Ramsay, Mary

Birth Name Ramsay, Mary
Gender female
Age at Death about 93 years, 8 months, 7 days


There are no baptismal records for the children of John Ramsay and Margaret Penman. This name came from another family tree, but has not been verified. However, since George Penman's wife was named Mary, and it was one of the most common names for girls at the time, it would have been more unusual for John and Margaret not to have had a daughter named Mary.

The History of Port Hill, Launched, says that the daughter who married an Anderson was named Margaret Penman Ramsay.

Anderson family trees, and the History of Stanley Bridge, say that it was a Mary Ramsay who married Robert Anderson, and this was the name of Robert's wife on their gravestones, and in the 1881 census. Given Scottish naming patterns, it would have been more likely that a daughter was named Mary after her paternal grandmother, than after her mother. Children were named after their parents only after all four grandparents and brothers and sisters had been honoured.

Robert Anderson was in Lot 22 in 1861, with a household of 11, all Islanders and all Presbyterians. There was a couple over 60. Next to Robert was his younger brother, Charles Anderson.

In 1881, in Lot 22:
Robert Anderson 87
Mary Anderson 83
James Anderson 42
Euphemia Anderson 37 (James' wife)
Margret Anderson 43
Mary E Anderson 7
Robert J Anderson 3
Year: 1881; Census Place: Lot 22, Queens, Prince Edward Island; Roll: C_13163; Page: 8; Family No: 28

Child's Full Name Robert Anderson
Birth Date 30 January 1794
Baptismal Date 27 July 1794
Officiating Clergy T Desbrisay
Father's Name Alexander Anderson
Mother's Name Christiana McWilliams
Church Name St. Paul's Anglican
Church Location Charlottetown
Record Book Number 3
Record Book Page 21
Entry Number 0

On the 9th of September at Demerara, British Guiana, of yellow fever, Captain Hugh Anderson of the Barque Queen of May. Deceased was the third son of Mr. Robert Anderson, Mill River, New London and in the 41st year of his age. Summerside Journal -- 18671121, page 3

Christy Anna Anderson, eldest daughter of Robert Anderson and widow of the late Edwin Bagnell, married Mr. John Graham McKay of New London in 1868.

Examiner Thursday September 24, 1891 Page 02 At Stanley Bridge, on the 8th inst, Mary Ramsay, aged 94 years, relict of the late Robert Anderson.





Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1798 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 1881 census - born after the 1798 census  
Death September 8, 1891 Stanley Bridge, Lot 21, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada History of Stanley Bridge, gravestone, age 93  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ramsay, John - Lot 13about 1770before 1846
Mother Penman, Margaretabout 1771before 1837
    Brother     Ramsay, Donald about 1795 June 9, 1882
    Brother     Ramsay, George 1797 before 1864
         Ramsay, Mary about 1798 September 8, 1891
    Brother     Ramsay, David about 1803 November 19, 1871
    Brother     Ramsay, Neil about 1805
    Sister     Ramsay, Flora about 1806 April 4, 1898
    Sister     Ramsay, Jane about 1808 about 1838
    Sister     Ramsay, Margaret about 1810 March 18, 1895
    Sister     Ramsay, Christiana Christy about 1811 about 1862
    Brother     Ramsay, John about 1816 January 22, 1881


Family of Anderson, Robert and Ramsay, Mary

Married Husband Anderson, Robert ( * January 30, 1794 + April 16, 1884 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Anderson, Robert
Anderson, Marybefore 1884
Anderson, Alexander1823June 13, 1892
Anderson, John1824December 22, 1866
Anderson, Hugh1826September 9, 1867
Anderson, Christianna Christy Annaabout 1830May 12, 1891
Anderson, Jennie JeanetteFebruary 26, 1831April 17, 1922
Anderson, MargaretOctober 22, 18351908
Anderson, JamesMay 11, 1838January 4, 1931
Anderson, Davidabout 1841March 17, 1885
Anderson, George WilliamNovember 27, 1845January 27, 1916