Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 18

Birth Name Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 18
Gender male
Age at Death about 84 years, 2 months, 16 days


Name: Archibald Ramsay
Christening Date: 01 Jan 1756
Father's Name: John Ramsay
Mother's Name: Margaret Taylor
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11507-7
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
GS Film number: 1041004
Citing this Record "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XYZR-Q4W : accessed 19 Feb 2014), John Ramsay in entry for Archibald Ramsay, 01 Jan 1756; citing CAMPBELTOWN,ARGYLL,SCOTLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 1041004.

Archibald was born in Uggadah Begg.

Name: Archibald Ramsay
Year: 1770
Place: Prince Edward Island
Source Publication Code: 2330.20
Primary Immigrant: Ramsay, Archibald
Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of death. Date and place of birth, country of origin, and other genealogical information may also be provided. Source Bibliography: GALLANT, PETER AND NELDA MURRAY. Scottish Immigrants to Prince Edward Island, from Death and Obituary Notices in Prince Edward Island Newspapers 1835-1910 and A Listing of Some Scots Immigrants Based on Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries in Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown, PEI: The Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society, 1990. 107p. Page: 3

He is probably the Archibald Ramsay who received a government land grant for Pasture Lot 104 in Princetown in 1789 (GOVERNMENT GRANTS; C', P' & G'TOWN, PEIGS PUBLICATION). He was in the 1798 census in Princetown, with a household of 7: 3 boys and 2 girls under 16, and an older couple.

Archibald and his wife Helen Montgomery followed the traditional naming practice, with a daughter Mary after her maternal grandmother, John for his paternal grandfather, Margaret for her paternal grandmother and Hugh for his maternal grandfather. Their son Donald could have been for an uncle on either side, and Archibald and Helen after their parents. Norman McLeod was named after Helen's brother-in-law, a sea captain who was lost at sea.

Beach Point Ramsays - from their gravestone:
Archibald Ramsay Esq of Beach Point a native of Argyleshire Scotland who emigrated to this Island in 1770, died March 1839, aged 83 years
Also his beloved wife Helen, a native of the same place, who emigrated in 1771.

See also Past and Present of PEI, "The paternal grandfather, Archibald Ramsay, who was a native of Scotland, settled at Prince Edward Island in 1770"

Norman Ramsay died without a will in 1860, and named on the release and quit claim were his brothers and sisters, and brothers-in-law as well as the children of his brother John, who predeceased him: Hon David Ramsay, Beech Point; Archibald the elder, Bay de Chaleur, NB; Mary McEwen, New London; Margaret McEwen, widow of Joseph; Rev Robert Patterson and wife Helen; Hugh Ramsay, Restigouche, NB. Mary's husband wasn't listed, but Benjamin McEwen also signed his agreement at the end of the document. Lad Registry Office, Land Conveyances vol 78 pg 100

Archibald's family has been fairly well documented.




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1755 Cambeltown, Argyll, Scotland Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch  
Baptism January 1, 1756 Scotland Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," index, FamilySearch  
Death March 17, 1839 Hamilton Road, Lot 18, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada pre 1906 death index; Came from Scotland 1770. Insufficient information to trace to source; copy cannot be provided.  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, Johnbefore 1728about 1798
Mother Taylor, Margaretbefore 1798
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald - Lot 13 about 1748 April 1798
    Brother     Ramsay, John “The Yankee” about 1750 about 1806
    Brother     Ramsay, Neil Neill - Lot 18 about 1851 before April 1812
         Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 18 about 1755 March 17, 1839
    Brother     Ramsay, Malcolm - Lot 16 &17 about 1757 1841
    Sister     Ramsay, Janet about 1760 before 1766
    Brother     Ramsay, Angus 1764
    Sister     Ramsay, Jenat Janet 1766


Family of Ramsay, Archibald - Lot 18 and Montgomery, Helen Nellie

Married Wife Montgomery, Helen Nellie ( * about 1769 + June 20, 1853 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage February 26, 1788 Princetown, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada Margate church records & marriage license dated Feb 5 1788  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Ramsay, MaryDecember 30, 1788January 17, 1867
Ramsay, John - Lot 16September 17, 1790April 20, 1839
Ramsay, MargaretJuly 1, 1792September 28, 1861
Ramsay, HughSeptember 5, 1795June 13, 1881
Ramsay, Donald - Beach PointMarch 10, 1798April 20, 1879
Ramsay, Archibald - NBJanuary 24, 1800January 29, 1873
Ramsay, Helen EllenJanuary 19, 18041870
Ramsay, Norman McLeodJune 20, 1808May 2, 1860