Ramsay, James

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


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.


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


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
    Brother     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
         Ramsay, James March 6, 1806 April 8, 1894


Family of Ramsay, James and Maxfield, Ann

Married Wife Maxfield, Ann ( * February 25, 1818 + January 5, 1911 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 1, 1835 Richmond Parish, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Mary AnnDecember 9, 18351914
Ramsay, Williamabout 1838August 4, 1895
Ramsay, EleanorApril 5, 1838December 27, 1872
Ramsay, Thomas E.July 16, 1842January 8, 1922
Ramsay, ElizaJuly 15, 1844March 22, 1867
Ramsay, JaneDecember 17, 18471912
Ramsay, Donald Daniel MaxfieldMay 25, 1849May 27, 1929
Ramsay, Elizabeth18511851
Ramsay, Flora AnnSeptember 1, 1853June 13, 1917
Ramsay, Harriet HattieJanuary 24, 1863November 23, 1938


Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I18811