Ramsay, Charles Stewart Sr.

Birth Name Ramsay, Charles Stewart Sr.
Gender male
Age at Death about 77 years, 6 months, 3 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1837 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
Baptism November 5, 1837 Richmond Parish, PEI son of Archibald Ramsay
Death July 4, 1914 New York, New York  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 4
Mother Stewart, Helen Eleanor
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary
    Brother     Ramsay, Charles
    Sister     Ramsay, Ann
         Ramsay, Charles Stewart Sr.
    Sister     Ramsay, Barbara Stuart Stewart
    Sister     Ramsay, Ellen Helen Stewart
    Sister     Ramsay, Jane June
    Brother     Ramsay, John
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret
    Brother     Ramsay, James


    Family of Ramsay, Charles Stewart Sr. and Brander, Mary Ann
Married Wife Brander, Mary Ann
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 22, 1867 New Brunswick, Canada  
  1. Ramsay, Allan Fraser
  2. Ramsay, Jane Jennie Alberta
  3. Ramsay, M. May
  4. Ramsay, Helen Maud Nellie
  5. Ramsay, Charles Stewart Jr.



RAMSAY, CHARLES STEWART, teacher and inspector of schools; b. Alberton, P.E.I., Feb 1837; m. 1867, Mary Ann Brander, sister of John Brander; d. New York City, 4 Jul 1914.

Charles S. Ramsay was teaching school in Chatham by 1860 and was hired as head of the junior department when Harkins Academy opened in 1867, with John M. Harper as principal. He was still occupying the position in 1869 but was transferred soon afterwards to a one-room school in the Newcastle district. In November 1872, he was appointed school inspector for Northumberland County, as successor to James J. Pierce. When the County Teachers' Institute was founded in 1878, he was elected as its first president. He was re-elected in October 1879, but he was gone from the teaching field by the end of November. New school inspectoral districts were created at that time, and all former county appointees were discontinued.

Ramsay was selling insurance in Newcastle in 1880. The following year, he bought the Charles C. Watt wharf and store property and became sales agent for the Hoosier Cultivator and Broadcast Seeder and other farming machines. His warehouse on the wharf, containing a quantity of implements and wagons, was lost to fire in 1886. In 1891, in his role as census taker for the Newcastle district in which he was living, he described himself as a farmer.

Ramsay was a member of the Presbyterian church and played a part in the temperance movement and the Masonic order, being worshipful master of Northumberland Lodge in 1871. In 1888, he was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat on the County Council. The bitterness which he felt over his loss and his willingness to launch personal attacks on his opponents are revealed in letters which he wrote to the Miramichi Advance after the election. In 1896, he and his family departed for New York City, where he was said to have had a well-off brother. When he died in 1914, his wife, Mary Ann Brander, two sons, and two daughters, were named as his survivors.

[b] census [m] Gleaner 26 Oct 1867 [d] Leader 10 Jul 1914 / Advance 21 Mar 1878, 9 Oct 1879, 4 Nov 1880, 12 May 1881, 4 Oct 1888, 11 Oct 1888, 30 Jul 1896; Advocate 8 May 1872, 16 Aug 1882 (ad), 23 May 1883, 16 Dec 1896; Educ. report 1867; Gleaner 19 May 1860; Manny Collection (F182); Ramsay family data; Royal Gazette 27 Nov 1872, 12 Nov 1879; World 28 Apr 1886

Ramsay was probably the Charles Ramsay, s/o Archibald Ramsay, of Alberton, P.E.I., whose baptism (5 Nov 1837) was entered in the register of the Presbyterian church at Richmond, P.E.I. There are gravestones at Alberton for Archibald Ramsay and his wife Helen Stewart.

from Dictionary of the Miramichi



Name Charles Ramsay
Event Type Baptism
Event Date 05 Nov 1837
Event Place Richmond , Prince Edward Island
Father's Name Archibald Ramsay
Citing this Record "Prince Edward Island Baptism Card Index, 1721-1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCXV-WRS : 11 March 2018), Charles Ramsay, 05 Nov 1837; citing p. , volume , Richmond , Prince Edward Island, Public Archives, Charlottetown; FHL microfilm 1,487,765.

He was likely the Charles Ramsay, age 23 and a teacher, boarding with the Brown family in 1861, in Northumberland, New Brunswick.

Date October 26 1867
County Northumberland
Place Chatham
Newspaper The Gleaner and Northumberland Schediasma
m. Tuesday 22nd Oct., by Rev. Wm Henderson, Charles S. RAMSAY, Teacher, Newcastle (North. Co.) / Miss Mary Ann BRANDER, same place. (Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 26 Number 1010)

Name C.S. Ramsay
Age 44y
Birth Year 1837
Birthplace Prince Edward Island
Marital Status Married
Occupation Agent
Ethnicity Scottish
Religion C.Presb.
Head of Household Name C.S. Ramsay
Event Place Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada
C.S. Ramsay M 44y Prince Edward Island
Mary A. Ramsay F 40y New Brunswick
Allan F. Ramsay M 13y New Brunswick
Jane A. Ramsay F 10y New Brunswick
M. May Ramsay F 7y New Brunswick
Nellie Ramsay F 4y New Brunswick
"Canada Census, 1881," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6X-Z98 : 18 November 2014), C.S. Ramsay, Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 1; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821.

Death notice said in his 79th year.



Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I21156


  1. Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 4
    1. Stewart, Helen Eleanor
      1. Ramsay, Jane June
      2. Ramsay, Donald
      3. Ramsay, Margaret
      4. Ramsay, James
      5. Ramsay, Malcolm
      6. Ramsay, Mary
      7. Ramsay, Charles
      8. Ramsay, Ann
      9. Ramsay, Charles Stewart Sr.
        1. Brander, Mary Ann
          1. Ramsay, Allan Fraser
          2. Ramsay, Jane Jennie Alberta
          3. Ramsay, M. May
          4. Ramsay, Helen Maud Nellie
          5. Ramsay, Charles Stewart Jr.
      10. Ramsay, Barbara Stuart Stewart
      11. Ramsay, Ellen Helen Stewart
      12. Ramsay, John