Ramsay, Archibald

Birth Name Ramsay, Archibald
Gender male
Age at Death 83 years, 1 month, 1 day

Narrative

Archibald Ramsay, a successful farmer at Hamilton, Prince county, was born at this place on December 12, 1826, and is a son of Donald and Penelope (McNutt) Ramsay, who were both also natives of Prince Edward Island but are now deceased. The father was during his life time a prominent and highly respected citizen of his neighbourhood, having served several years in the Provincial Legislature and died on April 20,1879.

The paternal grandfather, Archibald Ramsay, who was a native of Scotland, settled at Prince Edward Island in 1770.

Archibald Ramsay received his education in the district schools and during nearly all his life has followed farming, the home-stead which he now occupies having been originally settled by his paternal grand-parents and consisting of over two hundred acres of well improved and highly produc- tive land. Mr. Ramsay is practical and pro-gressive in his ideas and methods and his efforts have been rewarded with a very gratifying degree of success. Politically he supports the Liberal party and in religion is a member of the Presbyterian church.
On March 19, 1862, he married Miss Eliza Townsend, a daughter of John and Ann (Montgomery) Townsend, both also natives of Prince Edward Island, the mother having been born at Bedeque. To this union have been born two children: Thomas and Norman, both now married and operating farms.
Thomas was born December 8, 1862, and resides on the adjoining farm (late grand- father's). He is a member of the Presby- terian church and a Liberal in politics and takes a deep interest in educational matters, being secretary of the district school. On December 24, 1890, he married Miss Fannie McGougan, a daughter of Neil and Lillie (Beairsto) McGougan, natives of this province, and to this union have been born four children: Archibald C, George McMillan, James McGougan and Matilda Gordon.
Norman was born August 30, 1866; he resides with his father. He is a member of the Presbyterian church and a Liberal in politics, a member of the I. O.'F. and Masonic orders. On October 30, 1889, he married Miss Margaret, a daughter of William Macheill and Sophia (Clark) Simpson, both natives of this province, and to this union have been born five children: Everett F., Franklin A., Eliza Florence, Leslie C, Sophia

Past & Present of PEI

Name Archibald Ramsay
Age 83
Residence Hamilton
Date of Death 13 January 1910
Entry Number 4716
Source RG19/s2/ss6: Death registration books, 1906-1913, p. 98

Gravestone for Archibald Ramsay and his wives, Eliza Townsend and Annie E. Stewart, in Malpeque People's Cemetery.

See Agriculturist - 12 February 1910, page 5, col. 3

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 12, 1826 Hamilton, Lot 18, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Past & Present of PEI; age 53 in the 1881 census  
Death January 13, 1910 Hamilton, Lot 18, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Agriculturist - 12 February 1910, page 5, col. 3, Billion Graves  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Donald - Beach PointMarch 10, 1798April 20, 1879
Mother McNutt, Penelopeabout 1802July 11, 1836
         Ramsay, Archibald December 12, 1826 January 13, 1910
    Brother     Ramsay, James October 7, 1829 December 30, 1905
    Sister     Ramsay, Harriet about 1831 September 4, 1854
    Sister     Ramsay, Helen January 23, 1834 1916
    Sister     Ramsay, Penelope May 26, 1836 1903

Families

Family of Ramsay, Archibald and Townsend Townshend, Eliza

Married Wife Townsend Townshend, Eliza ( * about 1827 + April 18, 1883 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 19, 1862 Travellers Rest, Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, Thomas LemuelDecember 8, 1862July 28, 1950
Ramsay, Norman McLeodAugust 30, 1866April 30, 1932

Family of Ramsay, Archibald and Stewart, Annie Elizabeth

Married Wife Stewart, Annie Elizabeth ( * about 1852 + August 16, 1885 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage July 16, 1884 Princetown, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada