Ramsay, James

Birth Name Ramsay, James
Gender male
Age at Death 88 years, 1 month, 2 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth March 6, 1806 Prince Edward Island, Canada in Lot 16 or Lot 17
 
Death April 8, 1894 Lot 17, Prince Edward Island  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Malcolm “Moccasin Mac” - Lot 16 &17
Mother Murphy, Margaret Mary
    Sister     Ramsay, Janet Jennie
    Sister     Ramsay, Helen Nellie
    Brother     Ramsay, John Sr.
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret
    Sister     Ramsay, Mary
    Brother     Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 4
    Brother     Ramsay, William
    Brother     Ramsay, Charles S.
         Ramsay, James

Families

    Family of Ramsay, James and Maxfield, Ann
Married Wife Maxfield, Ann
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage January 1, 1835 Richmond Parish, PEI  
 
  Children
  1. Ramsay, Mary Ann
  2. Ramsay, William
  3. Ramsay, Eleanor
  4. Ramsay, Thomas E.
  5. Ramsay, Eliza
  6. Ramsay, Jane
  7. Ramsay, Donald Daniel Maxfield
  8. Ramsay, Elizabeth
  9. Ramsay, Flora Ann
  10. Ramsay, Harriet Hattie

Narrative

Said both parents born in Scotland on the 1891 census. Living in Lot 17.

According to Pathways to the Present, he was the son of Donald, eldest son of John and Margaret (Taylor) Ramsay. According to the Ramsay history compiled by Thomas Ramsay, he was the son of Malcolm, the sixth son of John and Margaret.

A newspaper clipping about Isabella Ramsay Chappell said that Mrs James Ramsay, mother of Thomas E. Ramsay, was an aunt by marriage. That would place James with Malcolm's family.

James and Anna Maxfield were married on 1 January 1835 by William McGregor, the Presbyterian minister in the Richmond Parish of Prince Edward Island. Witnesses were William Hutchinson and William Schurman.

There were three gravestones in Lot 16 for children of James and Ann Ramsay - Eliza, Eleanor b. 1838, and Elizabeth (1851-1851). "On the 22nd ult after a short but painful illness borne with Christian resignation to the Devine Will, Elliza, third daughter of Mr. James Ramsay of Lot 17 in the 23rd year of her age." Summerside Journal April 4 1867 page 3

Mary Ann, born 9 December 1835, was the only child of James and Ann in the PEI Baptismal Index. Will of James, Lot 17, named wife Ann; son Thomas E.; William; Donald M.; Mary Ann McMillan, widow of John; Jane, wife of John Moore; Flora, wife of Abram Maxfield; Harriet, wife of George McGougan.

Their son Thomas, who had no surviving children, named several nieces and nephews in his will and this is where most of the names of James and Ann's children were found.

James and Ann were buried in Lot 16.

Attributes

Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I18811
 

Pedigree

  1. Ramsay, Malcolm “Moccasin Mac” - Lot 16 &17
    1. Murphy, Margaret Mary
      1. Ramsay, Janet Jennie
      2. Ramsay, Helen Nellie
      3. Ramsay, John Sr.
      4. Ramsay, Donald
      5. Ramsay, Margaret
      6. Ramsay, Mary
      7. Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 4
      8. Ramsay, William
      9. Ramsay, Charles S.
      10. Ramsay, James
        1. Maxfield, Ann
          1. Ramsay, Mary Ann
          2. Ramsay, Eleanor
          3. Ramsay, William
          4. Ramsay, Thomas E.
          5. Ramsay, Eliza
          6. Ramsay, Jane
          7. Ramsay, Donald Daniel Maxfield
          8. Ramsay, Elizabeth
          9. Ramsay, Flora Ann
          10. Ramsay, Harriet Hattie