother     Ramsay, James March 6, 1806 April 8, 1894

Families

Family of Ramsay, John Sr. and McKay, Coy Coie

Married Wife McKay, Coy Coie ( * 1798 + April 22, 1867 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1817 Prince Edward Island, Canada assumption  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Jennie1818May 6, 1887
Ramsay, IsabellaSeptember 10, 1819January 16, 1912
Ramsay, Catherine1823January 20, 1902
Ramsay, MaryMay 2, 1825July 12, 1911
Ramsay, Hughabout 1828April 15, 1900
Ramsay, John Jr.February 5, 1828November 1907
Ramsay, Donald - Lot 171831November 28, 1898
Ramsay, Georgeabout 18371926
Ramsay, MajorOctober 24, 1844March 3, 1883